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GO Corp and the confidential demo ..comes:

May 16, 1988


Dear Bill:


Which leads me to the topic of GO Corporation. We're preparing a proof-of-concept demonstration for early June. We're at a point in our planning and development where it's now clear to us that cooperation with Microsoft is both appropriate and of potential mutual interest.

Jerry and I would appreciate the opportunity to share our product plans and show you the demo in our labs on a confidential basis .. Both Jerry and I are very interested in your thoughts and comments on GO's plans.

Robert M. Carr V.P Software


"I guess I've made it very clear that we view an Intel investment in Go as an anti-Microsoft move", bg June 1993

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B05EEDC1430F937A15750C0A9629C8B63 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0140257314/

comes: Go Corp nondisclosure agreement ..


GO Corporation has disclosed or may disclose business or technical information ("GO Information") to you in connection with a proposed business relationship.

In consideration of any disclosure and any negotiations concerning the proposed business relationship you agree as follows:

1. You will hold in confidence and not use or disclose any GO Information except information you can document (a) is in the public domain, (b) was known to you prior to disclosure by GO or (c) was properly disclosed to you by another person without restriction.

2. Of you decide not to proceed with the proposed business relationship or if asked by GO, you will promptly return all GO Information and all copies.

3. You will promptly notify GO of any unauthorized release of GO Information.

4. You understand that this statement does not obligate GO to disclose any information or negotiate or enter any agreement or relationship.

Acknowledged and Agreed:

Name: William H. Gates By: William H. Gates Date: 7/8/88



comes: MS Go Corp joint project ..

February 10, 1989

This letter documents a joint project between Microsoft Corporation of Redmond, WA and GO Corporation of Forest City, CA ..

To protect each party's Information each party agrees:

1. To use Information only for the purpose of furthering this joint effort.

2. To hold confidence and not use or disclose the other's Information ..

4. That no copies of Information are to be made without the express written consent of the other party ..


Robert Carr Jeff Raikes

Date 2/13/89


comes: employee assigned to GO Corp ..

To: jk, st, ce From: rcarr Date: MAr 16, 1989 1:16 PM Cc: kd

We've received back a signed agreement from Microsoft in which they've agreed to assign at least a 1/2 time employee to joint project definition with us to explore potential applications for our machine ...


comes: soak up GO tech ..

Should GO license sys s/w to other HW vendors?

Key soft concern is that any apps they write will run on all NB platforms

Next Steps

1) LF to spend more days @ GO to soak up GO tech -> evaluate what it means to write up app for GOOSE (in comparison other potential pen based environment) ...


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