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  Jim Barksdale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jim Barksdale was the president and CEO of Netscape Communications Corporation from January 1995 until the company merged with AOL in March 1999.
Barksdale was called before Congress several times during hearings about Microsoft and its alleged abuse of its operating system monopoly to dominate the web browser market.
Before Netscape, Barksdale had worked as CEO of McCaw Cellular/ATandT Wireless, and before that as Vice President and COO of FedEx.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jim_Barksdale   (330 words)

  
 AP: Barksdale won't fund scholarships - Boston.com - K-12 - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Jim Barksdale, of Jackson, and his wife had donated $100 million in January 2000 to create the Barksdale Reading Institute, which offers books and other teaching materials to improve literacy among children in low-performing public schools in Mississippi.
Jim Barksdale said he got the idea while reading newspaper accounts of the state's struggle to fund a school system that for years lagged behind the rest of the country.
Barksdale will not create $50 million in scholarships for Mississippi students because legislators did not fulfill his condition that they fully fund public schools, his brother, Claiborne Barksdale, told The Associated Press on Tuesday May 31, 2005.
www.boston.com /news/education/k_12/articles/2005/05/31/ap_barksdale_wont_fund_scholarships   (441 words)

  
 Jim Barksdale and the "Snakes" of Business : HBS Conference Coverage : HBS Working Knowledge
Barksdale said he's always on the lookout for the next one, or two, technological "pings," as he called them, that have the potential for being "the next big thing" in the same way that overnight delivery and the Internet changed lives while rewriting the rules of doing business.
Barksdale's personal solution to this crisis, he said, was a $100-million grant for establishing a center for literacy training in his home state of Mississippi.
Barksdale said that the literacy effort by himself and his wife was also instigated by a prediction in the business world that more than half of all U.S. workers would most likely be employed in the technology sector by the year 2006.
hbswk.hbs.edu /pubitem.jhtml?id=2055&t=special_reports   (907 words)

  
 Barksdale takes on MS in trial | CNET News.com
Made public late today, Barksdale's testimony in the antitrust case being brought against Microsoft by attorneys general from 20 states and the Justice Department (DOJ) also details a series of alleged steps that Microsoft took to freeze Netscape out of the market.
Separately, Barksdale said that in September 1996 IBM told Netscape executives that its Windows 95 license contained restrictions preventing the PC maker from altering the startup screen.
Barksdale makes sweeping statements intended to paint Microsoft in a negative light, but these statements are often nothing more than self-serving accusations with no factual basis.
news.com.com /2100-1001-216862.html?legacy=cnet   (1178 words)

  
 Sally Barksdale, philanthropist, dies of cancer at 60 - The Clarion-Ledger
Barksdale, 60, a Hazlehurst native, was diagnosed with cancer in June, said Claiborne Barksdale of Oxford, Jim's brother.
Jim and Sally Barksdale were married 38 years and had three children and five grandchildren.
Jim Barksdale and two of the children, Susan Howorth of Oxford and David Barksdale, a New York University law student, were at her bedside at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson when she died at 7:45 a.m.
www.clarionledger.com /news/0312/09/ma04.html   (610 words)

  
 Picayune Item: Mississippi News Near the Gulf: News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Jim Barksdale, a former president and chief executive officer of Netscape, was traveling and could not immediately be reached.
Claiborne Barksdale is CEO of the Barksdale Reading Institute, a program founded in January 2000 with $100 million donated by Jim Barksdale and his wife, Sally.
Jim Barksdale surprised lawmakers March 22 when he was at the Capitol being honored for his literacy efforts and announced he'd offer part of his own personal fortune as incentive for them to fully fund elementary and secondary schools.
www.picayuneitem.com /articles/2005/04/13/news/01barksdale.txt   (723 words)

  
 000911NWelch.HTML   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Jim Barksdale donated $100 million to Ole Miss and other Mississippi schools in January to create a program to fight illiteracy.
Claiborne Barksdale, the brother of former Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale, was appointed the director of the institute by his brother this summer.
Barksdale will speak about the areas of collaboration between the institute and the honors college.
www.olemiss.edu /news/dm/archives/00/0009/0011/000911NWelch.HTML   (285 words)

  
 NBC 15 :: Close to Home - Barksdale offers $50M if Mississippi fully funds education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Jim Barksdale, former president and chief executive officer of Netscape, told the Mississippi House and Senate on Tuesday he will put up the $50 million to reward some students who graduate from high school reading the proper grade level.
Barksdale, who lives in Jackson, said he's willing to put part of his personal fortune toward rewarding successful students in his home state because he believes it will motivate people to pull themselves out of poverty.
Barksdale, who is also a former chief operating officer of Federal Express, spoke to lawmakers just days before the House and Senate are scheduled to finish budget talks.
www.wpmi.com /news/state/story.aspx?content_id=4A600A36-ECF9-48F0-A375-5A25FC470514   (707 words)

  
 Legal Documents
Barksdale had implemented a business model under which McCaw gave away cellular phones—which are nothing more than the "client" end of the cellular network—in order to induce people to pay for network services (that is, their cellular service).
Barksdale asked how Microsoft had solved the phonebook problem, and we explained that we had done a "hack," meaning a piece of code that would work in one instance, but would not be supportable by anyone other than the developer who wrote the code.
Barksdale said that he was glad that he had not accepted Microsoft’s offer, since Netscape was already "hyped" too much and the stock price, at IPO and subsequently, had risen to a point that was difficult to support.
www.courttv.com /archive/trials/microsoft/legaldocs/rosen_full.html   (17402 words)

  
 000911NButler.HTML   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Barksdale gave students a list of possible volunteer work, junior research projects, and senior theses they could work on in conjunction with the institute.
The BRI was established in January with a $100 million donation to the University Foundation from Jim Barksdale, brother of Claiborne, and former Netscape CEO.
Jim Barksdale also donated $5.4 million for the creation of the McDonnell-Barksdale Honors College.
www.olemiss.edu /news/dm/archives/00/0009/0012/000911NButler.HTML   (287 words)

  
 NetDay Hero Awards
She and her husband, Jim, former CEO of Netscape and one of Silicon Valley's leading venture capitalists, recently donated $100 million to create the Barksdale Reading Institute.
Jim Barksdale is a partner of The Barksdale Group, and brings to this position over 35 years of operational experience.
Jim joined when there were less than 100 employees and managed headcount growth until it reached nearly 3,000.
www.netday.org /heroes_barksdale.htm   (490 words)

  
 Local News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Jim Barksdale was at his best when he was bringing God's love to children through stories and art.
Jim was born in Richmond, Virginia on Feb. 1, 1949 where he lived until he joined the Coast Guard in 1968.
Jim is survived by his wife, Linda; sons Michael and Justin; daughter Rachael; his mother Doris; sister Barbara Barksdale of Richmond, Virginia; brother Tom, of Mechanicsville, Virginia; three nieces, Ashley, Shea and Blake; and a nephew, Sawyer.
www.nwnews.com /vvissues/v9n45/vlocal2.html   (487 words)

  
 Jim Barksdale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Jim Barksdale's columns on business and advice for success in the technology industry.
Barksdale's homepage documents his past work experience and Netscape's many achievements in the software industry.
Michael Armstrong, and Netscape's Jim Barksdale, you'll be as glad that you went as you are that it's over.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/people/jim_barksdale   (606 words)

  
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Barksdale is giving the Netscape finger cheer at a time when Microsoft is threatening Netscape with extinction and the federal government is threatening Microsoft with US$1 million a day in fines for being such a bully.
Barksdale grabs a granola bar and as we head down a long flight of stairs, he reads the ingredients on the wrapper.
That day, according to Rosen, Barksdale said that "he would welcome the board seat, if we got the business deal done at the same time." But Marc Andreessen, who was also present at the meeting, believes that the whole meeting was Bark's way of gauging Microsoft's plans in the browser market.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/6.04/barksdale_pr.html   (4632 words)

  
 James L. Barksdale (with Sally M.)
As one of Silicon Valley's top Republican donors and the well-connected chief of a high-tech venture capital firm, James Barksdale is rumored to be in contention for the post of "technology czar" for President Bush.
Before the election, Barksdale was one of a dozen high-tech executives who met with the candidate three times to discuss Bush's plans for tax cuts and education reform.
Barksdale is a die-hard Republican who has backed George W. Bush, John Ashcroft, and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott.
www.motherjones.com /news/special_reports/mojo_400/252_barksdale.html   (391 words)

  
 Summaries: The Microsoft Case   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Jim Barksdale is the President and CEO of Netscape and has been since Jan 95 - Netscape was founded in April 1994 by Jim Clark and Marc Andreessen.
Barksdale was then question about the actual price at which the browser was sold, and whether Navigator was distributed free of charge and the potential advantages of doing that.
Barksdale is also forced to disagree with statements made by Andreessen, such as a statement that Netscape is the most widely used software of all time.
cyber.law.harvard.edu:8080 /msdoj/transcript/summaries1.html   (6914 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Barksdale frustrated by Microsoft actions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Barksdale's comments and other Microsoft critics say the company unfairly "commingles" its flagship Windows operating system with other programs to shut out competitors.
Barksdale said he wrote newspaper columns and letters to Congress with the help of executives of AOL and the head of a trade group funded in part by Sun Microsystems.
Barksdale is on the board of directors at both AOL and Sun.
www.usatoday.com /tech/news/2002/03/08/microsoft-barksdale.htm   (519 words)

  
 Barksdale takes another beating at MS trial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
An increasingly agitated Jim Barksdale, the CEO of Netscape, faced a second grueling day in court on Wednesday as Microsoft attorney John Warden attempted to cast doubt on his credibility.
Barksdale said that the idea of the two companies dividing the market never came up, though he felt that the threat to collude was "implicit." This changes the story dramatically, since Barksdale has always said that Microsoft explicitly offered to divide the browser market with Netscape.
Barksdale will be called before the court again tomorrow, and his continuing cross-examination is expected to take at least all of Thursday if not the rest of the week.
www.windowsitpro.com /Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=18248   (841 words)

  
 Jim Barksdale -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Barksdale was called before (The legislature of the United States government) Congress several times during hearings about (additional info and facts about Microsoft) Microsoft and its alleged abuse of its operating system monopoly to dominate the web browser market.
He also sits on the (A group of persons chosen to govern the affairs of a corporation or other large institution) Board of Directors of several companies including (additional info and facts about Time Warner) Time Warner, FedEx, and (additional info and facts about Sun Microsystems) Sun Microsystems.
In January 2000, they gave $100 million to the State of (A state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War) Mississippi to create The Barksdale Reading Institute, a joint venture with the Mississippi Department of Education and the state's public universities.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/j/ji/jim_barksdale.htm   (360 words)

  
 Netscape Communications News Release
Barksdale, who will take charge of all aspects of the growing Internet software company, was previously chief executive officer of AT&T Wireless Services, the nation's leading provider of wireless communications services.
"Jim Barksdale has the exceptional leadership and management experience required to run a fast-growing company," said Jim Clark, chairman of Netscape Communications.
Barksdale served as CEO of AT&T Wireless Services since September 1994, following the merger of AT&T and McCaw Cellular Communications, Inc. In that position, he oversaw the daily operations of the business, guiding AT&T's efforts to maintain a leadership role in wireless communications.
cgi.netscape.com /newsref/pr/newsrelease11.html   (754 words)

  
 Tellme Networks, Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Jim Barksdale is President and CEO of Barksdale Management Corporation, a philanthropic investment company.
Jim served as President and CEO of Netscape Communications Corp. from January 1995 until the company merged with America Online in March of 1999.
Jim has also received awards such as the BEAR Award from Brown University for citizenship, the Headwave Award from the State of Mississippi, and a NetDay Hero Award for his work for education.
www.tellme.com /jbarksdale.html   (401 words)

  
 Jim Barksdale, Internet Angel
Barksdale pocketed $700 million after Netscape was sold to AOL for $10.2 billion in March.
Barksdale liked to party, but he steered clear of excess after he got a stern lecture from his dad when he was 17 and had broken his midnight curfew on a date.
Barksdale was outraged during his freshman year when then-Governor Ross Barnett prevented a fl man from entering the whites-only university--which resulted in riots and, for many years, a dark cloud over his alma mater.
www.businessweek.com /1999/99_19/b3628103.htm   (1870 words)

  
 Archives: Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Nelson began working at IBM in the mid-1960s after Barksdale convinced him it would be a more promising job than the one he had lined up with Sears-Roebuck.
Barksdale, who has been CEO of Netscape, AT&T Wireless and Federal Express, established the Barksdale Reading Institute with a $100 million donation to his alma mater, Ole Miss, in January 2000.
Barksdale is a supporter of public schools, calling for legislators to keep them "appropriately funded" and to fund teacher raises.
www.starherald.net /articles/2004/11/04/news/news2.txt   (980 words)

  
 Wired News: A Future of Free PCs?
Barksdale told a crowd of techies last week in Albany, New York, that "the home user buying a personal computer will be a thing of the past," the
Iain Gillott, an analyst who specializes in wireless and broadband technology at International Data Corporation, said those companies that have profited significantly in the handset handouts are, perhaps surprisingly, the makers of the phones.
But if Barksdale has an idea up his sleeve that would let Netscape hand out the hardware so that the company could sell more software, consumers would surely be all ears.
wired-vig.wired.com /news/business/0,1367,7074,00.html   (898 words)

  
 The Main Thing: Extranets
And, perhaps most important of all, they can strengthen their business relationships so that when they and their partners encounter a wolf in sheep's clothing, they can respond with the swiftness and intelligence of a wolfhound.
Jim Barksdale is president and chief executive officer at Netscape Communications Corporation.
Prior to joining Netscape, Barksdale was chief executive officer of AT&T Wireless Services, following the merger of AT&T and McCaw Cellular Communications, and chief operating officer for Federal Express, which became the first service company to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
wp.netscape.com /comprod/columns/mainthing/extranets.html   (812 words)

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