Microsoft ploy to block Sun exposed. Evidence indicates that Microsoft executives, including Chairman Bill Gates, sought to steer the direction of a Web services standards body away from rival Sun. [CNET]

This is news? Come on – Microsoft had (still has? don’t know) an intranet site called SunDown (go to any browser on the Microsoft campus and type in http://sundown/) fer crissakes. Everything you would ever want to know about how they were going to cause Sun to, um, set.