The barely missed Microsoft antitrust trial lumbered back into the headlines this week with news that representatives from the software giant met with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday, hoping to iron out a settlement agreement. While both sides have agreed not to discuss their talks publicly, sources close to the negotiations say the two sides are still quite far apart and when talks broke down Tuesday night and 7 p.m., nothing had been agreed upon.

Also in the news this week, Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, who is presiding over the Microsoft antitrust trial, said that the trial would not resume until at least May 10th. The trial is currently in recess so that Jackson and David Boies, the lead government prosecutor, can attend to other cases