Here's more news about "the gatekeeper":
Microsoft and Groove Networks Announce Strategic Relationship
Oct. 10, 2001 - "Microsoft Invests $51 Million as Groove Networks Closes Financing Round; Companies to Pursue Shared Vision for Web and Peer Services." ...
Ray Ozzie, CEO of Groove Networks explains: "For nearly a year, we have been working with Microsoft on several initiatives, as our early customers have asked
for tighter integration with Office applications, interoperability with Windows® Messenger, and an understanding of how we will employ .NET technologies and
services. We've made significant progress on these and other initiatives, and now look forward to working even more closely with Microsoft to ensure that we
capitalize on the strengths of our respective technologies to deliver cross-enterprise collaboration solutions for our customers." ....
"Microsoft® .NET and Windows XP technologies, combined with Groove Networks' collaboration technologies, will enable customers to work together effectively
within and across organizational boundaries, and will provide software developers with unprecedented flexibility in integrating peer and Web services. As
part of the strategic relationship, the companies will collaborate to accelerate the adoption of their respective technologies through customer-driven
product, sales and marketing initiatives."
Jack Park wrote:
> 7 days of reporting can be found at
> The first day is today. Here's an excerpt:
> Despite its relatively benign appearance, Windows XP carries monumental
> significance for the high-technology industry and the Internet.
> The new operating system has some interesting features such as expanded
> instant messaging and online photo processing, but it is considered far
> from necessary for consumers and businesses. Its true impact will be felt
> as the first public step in a controversial strategy to transform Microsoft
> from a traditional software company into a global network of services
> ranging from communication to entertainment on a subscription basis.
> If successful, Microsoft could challenge AOL Time Warner and other media
> giants for control of the Internet and entirely new industries--similar to
> the way it has dominated the software market, locking customers into
> Microsoft-sanctioned goods and services.
> In this special report, CNET News.com examines the multifaceted strategy
> from legal, economic and practical perspectives, offering a different angle
> in each of the seven business days leading up to Windows XP's formal
> release Oct. 25.
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