[unrev-II] Microsoft, the Gatekeeper

From: Jack Park (jackpark@thinkalong.com)
Date: Thu Oct 18 2001 - 07:28:49 PDT

  • Next message: John J. Deneen: "Re: [unrev-II] Microsoft, the Gatekeeper"

    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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