Re: [unrev-II] Microsoft, the Gatekeeper

From: Jack Park (
Date: Thu Oct 18 2001 - 13:32:12 PDT

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    Hot Damn!
    Microsoft innovation at work!

    At 01:11 PM 10/18/2001 -0700, you wrote:
    >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
    >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 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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