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Old 02-01-2008, 07:42 AM   #1
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7222114.stm
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:08 AM   #2
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Microsoft is doing a Virgin on us! Nooooooo
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:43 AM   #3
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Government is going to see microsoft as a monopoly soon, that wouldnt be good. Break it up like it did att once upon a time. That would cause lower prices, but also more OSs wouldnt it? That would be really bad...
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Is this a ploy to keep tabs on millions of people, buying the search a mail server helps them monitor what peoples up to
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Is this a ploy to keep tabs on millions of people, buying the search a mail server helps them monitor what peoples up to
Thats interesting. If that is so, I guess we will be seeing lots of targeted ads.
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:56 PM   #6
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I see no reason for the government to stop this.

Google is still a very strong rival to Yahoo, and Apple has consecutively posted great numbers in the last 6 quarters. They are not coming close to any monopoly in any industry.

I think this is a great thing for Microsoft, and I'd really like to see some cross-coordination in creating some new programs. Perhaps Yahoo mail will start supporting POP3 so I can make use of Outlook :-D
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:48 PM   #7
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I have a yahoo dvd player lmao
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they're doing that anyway - only difference is someone else will get the info
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So what's happening to MSN?
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So what's happening to MSN?
I wonder if they will merge into one 'portal' like msn and yahoo mail in the same place or something
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