CyberTech Rambler

November 10, 2005

A giant has woken!

Filed under: Uncategorized — ctrambler @ 11:41 am

If anyone have any doubt that Microsoft is interested in delivering web-based services when it launches its “live” services, the email and memo from Bill Gates and Ray Ozzies, as published by Hypercamp, should clinch it for you.

A giant is indeed woken. Microsoft have the resources, it is simply lacking in direction. Once they got their direction figure out, they are a force to be reckoned with. The way they dethroned Netscape is a good omen.

It all shows that competition is the key to innovation. There is not much happening on the internet front once the Browser War was concluded in the favour of Microsoft. Competition from Firefox caused Microsoft to reverse its decision to not release a standalone Internet Explorer. Now we could be seeing Browser War 2, which is a battle to control content displayed in the browser. Hopefully, this time Google will learn from Netscape.

Personnally, I do not believe Browser War 2 will end, as contents do need refreshing from time to time. But I believe before the Browser War will sizzle out, we will see a lot of innovations/improvement to the way we use browser.

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1 Comment »

  1. […] As I said in a previous post, Microsoft is waking up to the challenge of Google. So far, WindowsLive and OfficeLive looks like a potential breath of fresh air into the old social networking and office collaboration stuff. It is certainly worth keeping an eye on these two sites. […]

    Pingback by CyberTech Rambler » Microsoft and Integration — February 21, 2006 @ 7:21 pm | Reply


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