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microsoft competes... with itself

Why would Microsoft lower prices of Office? How about: to compete with its own offerings. In other MS-related news, Microsoft and AOL have settled the antitrust suit for $750 million (that's what cash hoards are good for). Of course, Netscape is likely to be the first loser in all this, just as MS sets its sights on Apple (again).

This is, IMO, an incredibly short-sighted move on the part of AOL. They get IE free for seven years. And after that? What if uncle Bill cuts off the IE/Media Player spigot? Microsoft knows how to think long term. And they can afford to wait.

Not smart, AOL. Not smart at all.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on May 30 2003 at 12:40 AM

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