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Re: Did Microsoft Miss the E-Commerce Boat?
Posted by: Mark W. Vigoroso 2002-04-22 12:34:25
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Contrary to what Microsoft's .NET spin doctors would have users believe, the software
powerhouse is not likely to dominate e-commerce the way it now rules the desktop. ".NET
will not radically change Microsoft's position within e-commerce," Giga Information Group
analyst Andrew Bartels told the E-Commerce Times. However, .NET and the Passport single
sign-on system could serve as effective customer analysis and marketing tools for
the company, according to Morningstar.com analyst David Kathman.


Re: Did Microsoft Miss the E-Commerce Boat?
Posted by: mgconsult 2002-04-24 16:45:00 In reply to: Mark W. Vigoroso
No mention of the approx $240 million they dropped on VerticalNet in that failed B2B E-Commerce play?
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