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Monday, January 22, 2007

Microsoft Considered Apple iPod Alliance

Me, in WinInfo:
After internal complaints that its hardware and software partners weren't doing an adequate job competing with Apple's iTunes and iPod in the digital music market, Microsoft released its Zune player and software. But Zune wasn't a foregone conclusion, according to an internal Microsoft emails that recently came to light. Instead, Microsoft also considered a partnership with rival Apple.

This development came to light when evidence was introduced at Microsoft's class action antitrust trial in Des Moines, Iowa.
An interesting exchange follows, but let's be honest. Why wouldn't Microsoft be having these kinds of discussions internally?
[ Posted at 3:20 AM | Permalink ]


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