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February 02, 2008


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Drew, wasn't me on Newsnight but my colleague Charles Arthur

Thanks for pointing that one out Bobbie. What I meant :)

better link for the Newsnight clip is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7x_IywfgHE - no slogging through all the rest of the program.

I hadn't really given this much thought... the implications on the social networking landscape.

I guess the general consensus is that a social networking community that's under new more commercially-oriented ownership wouldn't be quite as open.

Or is it possible that Microsoft just wants the revenue streams from running AdSense-like ad blocks all over huge social networking sites?

Thanks for raising awareness of this issue that I hadn't even considered.

Joshua Feinberg

Surely Search is something that Google does best. But there is more to the internet than Search. There is also online entertainment (and as we switch from TV to online, more and more, in the future, online entertainment will get even bigger - and Microsoft already has experience in online entertainment).

Interesting post (and blog). Would you be interested in exchanging links?

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