Cringely: 10 Predictions For 2002

in General Discussion edited January 2014
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[quote] 9. And Microsoft will make itself a part of every deal, everywhere, no matter what happens with its anti-trust case. Quite simply, Microsoft will take an equity position in every tech deal that's over $1 billion, leveraging to the hilt its close to $40 billion cash hoard. Don't bet against Microsoft in 2002. That is because, in addition to having deep pockets, Microsoft owns the start page, the defaults, the windowing environment, and the content standards. It turns out they also own the traffic, the audience management, and if you're watching closely what they're doing with Windows Media, they're going to force you to pay licenses to show your own content on-line. Today, on the desktop, tomorrow, on UltimateTV.<hr></blockquote>

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