It's times like this when I wonder why all the anti-Microsoft
This week, Mr. Softy introduced a new online email solution that looks like it should never have gotten out of the gates. It aims to link the firm's Office mail handler, Outlook, with an online mail service like Hotmail.
(Cue handsome radio voice.)
For the low, low introductory price of $45, a $60 value, you can enjoy 2 gigabytes of online mail storage plus the ability to send attachments as large as 20 megabytes!
(Stop handsome radio voice.)
Unimpressed? I thought you might be.
Let's see, Google's
Moving on, Yahoo!'s
If I were a Microsoft shareholder, the first thing I might wonder is whether anyone over there can do math. The next thing I might be asking myself is how much time and money was wasted on coming up with this silly scheme, which is obviously doomed to fail. My guess is that Microsoft's bean counters figured that tight integration with Outlook would lock consumers into a service that's three times the cost of its nearest competitor. Nice one, guys. That'll keep the antitrust suits rolling in.
Everybody at McAfee
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- Redmond giveth, and it taketh awayeth.
- When Microsoft goes "Boo!," software investors need a change of shorts.
- Take a two-bit gander at Redmond's new little giant.
- Given government-sponsored viruses, who's protecting whom, and from what?