Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 23.22.207.70

Forum Moderators: mack

Message Too Old, No Replies

Microsoft Working On Shopping Engine To Tie into OS

     
6:26 pm on Jul 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Administrator from US 

WebmasterWorld Administrator brett_tabke is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Sept 21, 1999
posts:38057
votes: 12


[pcworld.com...]

Microsoft is working on a new shopping Web site for software, hardware, and peripherals that it plans to advertise in the Windows XP Start Menu and the Internet Explorer Web browser. Called "Windows Marketplace," the Web site is slated to go live for U.S. Windows users by year's end, according to Microsoft, which plans to officially announce the online store on Monday at its Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto.
6:36 pm on July 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:June 2, 2003
posts:1184
votes: 0


Wow... Going right to the desktop. That's gonna cause chaos seeing how they're stitching it right into the OS. I'm also not sure that I like new functionality coming down on my machine under the heading of Service Pack.
7:01 pm on July 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Moderator

WebmasterWorld Administrator skibum is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Sept 20, 2000
posts:4470
votes: 1


Sounds a little ahhem...anti-competitive. Why go to Best Buy, Circuit City, or anywhere else if MSFT integrates this with the start menu. At worst they take put companies like that out of business...years down the road, at worst, MSFT collects a toll from them for each sale.
7:05 pm on July 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 21, 2003
posts:2355
votes: 0


My first thought is how to get my stuff in there - wonder if it will be Froogle-esque and have a datafeed option which preceeds results from the MSN search?
7:10 pm on July 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:June 2, 2003
posts:1184
votes: 0


If you've ever bought into CNET services you'll realize that only large business can get in this market. I used to work for a now gone .com that used cnet heavily and their fee's are large dollar annual contracts that are billed on a per sku basis.
9:49 pm on July 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 31, 2002
posts:51
votes: 0


If you install the XP SP2 release candidate it already adds a link to the marketplace on to the IE links toolbar. Unfortunately I've deleted mine - sorry!
11:12 pm on July 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from FR 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member leosghost is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Feb 15, 2004
posts:6717
votes: 230


every time I said that there was more like this and the other pre palladium stuff to come people sniggered and a talked about tinfoil hats...I just think it was case of being "ahead in thinking "...

New from Redmond "If you say pretty please.. where would you like us to consider maybe letting you even know about today?"

There is a link in the hackzonez that says it all in one jpeg.....but I daren't...maybe if Brett were to sticky me for the url and post it himself ;)?.

12:15 am on July 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 10, 2004
posts:1342
votes: 0


Doj will just punish MSFT for stuff like this.
12:27 am on July 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 13, 2004
posts:428
votes: 0


This is really, REALLY bad news.
3:24 am on July 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:July 1, 2004
posts:139
votes: 0


I wonder what took them so long to do the obvious.

If you have something like 90% of all eyeballs focused on your medium (Windows/IE) it would be more than stupid NOT to take advantage and actually USE that advertisement space to push your own products or those of your friends.

All it needs, is to realize that Windows/IE actually IS a medium like TV/Radio etc....

Watch out for more...

6:30 am on July 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Moderator

WebmasterWorld Administrator skibum is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Sept 20, 2000
posts:4470
votes: 1


Half the time when MSFT gets punished, part of the penalty is giving more MSFT software for free to some organization or coupons for discounts. Um...hello?

They should have to pay top dollar for software from other company and donate that. Nothing like punishing a monopoly by ordering them to expand their customer base at zero marginal cost.

7:12 am on July 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

joined:Mar 8, 2002
posts:2897
votes: 0


Of course they are going to the desktop. What did people think Microsoft would do?

I'm with Leo's Ghost. MSN aren't playing at this. They want to build a world beating search technology and they have the very best minds working at it.

There is a LOT more to come.

* Search that combines local files with internet search
* Personalised search results second to none
* Localised search results second to none if they want
* Search built into I.E. if they want

Longhorn has always threatened all these. If you are scraed now, you are going to be blown away when it all kicks off in earnest I think. Don't be misled by the puresearch of techpreview.

I'm going to love moderating in this forum :)

Dixon.

7:20 am on July 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member sem4u is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 18, 2002
posts:3063
votes: 1


Somehow I don't think MS will be able to get away with this...
 

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members