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Role-Playing at the Big Three November 18, 2004

Posted by David Card in Digital Home & Personal Tech.

There’s always plenty of talk about AOL’s business looking more like Yahoo’s or Microsoft‘s, but how about this? It seems Yahoo will effectively be doing the UI for SBC’s on-demand video, which it seems will be powered by Microsoft infrastructure software.

I’ll repeat my usual caveats about “partnership” deals. “Partnerships” are just about meaningless unless two of the following apply:

– Money changes hands
– Product ships
– The deal is exclusive for each company

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