Microsoft plans web software push

Microsoft will take another step forward this week in its attempt to dominate the growing market for online applications. The growing popularity of web-based software was a key theme last year, with Microsoft launching its Windows Live platform in an attempt to compete with a string of Web 2.0 start-ups and the might of Google. […]

Microsoft will take another step forward this week in its attempt to dominate the growing market for online applications.

The growing popularity of web-based software was a key theme last year, with Microsoft launching its Windows Live platform in an attempt to compete with a string of Web 2.0 start-ups and the might of Google. We're expecting to get a Live update from Microsoft on Wednesday; and with Google also keen to push into the enterprise web services space, this could remain a hot topic for a while.

MPs and academics will be examining the impact of consumer electronics on Wednesday morning, at a Westminster eForum seminar titled The eConsumer. Margaret Hodge MP, minister of state for industry and the regions, will lead a debate on the impact of the convergence between technology and the media.

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