While it’s still premature to be trying to map how Microsoft and Yahoo! assets will align if and when Microsoft ends up taking over Yahoo, the Web-services development arena is likely to be one area where the two vendors’ offerings look increasingly unlikely to mesh.
At the Web 2.0 Expo this week, Microsoft unveiled Live Mesh, its Software+Services platform for making its software and services more collaborative and synchronized. At the same show, on April 24, Microsoft takeover target Yahoo elaborated on its vision for its own Web-centric collaboration platform.
“We’re rewiring yahoo from inside out to create a development platform at Yahoo that will literally open all (our) assets to developers in a way we have never done before,” said Yahoo Chief Technology Ari Balogh.
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