In my recent interview with Windows Live VP Chris Jones, I also got his take on whether Microsoft might take part in Google’s just-announced OpenSocial platform as well as his thoughts on where the Mac fits into the Windows Live strategy. Here’s what he had to say.
On OpenSocial: “I think on OpenSocial we’re honestly just still looking at it. It’s more of a gadget platform than a social-networking approach. It’s a way to add gadgets to pages with a couple of extensions to it. That’s been a very interesting thing for Facebook and it’s taken off, and OpenSocial to me looks like a way for a set of people to try to participate in that phenomenon that’s happened on Facebook. So, we’ll just take a look at it and see as it evolves and as we listen to customers and developers if it’s something we should do.”
On the Mac: “We’ve always been real supporters of the Macintosh platform in our applications business. In the case of Office and Messenger we have great Macintosh experiences of both of those things.
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