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Russell Beattie has a nice post today on the long term impact of Microsoft Live efforts. He calls it Monopoly 4.0. One thing missing from his story: this graphic. Enjoy. Get all the news you need about Tech with the Gigaom newsletter Sign Up You’re subscribed! […]

Russell Beattie has a nice post today on the long term impact of Microsoft Live efforts. He calls it Monopoly 4.0. One thing missing from his story: this graphic. Enjoy.

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By Om Malik

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  1. NickStarr.com : Nick Starr dot com » Microsoft’s Competition Wednesday, November 2, 2005

    [...] Monopoly 4.0 is Microsoft? Well Russell Beattie thinks so. On Malik of Business 2.0 shows us a graphic of Microsoft’s comeptition. Pretty interresting. [...]

  2. I would add Kasenna to the IPTV list.

  3. We’re safely tucked away in sweet home Chicago.

  4. This slide is so wrong

    Nokia, AIM, 37 Signals, Nintendo are valley companies ?

  5. ramana – it is more of a metaphorical description of the competition. just like there is no real silicon valley, just a concept. though from a literal standpoint, you spanked me nicely

  6. Hello Mr. Malik,

    A blog spree! isn’t it. I was out for 4 days and when i returned i saw like 48 new posts .. wow!
    What happened?

    -Abhishek

  7. I think with the “live” initiative Microsoft has finally gone insane in trying to compete with Google.

    Google: hires “a few” developers to work on OpenOffice.

    Microsoft: totally changes it’s business model and shoots itself in the foot by creating competing products to their own very profitable Office division.

    MS should just stick to what it does best instead of pursuing bizzare pie-in-the-sky projects to kill Google.

  8. Edwyn Chan’s Weblog : web 2.0 | blog media | china Thursday, November 3, 2005

    List of Microsoft’s competitors

    Found this interesting table listing Microsoft’s competitors in the areas they are waging war. With that many enemies no wonder microsoft is so unpopular.

  9. You left off tons of folks, but most notably Adobe and Macromedia. More narrowly, WebEx competes as well (Office Live, Office Live Meeting)

  10. Excuse me! who says Microsoft is doing monopoly? tell me the one who is not trying to do. Google or Macromedia or any other. The only diff is Microsoft is doing and other are trying to do…
    thats it. And among those a few are killed like Netscape..

    Man its all abt business…not technology

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