Comcast Boots Microsoft

May 2007
Multichannel News;5/21/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 21, p3
The article reports on the decision of Comcast Cable Communications Inc. to replace the Microsoft program guide in Washington with one it designed itself. According to analysts, Comcast appears to have wanted greater control of its own destiny instead of being beholden to the product-development schedules and priorities of a third-party partner. The move is a big blow to Microsoft.


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