Jul 20, 2004

Microsoft buys Lookout...

Some of the former Netscape people started Lookout, which provides some Outlook search extensions. This company has just been purchased by Microsoft. Interestingly enough, the first time I heard about this was at Jim Fawcette's Blog, and not on Slashdot (or maybe I missed it).

In Jim's blog, he mentions that this is partially to catch up to Apple's Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4), and compete with Google's Deskbar and recent purchase of Picasa. Of course, he does not mention Linux, but we all know that it is on Microsoft's mind.

I am not sure which will be more interesting, the fight between Microsoft and Google or the second coming of the Browser wars...

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