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Submission + - Microsoft's Takeover

SRM2 writes: Several years ago (late 90's) when a close family member was working for Microsoft he mentioned something to me one day about a plan he had heard about that involved a massive takeover in the digital media market. A takeover that could one day potentially put many video, music, and game rental chains out of business. At the time I didn't see how it could even be possible. "Users will have to rent movies, video games, and music and watch them all on their computer," he said. "They will never have to leave their homes." With the release of the Xbox 360 and Xbox Live users can buy games and videos download them and watch them on their "computers," and with new browser plug-ins like Silverlight trying to compete with Flash and others, I believe I can see a takeover in progress...
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Microsoft's Takeover

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