Summary: Microsoft hangs the Messenger
EARLY in the day we wrote about Microsoft discarding over 2,000 more employees and once in about a fortnight (on average) we see yet another Microsoft product being axed. The latest product which Microsoft axes has got a few hours left to live. That product is MSN Web Messenger.
The site will go offline June 30.
Microsoft made the announcement on its Windows Live blog.
Microsoft’s sidewalk memorial to Encarta, Money and other fossils
For anyone who’s never been there, the company has this great old courtyard in Redmond where for many years it placed plaques in the sidewalk for nearly every piece of software it shipped.
“Microsoft is, I think, fundamentally an evil company.”
–Former Netscape Chairman James H. Clark