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Seeds of Microsoft in Retail Innovation Group, Glympse, WPP Group, and JWT New York

Posted in Marketing, Microsoft at 4:30 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

WPP Group

Summary: A quick glimpse at some of Microsoft’s latest circles of influence and how they may be used (controlling thought for the most part but also controlling strategic direction and commercial affairs)

MICROSOFT IS not just a company. It’s a culture, it’s an ecosystem, it's a mindset, and it’s a circle of influence. In order to understand how Microsoft operates, we sometimes need to look at who from Microsoft enters the government (example from hours ago), the platoons of lobbyists, and even other companies. Retail Innovation Group is now promoting/bringing in Microsoft’s J Allard to the board. This is the man who in 2007 said: “We’re getting the gang back together.” This is the type of mindset that we keep warning about.

TechFlash, a Microsoft-centered Web site, also says that Glympse is actually a bunch of former Microsoft employees.

Glympse, launched last year by three Microsoft veterans, lets people share their location on maps with specific people or groups for limited periods of time, which they can specify and control to maintain privacy.

Here is another man to keep an eye on:

Jim Hord has joined WPP Group’s JWT in New York as an ecd working on the Microsoft business, a new post, the agency said today.

It’s a PR threat.

JWT New York has hired Jim Hord to serve as an executive creative director on Microsoft.

So basically, JWT New York will glorify Microsoft from afar. Microsoft can be as criminal as it wants to be as long as it has effective PR, as illustrated in the previous post.

“This is WAR, and in that regard, I believe we should design Janus such that if this multiboot partition (has a unique partition number (11)) is found, we should warn the user a foreign OS has been detected, give them a chance to exit and read the docs and possibly make a backup, and then repartition the disk, removing the multiboot partition. This way, we disable OS/2 2.0 in *all* cases.”

Microsoft internal mail

“Where are we on this Jihad?”

Bill Gates

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