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06.21.10

Microsoft Leverages Indian Commerce and Government to Increase Dependency

Posted in Asia, Microsoft, VMware at 1:39 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Vikas Soudha, Bangalore

Summary: Wipro and even NASSCOM are once again helping the monopoly from abroad gain greater control over Indians; companies in the US do something similar

Microsoft has a lot of control over the English-speaking Indian press in the sense that there are rarely critical articles coming from there. They play along for the most part, e.g. [1, 2] because some technology companies in India became dependent on Microsoft. Wipro is one of those companies and one of its employees tries to enter OpenOffice.org, which is risky because Wipro is a close Microsoft partner [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]. According to this new press release, “Wipro Partners with Microsoft to Deliver Global Legal Process Outsourcing Efficiencies” and additional news coverage says that:

The Microsoft legal team's jobs are being sent to India. That’s not exactly news, but the role played by Wipro is news.

“NASSCOM has decided to help increase Microsoft lock-in and this helps nobody, except Microsoft.”NASSCOM is another Indian entity that typically serves Microsoft [1, 2, 3, 4, 5] and based on this news, NASSCOM is again proving that it does not serve the people of India; rather, it once again makes them dependent on foreign interests and proprietary software. NASSCOM has decided to help increase Microsoft lock-in and this helps nobody, except Microsoft.

Looking at potential entryism in the United States, “Microsoft’s Decision to Friend Facebook Is Looking Good,” says this headline from the Wall Street Journal after Facebook decided to do so much to serve its friend and shareholder, Microsoft.

VMware, which is now run by former Microsoft executives, gets blessed by Microsoft magazines (there are others) and Amazon, which is also filled with former Microsoft executives, grows somewhat closer to Microsoft.

Amazon wants to own the shopping results that are served up from Microsoft’s Bing search engine, we’ve heard from an industry source close to both companies.

This so-called “search engine” has only a market share of about 3%. We’ll write about that next.

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  1. Needs Sunlight said,

    June 21, 2010 at 9:29 am

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    This is the same anti-ODF Wipro that is now taking aim at OpenOffice.org

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