This blurb will be in Short Takes today, but I wanted to get it out there because I know I’m going to get 100 emails this morning from people telling me that Microsoft just launched their first online store.
No, they didn’t.
BTW, I believe that Windows Marketplace launched in 2004. Here’s a story about it. Yes, the article says the site will be “maintained” by CNET. But all of the legal disclaimers on the site and trademarks point to Microsoft’s ownership, as noted above. You’d think Microsoft, at least, would try to draw some distinction between Windows Marketplace and
And let’s not forget Microsoft’s other online stores like Xbox Marketplace and Zune Marketplace.