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From: Alex Horovitz []
Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2002 10:19 AM
To: Steve Ballmer
Cc: Bill Gates; Dan’l Lewin <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

Subject: RealNames and Microsoft



I think Microsoft’s decision to no longer support RealNames key word search in Internet Explorer is a big mistake.


Keywords clearly have value to AOL and why Microsoft would pull the plug on the RealNames technology confuses me. I hope that Microsoft reconsiders its position in this matter. At F2F Group we were looking forward to leveraging the RealNames technology in our .Net offerings as a mechanism for delivering timely appropriate content via web services.


I look forward to hearing an announcement that Microsoft has re-embraced the RealNames technology and will continue to support the RealName redirection in Internet Explorer.


 Best Regards,





Alex Horovitz
Executive Vice President & CTO
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