IE Growth

From CNet:

This is why Microsoft has to be responsible in its decisions regarding 3rd parties. IE is NOT just an application. It is, de-facto, a piece of infrastructure. Its power is such that a decision to partner or not has the power of life and death over a 3rd party. Where that 3rd party is solely responsible for significant innovation then innovation itself is destroyed.

In the world of web services the power of this application will create a universal gateway to services. The power to invoke a “travel service” or an “auction service” will be bound to IE. This gives Microsoft either a great opportunity to innovate and allow innovation OR a powerful anti-competitive edge.

Lets see which way it goes grin

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Keith Teare is a Silicon Valley based, UK born, entrepreneur. He was involved at the founding of Accelerated Digital Ventures, Archimedes.Studio, RealNames and EasyNet. He was also founding shareholder in TechCrunch. He is US Managing Partner at ADV.