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SBC, Microsoft in $400 Million Deal


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#1 KoanYorel

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 09:40 AM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - SBC Communications Inc. (SBC), the second-largest local phone company in the United States, said Wednesday it signed a 10-year, $400 million agreement with Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) to provide next-generation television services using Microsoft's TV Internet protocol television edition software platform. SBC said it has been testing an IP-based television service built on the Microsoft TV IPTV Edition platform since June 2004. SBC and Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft will begin field trials in mid-2005 and plan commercial availability of the IP-based television platform in late 2005.
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Posted 18 November 2004 - 11:07 AM

A marriage made in heaven by two top-notch corporations.

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 02:02 PM

lol just as good as a dog and cat marriage eh?

All that money thats being used to think they could use it for something usefull....

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 04:19 PM

So let me get ths straight. A phone company is merging with a computer company to tell me how and what I can watch on TV. Sounds like a disaster.
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Posted 18 November 2004 - 06:03 PM

NOW, all they need to do is to get AOL involved, and between the three, your computer will slow down 75 percent, you will really gunk up everything else you have installed, and you will be forced to do everything "their way."
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Posted 18 November 2004 - 06:12 PM

WOW thats sounds great! NOT!
Yeah aol needs to dig its way in!




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