Microsoft's Passport fails to travel far as Web strategy Microsoft is abandoning one of its most controversial attempts to dominate the Internet after rival companies banded together to oppose it and consumers failed to embrace it.
Friday, December 31, 2004 - Page updated at 12:00 A.M. By Joseph Menn Los Angeles Times - Business & Technology The Redmond software company said Wednesday it would stop trying to persuade Web sites to use its Passport service, which stores consumers' credit-card and other information as Internet users surf from place to place. The acknowledgment came after eBay posted a notice on its site Wednesday, saying it would drop Passport in late January and rely on its own service.
The only easy day was yesterday.
...some do, some don't; some will, some won't (WR)