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Software & Services: Mergence and Liberation (not breakaway)

Two pieces of news are around recent days, related to software and online services.

Mergence

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Windows Live and wordpress.com get married, to all surprise!  No doubt wordpress.com will at least double its users, and Windows Live gets well advertised and its other services closely linked to the current and future wordpress.com users. But as skeptical as usual, I guess this is more like a “soft acquisition”rather than a “co-operation”.  Why? I simply do not see the reason why wordpress.com can survive for long purely for the service of blogging hosting (and perhaps also the web hosting toolkit they provide with wordpress.org).

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