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MacBytes
Nov 9, 2008, 07:20 PM
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Link: Microsoft working on App Store-like app distribution (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20081109202003)
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"Ballmer acknowledges "good work" of Facebook and the iPhone in making it easier for developers to distribute their applications."

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slicecom
Nov 9, 2008, 07:55 PM
Good job Microsoft. Keep "innovating".

Eraserhead
Nov 9, 2008, 11:19 PM
Good job Microsoft. Keep "innovating".

They need to do this to stay relevent... I'd expect to see a similar announcement for the Mac at Macworld.

DMann
Nov 10, 2008, 02:13 AM
Always chasing..... This might just be the elixir for putting the Zune on the map.

jayducharme
Nov 10, 2008, 08:27 AM
Good job Microsoft. Keep "innovating".

Yup, always chasing :apple:.

Ballmer really needs to retire if MS ever wants to innovate. I mean, come on -- "Town Square?" I guess that fits right in with "Come to the Social." Maybe MS is seeing an untapped market among seniors and square dancers?

batchtaster
Nov 10, 2008, 09:56 AM
"Town Square?"

That just makes me think of eWorld (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/eWorld). You know, from 12 years ago.

chagla
Nov 10, 2008, 10:05 AM
Good job Microsoft. Keep "innovating".

what nonsense.

ipods weren't the first mp3 players. so following your logic, ipods were copying older mp3 players? but no. apple can't be copying. everybody copies apple right?

your "everybody copying apple" phenomenon reminds of the Bush/Ladeen joke...Bush was informed of his baby being born and without a thought he yells, "it must be laden.. he must be behind it". ;)

Rojo
Nov 10, 2008, 11:30 AM
ipods weren't the first mp3 players. so following your logic, ipods were copying older mp3 players? but no. apple can't be copying. everybody copies apple right?

No. Apple doesn't always need to be the first. They just become the best.

Even when Apple comes out with something that's already out there, they are able to make it innovative with their software and/or design.
The iPod was completely unlike any other mp3 players at that time, with it's seamless integration with iTunes. Other players were a pain in the butt to use, and Apple made it so simple and easy -- THAT is why iPod grew to the leader it is today...

The iPhone wasn't the first smartphone, but it's the BEST phone out there -- and other companies are striving to compete with Apple's innovations...