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Links for Wednesday, March 28, 2007

  • MSFT Extreme Makeover: For Want of a Shoe, or Time for a New Rider? – “Put “partnering” back in Platform. Windows and Office (to a lesser extent) have been successful historically not just because they were decent products, but because they provided a platform for others to develop on. Today, MSFT is increasingly competing against many of its former partners.
  • Kevin Burton: Spinn3r Launches Today – “Spinn3r is a web service that companies can use to index the blogosphere instead of having to write their own spider. Instead of spending months designing a scalable backend infrastructure and fighting spam you can just start using our spider tomorrow.