NY Times has an article about Ray Ozzie – the new CTO at Microsoft. The article talks about how Microsoft bought Groove Networks, the company that Ray Ozzie had founded, primarily to get Ozzie. Ray Ozzie has been enlisted primarily to get Microsoft to ‘rethink’ and ‘refocus’. Ozzie would be heading Microsoft towards the web services model . Though, they do not really admit it, this is to counter Google and several other small startups who are begenning to show up their web-services – which can potentially hit Microsoft where it hurts – revenue. Lets see what happens.
Read the full article here.
Be sure to peek into the leaked-out memo from Ozzie – a longish read, but a worthwhile glance. So the giant is indeed noticing what is going on.