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[News] [Rival] Co-founder of Microsoft Office Live Jumps Ship

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GMI Appoints Luis Salazar as Chief Marketing Officer

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| Most recently, as General Manager for Marketing, he co-founded Microsoft 
| Office Live, leading worldwide marketing and engineering teams through 
| several successful product launches, reaching millions of customers with one 
| of the first business-focused services from Microsoft that is monetized 
| through advertising revenue.    


Office Live was a failure. Microsoft admitted people didn't come.

The manager left too (see below).


TASER International as Chief Strategy Officer

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| Most recently, Mr. Dhillon was a Senior Executive at Microsoft(r), leading
| the team responsible for Business Development, Strategy, Product Innovation,
| and Mergers/Acquisitions for Microsoft Office Live, one of Microsoft's four
| strategic initiatives that spearhead Microsoft's transition to a "Software
| plus Service" business model. He was responsible for the Business Social
| Networking, Sales and Marketing Offers, and Unmanaged Communications Services
| platforms.



Microsoft faces Office Live lawsuit

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| A company called Office Live said Friday it has filed a
| trademark infringement lawsuit against Microsoft over the
| software giant's use of "Office Live" for its on-demand
| productivity tools.


Is Windows Live dying?

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| Over the last year, Microsoft's Windows Live service lineup has
| grown exponentially. At one point months ago, it seemed clear
| that every service Microsoft brought online would fall under the
| Live brand, but lately the trend seems to be moving slowly in
| the opposite direction. What's happening to Windows Live?


Windows Live Shopping no more - MSN Shopping to remain

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| From today Windows Live Shopping beta will be taken offline, with users
| being sent to MSN Shopping, available at shopping.msn.com.


Sources: Several Windows Live Projects Halted

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| Microsoft's Windows Live desktop search project has been
| shelved "indefinitely," although not much reasoning has been
| given as to the reason for its demise.


Microsoft Office Live migration is adding insult to injury

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| On January 29, Microsoft posted to the Office Live blog a status update
| re: the migration. The news isn't good.
| Office Live logoBeta testers are still potentially "months" away fromb
| eing migrated to the final version of their Office Live services.
| Functionality like backup and restore isn't going to work until
| their accounts are migrated. And Microsoft will give testers only
| a 24-hour heads-up when they are set to be migrated. During that
| 24-hour period, users won't be able to make changes to their
| Office Live sites.


Office Live: Better Off Dead?

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| Last month I killed Office Live in an act of self defense, after
| repeated access problems and attempts to move my domain to another
| registrar. Judging from the comments to that post, there's an Office
| Live killing spree going on. Not surprisingly, Microsoft wants to put
| an end to the wanton killing.


Microsoft profit on slide

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| Some analysts are looking for any signs of improvement from
| Microsoft's internet division, which continues to lose market
| share in web search to Google.
| Microsoft's online services group saw revenue fall for the last
| four quarters and posted a loss in the past three quarters while
| it shifted to a new internet advertising platform and overhauled
| the company's web properties.

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