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Yahoo launches Webcaster, leans toward Windows

Details on the preview page of the company's new streaming media venture indicate that the portal may be favoring Microsoft over RealNetworks technology or Apple Macintosh systems.

 

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Details on the preview page of the company's new streaming media venture indicate that the portal may be favoring Microsoft over RealNetworks technology or Apple Macintosh systems.

"It's the easy way to do it. You go for the largest installed base, and that's Wintel."

- Billy Pidgeon, analyst, Jupiter Communications

 


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