Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Pre-Market: Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT)

Microsoft (MSFT) has announced that beginning November 22nd Xbox live users will be able to download in standard definition and High Def, rental movies via the Xbox live service on the Xbox 360. MSFT did not choose to partner with NFLX or BBI, instead going straight to the content owners (initially VIA.B, CBS, Paramount & Warner) to offer this service. Watch NFLX today for negative reaction as the mainstream media runs with this story. Also watch AKAM as potential caching/streaming partner to move all that video. N.B. MSFT and AKAM already have a very strong relationship.

Courtesy Briefing.com

P.S. I was wondering what that big move in AKAM yesterday was all about. Now we know.


Cal said...

Good thing I bought into AKAM yesterday!! Good post on exciting news! Make sure to check me out and link me!

Jamie said...

Hey Cal,

Another nice momo move on AKAM today. BTW, I updated my blogroll last night and you are linked.