Monday, June 11, 2007

Microsoft to MicroPayments: F*CK YOU

Looks like micro-sharing-payment scheme Weedshare is shut down by incompatibility in new Windows Media Player.

7 comments:

teru said...

Incompatibility?

From Gizmodo back in Nov. 2006.

fourstones said...

according to my sources anyway.

There are one of two scenarios that work and I saw both played out lots of time when I worked at msft: 1) Weedshare got caught up in a deliberate "embrace and exterminate" tactic either as a victim of cross-feifdom rivalry or other cross-purpose strategy or 2) simple, stupid incompetence in the Media Player group simply didn't bother with compat testing against Weedshare.

In either case the result is the same: F*ck u.

teru said...

The most reputable source I could find. Register. Yeah that's right the Register. ;)

teru said...

The Register

John said...

not to be ..paranoid..but maybe msft is coming up with their own "weedshare"..to which certain previous things would be sorta..incompatible...$$$ wise.

Marco Raaphorst said...

this is the risk when adding DRM to files. ever tried to open an iTunes song in Ableton Live for example.

DRM is a serious music-killer.

fourstones said...

this is the risk when adding DRM to files.

or playing with msft in any way at all actually