And another, this one to Steve Ballmer.
From: Alex Horovitz [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2002 10:19 AM
To: Steve Ballmer
Cc: Bill Gates; Dan’l Lewin <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />
Subject: RealNames and Microsoft
I think Microsoft’s decision to no longer support RealNames key word search in Internet Explorer is a big mistake.
Keywords clearly have value to AOL and why Microsoft would pull the plug on the RealNames technology confuses me. I hope that Microsoft reconsiders its position in this matter. At F2F Group we were looking forward to leveraging the RealNames technology in our .Net offerings as a mechanism for delivering timely appropriate content via web services.
I look forward to hearing an announcement that Microsoft has re-embraced the RealNames technology and will continue to support the RealName redirection in Internet Explorer.
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