No, not a new product from Microsoft for hotdogs and soda, but observations on Microsoft making some interesting concessions to market leaders:
- Microsoft just launched the MSN Soapbox in invite-only Beta; a Video site to compete with YouTube, I guess. What's interesting is that they chose to use Flash video for the format, rather than Windows Media 11
ATLASASP.NET AJAX Beta 1, just launched today, the $() function is renamed to $get() in order for ASP.NET AJAX scripts to play nice with Prototype and Scriptaculous, among others.
It's nice that Microsoft shows an awareness of other market-players, but a bit surprising to see them make concessions like these.