Do you want to hand over your online purse strings to Microsoft?
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Ever dream of owning the printing press that cranks out money?Who hasn't? For most of us, that's a dream that will nevercome true.
But Bill Gates not only has the dream; he's got the plan.Before year-end, Microsoft will begin releasing the programmingelements of a Web payment system called HailStorm. This isundoubtedly the most important part of Microsoft's long-term.NET initiative of selling its software as Internet services:It's how Microsoft will get paid. And Microsoft would like youre-commerce site to use its currency, too.
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