MSNBC: Amazon joins Microsoft’s Office

Microsoft announced a partnership Tuesday with retail giant Amazon.com under which the software giant will add links to Amazon services within its new Office applications.
AMAZON.COM RESEARCH SERVICE for Microsoft Office System will be a free download available through the Office Marketplace, a clearinghouse for third-party services and applications that tap into new Extensible Markup Language (XML) capabilities in the upcoming update of Office. Office 2003 and other applications within the newly designated Office System are set to go on sale next week. (MSNBC is a Microsoft-NBC joint venture.)
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My spin: Nothing big here. Business development, as usual.

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