Microsoft Loses Passport

A few days ago, I saw a new posting about eBay discontinuing allowing people to login VIA Microsoft’s Passport (basically, it was supposed to be a universal login system) and I wondered if eBay had become fed up with Microsoft.

Now, I hear, that Microsoft is dropping it completely. Looks like eBay was the major one to collapse it.

“As for major merchants, they were concerned about letting Microsoft stand between them and their customers. They feared the company that controlled more than 90 percent of the world’s desktop computers might one day charge a toll on e-commerce transactions.

In the end, old-fashioned competition may have doomed Passport. ”

Read on.

P.S. I’m almost back to life. ;)

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