DNC to be Powered by Microsoft
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/apr/28/dnc-picks-microsoft-provide-software/' target='_blank'>http://www.rockymountainnews.com/ne...ovide-software/</a><br /><br /></div>"<em>Microsoft Corp. has been named the official provider of software and Web content for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, August 25-28 in Denver. Financial terms weren’t disclosed</em>...<em>Microsoft will provide nearly a dozen technologies and applications including the glitzy Surface, a table-top computer that enables users to have a variety of other interactive experiences. </em><em>Microsoft’s Zune portable music players also will be used to deliver media content to convention participants.</em>"<br /><img border="0" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/500/zt/auto/1209427527.usr495.jpg" alt="" /><br />Whatever your political affiliation, I think all Zune owners can agree that this is great publicity. From being the official digitial media <a target="_blank" href="http://www.news.com/Silverlight-to-shine-in-NBCs-Olympics-coverage/2100-1026_3-6238260.html">provider of the Olympics</a> to now providing the Surface and Zunes for the DNC, Microsoft is stepping up in the digital media arena. I can't wait to see Zune-exclusive content from the DNC or other political organizations in the Marketplace/Podcasts area. Now that the Democratic technology vote is secured, it is highly unlikely that Apple will join forces with the GOP for fear of angering their typically liberal base.<br /><br />On a related note, I fail to see how Surface has any use at a political convention, but hey, that's just me. Maybe they're playing chess or something.