View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
June 19, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 12:48pm

MICROSOFT COMCAST INVESTMENT “WILL BOOTSTRAP THE CABLE GUYS”

By CBR Staff Writer

Microsoft Corp EVP Steve Ballmer says the company invested $1bn in cable outfit Comcast Corp in the hope that it will re-energize the cable industry as a whole in the same way it claims its investment in UUNET Technologies Inc some years back bootstrapped the ISP industry. It wants the cable industry to pull its finger out and get on with digitizing services and connections to homes so it can sell lots of Windows CE and other system software through vehicles like its WebTV devices. Microsoft points to the general jumping of joy of cable company shares to show the effect it’s Comcast investment has already had.

Content from our partners
Green for go: Transforming trade in the UK
Manufacturers are switching to personalised customer experience amid fierce competition
How many ends in end-to-end service orchestration?

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU