Jim is enroute for his Christmas vacation and I thought this news I came across was worth a short posting.

A program manager for Microsoft’s MSN division, Ian McAllister, has a personal blog that has an interesting tidbit of info… well gossip… possibly well-informed gossip considering where it is coming from.

Essentially Mr McAllister was involved in a meeting with another “Tier 1” Internet company considering a partnership with Microsoft to (as one of the objectives) “help Microsoft level the playing field with Google in search and advertising.” McAllister declined to state the name of the company but did note that he is “99% positive you’re a customer.”

Here is a link to Ian McAllister’s Blog.

Interesting indeed! I am sure Jim will be all over this once he is able. Till then, have a fantastic holiday season!!