Microsoft to Launch Internet Research Lab

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Microsoft Corp. is creating a research lab devoted solely to developing Internet technology, as part of efforts to move products to market faster and better compete with rivals such as Google Inc.

Microsoft Live Labs, announced late Wednesday, will be a partnership between Microsoft’s MSN Internet product group and its research arm. Unlike traditional Microsoft Research labs, which are given leeway to take on academic-type research into far-flung fields, the goal of Live Labs is to create new products and tough competitors.

Microsoft hopes the collaboration will result in useful products that are also cutting-edge, said Gary William Flake, a Microsoft technical fellow who will head up the project.

Source: AP


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