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July 10, 2006 at 11:26 AM

A Microsoft take on Google’s GBuy

Kim Cameron isn’t the voice of Microsoft, but he’s the company guru on identity and authentication technology, so his blog entries on Google’s new GBuy service have been great reading.

It’s also refreshing to see Cameron’s thoughtful analysis of the competition.

And it’s entertaining to see Cameron use the same tactic that Sun Microsystems and others used to deflate Microsoft’s early attempts to turn Passport/Hailstorm into the world’s authentication system. He’s calling for Google to embrace an open, federated approach so that GBuy works well with other systems like, say, Microsoft’s Live ID.

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