Going for 2 Billion: Microsoft Dramatically Lowers Prices for Poorest Customers

Posted by spy on April 20 2007, 1:57 PM. Posted in Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft: You've already got a billion users worldwide. What's next? A billion more, of course. Microsoft this morning announced a new initiative that will provide the company's most valuable software to the world's most needy users at almost no cost, in a bid to raise its worldwide user base from one billion to two billion users by 2015.Microsoft's efforts come under a new program called Microsoft Unlimited Potential (which the cynical might read as "For Microsoft, Unlimited Potential.") But make no mistake: Microsoft is not promoting its efforts as charity. "This is a business, not a philanthropic effort," said Microsoft senior vice president Orlando Ayala.Full Story At Source