Ecommerce: Microsoft’s new shopping platform

The newly launched WindowsMarketPlace.com is Microsoft’s latest foray into consumer services–it’s a one stop technology-shopping shop offering comparison shopping, digital downloads, and entertainment media.
As anyone who’s recently downloaded the Windows XP Service Pack 2 and been asked to allow ActiveX realizes, Microsoft’s vision–not unlike AOL’s–is to get permission to remotely manage consumer’s desk tops–why not extend that into the digital home as well?
With this new marketplace, Microsoft’s created a platform where consumers can buy the digital technology–and related accessories–their systems recommend.