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The Toronto Star: Rogers tests new interactive service (Linux set-tops nudging out WebTV?)

Jun 20, 2001, 14:59 (7 Talkback[s])

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"The move signals a departure from Microsoft Corp.'s WebTV concept, which was embraced by Rogers in July, 1999, when the world's largest software company made a $600 million equity investment in the Toronto-based cable giant.

Analysts said Rogers Interactive TV, launched last November on Microsoft's WebTV software platform, may be upstaged by what appears to be a faster and more flexible service that's based on the rival Linux operating system.

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