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Sidekick Sabotage?

OK, so we wanted to link to the Beastie Boys doing their old hit on YouTube, but it turns out that there is a word or two in "Sabotage" that isn't entirely family-friendly. So, just sing it in your head if you want to, or look up the link for yourself.

Anyway, rumor has it this week that Microsoft's now-infamous Sidekick data-loss disaster could have been the result of sloppiness, some Microsoft head-in-the-sand syndrome, or maybe...sabotage! Apparently, there is considerable animosity between the former Danger folks and the Microsoft people who are putting together the fabled project "Pink." Some of that could have spilled over into malfeasance.

Or so one blogger says, anyway. And what would the Internet be without wild, random rumors coming from unnamed sources? Anyway, we hope that all this is true. Not because we want Microsoft's mobile strategy to fail; we don't. It's just that this story is so delicious that we didn't even have to eat lunch today. (OK, not really.) Stay tuned.

Posted by Lee Pender on October 15, 2009 at 11:55 AM


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