AT&T mulls firing Microsoft

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AT&T mulls firing Microsoft

AT&T is reportedly considering a change of software vendors for its forthcoming set-top box interactive-television service. Microsoft has missed its deadlines and the communications giant is said to be looking at Oracle or another provider of similar software for at least some of the boxes that will be central to its pending high-speed service. Microsoft’s hold-up could effect AT&T’s technical trials for the projected 10 million interactive-TV boxes it hopes to sell. Tests have been put off until next year though the original plan was to make the service available this summer in selected areas.

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