May 3rd, 2007


Microsoft's takeover of iView is complete

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Microsoft is shipping Expression Media, formerly known as iView MediaPro. I've been using iView since the beginning -- I actually introduced it to the guy who was then developing what would become iPhoto -- and I want to see this one-time king get updated for the new market, but I'm worried about what Microsoft will do with it. As near as I can tell, all they've done so far is give it the ugliest splash page I've ever seen on any application.