Big news Thursday afternoon from The Wall Street Journal, which reports that Microsoft "recently" explored creating an e-commerce marketplace that would compete with Amazon and eBay.
Unnamed sources told reporters Greg Bensinger and Shira Ovide that the Redmond, Wash.-based company held discussions with potential partners about such a venture, but it "recently pulled the plug" on the effort.
It was code-named "Project Brazil."
The pair report:
The software giant held discussions with retailers and technology companies about a marketplace, proposing to equip it with an array of merchants, as well as a unified … Read more