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Verizon Broadband Adds Windows Live Portal

Verizon has struck a deal with Microsoft to offer users of its fiber-optic broadband Internet subscribers with a co-branded Windows Live portal early in 2007, the companies announced Tuesday. Verizon broadband customers are currently offered a choice of a Yahoo co-branded portal, an MSN co-branded portal, or a Verizon-branded portal as their default home pages.

--Shankar Gupta