Sidewalk


Sidewalk
Well before it officially launched, this collection of city guides was criticized by pundits who worried that Microsoft would steal the ad revenue that local independent papers need to stay alive. Bill Gates assured newspaper publishers that Sidewalk doesn’t compete with their little newsprint tabloids. Or does it?

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