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WS-I bolsters its ranks

AT&T Corp., Proctor & Gamble Co. and Sabre Inc. have joined the Web Services Interoperability Organization, the group announced Wednesday during a two-day meeting of member companies in San Francisco.

Microsoft opens .Net code to academics

Microsoft will allow academic researchers to view the nuts and bolts of some of the .Net source code the company will use in its wide-ranging initiative to supply applications and services over the Internet, Microsoft announced Wednesday.