October 17, 2004
Microsoft hasn't talked much about Passport lately, but Monster.com sent out an email last week saying that they were discontinuing the option to sign in using Passport. And I noticed today that eBay isn't offering the option to sign in with Passport anymore either. Although the creepy Passport for Kids site is still up and running, and the notice from last March about the Express Purchase service getting killed is still up, but I think the definitive bad sign is that the directory of sites using Passport is gone.
Was there some press release from Microsoft about Passport dying? Did I miss it?
CNet: "Microsoft will extend its Passport authentication service to the broader business market, including its rivals, in an effort to build acceptance for its service and allay privacy concerns. In addition, Microsoft is renaming its HailStorm We... Read More
Anil Dash notes eBay is no longer accepting signons via Microsoft's Passport. It came in like a hailstorm, but went out with nary a whimper. [ via Joi Ito ]... Read More
So, it seems Microsoft's Passport is going down big time. The whole idea didn't really catch on from the beginning and only Microsoft-owned sites and a handful of close partners jumped on board. And after a bunch of high profile... Read More
Anil wonders whether passport is going away as an authentication service, mentioning disappearing options in Monster and eBay. The german eBay site still has the passport button - but that may not have anything to say, as they often are a few days b... Read More
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