Through their platform we provided tools and capabilities unknown at the time. However, as times are changing, their competitors are now providing cool services too.
Mapinfo has good stuff, like their geocoding product, MapMarker Plus, is an amazing product but is fairly expensive.
Do they want/need to compete with 'Google Maps/Earth' or 'Mappoint'? They easily could have 10 yrs ago had they found the vision. I wish the 'brand new' version of their flagship product, MapInfo Professional 8.0, supported Access 2003.
MapInfo...its time to get rockin!