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Gates: The Dawning of the Age of Friction-Free Innovation

Love or hate Microsoft, there's no doubt about that it's always interesting to hear what Bill Gates has to say about the future or technology and science. You may not agree with him, but he does have way of...

Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) nag screen

One of my blog posts discussing Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) has a ton of comments, from users apparently running allegedly "pirated" copies of Windows XP. I say "allegedly" since I myself have encountered a situation where I lost a restore...

Microsoft Buying eBay?

When you've got as much money in the bank as Microsoft, anything is possible, but I've got to stop and think about today's rumor of Microsoft buying eBay. On one hand, what does this mean; on the other hand, why...

Windows Live Meeting 2006 coming?

Microsoft is planning to make an announcement for their Unified Communications platform on June 26th. At the Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco, media will be invited to hear Microsft unveil their "strategy for placing people at the center...

Come and Get It! Windows Vista (& Other Betas) Available

There's sure been plenty of coverage of Microsoft's announcement earlier this week of beta 2 availability of three of the company's flagship products -- Windows Vista, 2007 Microsoft Office and Windows Server (code-named "Longhorn" or "long time"). Speaking at the Microsoft Windows Hardware...

Microsoft plans to subsidize Nigerian spam?

From a Microsoft PR rep:Microsoft is partnering with telecommunications providers in emerging markets to offer pay-as-you-go and subscription computing to its customers. Today Microsoft announced the industry’s first pay-as-you-go personal computing offerings powered by Microsoft FlexGo technology. The initiative is...

MTV Gives Us the Urge

Sometimes you wonder why brands associated with one particular slice of life take so long to figure out how to extend themselves into new (but not foreign) territories. This is how I see MTV's announcment today that it will enter the online...

Windows Live LifeCams HD Cameras

Microsoft will soon rollout Windows Live LifeCams, their new High Definition (HD) set of webcams. This series of web cameras will feature high definition still shots on all models and high definition video on some. They will also include software...

Will Ads Fill the Mobile Phone Screen?

Expect to see more and more "ad-monetized" mobile games, where advertisers wiil place display or video spots before or after users download popular casual games to their mobile phones. According to a report in today's MediaPost, a company called Greystripe places...

PlayStation 3 at $499 & Up?

Sony and Microsoft used to compete head to head in video gaming consoles, but with Sony announcing PlayStation 3 prices at $499 (basic) and $599 (souped up), they now seem to be at a major competitive disadvantage with Microsoft on...

E3 Opens Tomorrow: Gamers Unite

Gaming enthusiasts unite! Tomorrow, E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), the world’s largest gaming conference, opens in the city of angels (Los Angeles); it runs through May 12. New programs will be unveiled by such leading companies as Entertainment Arts, Sony, Nintendo...

The Search Behemoths Square Off

Much hubbub over the last few days about how Microsoft and Yahoo! are looking to battle Google in the online search arena. Will Microsoft buy Yahoo!? Form a partnership, joint venture ...? What will Yahoo! do? And what about Google?...

Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo battle over undecided gamers

According to an IGN survey, 14% are unsure about their next next-gen videogame console purchase. Microsoft has a headstart over both Sony and Nintendo, however the Sony Playstation 3 sports a 36% allegiance versus Microsoft XBox 360's 28%. Having trouble...

Installing and Upgrading to Movable Type 3.2

I've spent the past two weeks installing and upgrading Movable Type on a test server before actual deployment. The pre-upgrade installation was Movable Type v2.661 and it ran on Windows IIS 6.0 with ActivePerl. The plans for the post-upgrade were...

Microsoft sells 500,000 Windows Mobile Phones

According to the NY Times, Microsoft has won a huge order for their Windows Mobile software - 500,000 handsets to be precise. Is this another nail in the coffin for Blackberry? Certainly seems that way. According to the NY Times...

Microsoft Speech Server 2007 preview

Microsoft announced today that beginning in May, beta testers will have the opportunity to preview and provide feedback on Microsoft Speech Server 2007. Speech Server is Microsoft's IVR platform and provides the tools, run-time environment and services needed for developing...

Microsoft 'Xboy' Coming (Sooner or Later)?

You read enough newspapers and online media sites and you can find out just about everything you ever wanted to know -- and more.How about this? The Edmonton Sun, the newspaper up in Canada, reported that Dean Takahashi's blog (he's a...

Microsoft MSN lowers Internet dial-up price

AOL recently announced a price hike in their dial-up Internet service. Microsoft is responding with a new price promotion for their MSN Dial-Up Internet access service aimed at AOL users that don't want to pay AOL's high dial-up costs.. According...

Call USRobotics Tech Support using Skype

Some pretty cool news from USRobotics that lets you use Skype to directly call their Customer Support infrastructure. This saves USRobotics the cost of the toll-free number and it enables customers to get into the support queue much easier. Considering...

Microsoft Vista; Horizon Now Stretches Further ...

Much hubbub late yesterday and today about Microsoft delaying its upcoming Vista OS, called "perhaps the biggest technology transition since the Windows operating system arrived more than 10 years ago" in today's Wall Street Journal.Seems it won't be here until...

Microsoft BetaPlace outage and Exchange ActiveSync MSFP problem

I was just on Microsoft BetaPlace downloading the Microsoft Device Emulator 1.0 Community Preview to test Windows Mobile 5.0 with Exchange ActiveSync and the download timed-out at 98%. 2% remaining? Such a tease... I then tried accessing http://beta.microsoft.com from...

Microsoft's New Portable Computer?

According to a report yesterday in UK-based Advanced-Television.com, Microsoft is expected to unveil a portable computer that is in between a mobile telephone and a laptop. This is the latest move and counter-move in the battle to define leadership in growing area of develop devices...

PSP: Wow!

If my memory serves me well, wasn't Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation Portable (PSP), the two most desired holiday gifts of the 2005 season?Having moved up through the various Nintendo home and portable boxes (GameBoy, GameBoy Color, GameBoy SP,...

Microsoft and Skype announce new software for Windows mobile phones

Both Microsoft and Skype made announcments at 3GSM demonstrating their commitment to Windows mobile phone devices. First, Microsoft Office Communicator now has a mobile version that extends the reach of Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005's real-time collaboration features to...

Microsoft killed the Blackberry Star

First there was IBM's OS/2 and then came Microsoft Windows 95/98 and OS/2 was no more. In the battle for the most used wordprocessor, Wordperfect put up a valiant fight but alas, Microsoft Office took over - same with Lotus...
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