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Top XBox 360 Games to Buy for Christmas

Wondering what XBox 360 games to buy your kid(s) for the Christmas holiday season? (ditto for Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc.) Well, IGN Entertainment's GamerMetrics has pulled consumer data from three leading video game sites (IGN.com, GameSpy.com and TeamXBox.com) to rank the...

Xbox 360 Is Coming to Town Next Week

We’ve got “Harry Potter” opening tomorrow, but the news around our house is the Xbox 360 launch next Tuesday (11/22/05).  Launches in Europe (12/2/05) and Japan (12/10/05) will follow.  According to Microsoft, this is the first time a game console...

Microsoft, cable companies, and some popcorn

Microsoft Corp. and Cable Television Laboratories Inc. (CableLabs) today announced they have reached an agreement that will allow Microsoft and PC manufacturers to bring to market digital-cable-ready (including HD) Windows Media Center-based PCs by the holiday 2006 time frame. These...

PalmSource joins Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum

Some news from PalmSource, about them joining a forum that is trying to "standardize" Linux components and APIs that run on mobile phone devices. The reason why Microsoft has been making such strong in-roads in the mobile phone market arena...

Salesforce.com calls out Microsoft's Bill Gates

I was forwarded a memo that Marc Benioff, Salesforce.com chairman and CEO, sent to his employees yesterday evening regarding the MSFT news. Even though the email looks legit and even says "To: All Salesforce.com" (indicating it was sent to all...

Nero, Microsoft, Linksys - what a busy day!

Yesterday, was an extemely busy day for me as I had conference calls with both Microsoft and Linksys. Two huge big shots in the computing and networking worlds. I also an in-person meeting with one of my favorite software applications...

Microsoft and Cisco think ICE is cool stuff!

Microsoft and Cisco Think ICE Is Cool Stuff!By ROBERT LIU and TOM KEATINGTMCnet EditorsOne of the biggest technological challenges confronting the voice over IP (VoIP) industry has always been the firewall. That’s because stray voice signaling and media packets...

TiVo Says Yahoo! Is Anybody Watching?

In the latest attempt to merge the two great entertainment spheres -- TV and the Internet --TiVo and Yahoo announced earlier today a new service that enables TiVo users to remotely program their digital video recorders using Yahoo's TV information web...

Microsoft's Singularity

Microsoft announced their Singularity operating system this week. Call me a geek, but I can't help think of several Star Trek episodes where a quantum singularity played a role in the plotline. If I recall my Star Trek, a quantum...

Microsoft's Bill Gates take on Google

I received my Entireweb Newsletter this morning and it had a couple of interesting quotes from Bill Gates taken from a Computing article.First, check out this jab Bill Gates throws at Google:"Which Google products are you talking about? Seriously? Other...

Damn you Kernel Mode Caching!

Microsoft's IIS 6.0 comes with kernel mode caching for helping to speed up web page load times. Unfortunately, the kernel mode caching seems to have some side effects that are affecting my index.xml RSS feed that many of my blog...

Windows Vista update

Microsoft released an update to the test version of Windows Vista, the next edition of its flagship operating system. The Windows Vista release is is the first in a series of monthly updates to the Community Technology Preview (CTP). Unlike...

Vonage uses Covergence for e911

I had a conference call last week with Covergence, about their pending announcment with Vonage that explains that Covergence is the company that powers Vonage's e911 service. Covergence is an interesting company that has been stealthily flying under the VoIP...

It's official, Microsoft and Palm are friends

It's official - after years of heated Palm vs. Microoft (PDA and mobile phone) battles, Microsoft and Palm are now friends. Here's the official news on the new Treo 700, which will use the Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system and...

Interesting Windows Vista features

Windows Vista reportedly will boot and shutdown in just 2-3 seconds. I'm not sure how that is possible considering my 3Ghz Pentium 4 takes at least 6 seconds just to load the BIOS, do a memory test, etc. before it...

Microsoft turns 30

Wow, Microsoft turns 30 tomorrow. Happy 30th Microsoft! This is a perfect time to reflect on how far Microsoft has (or has not) come in the computing world. Of course, I'm sure Mac and Linux users will commememorate tomorrow as...

Microsoft vs. Google the Tit-for-Tat war

Two days ago I pondered whether Google would acquire Technorati or finally build their own blog search engine. Just a few hours later from this post, Google announced Google Blog Search. Actually, I planned it that way! ;) Of course,...

Oracle and Siebel what does it mean?

My analysis of the recent Oracle acquiring Siebel deal.Oracle/Siebel - we want to own your customer data (Oracle) and present that data with the best CRM application front-end (Siebel).Microsoft - we're trying really hard to own your customer data (Microsoft...

Microsoft's Ballmer on the war path again

At the Microsoft conference yesterday, Steve Ballmer acknowledged salesforce.com's industry leadership and competitive threat: "We're going to give Salesforce a very effective run for their money…" (i.e. Microsoft CRM)Well at least he didn't toss a chair and wow to "f*ing...

Google hires Vint Cerf

Google Inc. announces that it hired Vinton (Vint) Cerf, the longtime technologist who is widely known as a “founding father” of the Internet, as Chief Internet Evangelist.When Microsoft was pressed for comment they stated "First it was Kai-Fu Lee and...

Google vs. Microsoft

Did anybody else notice the rainbow colors on Google Talk match the exact same colors as Microsoft's butterfly? Check it out in the screenshots. Both color schemes are exactly the same if you view it from left-to-right (going clockwise in...

Microsoft and Global IP Sound Partner

Global IP Sound (GIPS), which makes some of the best damn wideband codecs in use today - used by the likes of Skype, Teleo, and more, just signed a deal with Microsoft to use their solution in MSN Messenger and...

France Telecom and Microsoft team up

According to Reuters, Microsoft and France Telecom are teaming up to offer various communication services, including VoIP. Microsoft Corp. and France Telecom said on Wednesday the first product from their multimedia partnership was likely to be ready within a year...

Microsoft Triple Play

Today at SUPERCOMM 2005, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) announced that it is providing the innovative software-based solutions telecommunications operators require to deliver a variety of services over Internet protocol, or SoIP. With the addition of voice over IP (VoIP)...

Microsoft Hosting Solution

Wow! Microsoft going after the hosting market which has been dominated by UNIX/Linux.. According to the release, they are going to enable remote hosting of blogs, photo galleries, forums, etc. and leveraging hosted apps. They mention DotNetNuke but I assume...
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