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August 24, 2007

Introducing the zunePhone



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July 30, 2007

Microsoft Works to become a free, ad-funded product



So says Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet.com: Microsoft’s next version of its small-business/home productivity suite, due imminently, will be free and ad-funded. That seems unequivocal, huh? It seems they can still make enough money just from ads to continue development of the product. That's probably how Google can afford to... [Full Story]

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January 25, 2007

On Microsoft Paying People to Edit Wikipedia



First, a bit of full disclosure. I've done contract work for Microsoft. I've never been "on the payroll" but certainly I've made money from Microsoft. (several years ago) And I'm typing this on an XP powered laptop. Having said the above, I'm far from a Microsoft fanboy. I'm using Firefox... [Full Story]

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November 29, 2006

Microsoft Cracking Down on Piracy



Are they going too far? Microsoft set to push out updated antipiracy tool Microsoft will soon start pushing out a new version of its controversial Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications antipiracy tool to Windows XP users. The updated WGA Notifications package includes additional changes in response to continued criticism Microsoft has... [Full Story]

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November 14, 2006

Where's the Zune Buzz?



The Zune launched today... Did you notice? The much heralded "iPod Killer" has arrived with more of a whimper than a bang. On the week of its launch it can't get the media iPod gets every week. Here's some interesting numbers from Google News. A Google News search for the... [Full Story]

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November 13, 2006

Forget Zune being an "iPod Killer," Spam will be the "Zune Killer"



The Zune is dead and it hasn't even been launched. David Pouge has a very good review of the Zune but he misses the big problem with it. As media players go, Zune is behind the iPod by any way measurable except one. Pouge explains what makes Zune so special.... [Full Story]

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November 10, 2006

Now We Know Why Vista Was so Late



This explains the delay... Long process leads to short Vista sound SEATTLE - Some musicians spend 18 months working on a whole album. At Microsoft Corp., that's how long it took to perfect just four seconds of sound. Of course, this isn't just any four-second clip. It's the sound --... [Full Story]

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August 3, 2006

The Norwegian Jayson Blair



Microsoft: Reporter Faked Story on Gates Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday a Norwegian journalist fabricated an interview with Bill Gates. The interview, printed in the Norwegian magazine Mann and top-selling Swedish tabloid daily Aftonbladet, was"totally fake,"said Eirik Lae Solberg, spokesman for Microsoft Norway. In the four-page interview entitled"Big Bill,"author Bjoern Benkow... [Full Story]

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June 26, 2006

WinFS, RIP



The biggest club Vista-Bashers have wielded up to this point just got a little bigger: ...we are not pursuing a separate delivery of WinFS, including the previously planned Beta 2 release. With most of our effort now working towards productizing mature aspects of the WinFS project into SQL and ADO.NET,... [Full Story]

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June 8, 2006

Microsoft Culls Yet Another Vista Selling Point



According to PC Magazine, Microsoft has decided to cut another feature from Windows Vista: PC-to-PC synchronization. Synchronization now joins WinFS and Monad in the great heap of after-market addons for Vista. Although WinFS' status remains in Limbo, Monad will be available as part of the next edition of Exchange Server... [Full Story]

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May 29, 2006

Daring Fireball: Confidence Game



John Gruber on Microsoft vs. Apple: Microsoft spent the '90s growing from a successful software company into an industry-dominating titan. Apple spent much of the '90s fighting the perception that it was on the verge of going out of business. So far in the '00s, however, things have swung the... [Full Story]

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May 26, 2006

Windows Media Photo Specification



Windows Media Photo Specification Version 1.0. Just in case any of you were wondering. ... [Full Story]

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May 25, 2006

Microsoft shows off JPEG rival



CNET News.com has details on the proposed new format, Windows Media Photo (with the unfortunate acronym of WMP). From the story: Steven Wells, a part-time professional photographer, said he sees promise in the new file format. "The JPEG artifacts make it almost unusable for professional photographers," he said. "Windows Media... [Full Story]

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