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August, 2009

  • 4 August

    Asia, Europe will ride the cloud faster, says Microsoft

    According to Allison Watson, corporate vice president for Microsoft’s worldwide partner group — there is a mouthful — businesses in Asia and Europe seem to be more willing to adopt their Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) — another mouthful — faster than those in the U.S. This international market, Watson …

July, 2009

  • 21 July

    Microsoft embraces the GPL

    For years Microsoft has moaned about the evils and dangers of Linux, the GPL, and free and open source software in general. CEO Steve Ballmer notably once called Linux a “cancer”. That was in 2001. Since then, Linux’s share of the server market has grown, chipping away at the old …

  • 8 July

    Google Announces Chrome Operating System

    In a move that has surprised few in the tech world, Google has announced plans to release an operating system for netbooks in 2010. Analysts have long speculated that the search giant would release a desktop OS to compete with Microsoft on its largest front. Not surprisingly they intend to …

  • 6 July

    Apple, Google and the death of HTML 5 video

    Who done it, with what, and where? Was it A) Microsoft, inside their security deficient, sub-standard browser with an over-hyped search engine? Was it B) Apple at its elitist developer conference with an exploding iPhone app? Was it C) Google in a YouTube video with a poison drop of lonelygirl15‘s …

  • 6 July

    Extreme Makeover: Data Center

    In a parody of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, an American TV show where families in need receive free home renovations, a few happy-go-lucky folks from Microsoft redesign an outdated server room. Though the Pentium 200 chips mentioned in the video are definitely outdated, I’m one of those people who likes …

June, 2009

  • 23 June

    Net Craft Releases Web Survey Results

    Internet services company Netcraft released its monthly web server survey yesterday, aptly titled June 2009 Web Server Survey. The survey monitored some 238,027,855 sites over the last month. It tracked a wide variety of things, including server platform market share and the number of websites hosted by these servers, which …

  • 12 June

    Microsoft security chief on "Cyber Czar" shortlist

    As the United States awaits President Barack Obama’s important nomination of his cybersecurity advisor or “cyber czar”, a position that will report directly to him, speculation about who will be tapped for the position has begun. Among the people up for consideration is Microsoft’s security chief, Scott Charney, who was …

  • 3 June

    Microsoft's New Bing.com Search Criticized for Adult Content

    InternetSafety.com, a company that specializes in web filtering, criticized Microsoft’s new Bing.com search engine today for its lax filtering of pornographic content, claiming it provides access to a “cornucopia of pornography” in its search results. Bing.com is the replacement for search engine Live.com, which had a 9.9% market share in …

  • 1 June

    EU may push Microsoft to bundle competing web browsers

    The European Union has been decrying Microsoft anti-competitive practices for some time now, but the situation might be headed for more volatile waters. For over a decade, Microsoft has been bundling its web browser, Internet Explorer, with every copy it sells of Microsoft Windows. In 1998, the United States filed …

May, 2009

  • 25 May

    Owner Wants £500,000 from Microsoft for LiveSearch.com

    Believe it or not, but Microsoft, owner of the search engine Live.com, does not own LiveSearch.com. The name was registered some 13 years ago by Tyler Tullock, an American living in Washington State. Tullock has been making quite a bit of money through Google AdSense with the name from what …