RIM takeover seems unlikely

Aug 17, 2011
The New York Times' Dealbook has a kind of interesting look at the fate of RIM, parent company of BlackBerry. Shares of RIM have shot up 10% since...
Posted In: Blackberry, htc, Microsoft, rim, samsung

Microsoft Windows Phone is losing to... Bada

Aug 12, 2011
The big question here is: what the heck is Bada? It's a mobile phone platform from Samsung (Samsung!) that is outselling the much heralded and oft...
Posted In: android, Microsoft, windows 7 phone, windows phone 7

Microsoft momentarily reveals new social network thing

Jul 15, 2011
Microsoft is calling it an accident but for a little while yesterday visitors to were greeted with a project codenamed Tulalip (name of a...
Posted In: Microsoft, social networking, social networks, whoopsie

Microsoft banning terrible passwords from Hotmail

Jul 15, 2011
You don't normally think of Hotmail as being the most forward looking web application. It's often accused of being clunky, spammy, just old and...
Posted In: hotmail, Microsoft, passwords

It's Facebook "something awesome" day

Jul 6, 2011
Today's the day Facebook announces what has only officially been described as "something awesome". Therefore, among the possibilities: the '75...
Posted In: clooney, Facebook, iPad, jlo, Microsoft, skype

Microsoft cloud data policy ruffles Europe

Jul 6, 2011
Microsoft confirmed that data on its European servers can be handed over to American investigators because of the Patriot Act. This can be done wi...
Posted In: cloud, EU, Europe, Microsoft

Good news for Android in new Comscore scores

Jul 6, 2011
We get these periodic reports from Comscore that indicate exactly where the trends are going in terms of personal electronics, particularly smartp...
Posted In: android, Blackberry, Microsoft

Microsoft and Baidu team up

Jul 5, 2011
Baidu is the dominant search engine in China and the fourth most visited web site in the world. Being in China, of course, means that Baidu censors...
Posted In: baidu, bing, Microsoft

Windows Phone finally gets Angry Birds

Jun 29, 2011
So what, so it's a video game that's on a phone, big deal. Yeah yeah, I know. But I think this says a lot about Microsoft right now. Angry Birds...
Posted In: angry birds, Microsoft, windows phone 7

Microsoft getting all Googly with Office 365

Jun 28, 2011
As discussed on Marketplace Morning Report this morning, Microsoft is launching another effort to take on Google in the area of cloud computing, t...
Posted In: Google, Microsoft