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Microsoft buys a bunch of IP addresses

Mar 25, 2011
The addresses were owned by the Canadian company Nortel which has gone bankrupt. Microsoft paid 7.5 million for 666,000 addresses, that works out...
Posted In: business, geek chow, Microsoft, search

"I'm not dead yet! I'm feeling much better! I think I'll go for a walk!" - Yahoo

Mar 24, 2011
Yahoo has not given up on search after all. In a new product called Search Direct, they try to outGoogle Google in terms of instant results. With...
Posted In: Microsoft, search, Web Culture, Yahoo

"Not so fast, AT&T" - big tech companies

Mar 24, 2011
We've reported on how Verizon doesn't really plan to oppose the big mega merger because they figure, hey, it's gonna go through no matter what. But...
Posted In: AT&T, business, ebay, Facebook, Google, government, Law, Microsoft, T-Mobile

Firefox 4 to launch next week

Mar 18, 2011
Suddenly the browser wars are just flat blowing up. Google released its latest version of Chrome last week. This week saw the release of Internet...
Posted In: Chrome, firefox, gadgets, Google, internet explorer, Microsoft, mozilla, search, Web Culture

Online privacy hearing today

Mar 16, 2011
The Senate Commerce Committee holds a hearing today at 10am Eastern on the State of Online Consumer Privacy. Committee Chairman John Rockefeller (D...
Posted In: Congress, government, Law, Microsoft, privacy

Mid-day Update: More on Japan, goodbye Zune

Mar 15, 2011
On today's show, Marketplace continued to follow the effects of Friday's earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The Japanese government is monitoring the...
Posted In: Dai-Ichi, evacuation, Fukushima, gas prices, Hawaii, iodide, Japan, Microsoft, mid-day update, millionaire, nuclear, nuclear energy, nuclear power, Oil, oil price, radiation, Tokyo, Twitter, zune

Zune player dies, Zune lives on

Mar 15, 2011
Microsoft will no longer make Zune music players citing weak demand and a desire to focus on the smartphone market. This should come as no shock to...
Posted In: apple, brown zune, business, Entertainment, gadgets, ipod, Microsoft, Music, zune

Microsoft launches IE9

Mar 15, 2011
Microsoft formally announced the browser that has been kicking around in test versions for a year now. Internet Explorer 9 began rolling live last...
Posted In: business, internet explorer, Microsoft, Web Culture

IE9 launches at SXSWi

Mar 11, 2011
The techy hipster Woodstock is not the kind of place you'd expect to see Microsoft doing a whole lot. It's kind of like your dad crashing a rave....
Posted In: business, internet explorer, Microsoft, search, sxsw, Web Culture

Kinect outsells iPad, everything else

Mar 10, 2011
As we mock Microsoft for being late on music players, late on smartphones, ridiculously late on tablets, let us observe that they are kicking all...
Posted In: Entertainment, gadgets, games, kinect, Microsoft

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