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Global Network Initiative is withering on the vine

Mar 7, 2011
Three years ago, Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft signed on to a code of conduct designed to protect free speech and protect privacy online. The Global...
Posted In: Egypt, Facebook, Google, government, Microsoft, privacy, social media, Twitter, Web Culture, Yahoo

Microsoft tries to kill Internet Explorer 6

Mar 7, 2011
Wait, didn't Microsoft MAKE Internet Explorer 6? Indeed they did but it's a pretty old product and a really bad one. IE6 was first released back in...
Posted In: business, can't kill the beast, internet explorer, Microsoft, privacy, security, stabbed it with their steely knives, Web Culture

Microsoft will release tablets in late 2012, attend BTO concert, vote for Dewey

Mar 4, 2011
Really? Look, Microsoft once owned the world of technology. The PC was the only computer anyone owned. But they are moving at an almost...
Posted In: apple, business, gadgets, iPad, manufacturing, Microsoft, tablets, windows phone 7

Nokia has a plan for prosperity and it just might work

Feb 16, 2011
A lot of people, your humble blogger included, have been dubious about the pairing of Nokia and Microsoft venturing into the smartphone ecosystem...
Posted In: business, manufacturing, Microsoft, nokia, world

MID-DAY UPDATE: Chevron's $9 billion fine; NYSE merges with Deutsche Boerse; daily deal overdose

Feb 15, 2011
An Ecuadorean judge has fined American oil company Chevron for more than $9 billion in a case that has spanned a decade. The lawsuit began in 1990s...
Posted In: apple, Chevron, Ecuador, Finland, groupon, Jobs, labor, Microsoft, mid-day update, nokia, polution, sustainability, Texaco

Nokia goes with Microsoft

Feb 11, 2011
Sort of a dog-bites-man story here, the thing happened that everyone thought would happen. Nokia has made a deal with Microsoft to have Windows...
Posted In: android, business, Google, manufacturing, Microsoft, nokia, windows phone 7

"App Store" shouldn't belong to Apple, says Microsoft

Jan 12, 2011
Apple is in the process of trying to trademark the term "App Store" but Microsoft has stepped forward to try to block that move. Microsoft has...
Posted In: apple, apps, business, gadgets, Microsoft

Ballmer gives keynote at CES

Jan 6, 2011
The Microsoft CEO really focused on what was happening with the Kinect system. What's happening is huge sales. Ballmer says the company has moved 8...
Posted In: hulu, kinect, Microsoft, netflix, xbox

Kinect spells 'Red Ring of Death' for some older-model Xbox 360 users

Jan 6, 2011
Kinect, the new controller-free motion gaming system for Xbox 360, lures some of its owners into the Red Ring of Death. And as the name suggests,...
Posted In: kinect, Microsoft, video games

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