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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

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

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