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Kinect demands a standing ovation

Oct 18, 2010
Because it simply won't work if you're sitting down. At least not right away. The motion sensing video game controller from Microsoft is getting...
Posted In: Entertainment, gadgets, games, kinect, Microsoft, windows phone 7

Bing holds event today

Oct 13, 2010
The search arm of Microsoft will be announcing some new features to the service. Notably, something to do with Facebook. Facebook execs will be in...
Posted In: bing, business, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, search, social media

Cut and paste technology eludes Windows Phone 7

Oct 11, 2010
None of the new crop of Windows Phone 7 phones (love that inescapable bit of grammar) will have cut and paste capability coming out of the gate....
Posted In: cut and paste, gadgets, Microsoft, seems simple really, windows phone 7

Windows Phone 7 videos

Oct 11, 2010
Here are some videos from Microsoft demoing the new Windows Phone 7. If they don't work in your browser: sorry, and go here.
Posted In: gadgets, Microsoft, windows phone 7

MID-DAY UPDATE: Two Americans share Nobel Prize in Economics

Oct 11, 2010
The Nobel Prize in Economics goes to Americans and a British/Cypriot citizen. Their work is timely: How economic policies affect unemployment....
Posted In: holiday discounts, Microsoft, mid-day update, Nobel Prize, phone book, smart phones

Angry Birds angry

Oct 11, 2010
And you do NOT want to make those birds angry. Rovio, the maker of the most popular iPhone game Angry Birds is upset with Microsoft. Microsoft put...
Posted In: angry birds, games, Microsoft, windows 7 phone

Big big big Patch Tuesday coming next week

Oct 8, 2010
Every month, Microsoft puts out a set of patches to cover security flaws in its software. The one dropping this Tuesday is a whopper. Ars Technica...
Posted In: business, Microsoft, patch tuesday

Consumer spending picks up... private hiring does not.

Oct 6, 2010
Bad news: This morning, a private payroll service said U-S companies unexpectedly decreased their workforces last month by 39,000 people. Good...
Posted In: apple, Boston Red Sox, John Henry, Liverpool, Microsoft, mid-day update, new jersey, rail tunnel, retail sales, soccer, state budgets

Obscenely wealthy person slightly less obscenely wealthy than he theoretically could have been

Oct 1, 2010
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer received only half of his potential bonus, a mere $670,000 (insult!) from the Microsoft board of directors after his...
Posted In: ballmer, Entertainment, kin, Microsoft, mobile, Web Culture

Microsoft drops Live Spaces, radically alters culture

Sep 28, 2010
The headline story is that MSFT discontinued its blogging platform Live Spaces. And really, that's no big deal. Started as a competitor to Blogger...
Posted In: blogs, Microsoft, social media, Web Culture

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