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Friday: September 11, 2009

Microsoft's new ad for Windows 7 comes with a whole lot of happy.Microsoft's new ad for Windows 7 comes with a whole lot of happy.

The ad features a pig, a unicorn, a cat and a mouse. I'm a PC! Take that, Apple!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:02 AM | Tags (8) | ads | advertising | cats | commercials | microsoft | unicorns | windows | windows7 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Google would really like to start receiving micropayments from you for select content.Google would really like to start receiving micropayments from you for select content.

The system could allow consumers to buy a package subscription to several publications and then pay for other stories on an a la carte basis.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 4:04 PM | Tags (9) | alacarte | checkout | google | micropayments | news | packages | publications | service | subscriptions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 28, 2009

A list of ten photo-editing disasters that obviously did not go over too well.A list of ten photo-editing disasters that obviously did not go over too well.

Behold the power of what a bad Photoshop job can do. Smooth move, Microsoft.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 8:02 AM | Tags (5) | disaster | manipulation | microsoft | photoshop | pr |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 104 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Microsoft decides to follow Sony's lead, drops price of Xbox 360.Microsoft decides to follow Sony's lead, drops price of Xbox 360.

The 'elite' version of the Xbox can now be all yours for just $299 starting on Friday.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:37 PM | Tags (6) | microsoft | xbox | price | cuts | sony | ps3 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

The top ten tips that working developers should know about Windows 7.The top ten tips that working developers should know about Windows 7.

Article contains lots of useful links and resources.  Now get to coding.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 2:18 PM | Tags (6) | developers | development | dotnet | microsoft | programming | windows7 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft responds to that pesky Xbox 360 failure rate survey.Microsoft responds to that pesky Xbox 360 failure rate survey.

We are constantly improving the design, manufacture and performance of the console through extensive testing of potential sources of any problems.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:45 AM | Tags (8) | consoles | failure | microsoft | rrod | survey | videogames | xbox | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

Seven reasons to avoid Windows 7.Seven reasons to avoid Windows 7.

Ok Wired, make up your mind. First you want me to switch over to Windows 7 and now you want me to avoid it? I can't make these kind of difficult decisions on my own.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:09 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | operating | switch | system | technology | windows7 | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 50 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Seven good reasons to switch over to Windows 7.Seven good reasons to switch over to Windows 7.

You complained, you demanded, and in response Microsoft slapped something together to ship October 22. The result? The overall presentation of Windows 7 is familiar enough to welcome XP users, but fundamentally it’s different enough to make you change the way you think of Microsoft.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:01 AM | Tags (7) | windows7 | microsoft | wired | switch | operating | systems | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 17, 2009

Wired takes a first look at Windows 7, ends up very happy with what they see.Wired takes a first look at Windows 7, ends up very happy with what they see.

Yet another positive review for Microsoft's upcoming operating system. Whoever picked the standard selection of wallpapers should be given a medal.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 10:12 AM | Tags (6) | firstlook | microsoft | preview | software | windows | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Microsoft working hard to port Bing over to the iPhone.Microsoft working hard to port Bing over to the iPhone.

Right now, there is an unneeded step to climb to integrate Bing results in your iPhone app but we want to make that smooth,' he said. 'We want to make it as easy as link [a] library, create an object -- bam -- you're done.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:45 AM | Tags (6) | apple | bing | iphone | microsoft | objc | wrapper |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Microsoft and Nokia partner up for strategic mobile alliance.Microsoft and Nokia partner up for strategic mobile alliance.

The Nokia deal is potentially quite good for Microsoft, but for other reasons than Mobile Office. But, for Microsoft, Mobile Office must be the strategic priority, because the company needs to extend Office desktop software's relevance to the handset and the cloud.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 4:14 PM | Tags (6) | microsoft | nokia | partnership | alliance | mobile | office |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft's revamped Zune to be available on September 15th.Microsoft's revamped Zune to be available on September 15th.

If this device had some sort of magical Xbox 360 integration I would have been more interested. Pass.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:56 AM | Tags (5) | hd | microsoft | new | xbox | zune |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Turns out that the Xbox 360 is the most actively used console amongst gamers.Turns out that the Xbox 360 is the most actively used console amongst gamers.

I've only hopped on the 360 bandwagon recently, but I've never looked back. It's awesome.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:40 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | xbox | 360 | consoles | gamers | gaming | popular |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 11, 2009

Netflix has an exclusive partnership with the Xbox 360 according to Microsoft.Netflix has an exclusive partnership with the Xbox 360 according to Microsoft.

Looks like you may not be seeing the same kind of Netflix app on any of those other consoles any time soon.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 2:20 PM | Tags (5) | netflix | microsoft | xbox | consoles | partnership |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 6, 2009

Microsoft decides to bring on 400 people over from Yahoo.Microsoft decides to bring on 400 people over from Yahoo.

This little tidbit was part of their recent partnership. Good news for Yahoo employees, I guess.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:35 AM | Tags (6) | yahoo | microsoft | partnership | deal | search | alliance |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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