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Wednesday: August 5, 2009

Turns out that Yahoo has an escape clause from Microsoft deal.Turns out that Yahoo has an escape clause from Microsoft deal.

...Yahoo declined to comment on the exact number for revenue per search or market share that would trigger the escape clause. Microsoft is planning to guarantee Yahoo's revenue per search for 18 months following the completion of the deal...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:05 AM | Tags (6) | yahoo | microsoft | deal | escape | google | search |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 3, 2009

Google launches new ad campaign directed at Microsoft.Google launches new ad campaign directed at Microsoft.

The campaign, called “Going Google,” has a very clear target: Microsoft Office. A series of advertisements will begin touting how and why some 3,000 organizations are signing up to use Google apps each day.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:47 AM | Tags (6) | ads | advertising | apps | campaign. microsoft | google | office |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 29, 2009

Details of new Microsoft Yahoo partnership to be announced in the near future.Details of new Microsoft Yahoo partnership to be announced in the near future.

According to the article, Yahoo keeps it's advertisers but their search engine might be powered by Bing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:46 AM | Tags (6) | yahoo | microsoft | partnership | search | ads | advertising |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 28, 2009

Microsoft opens up their mobile app store to developers.Microsoft opens up their mobile app store to developers.

Developers will also be charged $99 annually to submit applications to WMM. The first year's fee will cover submitting up to five applications to the app store, and every program after that will cost $99 per submission.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 7:48 AM | Tags (6) | microsoft | developers | mobile | apps | store | development |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 27, 2009

Microsoft decides to change commercials per Apple's demands.Microsoft decides to change commercials per Apple's demands.

...the latest in the series has reportedly been edited to mollify Apple. The one minute 'Lauren and Sue' spot originally had a girl and her mother shopping for a laptop, and the daughter said, 'This Mac is $2,000, and that's before adding anything.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:32 AM | Tags (6) | advertising | apple | commercials | laptop | microsoft | pricing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 23, 2009

Next Xbox Live update scheduled for August 11th.Next Xbox Live update scheduled for August 11th.

Update includes games on demand service, Netflix party option, and Avatar specific purchasing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:59 AM | Tags (8) | xbla | xbox | live | update | netflix | microsoft | avatar | ondemand |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Windows 7 out the door and on it's way over to the manufacturing plant.Windows 7 out the door and on it's way over to the manufacturing plant.

...and it should be available on store shelves by October 22nd.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:53 AM | Tags (5) | microsoft | windows | 7 | goldmaster | manufacturing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 22, 2009

Microsoft decides to close up shop on their YouTube competitor product.Microsoft decides to close up shop on their YouTube competitor product.

The truth is that Soapbox never stood a chance. YouTube was always the place to go for user-generated videos, and while Soapbox did offer slight improvements in some areas, Google has been making sure to keep improving YouTube as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:38 AM | Tags (5) | beta | microsoft | soapbox | video | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 21, 2009

Microsoft would like you to know that a portable Xbox is right around the corner.Microsoft would like you to know that a portable Xbox is right around the corner.

New device said to be somewhere in between a Zune and an Xbox in size and will be a competitor to iPhone.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:24 AM | Tags (4) | xbox | portable | microsoft | gaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 16, 2009

Microsoft not taking Apple's legal threats to pull commercials too seriously.Microsoft not taking Apple's legal threats to pull commercials too seriously.

It does seem a little silly what with all the Vista and general PC bashing that Apple did in those 'Get a Mac' ads.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:50 AM | Tags (8) | apple | aps | commercials | hunters | laptop | mac | microsoft | pricing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 14, 2009

A Microsoft-operated streaming music service might be coming to your Xbox 360 soon.A Microsoft-operated streaming music service might be coming to your Xbox 360 soon.

The company recently announced that Xbox Live Gold members will have access to the Last.fm streaming radio service later this year, with a paid trial for Silver members. This particular service, however, would be entirely Microsoft owned and operated, according to the Telegraph.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:57 AM | Tags (7) | gamasutra | microsoft | music | service | streaming | xbox | xboxlive |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft to put lightweight versions of Office 2010 apps online for free.Microsoft to put lightweight versions of Office 2010 apps online for free.

Microsoft's announcement is being seen as the latest move in a tit-for-tat rivalry between two tech giants as it and Google increasingly make efforts to encroach on one another's turf.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:26 AM | Tags (7) | 2010 | competition | free | google | microsoft | office | online |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 13, 2009

Bill Gates holds a patent for preventing and controlling... hurricanes?Bill Gates holds a patent for preventing and controlling... hurricanes?

...describes a process of using fleets of vessels to mix warm water from the surface of the ocean with colder water from greater depths in an effort to cool the surface of the water.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 1:20 PM | Tags (6) | billgates | hurricanes | microsoft | patent | prevention | weather |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A lot of businesses to skip deployment of Windows 7.A lot of businesses to skip deployment of Windows 7.

...while 5.4 percent said they expected to move to Windows 7 this calendar year. Some 59 percent of those that responded said they have 'no plans to deploy at this time,' although certainly some of those might still move to the OS.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:20 AM | Tags (6) | adoption | business | companies | deployment | microsoft | windows7 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

Microsoft pulls the curtain back on Silverlight 3.Microsoft pulls the curtain back on Silverlight 3.

Microsoft's answer to Flash gets an upgrade. Now with HD streaming!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 4:17 PM | Tags (6) | competitor | flash | interactive | internet | microsoft | silverlight |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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