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Wednesday: July 8, 2009

Believe it or not, Bing can one up Google in some areas.Believe it or not, Bing can one up Google in some areas.

The name, presumably, is supposed to evoke the sound of a winning game-show bell. The cynics online, however, joke that Bing is an acronym for “But It’s Not Google.” Here’s the shocker, though: in many ways, Bing is better.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 4:55 PM | Tags (6) | bing | engine | google | microsoft | pogue | search |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Microsoft would like you to know about a very serious security hole.Microsoft would like you to know about a very serious security hole.

The so-called 'zero day' vulnerability disclosed by Microsoft affects a part of its software used to play video. The problem arises from the way the software interacts with Internet Explorer, which opens a hole for hackers to tunnel into.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:37 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | security | fyi | vulnerability | video | hole | software |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 30, 2009

Have a look at Microsoft's new ad campaign for Internet Explorer 8.Have a look at Microsoft's new ad campaign for Internet Explorer 8.

A little bit on the kooky side but not an entirely bad effort I guess.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 11:56 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | advertising | ie8 | deancain | kooky | ads | campaign |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 29, 2009

Microsoft offers up Thriller for free on Xbox Live.Microsoft offers up Thriller for free on Xbox Live.

..and promptly takes it down five minutes later.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 7:28 AM | Tags (5) | thriller | michaeljackson | xbox | xboxlive | microsoft |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 25, 2009

Microsoft lets loose details about Windows 7 pricing.Microsoft lets loose details about Windows 7 pricing.

Hey, free upgrades in some cases too!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 3:40 PM | Tags (4) | windows7 | microsoft | upgrades | pricing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft would like Yahoo to know that they are still open to the whole partnership thing.Microsoft would like Yahoo to know that they are still open to the whole partnership thing.

If at first you don't succeed, try six thousand times.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 9:46 AM | Tags (3) | yahoo | microsoft | partnership |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: June 24, 2009

Microsoft unveils brand new energy conservation website.Microsoft unveils brand new energy conservation website.

Sounds like a neat concept once it actually comes out of beta land.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:36 PM | Tags (4) | beta | conservation | environment | microsoft |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 23, 2009

A faster version of the Xbox 360 dashboard is coming some point this year.A faster version of the Xbox 360 dashboard is coming some point this year.

I don't see any kind of speed issues my Xbox at all, but more speed is always nice.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 10:27 AM | Tags (5) | xbox | microsoft | dashboard | speed | nxe |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 19, 2009

Microsoft confirms that a new Xbox won't be coming next year.Microsoft confirms that a new Xbox won't be coming next year.

Although the year after that one is still might be fair game.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:55 PM | Tags (4) | microsoft | natal | release | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft won't let you change desktop background on Windows 7 Starter Edition for netbooks.Microsoft won't let you change desktop background on Windows 7 Starter Edition for netbooks.

This should go over well with all future netbook owners.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:38 PM | Tags (4) | microsoft | wallpaper | default | netbook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft to hand out free anti-virus software.Microsoft to hand out free anti-virus software.

Beta version will be available online starting on June 23rd.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:18 AM | Tags (2) | microsoft | antivirus |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 18, 2009

Mozilla fires back at Microsoft, shows them where the ten grand is buried.Mozilla fires back at Microsoft, shows them where the ten grand is buried.

Well played, Mozilla (Microsoft's original URL: TenGrandIsBuriedHere.com).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 11:03 AM | Tags (4) | firefox | ie8 | microsoft | mozilla |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 46 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft would like you to have all of the facts when choosing a web browser.Microsoft would like you to have all of the facts when choosing a web browser.

Right, this seems to be fair and balanced. Even includes a 'mythbusting' section!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:54 AM | Tags (6) | browsers | chrome | firefox | microsoft | myths | safari |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: June 17, 2009

Microsoft's Bing gains a little bit of search market share.Microsoft's Bing gains a little bit of search market share.

One week after its May 28 debut, Bing's market share rocketed past that of rival Yahoo, both in the U.S. and globally. Bing took second place behind Google, which has 71.47 percent of the U.S. market, and beat Yahoo's 10.22 percent with 16.28 percent, according to StatCounter, a New York daily Internet tracking company.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 5:18 PM | Tags (6) | bing | google | microsoft | search | share | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


New study shows that PowerPoint animations are comprehension killers.New study shows that PowerPoint animations are comprehension killers.

Really, who would've guessed?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:39 AM | Tags (4) | animations | comprehension | microsoft | powerpoint |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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