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Monday: August 24, 2009

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


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


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