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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


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


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