October, 2009

What’s coming for Live.com? If you’ve recently visited Bing by typing http://www.live.com into the address bar, you would’ve noticed the following notice ac ...

October 30, 2009

New Bing ad: Oooooooh scary! Looks like the avalanche of pre Christmas Windows and Bing ads are about upon us, as Microsoft unveiled the latest “Decision Engine ...

October 28, 2009

MSN Direct service to shut down Jan. 1, 2012 Citing a decreasing demand, and advances in other technologies offering similar services, MSN is set to discontinue all MSN Direct service o ...

October 27, 2009

Long Zheng watches TV: finds Bing ads Our good friend Long Zheng just posted a series of Australian TV ads for Bing.com.au, one of which he spotted while taking a rare break from ...

October 26, 2009

Windows Live Sync forced upgrade Last week Windows Live Sync was taken offline to fix a “serious problem in Windows Live Sync that could cause problems in rare cases f ...

October 25, 2009

It’s Windows 7 Day! Just wanted to say congratulations to Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Live on the launch of Windows 7.  We’ve been using Windows ...

October 22, 2009

Bing poised to announce deals with Twitter, Facebook: All Things Digital In an exclusive, Kara Swisher from All Things Digital is reporting that Microsoft is set to announce deals with both Twitter and Facebook th ...

October 21, 2009

Which Windows Live service is next to go? We haven’t had the heart to start our own little Windows Live Deadpool, but the hits just keep on coming.  Windows Live OneCare was pro ...

October 21, 2009

LiveSide: the latest on Link Spam If you’d been watching our membership counter in the past week or so, you would have noticed that we’ve gained about 300 users t ...

October 21, 2009

Twitter on Bing: live today in the US; trends, links, and more Well Microsoft did indeed announce partnerships with Twitter and Facebook today (and shortly after, Marissa Mayer over at Google followed su ...

October 21, 2009

Windows Live Sync update coming this week, update for Snow Leopard coming soon The Windows Live Sync team blog posted the following announcement today: Soon [This Thursday], when you sign in to Windows Live Sync on your ...

October 20, 2009

Live Mesh for Snow Leopard: fixed, now works :) When Apple released its latest version of the Mac OS X operating system, dubbed Snow Leopard, last August, an unfortunate side effect was th ...

October 19, 2009

Silverlight Streaming to be discontinued: new Azure service coming In a move that should surprise no one (in case you were wondering why we didn’t use Silverlight Streaming to host video after Soapbox ...

October 18, 2009

MSE after one week: 1.5 mil downloads, 535k infected machines A post on Thursday on the Microsoft Malware Protection Center blog reports that not only were there 1.5 million downloads of MSE, but almost ...

October 17, 2009

Adding Photos To Hotmail Messages Possible Again Back in August, the Hotmail team temporarily removed adding photos to the body of Windows Live Hotmail messages due to a security issue in t ...

October 16, 2009

Office Web Applications: we talk with Chris Bryant about consumer use We had a chance this week to sit down and talk with Chris Bryant, Director, Office Product Management at Microsoft, to talk a little bit mor ...

October 15, 2009

“Most, if not all” Sidekick data restored, says Microsoft Microsoft is now saying that “most, if not all” Sidekick data thought to be lost in a server upgrade to Danger’s Sun/Oracl ...

October 15, 2009

“Non-Microsoft technologies” to blame for Danger/Sidekick failure, Microsoft says After more than a week of silence on what caused the Sidekick outage with Danger, the Los Angeles Times today quotes Microsoft spokesperson ...

October 15, 2009

New Bing Mobile app for China (WL Messenger, too) While we can have all kinds of fun with numbers about search market share in the US, there’s no getting around the fact that Google do ...

October 15, 2009

Latest numbers show Bing is down (or up) (or flat) This month’s numbers for Bing US market share are in, with comScore the latest to report, and while the major reporting services disag ...

October 14, 2009