March, 2011

Microsoft accuses Google for blocking Windows Phone 7 and Bing access to YouTube metadata For all Windows Phone 7 users out there who had installed the official "YouTube" app from the marketplace, you'd immediately notic ...

March 31, 2011

Windows Phone Mobile Studio – where Windows Phone Live meets KIN Studio? We told you about this before, where Seattle Times reports that Aaron Woodman, Director for Mobile Communications Business at Microsoft, ind ...

March 30, 2011

ActiveViews: the future of Hotmail Today at a session at the Web 2.0 Expo here in San Francisco, Dharmesh Mehta is taking the stage to show off Hotmail’s expansion of ActiveVi ...

March 29, 2011

IDC: Windows Phone will be #2 platform by 2015 Apparently the recent snafus with the NoDo update haven’t soured IDC on the platform, as the internet research firm released a report this m ...

March 29, 2011

The Windows Phone PR debacle: will Microsoft ever learn? There have been a number of incremental news stories regarding the Windows Phone NoDo update since we last posted on the subject – unfortuna ...

March 28, 2011

Bing Feature Update: Enhanced Bing Entertainment Sharing to Facebook Today, Bing team officially announced two social features: One is the Bing News with Twitter public tweet updates that Kip talked about yest ...

March 26, 2011

Twitter on Bing/News; Bing on Facebook-not so much A pair of social networking tidbits featuring Bing – first, according to a tweet tipping Search Engine Land by Bing Program Manager Min John ...

March 24, 2011

Windows Phone: A “strong start” in Australia – IDC We realize we’ve been hammering Microsoft and the carriers for the NoDo update debacle, but think of it as “tough love” – we really like our ...

March 24, 2011

Microsoft blows more smoke with another “Windows Phone Update” update post: we cull the best comments After Microsoft posted two Windows Phone update charts, Eric Hautala, General Manager, Customer Experience Engineering (wait – they’re ENGIN ...

March 24, 2011

Microsoft releases “Where’s My Phone Update?” chart: we want to cry Microsoft today, in what must be considered either an attempt at clarification or a perverse form of torture for Windows Phone owners, publi ...

March 23, 2011

Bing for Mobile browsing gets better for iPhone and Android: Windows Phone support coming “later this year” Bing has updated its m.bing.com mobile browsing experience again, iterating for every platform but Microsoft’s apparently, as browsers with ...

March 23, 2011

Bing adds Shopping Mall maps Last week our friend PicturePan2 was here from Shanghai, and I spent more time in shopping malls (looking for the elusive iPad2, long story) ...

March 23, 2011

NoDo updates begin (again) Microsoft started out touting its “NoDo” updates on a page with the overly optimistic name of http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone/en-us/fe ...

March 22, 2011

Is this NoDo week? We won’t go through all the long and exhausting history of the Windows Phone NoDo update, except to say that we don’t know if Microsoft coul ...

March 21, 2011

Programming note: the one where we pull the post Sorry that circumstances beyond our control (read: busy at real jobs) kept us from posting on this earlier, but we’ve had some recent commen ...

March 21, 2011

Bing adds “Attractions” Microsoft’s Bing continues to add features to its Travel vertical, this time announcing “Attractions” in a blog post on the Bing Search blog ...

March 17, 2011

As Microsoft releases IE9, IE6 still dominates in China: here’s why IE9 was just released this week (you can get it here), and for many there will be a rush to upgrade.  In China, however, it’s a different st ...

March 16, 2011

Google launches new AdMob SDK–for Windows Phone In what may be considered a good sign for the health of the Windows Phone ecosystem, Google has given the new OS a bit of a thumbs up today ...

March 15, 2011

New “Zune is dead” rumors, more faint praise from Microsoft, and some rampant speculation of our own On Monday, Dina Bass from Bloomberg News reported that according to “according to a person familiar with the decision”, Microsoft will no lo ...

March 14, 2011

Internet Explorer Live Event: watch (Now Download) it now The download links are now live, Tom at WinRumors.com has more: Windows  7 (x86 version) Windows 7 (x64 version) Windows Vista (x86 ver ...

March 14, 2011