April, 2009

In a blog post today, Ina Fried at CNET News quoted a Microsoft employee who recalled hearing some sobering statistics about Google vs. Live Search usage within Microsoft:

At a company meeting about a year ago, one Microsoft worker recalls

Tegra is Nvidia’s 1st foray into the mobile computing realm. Nvidia is the company that makes the awesome video cards for your desktops and laptops. Most higher end machines use some type of powerful GPU made by ether Nvidia or ATI. …

Last fall Virtual Earth released version 6.2 of their API, including the Virtual Earth AJAX control, and late yesterday it has been updated, according to a blog post on Chris Pendleton’s Virtual Earth Evangelist’s blog.

Today we released

A problem with Live ID apparently caused Hotmail, Xbox Live, Zune Marketplace, and other users around the world to be without those services for at least an hour this evening (Seattle time).

A comment on our first story blames the …

A few hours ago engadget leaked screenshots from a video for the Zune HD. Microsoft’s  4th generation of its vastly under loved Zune media player. I can confirm that those are in fact real screenshots of the “Zune HD” (not …

What is driving time online? What do we do on the Internet? Ever wondered about that? Microsoft has been studying a number of European statistics coming from their own services as well as external data and found the following:

TimeOnline

Content …

Microsoft just aired the newest version of its popular “Laptop Hunters” ad. So far we’ve seen Lauren & G buy HP’s. Now we are bumping up a style and price level to Sony’s VIAO line up.

 In the spot “Lisa …

Windows Live seems to be experiencing wide ranging issues this evening (GMT –8 here), including problems signing in to Messenger, Zune Marketplace, and especially Hotmail.  In trying to sign in to one Hotmail account here, a strange message appears instead:…

Word is getting out that Live Search for Blackberry was updated recently, and now supports many more Blackberry devices, including the Bold, the Curve 8900, and the Blackberry Storm.  If you have a Blackberry (or another mobile device that …

So you’ve graduated, or are close to graduating, and on your way of landing that first job. But to do so you need to write something lots of people dread: a resumé! To help you with that the Office Live

It’s that time of year again, every Spring & Fall the Microsoft rumors start flying (Hey, Apple can’t have all the rumors to themselves).

With so many great products in the pipeline its no wonder people are excited. Most people …

Earlier today a number of Messenger users received an instant message from the Messenger Service staff:

Important service announcement: As part of a recent system enhancement, we need you to change your e-mail address to continue signing in to the

We already knew about tracking flight status from Live Search, and yet again Ian Moulster tipped three more handy features many of us will find very useful:

1. Currency Conversion (MSN Money)

 LSmoney1  LSmoney2

You can type it in …

Windows Mobile 6.5 is not even here yet, but that is not stopping Microsoft from teasing 7 so far.

In the video below, titled “software + services”. We see someone using a OS that we believe to be a mock …

We here at LiveSide have really been inspired by Microsoft’s new “Laptop Hunters” ads. They have really struck a nerve on the internet, whether or not they have any effect in real life, is yet to be seen.

So far …

Another commercial, another sly slam at Apple.  In the latest “I’m a PC” commercial, Giampaolo goes on his own hunt for a laptop.  We’ll leave it for Todd Bishop to dig up the dirt on this guy, for now, just …

Just out this week is a new client for Windows Live Mobile, and an official announcement about Hotmail for Mobile (which we told you about last month).  The new Windows Live Mobile client’s most significant change is that it now …

Ok so I was going to hide my head under a rock until this April Fool’s thing blew over, but Microsoft and Live Search are having so much fun, it’s worth a comment.  First up is the Live Search background …

Webware2009 Awards, nominations, it must be the season as yet again we can report to you about some more of those. This time about Windows Live and other Microsoft products nominated for CNET’s Webware 100 Awards 2009. Each …

via Todd Bishop at TechFlash

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Microsoft has selected ad agency JWT to run the campaign, according to a news posting in Advertising Age:

Industry executives expect JWT, part of WPP, to unveil an estimated $80 million to $100 million