March, 2010

Motorola announced a global alliance with Microsoft yesterday. They will deploy Bing services on their Android powered devices. This new offering beholds a pre-loaded Bing bookmark on their mobile phone browser and an enhanced search widget with Bing integration.

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The first of 3 TV ads for Bing in the UK will air from Wednesday 10th of March across ITV, Channel 4, Five and their portfolio of TV services as well as Sky Media and IDS digital channels including Bravo, …

Microsoft is rolling out the new MSN homepage to its US users over the next few weeks. The new MSN homepage cuts through the clutter with a clean, new design and offers search, news, local and social networking – all …

Today we noticed a tweet coming from our good friend Long Zheng who noted the following:

Just spoke with MS reps about Office Web Apps. V1 will be shipping with Live Wave 4. Date tentative

While this is not surprising as Office Web Apps is part of Windows Live SkyDrive (or to be potentially called Windows Live Docs), …

The big news for Windows Phone 7 Series is still to come at Mix next week, but today at the Game Developer’s Conference, Microsoft unveiled XNA Game Studio 4.0, part of a comprehensive plan to get app development for …

The next Bing homepage contest got announced at NCCE Seattle. This time the Bing team asks students in the United States to submit photos to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The contest kicks off on March

Windows Live Solution Center Back in 2008, Microsoft introduced the Windows Live Solution Center (WLSC), originally intended to focus on problems and solutions specifically for Hotmail. Today upon visiting the website, it seems like Microsoft recently updated Solution Center to support all Windows …

Last week we presented you with one of TechFest 2010’s new research projects: OneAlbum. Today we’ll introduce you to another piece of new technology from Microsoft Research labs – Image Composite Editor (ICE) with Multi-Image Fusion. To some of …

This morning our friend Picturepan2, as he likes to be called, posted a couple more Wave 4 screenshots, which to be honest are pretty much just more of the same (although the Windows Live Photo Gallery image manipulation is …

Microsoft is readying a new ad campaign for its “decision engine”, Bing, in the UK, set to begin soon and run through June, according to NewMediaAge:

The TV campaign will run regularly for a month and then in two-week

Back in November at PDC, Ray Ozzie announced onstage that Microsoft would share more about the latest from Windows Live “in the Mix timeframe”.  Since then, we’ve been getting some peephole views of what’s to come, but when are we …

A few weeks ago Microsoft made quite a splash at TED, with talks by Blaise Aguera y Arcas on some amazing stuff to come for Bing Maps, Bill Gates on energy, and Dr. Gary Flake from Live Labs …

More and more is revealed about coding for Windows 7 series phones. We don’t even have to wait for MIX10 to catch a glimpse! WMPoweruser.com discovered a video from TechEd Middle East showing off a game being started on the …

The news around Windows Phone 7 Series is really starting to heat up: today Sunshine pointed to a video coming from TechEd Middle East, where Eric Rudder showed a game played on a PC, then a Windows Phone, then on …

Whatdoyaknow? Thought you’ve seen the February release….. well, not quite! There’s a part 2 release of Bing Maps Imagery for February too. And it beats the January one in square kilometers at that! A whopping total of 6.7 million …

With MIX10 little over a week away, Microsoft starts talking about the new Windows Phone Developer Experience.

Charlie Kindel wrote a very lengthy article on why Windows Phone 7 Series is so different. Different from what Microsoft has …

If you missed the webcast yesterday, or just want to watch it again: they are available here. In his speech Steve Ballmer outlined the following 5 dimensions:

• The cloud creates opportunities and responsibilities
• The cloud  learns …

Gizmodo got their hands on some blurry pics of a rumored Microsoft “Pink” phone, the “Pure”, and some bits of information about Microsoft’s enigmatic new phones.

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According to Gizmodo, who claim to have their hands on a copy of …

There are 12 developer sessions on Windows Phone 7 Series scheduled at Mix 10, but up until now all we had were placeholders.  Those sessions have now been revealed, however – nothing earth shattering but here’s the list (including 2 …

Today, March 4, at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST you can watch Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discuss what’s ahead for computing, with a focus on how cloud computing will change the way people and businesses use technology. Sounds interesting! …