March, 2011

There’s a big IE9 presence at SxSW this year, where Microsoft is releasing the new web browser to the world with a Texas sized party.  We just posted on the webcast, which will go live at 7:30pm CDT, but judging …

Just a reminder that today is IE9 release day, set to launch with a press event and live webcast at 5:30pm PDT, or 7:30pm local Austin, Texas time, as the Beauty of the Web launch event gets underway at SxSW:…

This morning, someone from the Bing PR team, in an effort to join in the efforts to help the victims of the recent Japan earthquake and tsunami, learned what happens when your PR efforts for a multi-billion dollar enterprise are …

or… how not to run a Twitter campaign.  Today, about two hours ago, Bing posted a message to their Twitter account, promising a $1 donation, up to $100,000 for Japan quake victims.

[blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/#!/bing/status/46597693585358848″]

update: The people behind the Bing …

Microsoft's 3 Screens and the CloudWe reported last month about the possible rebranding of Zune into Microsoft’s existing brandings, including Windows Live. This week Mary Jo Foley spotted a Zune-related job posting from Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices (E&D) team – the same team who created …

Microsoft’s first major update for it’s new mobile operating system Windows Phone 7 – the "No Donuts" update – which is supposed to bring us copy-and-paste functionality, improved app performance, and better marketplace search, is confirmed to have been delayed …

Not the kind of news you want to get from Twitter last night as one last check of the news left us agasp at the magnitude and destruction of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan yesterday at about 2:46pm …

With the official news yesterday that IE9 will go final and be available for download on March 14th, complete with a blowout party at SxSW in Austin, Microsoft’s Mix web development conference added Dean Hachamovitch to the keynote, joining Scott …

Last November, Bing Maps rolled out their version 7.0 of the Bing Maps AJAX control, which meant that users could view enhanced Bing Maps without Silverlight, and developers could work more easily with Bing Maps in their AJAX applications.  …

18 new countries in South America are now able to access Office Web Apps, completing the worldwide rollout of the online versions of popular Microsoft Office applications that began nine months ago.

The Office Web Apps are now live in

Last week we showed you a user created Windows Phone ad from digital artist Brandon Foy featuring a fast paced montage of Windows Phone goodness, and receiving some 90,000 YouTube views.  Now a couple of new “user created” (meaning not …

There is some news regarding Windows Phone Marketplace.

Windows Phone Marketplace currently offers more than 9,000 quality apps and games and enjoys a base of over 32,000 registered developers, delivering an average of 100 new apps every day. The Windows

Katy Perry 2Remember that Katy Perry iPhone app sponsored by Bing? Yes, that’s the one, Katy Perry Revenge! If you liked that one, and can’t get enough of Katy Perry, then I have got some news for you!

Now there …

When we last talked about FarmVille, we were a little late with our reporting (only *ahem* a year late), but these numbers, we assure you, are fresh: as FarmVille and even its newer counterpart CityVille fade in popularity on Facebook, …

All indications are that Microsoft is set to release a final version of IE9 on March 14, complete with a “Beauty of the Web” party at SxSW.  It should be a good party for the IE team, who have been …

Bing is teaming with Rovio, the folks behind Angry Birds, to put a new twist on the birds vs. pigs saga. You can watch as the pigs scheme creative ways to get their hooves on the treasured eggs via …

Nokia-LogoBusinessweek is reporting today a few more details on the as-yet-to-be-signed agreement between Nokia and Microsoft in a switch from Nokia’s internal mobile operating systems (Symbian and MeeGo) to Windows Phone for its smartphone operating systems.

The deal, according to …

kayakWe’re sure that Jay Bhatti is probably a very nice guy.  Maybe he doesn’t have much to do after Spock.com was sold, or maybe he misses his old pals in Redmond.  Whatever.  But when a guy guest posts on …

LiveSide users, coming from all around the world, are quick to point out to us their pain when Microsoft and especially Bing features are released for US only markets, so hopefully here’s some encouraging news.  It looks like at least …

Back in September 2010, Microsoft revealed to the world the first beta of Internet Explorer 9, and along with it they demoed a version of Bing running HTML5-enabled code. While they promised that the HTML5-enabled version of Bing will …