June, 2011

Today at SMX Advanced, Bing Director Stefan Weitz took the stage to talk with Danny Sullivan, take questions, and make a couple of announcements.  First, the newly revised Bing Webmaster Tools (code-named Honey Badger – there were a number …

Microsoft is definitely keeping its promise during the Windows Phone VIP press event, having revealed more details about the Music+Videos hub in Windows Phone "Mango" last week, and just yesterday they have revealed more details about the Games hub

With all the big news at D9 and E3 recently, it’s easy to let news like this slip by. Today, the Microsoft Translator team (which powers Bing Translator) posted on their blog a new release of their product, bringing …

iCloudYesterday Steve Jobs gave us the most detailed view so far of Apple’s iCloud, a file sync/backup/sharing service coming to iOS (read: iPhone, iPad) this fall.  Microsoft similarly has been revamping SkyDrive, placing it more firmly at the …

Three weeks ago, we exclusively revealed the first screenshot of Windows Live SkyDrive Wave 5, indicating that it will have a similar interface to Hotmail’s, with a navigation pane on the left allowing you to access various views of …

It’s been a big day today for Microsoft, being the first to kick off E3 2011 with their media briefing this morning. A lot of gaming news had been announced for Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Kinect, Xbox LIVE, and Windows …

Big day in the world of conferences today, with Apple’s WWDC and the Xbox live “The Future Revealed” press conference/extravaganza both happening basically at the same time.  Of course we’ll be watching the Xbox Live show, and just to make …

p4-1-attOn Saturday, Ina Fried from All Things D posted an interview with AT&T’s CEO Ralph de la Vega, President and CEO of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, on a wide range of issues, one of which was the lack …

It’s been two weeks since we saw some of the unique features Microsoft has in store for Windows Phone Mango. I have no doubt that we all have watched every video, inspected every image, and kept our ears open for …

So out of the three main pillars of Windows Live – Hotmail, Messenger and SkyDrive – we’ve briefly touched on the future of the Hotmail and SkyDrive over the past few weeks, and today details leaked from the pre-beta M3 …

As promised during the Windows Phone VIP press event, Microsoft is slowly revealing more new features in their upcoming Windows Phone "Mango" update. Today on the official Windows Phone blog, Microsoft detailed some of the upcoming changes in …

Office 365 LogoOffice 365, the big brother of Windows Live, was revealed back in October last year, and is set to replace Office Live Small Business and [email protected] services when it launches. After a period of beta testing since then, Jon …

Xbox LIVEFor those of you who are waiting for possible Zune-related announcements at E3 this year, well, there’s no news about that yet. But what we know is that Microsoft is rumored to be bringing an IPTV service to Xbox 360 …

On the eve of Apple’s iCloud announcement next Monday at WWDC 2011, Brian Hall, General Manager of Windows Live & Internet Explorer, presented at the Cowen and Company Annual Technology Media & Telecom Conference today, and gave some hints …

win8_start_webThe tip of the Windows 8 iceberg emerged today, at the D9 conference and at Computex, and after spending a few hours trying to digest what bits of info we could, we’re left with some first impressions and a …

Windows 8 Start Screen

Today at the All Things Digital’s D9 conference, Microsoft’s Windows and Windows Live President Steven Sinofsky joined Walt Mossberg on stage and showed off for the first time the "Immersive" user interface for Windows 8. According to Microsoft’s press

Microsoft revealed to the world the next iteration of their Windows Phone OS codenamed "Mango" just last week at the VIP press conference, and demoed the latest testing build of their "Mango" OS in press events worldwide. We were …