Nokia and Microsoft? Just maybe

February 13, 2011
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop (left) and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer address the Senior Leadership Event before they announce plans for a broad strategic partnership to build a new global mobile ecosystem . Nokia and Microsoft plan to form a broad strategic partnership that would use their complementary strengths and expertise to create a new global mobile ecosystem.

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop (left) and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Credit: HO

Before there were smartphones Nokia made smart phones. Sleek. Colorful. Attractive. Sporting a distinctive, trademarked ring that, because there are so many Nokia handsets in the world, may actually be heard 20,000 times a second.

Google and Bing trade blows on ‘copying’ saga

February 2, 2011

The Internet search world was rocked by a rare spell of intrigue and acrimony on Tuesday, as Google, the world’s No. 1 search company accused rival Microsoft of copying its search results, leading to a public slap-fight between the two tech giants.

Closer look at Google’s Honeycomb

January 6, 2011

Google stole the show from Verizon at the opening keynote at CES, showing off its new Honeycomb software, the first version of the Android operating system specifically designed for tablets.

Google’s not-so-subtle jab at Microsoft Exchange

By Kevin Kelleher
December 10, 2010

When Gmail goes down, it doesn’t just make news, it makes people angry. Small businesses running their email on Google’s servers complain publicly. People even talk about suing Google.

Google to speed up searches with visual Web site ‘previews’

November 9, 2010

Google’s search engine has a new feature that may cause Web surfers to do less…Web surfing.

RockMelt’s secret social Web browser makes debut

November 7, 2010

The Web has evolved drastically during the past two decades. But the Web browser remains much as it has since it was first created.RockMeltScreen

E3: Dancing with Xbox Kinect on Day 1

June 15, 2010

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Day one of the 2010 E3 video game conference was dominated by news from Microsoft, who told us a little more about Xbox 360 with Kinect, the gesture/motion system that lets users do many things on screen without the need for a controller. The system, due in November, poses a threat to top dog console the Nintendo’s Wii, and Sony’s new add-on, called Move.

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VMWare’s orator: Tod Nielsen

May 19, 2010

Tod Nielsen certainly has the gift of the gab. VMWare's chief operating officer, who was once videotaped by a reporter in the hope that he would turn out someday to be "famous" (and a royalty generator), waxed lyrical at the Reuters Global Technology Summit about everything from British CIOs and magic crystals to PCs .

Microsoft CFO: Likes iPad, loves Ballmer: apps? meh

May 14, 2010

Microsoft CFO Klein

Three things we learned from chatting with Microsoft CFO Peter Klein: for one, he’s a big fan of his boss, CEO Steve Ballmer, despite their contrasting interview styles (Klein is even tempered; Ballmer is famously energetic, which I’ve witnessed first hand).

Actually, Yahoo is not spending another $85 million on ads

May 6, 2010

The news that Yahoo is spending $75 million to $85 million on an ad blitz has provoked a wave of disparagement in the blogosphere, with many critics slamming Yahoo for throwing more money away on an ineffective marketing strategy.