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  • Microsoft discounts Xbox Live subscriptions before rate hike
    By on October 7, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Microsoft is offering a renewal discount before the November Xbox Live price increase, offering players two years of service plus…


  • Microsoft Migrating Live Spaces Users To WordPress
    By on September 27, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Microsoft has decided it can’t compete with the established blogging platforms out there and will instead embrace one of them. Talking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, Dharmesh Mehta, Director of Product Management for Windows Live, announced that all existing Windows Live Spaces users will be migrated over to an account at WordPress.com. This decision is one Microsoft has prepared for, and the CEO of Automattic, the (more…)

  • Microsoft Says IE9 Beta Demand Overwhelming
    By on September 23, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    cgriffin21 writes “Microsoft expected Internet Explorer 9 to be popular, but after more than two million people downloaded the IE9 beta in the first two days after its release, the software giant is having a hard time choosing which eye-popping statistics to cite. Microsoft says its “Beauty of the Web” site, which illustrates the aesthetic advantages of IE9′s support for HTML5 and hardware acceleration, has had more the 9 million visits and 26 million (more…)

  • Microsoft Helps Adobe Block PDF Zero-Day Exploit
    By on September 13, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    CWmike writes “Microsoft has urged Windows users to block ongoing attacks against Adobe’s popular PDF viewer by deploying one of Microsoft’s enterprise tools. Adobe echoed Microsoft’s advice, saying the Enhanced Migration Experience Toolkit (EMET) would stymie attacks targeting Reader and Acrobat. Called ‘scary’ and ‘clever,’ the in-the-wild exploit went public last week when security researcher Mila Parkour reported it to Adobe after analyzing a (more…)

  • Microsoft Losing Big To Apple On Campus
    By on August 7, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    destinyland writes “Apple is closing in on Microsoft’s share of operating systems among the computers of incoming freshmen at the University of Virginia, confirming earlier reports of an ongoing trend. A yearly survey shows that among 3,156 freshman who own computers, Microsoft’s share is just 56% (down 6%), with Apple’s share rising to 43% (up 6%), continuing a six-year pattern. In 2004, it was Microsoft 89% vs. 8% for Apple. ‘It seems likely that (more…)

  • Microsoft Accuses Apple, Google of Attempted Privacy Murder
    By on July 7, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    A Microsoft identity guru bit Apple and smacked Google over mobile privacy policies. In fact, Microsoft’s Chief Identity Architect accused Apple and Google of trying to bury privacy alive.


  • Microsoft: Kinect Feels Like Mario Bros.
    By on June 29, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    The easiest way to explain the situation is to show it. Here’s what Kudo Tsunoda, creative director for Kinect at Microsoft, has to say regarding the often difficult task of explaining Kinect in written form:


  • Microsoft Unveils Smaller Xbox 360 Model, Kinect Details
    By on June 15, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    E3 kicked off today, and Microsoft took advantage of its early keynote presentation to show off a ton of new games and features for the Xbox 360. The biggest news for the very near future is that they’re releasing a smaller, revamped version of the console, with immediate availability. It’s black, it comes with a 250GB HDD and built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi support, and it’s priced at $299. Microsoft also put a release date on Kinect, the motion control scheme (more…)

  • What Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo have up their Sleeves
    By on June 12, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    It’s that time of the year again, folks! No – not the new iPhone. It’s time for E3, gaming’s most important conference, where Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony announce their latest hardware, games and services. Fanboy battles will rage, marketing execs will boast – but if all goes according to plan, gamers will find out what will dominate their time.


  • Microsoft loads up 56 Achievements in New Game Room
    By on March 23, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Microsoft really, really wants you to play in the Game Room a lot. There’s less than a week left until it releases on March 24, so we’ll see then if an enticement like this pays off. You’ll get points every three medals, and even some points for just spending time in the arcade (36 hours total).