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posted in July 2007

More Copies Of Windows Than Cars?

7/26/2007
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today said that by the end of this fiscal year, which began July 1, there will be more than a billion Windows PCs worldwide. "There will be more PCs running Windows in the world than there are automobiles, which is, at least to me, a mind-numbing concept," Ballmer said. That hasn't been the only number thrown out so far.

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Microsoft Creates New Ad And Search Research Group

7/26/2007
Microsoft's been criticized repeatedly for arriving late to the game in some technologies, and the Web is no exception. Today, company chairman Bill Gates announced a new group called the Internet Services Research Center to help close the gap between research and productization for services Microsoft is investing in, especially advertising and search.

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Will Microsoft Get Into Intentional Programming?

7/26/2007
At Microsoft's annual Financial Analyst Meeting this morning, chairman Bill Gates said he wants to "make programming easy for information workers and professionals." It's possible Gates is talking about intentional programming, a method that allows subject matter experts like insurance adjusters or doctors to describe what they want programs to do as part of the development process.

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