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Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in September 2008
A Redmond official insists it's early days in the race for market share and that Microsoft is just a killer app, or two, from catching Google.
The automaker is hoping new Web 2.0 tools will help build a loyal fan base that will see it through its industry's tough times.
Windows users can upload their stories to Microsoft's Web site and possibly see them displayed on the giant video board in New York City's Times Square.
The company says the displays will cut energy costs by 30% to 60% over its previous monitors.
The latest ad in Microsoft's $300 million Windows campaign features PC users from all walks of life, including a Microsoft engineer who mimics Apple pitchman John Hodgeman.
CEO Ronald Hovsepian said the company is saving big by using open source products internally.
Big Blue is developing new technologies to support better workplace collaboration and communication.
Purpose-built accounting machines? Water-cooled servers? IBM is taking a page from its past to deliver energy-saving systems for today and tomorrow.
The electronics retailer will pay $2.65 per share to acquire all of Napster's outstanding stock.
The software developer said it plans to work more closely with the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Transactions.
Microsoft's chairman gets funky, '80s-style, in the latest spot from Crispin Porter + Bogusky.
CEO Mark Shuttleworth said the Linux distributor is hiring designers and interactivity experts to help make its distribution more consistent and user-friendly.
Novell has optimized its SUSE Linux server OS to run in Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization environment.
Google runs special versions of its home page to mark everything from the Persian new year to the birthday of Diego Velazquez (who?). So what's on the search giant's Web site today--the seventh anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and UA Flight 93? As of Noon Eastern, nothing.
The device features numerous high-end features designed to appeal to power gamers.
The software developer's participation in OMG and Web services alliances with IBM and EMC, announced Wednesday, are the latest signs Redmond is opening up.
The Buy From FM service will allow users to purchase and download songs they hear on the radio through a wireless Internet connection.
The service pack gives users new tools for measuring ROI on Web marketing campaigns and key word purchases.
The software maker said it plans to release Hyper-V Server 2008 and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 by Oct. 8.
Microsoft's new Windows ad, featuring Jerry Seinfeld, is outdated and not very funny -- but it's highly revealing of all that's wrong out there in Redmond.
Interop New York, the East Coast's largest business technology conference and exhibition, runs September 15 through 19th at the Jacob K Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan. Here's an alphabetical guide to key events, activities and entertainment inside and outside the show.
Microsoft is reducing the price of its hot-selling gaming console as competition with Sony and Nintendo heats up.