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Microsoft's cloud push: Too little too late on purpose?

Microsoft's cloud push: Too little too late on purpose?

Most of us observers expected Microsoft to move to the cloud now, based on the success of Amazon Web Services and Google. But the apparent pace is to offer developers training wheels, little more. The pricing -- sort of important when the whole goal is about economics and productivity -- remains missing.

October 30, 2008 by

Viacom perks up at Google Books settlement

Viacom perks up at Google Books settlement

Google's settlement with authors could be good news for Viacom, the New York Times' Miguel Helft says.That's because the authors at least think Google has conceded that it needs prior permission in order to scan books.

October 30, 2008 by

Estonian registrar gets a reprieve

Estonian registrar gets a reprieve

ICANN has stayed the termination of Estonian registrar EstDomains, pending a review of the company's response. ICANN terminated the company after the president was convicted of fraud and money laundering.

October 30, 2008 by

I like Windows Mobile and am not ashamed to admit it

I like Windows Mobile and am not ashamed to admit it

A couple weeks ago Om Malik wrote an article in the NY Times titled, Why Windows Mobile is in Trouble, and most of the focus was on how the T-Mobile G1 and Google Android poses the biggest threat to Windows Mobile. The article gives an honest assessment of where Windows Mobile is at this time and concludes by stating that Windows Mobile is not a lost cause, but does need to take some actions to stay current and relevant in the mobile space. I agree with this bottom line, but also don't think Microsoft has too much to worry about with the first Google Android device (the G1). I have been using the G1 for two weeks now and while it is great to see a mainstream Linux mobile OS, I am also heavily using my Treo Pro to get things done and stay in touch on the go. I don't see a lot of people standing up and saying they prefer and like using Windows Mobile, but I know there are lots of people out there that do enjoy using this platform and I am one of them.

October 30, 2008 by

Windows 7 to scale to 256 processors

Windows 7 to scale to 256 processors

Microsoft has been hinting that even though it had no plans to make major changes to the Windows kernel, it did have a scheme up its sleeve to make Windows 7 and Windows 7 Server better suited to working on multicore/parallel systems. Now details are becoming clearer as to how Microsoft plans to do this.

October 30, 2008 by

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