To lose one Windows Live Search exec may be regarded as a misfortune, but losing two looks like something worse...Poor Microsoft (words I never thought I'd type) - the struggle to catch up with Google and Yahoo in the search stakes really does seem doomed to failure.
Communications from the world of, er, communications. And other stuff.
David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't pay the bills. David's main focus is on communications, as well as internet technologies, regulation and mobile devices.
AT&T over in the States are reportedly talking about bringing out the iPhone for enterprise users. The analysts quoted in this piece certainly don't seem to think it's the brightest idea, because:a) It's touchscreen so you can't use it while driving (er, so's a Windows PPC, and you shouldn't be using it while driving anyway).
I haven't done a Press Release Of The Day for a while, but this grabbed me by the neck and demanded it. It's from a PR company called (god have mercy on my soul) *kulow kommunikation.
According to an article in the Times, Orange will soon introduce data bundles for its customers. We expect this to be formally announced in a couple of days' time, but the current info suggests that Orange's flat-rate bundles will be a tad more expensive than T-Mobile's...
Orange subscribers who have taken up the mobile phone company's offer of free broadband haven't had a terribly good experience with it, by all accounts. They've even had to put up with an outage lasting weeks but, as it turns out, it seems the poor sods aren't even covered by the broadband industry code of practice!
Here's an entry on the blog of VoIP company Rebtel that looks very familiar to me. That may be because most of it is cut'n'pasted from our own story on the disabling of the Nokia N95's VoIP capabilities by some operators.
OK, so it's about a month since I installed Vista on my lovely 2GHz Core 2 Duo home laptop, and I can't say I'm unreservedly enthusiastic.Let's start with the look of the thing, which is clearly one of the OS's main drawing points.
The Oxford Tube - aka the coach between London and Oxford - is now Wi-Fi-enabled.I can't help thinking that our former news editor, Graeme Wearden, would have appreciated this on his daily trek to work from Headington!
One question that has always gnawed at me about the whole internet malarkey is the issue of content regulation. Could we?
Alongside the surprise news that Google has bought a videoconferencing firm, the company's official blog has another revealing bit of info to share.Google is bringing out something called Web History, which pretty much seems to do what it says on the tin.