Charlie Osborne

London-based Charlie Osborne is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She holds a degree in Medical Anthropology.

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Bing: a present day "Dogpile"

My editor-in-chief Larry Dignan posted a short time ago about Bing, Microsoft's newly branded search engine. His first thoughts were that of positive ones and had a nice first impression of the site as:Bing is quick (all posts);The interface is clean;And the search results were handy.

May 31, 2009 by

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US government sanctions hit Windows Live Messenger in embargoed countries

The news broke the other day of Microsoft disabling their instant messaging network, Windows Live Messenger, to a number of countries including Sudan, Syria, North Korea, Cuba and Iran, due to a number of trade embargoes which the US government has against these countries.Long story short, the trade embargoes essentially restricts the import and export of goods to a country, sovereignty or government often due to political reasons, as a "form of protest against another country's practices".

May 27, 2009 by

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