Mary Jo Foley

Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Send her an email with your rants, rumors, tips and tattles. Confidentiality guaranteed.

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What Makes Google (vs. Microsoft) tick?

What Makes Google (vs. Microsoft) tick?

What makes Google tick? Is it different from what gets the Softies going? Is Google just like Microsoft was, when the Redmond software company was comprised of 8,000 people (the current size of Google) vs. nearly 71,000 (the size of present-day Microsoft)?

October 16, 2006 by in Google

More Vista modifications on tap

More Vista modifications on tap

Microsoft reconfirmed on October 13 that it won't delay Windows Vista's launch in the European Union or South Korea. But Microsoft will be making further modifications to the product to appease EU regulators, Microsoft officials confirmed Friday.

October 13, 2006 by in Windows

GoogleDocs: Another Microsoft NetDocs in the making?

GoogleDocs: Another Microsoft NetDocs in the making?

The so-called "GoogleDocs" project is expected to be unveiled at the Office 2.0 conference on October 11. Should Microsoft be quaking in its boots (this time)? I’d like to say yes – after all, who doesn’t love a good fight? But given Google’s track record in this space, I’m inclined to say no.

October 10, 2006 by in Microsoft

The Vista RC2 feedback rolls in

The Vista RC2 feedback rolls in

Vista's looking better with every test build, as it should, according to many of those banging on the product. Is it ready to be released to manufacturing in a matter of "days"? Microsoft officials say yes; testers say ... mostly.

October 9, 2006 by in Windows

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