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Microsoft gets an official Massive competitor in Google
Google is confirming that it has bought in-game advertising provider AdScape Media for an undisclosed amount. Guess that means Microsoft is going to have to come up with some kind of response when asked about Google as a competitor to Microsoft's Massive acquisition.
Former Windows bigwig working on Ajax Search API at Google
When Marc Lucovsky, one of Microsoft's top Windows architects, jumped ship and joined Google a couple of years ago, nobody (including Lucovsky) was willing to say what his new role would be inside Redmond's search rival. Now we know what Lucovsky is doing (thanks to former Microsoft chief blogger Robert Scoble).
MS-Google face-off: This time in distributed computing
At this week’s open house for press and analysts, Microsoft Research (MSR) will be showing off a multitude of projects, including a (so far) little-publicized distributed-computing platform under development that is code-named “Dryad.” Dryad is one of a number of large-scale-computing efforts in which Microsoft researchers are engaged.
Microsoft to address Google search complaint in Vista SP1
Microsoft is making changes to Windows Vista in response to a Google complaint that claimed Vista's integrated desktop search is harming the performance of Google Desktop and hampering customer choice. Microsoft plans to incorporate some of the search-related changes in Vista Service Pack 1, which the company is finally admitting will be out in beta form before the end of 2007.