Tagged: microsoft


Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos augmented-reality maps

(Especially at 5 minutes)

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I’m a PC Campaign

Microsoft’s new “I’m a PC” campaign (not the Seinfeld one) is out, pretty good on it’s own, bit lame considering they are just responding to what Apple did, what three years earlier?

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IE 8 Change of Mind

Yes! Microsoft have changed their mind on default rendering for IE 8. Sweet. In light of the Interoperability Principles, as well as feedback from the community, we’re choosing differently. Now, IE8 will show pages requesting “Standards” mode in IE8’s Standards mode. Developers who want their pages shown using IE8’s “IE7 Standards mode” will need to […]

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Microsoft Bids On Yahoo

Ah crap. Microsoft makes a bid to buy Yahoo. Can they spin off Flickr and del.icio.us before completing the deal? Please? [Update] And, unsurprisingly, I am not alone.

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X-UA-Compatible

Concerning the whole IE8 X-UA-Compatible issue, I’m 100% in agreement with Jeremy, if there’s something somewhere I can sign, point me to it.

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Christmas Comes Early This Year

IE8 passed the Acid2 test. As a team, we’ve spent the last year heads down working hard on IE8. Last week, we achieved an important milestone that should interest web developers. IE8 now renders the “Acid2 Face” correctly in IE8 standards mode.—Internet Explorer 8 and Acid2: A Milestone For those who don’t work in web […]

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Fake Steve on The Music Industry

The guys running the labels are pretty stupid—most are just dirtbags who started out as band managers or promoters—but now at long last they are kinda sorta finally vaguely getting clued in to the fact that both parts of their business model are fucked. Their loan-sharking business is being eliminated by low-cost digital recording technology […]

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Jobs and Gates Onstage

There are a bunch of videos from the D conference now up and among those, a seven part “series” from an interview with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, lots of good things in there, fun to see them interacting together and skirting some questions while looking back on an industry that they largely built. Too […]

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Microsoft Surface

MIcrosoft will be coming out—end of year, for business partners only—with Surface which looks to be like a fantastic platform. You’ll forgive me if I’m highly sceptical of when it ships and of how much of the demos will be shipped at that time but still, looks awesome. The next move is yours Steve, table/touch […]

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Online Advertising Company Buyouts: Then and Now

So what’s changed in nine years? The numbers have gotten bigger and the explanations have gotten more obtuse. Last time, the bottom fell out of the online ad business two years after Microsoft bought an advertising company. Synchronize your watches.—Online Advertising Company Buyouts: Then and Now

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