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Microsoft Purchases Skype - Facebook and Google Unlucky Suitors
Posted on 10 May 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

VOIP is likely headed in a new direction now that Microsoft agreed to pay $8.5 billion for Skype . It was reported that Facebook and Google's offers were in the $3 to 4 billion range , while at the same time Skype was still considering an IPO... Read More

Kerry and McCain Propose Privacy Bill of Rights
Posted on 14 Apr 2011 by Tami S Cunningham, JD

United States Senators John Kerry and John McCain introduced a bill this week that proposes greater protection of personal information for online consumers. Under the Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011 , consumers have the right to be notified... Read More

Court Grants Microsoft's Request to Ownership of Spamming Botnet Domain Names
Posted on 15 Sep 2010 by Peter S. Vogel

276 domain names maliciously used by Waledac botnets were transferred to Microsoft, even though Waledac never participated in the suit. Waledac sent more than 1.5 billion daily spam messages in 2009. US District Judge Leonie Brinkema issued the Order... Read More

'Tiger Woods Is Just Like Windows 7′ said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
Posted on 6 Apr 2010 by Peter S. Vogel

Apparently Microsoft did not learn its lesson hiring Jerry Seinfeld to help launch Vista in the fall of 2008, now apparently Tiger Woods will be Microsoft's spokesman for Windows 7! Is it possible that Steve Ballmer actually said ???: "This... Read More

Search Engine Update: Google grabs 71% of U.S. searches, Bing slips
Posted on 10 May 2010 by Peter S. Vogel

No surprise that Google's search engine continues to grow at the expense of Yahoo! and Microsoft's Bing. Hitwise now reports April 2010: Google at 71.4%, Yahoo! down 1% to to 14.96%, Bing down 2% to 9.43%, Ask down 37% to 2.18%, and the remaining... Read More

Google Gets Injunction Stopping Microsoft's eMail Service
Posted on 7 Jan 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

The Department of Interior (DOI) was enjoined from awarding Microsoft a contract to provide a Cloud email service following Google's bid protest. US Judge Susan Braden issued a temporary injunction because the DOI failed to comply with federal... Read More

f8 - Facebook's Play to Take Over the Entire Internet
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by Peter S. Vogel

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerman recently announced significant changes to Facebook expanding 100's of websites with "open graph" and "like" which may revolutionize the Internet . At the annual f8 Facebook outside developers'... Read More

Wow! Google TV - What a Concept!
Posted on 1 Jun 2010 by Peter S. Vogel

Google demonstrated its new entertainment hub for TV with a browser which includes a joint effort with Sony, Intel and Logitech . As part of the announcement Google explained that "Google TV is a new experience made for television that combines... Read More

Software Patents - US Government vs. Microsoft
Posted on 25 Mar 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

The US Supreme Court will hear argument on April 18 in the patent infringement case in which Microsoft has been enjoined from selling Word with XML features. The US Solicitor General filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court against Microsoft... Read More

  • Blog Post: 'Tiger Woods Is Just Like Windows 7′ said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

    Apparently Microsoft did not learn its lesson hiring Jerry Seinfeld to help launch Vista in the fall of 2008, now apparently Tiger Woods will be Microsoft's spokesman for Windows 7! Is it possible that Steve Ballmer actually said ???: "This guy is big - really big from what I hear, and...
  • Blog Post: f8 - Facebook's Play to Take Over the Entire Internet

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerman recently announced significant changes to Facebook expanding 100's of websites with "open graph" and "like" which may revolutionize the Internet . At the annual f8 Facebook outside developers' conference on April 21, 2010 Zuckerman demonstrated...
  • Blog Post: Search Engine Update: Google grabs 71% of U.S. searches, Bing slips

    No surprise that Google's search engine continues to grow at the expense of Yahoo! and Microsoft's Bing. Hitwise now reports April 2010: Google at 71.4%, Yahoo! down 1% to to 14.96%, Bing down 2% to 9.43%, Ask down 37% to 2.18%, and the remaining 78 search engines accounted for 2.03%. As these...
  • Blog Post: Wow! Google TV - What a Concept!

    Google demonstrated its new entertainment hub for TV with a browser which includes a joint effort with Sony, Intel and Logitech . As part of the announcement Google explained that "Google TV is a new experience made for television that combines the TV you know and love with the freedom and power...
  • Blog Post: Court Grants Microsoft's Request to Ownership of Spamming Botnet Domain Names

    276 domain names maliciously used by Waledac botnets were transferred to Microsoft, even though Waledac never participated in the suit. Waledac sent more than 1.5 billion daily spam messages in 2009. US District Judge Leonie Brinkema issued the Order transferring the 276 domain names which in one...
  • Blog Post: Google Gets Injunction Stopping Microsoft's eMail Service

    The Department of Interior (DOI) was enjoined from awarding Microsoft a contract to provide a Cloud email service following Google's bid protest. US Judge Susan Braden issued a temporary injunction because the DOI failed to comply with federal procurement laws. Google and Microsoft both offer...
  • Blog Post: Software Patents - US Government vs. Microsoft

    The US Supreme Court will hear argument on April 18 in the patent infringement case in which Microsoft has been enjoined from selling Word with XML features. The US Solicitor General filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court against Microsoft and endorsing the US Patent & Trademark Office...
  • Blog Post: Kerry and McCain Propose Privacy Bill of Rights

    United States Senators John Kerry and John McCain introduced a bill this week that proposes greater protection of personal information for online consumers. Under the Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011 , consumers have the right to be notified of the collection of their personal data and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Purchases Skype - Facebook and Google Unlucky Suitors

    VOIP is likely headed in a new direction now that Microsoft agreed to pay $8.5 billion for Skype . It was reported that Facebook and Google's offers were in the $3 to 4 billion range , while at the same time Skype was still considering an IPO later this year. As a result of this purchase, Microsoft...