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Microsoft Hears a Hoo

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 Yahoo will move its Euro HQ from UK to Switzerland after rejecting $45 billion from Microsoft.

Yahoo’s defense in the boardroom is their business forecast predicting (without full detail) revenue is (after two slump years) suddenly poised to jump 70% by 2010. Yahoo must be demonstrating confidence this prediction as it boldly moves HQ to famously expensive Lake Geneva.  

Go to Geneva, So ’Hoo Cares

EC Fines Microsoft €899 million

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EC Fines Microsoft €899 million

“Do we have your attention now?” The EC fines Microsoft €899 million for non-compliance. That’s ½ of what Exxon was fined for the famous Valdez 11 million gallon oil spill.

“Microsoft was the first company in fifty years of EU competition policy that the Commission has had to fine for failure to comply with an antitrust decision", says European Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes. "I hope that today's Decision closes a dark chapter in Microsoft& Continue reading...

“We Remove VISTA”

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“We Remove VISTA”

A&D Computer shop earned their 15 minutes of fame by hanging this sign out outside their PC shop in New Hampshire.

The manager says out of all the signs they’ve ever hung to attract customers, “WE REMOVE VISTA” got the most response.

Probably because so many people were (are) having problems with Windows Vista, with compatibility issues for older software, and having trouble adjusting to the interface.

Microsoft is buying Yahoo to attack Google, squeezing into the mobile phone Continue reading...

Adobe’s Breath of Fresh AIR

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Adobe’s Breath of Fresh AIR

AIR, a new software development system from Adobe will power tens of thousands of new applications to connect internet and PC (and also PCs and new mobile devices like smartphones).

AIR will help developers create apps that exist in part on a user’s PC or smartphone and in part on servers. Applications will look and run the same whether the user is on his notebook, at his desk or using a mobile device or at an internet kiosk. The AIR applications can mimic the functions of a Web browser but Continue reading...

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