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April 22, 2008  10:53 PM

Microsoft puts some meat around mesh



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

At the witching hour, Microsoft is set to post information, including a link to a "limited technology preview" of its promised Live Mesh platform. Info will be posted to the Mesh site

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April 17, 2008  1:48 PM

Google’s cloud rains on users



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Google, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Tech Blogs

cloudRemote access to GMail and its chat program went...


April 9, 2008  9:34 PM

Yahoo continues anti-Microsoft contortions



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

Wow. Yahoo really, REALLY doesn't want to be bought by Microsoft. At least not for the 42 million big ones currently on the table. Yahoo is talking about combining its Internet operations with those of America Online (aka Time Warner's AOL unit), according to a

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March 5, 2008  8:46 AM

Microsoft Office Live Workspace vs. Google Docs: Who will win?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, Google, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS), Tech Blogs

Microsoft Office Live Workspace and Google Docs are going mano a mano over on ReadWriteWeb, where a

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February 19, 2008  5:04 PM

Capt. Ballmer: Obsessed with hunting Yahoo?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Google, Microsoft, News

moby dickMicrosoft's relentless pursuit of Yahoo is drawing comparisons to another epic tale of obsession: Herman Melville's "

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February 14, 2008  11:07 AM

Microsoft re-shuffles



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

Ah, it's that time of year. Microsoft is re-shuffling the executive deck with Pieter Knook, the Windows Mobile guy; Mike Sievert, the Vista marketer; and Steven Berkowitz of the black hole that is online...


February 12, 2008  8:11 PM

Microsoft focus in question as report says Danger cost $500 million



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Google, Microsoft, Mobile networking technology, News, Open-source, Software as a service (SaaS)

dangerBreaking news this afternoon has cast Microsoft's acquisition of Danger in a whole new light. 

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February 10, 2008  11:52 AM

Yahoo to Microsoft: Um, no thanks



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Google, Microsoft, SMB, Software as a service (SaaS)

Yahoo's board, convinced that Microsoft is lowballing, has reportedly nixed Microsoft's $44.6 billion buyout offer.  The Wall Street Journal reported the news over the weekend.  Yahoo,  despite its...


January 15, 2008  1:39 PM

Microsoft deal, exec exits: Coincidence or conspiracy?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, Google, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

Sometimes it takes a few days for the obvious to occur. Up here in the snowy northeast we call that "dawn breaking on Marblehead."

Example: Ran into an old bud (to be known as Buddy) today who, as it happens, works for


December 19, 2007  10:40 AM

Big channel questions loom in 2008



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, Direct reseller channel conflict, Enterprise applications, Google, Microsoft, SMB, Software as a service (SaaS), Supplier relationship management, Virtualization, VoIP over IP (VoIP)

What will be the defining partner issues of the coming year? Here's a completely unscientific take on what solution providers of all stripes should watch for. One: Will Dell's new-found (or born again) 


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