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October 2, 2008  2:14 PM

Is Microsoft trying to buy users?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Microsoft Windows, Mozilla, new products

In an attempt to get more users, Microsoft has added SearchPerks to its Live Search service.

But, unless you have Internet...

September 29, 2008  9:51 PM

I’m a PC, and I don’t necessarily like Microsoft



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Linux, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Midmarket CIO

After the annoyingly strange Jerry Seinfeld/Bill Gates commercials promoting Microsoft, a new batch of adverts surfaced featuring the slogan “


September 19, 2008  1:47 PM

Microsoft reclaims ‘I’m a PC’; ditches Gates/Seinfield



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Midmarket CIO

As quickly as they started, the Microsoft/Jerry Seinfeld/Bill Gates ads have ended. Phew.

The nonsensical ads left viewers scratching their heads and Seinfeld with quite a heavy pocket. The comedian reportedly earned $10 million for the commercials...


September 12, 2008  1:25 PM

Are CIOs finding Apple’s sex-appeal, appealing?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Microsoft Windows, Mobile

How important is it, as a CIO, to have a fashion-accessory phone? What about if said phone is sexy – unlike some of the more boring models?

Windows Mobile is boring. According to Mikael Nerde, head of the accessory and developer program for Sony...


September 11, 2008  6:01 PM

In a world without Microsoft…



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Microsoft, Midmarket CIO

Earlier this week on searchCIO-Midmarket.com I wrote about IBM’s pitch (with partners) for a “Microsoft-free desktop.” It seems a little far-fetched. Then again, we got...


September 5, 2008  1:10 AM

Google’s Chrome: Not your average Web browser?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Firefox, Google, Microsoft

Microsoft’s IE is facing some serious competition. With Mozilla’s Firefox, Apple’s Safari and Opera Software ASA’s Opera and recently


August 29, 2008  12:53 PM

IE 8 brings Web-surfing privacy and peace of mind (for users, anyway)



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Firefox, Microsoft, Mozilla, Web surfing

 

Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) will have a new privacy setting. The new setting, dubbed “porn ...

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August 21, 2008  6:49 PM

Seinfeld vs. Justin Long? Please, let’s get someone with some funny.



Posted by: The Weave
CIO, Microsoft, Midmarket CIO

  Can we all agree that Jerry Seinfeld was never the funny one? For all his quirks and humorous relationships, Jerry was always the straight man to his consistently...


August 6, 2008  1:30 PM

Microsoft’s Midori: Straight up or on the rocks?



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Midmarket CIO, new products, Virtualization

Microsoft is planning for the retirement of Windows by working on a new operating-system—Midori.

Maybe.

Well, more than likely considering all the Internet-buzz about it (one of many projects in ‘incubation,’ according...


July 28, 2008  12:58 PM

Microsoft: Kicking SaaS and changing names



Posted by: Kristen Caretta
CIO, Microsoft Windows, Midmarket CIO

I brushed up on SaaS (Software as a Service) knowledge today.

After reading through all the SaaS articles on my site, I continued on to Google. Amongst...


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