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April 3, 2009  7:40 AM

Google in late stage talks to buy Twitter

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Google, Microsoft, Techcrunch, twitter

TechCrunch is reporting that Google is in the late stages of negotiations to buy Twitter for well north of its $250m valuation.

Wow, it seems anything that's successful on the web is a...

March 5, 2009  6:29 PM

Microsoft: the mixed fruit of maturity

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Internet Explorer, Microsoft

Seven years ago, Microsoft was a byword for buggy software. Its codebase was a notorious happy hunting ground for delinquent virus writers. The "Summer of Worms" in 2003, when the Blaster, Welchia and Sobig malware wreaked havoc, turning computer viruses into kitchen table conversation topics,...


February 20, 2009  3:00 PM

Reward: new mobile operating system

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Microsoft, MWC

I like this mock up of Microsoft's latest drama at the World Mobile Congress... it made me chuckle! 


February 6, 2009  11:04 AM

Netbooks backlash begins

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Dell, HP, Mobile Computing, toshiba

It was probably inevitable but just as the popularity of netbooks grows, so does the opposition towards them especially by that in the enterprise IT market.

 

One thing is absolutely...


January 5, 2009  12:03 PM

Microsoft cuts thousands of jobs, but what will be the ripple effect?

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Microsoft, Recession

OK, so the first bit of bad news for the tech sector and the New Year has hardly got under way...... Microsoft to cut 17% of its workforce. So its not confirmed yet, but this rumour has been gathering strength


December 18, 2008  11:52 AM

Microsoft cancels Christmas lunch?

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Microsoft

We hear that poor old Microsoft staff in the UK are going without the good ole Christmas turkey lunch this year to stave off redundancies .... we can't confirm this is true yet, but when we do will let you know what would have been on the menu! 


October 10, 2008  2:47 PM

Microsoft’s new ads to launch on Saturday night during X-Factor

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Mac, Microsoft, PC, Windows, x-factor

Clipboard02.JPGIf you're a fan of Simon Cowell and his high...


October 3, 2008  4:00 PM

Microsoft isn’t happy to play second fiddle to Google in search battle

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Ballmer, Google, Microsoft, Search

I agree with my fellow blogger Ian White that it was interesting to hear Steve Ballmer thoughts and expressions of ambition for the software giant this week.


September 16, 2008  11:05 AM

HP to slash 24,000 jobs in global restructure

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HP, Recession

Each day seems to bring some pretty bad news at the moment. At the weekend it was Lehman Bros and now today it's the


September 5, 2008  8:25 AM

New Microsoft ad – Bill Gates and Seinfield star

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Bill Gates, Microsoft, seinfield

Bill Gates and Seinfield - its a new Microsoft ad that has just aired on NBC.



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