By now its common knowledge that Google has released publically, figures on the takedown requests it has recieved from copyright holders and their affiliates. Microsoft figured heavily in this release which is what I wish to look at a little closer and maybe offer some alternative reasoning to the requests themselves. Firstly, this article is […]Read More Microsoft take-down requests – needs its own house in order first?
It appears that Oprah is the current favourite piece of artillery for Microsoft to wheel out when they want something promoted. Readers should remember a few months ago that Oprah was giving away the 360 to her studio audience. Following the somewhat surprising news that Microsoft somehow convinced Oprah to showcase its Kinect controller technology […]Read More “Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war”? – Is Oprah to get WP7 next?
And a look at the Kin/WP7 press releases questioning if people actually believe the PR anymore. Ive certainly had a laugh at the disaster that was the Kin. What made the failure so comical was that up until the point of total #fail, the Microsoft faithful were promoting the phone to the bitter end. They […]Read More Its a F’Kin comeback! – the “greatest social networking phone ever”
Yes, you read the title right and thanks to a link by Dr Schestowitz of Techrights bringing my attention to it. I’ve always used the WordPress blogging service and on the whole am very happy with the experience. When looking at Windows Live Spaces, I could not help but notice that many blog’s were hit by a […]Read More Windows Live Spaces to be migrated to WordPress? By Microsoft?
Most people by now will have experienced the live search feature Google is debuting. That aside (and we can look forward to the new “innovation” Bing offers as a response), its being reported that Google instant was invented in 2005 by an ex-Yahoo product manager. Over on the blog of this ex-manager (Stephen Hood), he […]Read More Yahoo claims invention of a Google feature?
We start this article reminding ourselves of some comments Steve Ballmer has made in regards to Android. You may have heard about Android, its a rather popular mobile platform which Microsoft is thinking it is going to be able to compete with when the old new Windows Mobile 7 is released shortly. 😉 just some words […]Read More Bing on Android – Microsoft rides the coat tails of Android again?
Yusuf Mehdi. Ring any bells? For me anyway the name certainly didn’t spring off the page for me, but then even Microsoft’s desperate (and repeated) invasions into the commercial breaks of my TV viewing with that Bing advert have failed to spark an interest in a search/decision/whatever engine that Microsoft have produced. For your information […]Read More Bing and gone? A Microsoft car/engine? Yusuf Mehdi conjures up a disturbing thought
Its been widely reported Google’s experiment of having a background picture for the front page of its search engine. I think its safe to say that the experiment was not well received and for most users I have spoken with it failed on two fronts, firstly because the simplistic “actually do the job” front page is […]Read More Google background fail & Microsoft rejoices? Who is really failing?
There are things that we can thank Microsoft for. For starters one would be keeping the legions of Malware, Virus etc away from other operating systems. We could also thank Microsoft for Steve Ballmer, who never fails to amuse every time he gets on stage. We can thank some of the Microsoft projects for giving […]Read More AXED – Microsoft’s Courier? – Too bad, the Zune jokes are wearing thin.
This week has been a rather busy one for me. Its also been a rather disjointed week, due to building work on our house, which is why Openbytes has not been updated for a few days. I’ve now just started experiencing the delights of an HTC phone and Android which is giving me the ability […]Read More Newsbytes: 26/03/10 – News from around the Web