Microsoft take-down requests – needs its own house in order first?

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 […]

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“Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war”? – Is Oprah to get WP7 next?

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 […]

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Bing and gone? A Microsoft car/engine? Yusuf Mehdi conjures up a disturbing thought

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 […]

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