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…

Stating the obvious – Microsoft and open $ource

A rather short post today relating to an article which explores Microsoft’s relationship with open source and its future direction.  A rather interesting (if somewhat already known) piece which states: You know why I know Microsoft has no leadership and vision when it comes to Open-Source? Because I asked Steve Ballmer when he was in London, and…

UK Government going ahead with Open Source

Intellect 2012 Open source and open standards are the direction for UK government IT, the civil servant leading the government’s technology change agenda has said. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/10/open_source_government/ More often than not, the UK governments grasp on technology/software is rather vague to say the least.   We need look no further than BBClick to see the level in…

Microsoft has lost out again? – Kinect now freed from the 360?

Recently a company called Adafruit made a challenge to coders worldwide to write open source drivers for the Microsoft Kinect technology.  They even offered $2000 reward for the person who could do it.  As you would expect, Microsoft wasn’t too happy and released a few statements regarding the issue: …work closely with law enforcement and…

TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 2 – 07/11/10

Despite not having a guest this week we had quite a bit to talk about.  In this show we looked at Silverlight and an apparent fall from Microsoft grace. I talk about David Cameron’s comments on Copyright law / IP /Innovation and worry that instead of looking to others for example (in this case America)…

Bing on Android – Microsoft rides the coat tails of Android again?

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 on…

Codeplex Foundation – Microsoft loves FOSS?

Microsoft is alleged to be launching a foundation to support to Open Source software and its ethos. The interim president is non other than Sam Ramji, who recently announced he was leaving Microsoft and his position of open source czar at Redmond. So now we look at another member of this “foundation” who has been…

Microsoft on Twitter! Flanakin Microwalker on Windows 7!

*Disclaimer* Whilst some of our Microsoft faithful claim Im a hater and baiter, I would like to stress that this article is presented in a light hearted, tongue in cheek way with a serious question.  Why cant IT be fun every so often? As Ive said before people who post opinion and have a net…

BE WARNED! – THERES A CUT-THROAT GOBLIN ABOUT!

Ive seen it all now, it has been alleged that im in a homosexual relationship with a poster called chips on MS-Watch.  Its been alleged that my wife is a man.  Its been alleged that Im involved in a Jihad against Microsoft (in very bad taste I must add) and now, I am accused of…