Is Gmail Privacy As Bad As Microsoft Says It Is?

11 Feb

Last week, Microsoft launched a new “Scroogled” campaign. In case you don’t recall, the company launched a campaign under that name during the holiday season, calling out Google Shopping for its paid Google Shopping model (a move that has been controversial). This time, Microsoft is using the “Scroogled” brand again to attack a decade-old feature of Google’s Gmail – the one that Google uses to target advertising to users by algorithmically sc.....

Bing About To Get Google-Like Product Listing Ads [Exclusive]

02 Feb

We spoke with David Pann, GM of Microsoft’s Search Network, and he tells us that we can expect Bing’s version of product listing ads sometime this year. This may raise a few eyebrows, considering Bing’s heavy campaigning against Google’s PLA-based Google Shopping model, but rest assured, Bing’s not about to start a paid-only model for its shopping results.Would you test the waters with Bing’s product listing ads? Just in .....

Microsoft Is Reportedly Testing Its Own Windows Phone 8 Hardware

04 Nov

It’s pretty obvious why Microsoft made the Surface. It needed to raise the bar on Windows 8 tablets and force OEMs into making attractive hardware. It’s not a problem with Windows Phone 8 as the Nokia Lumia 920 and Windows Phone 8X are already attractive enough. That might not stop Microsoft from making its own Windows Phone though.A report from the Wall Street Journal says that Microsoft is working with its Asian suppliers to test its own Windows Phone 8 hardware. It looks.....

Microsoft Windows 8 Pre-Orders Now Available

15 Oct

Microsoft today announced that DVD copies of the Windows 8 Pro upgrade are now available for pre-order at select retailers. The operating system upgrade will cost customers $70, and customers running Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 will be able to upgrade.Windows 8 is now available for pre-order at Amazon, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, and other retailers (though you might want to be wary of pre-ordering from Best Buy). However, customers who have the virtue .....

TypeScript Is Microsoft’s Attempt At Making JavaScript Application Development Easier

05 Oct

JavaScript has been one of the core foundations of HTML5 since the beginning. Microsoft has been aggressively pushing HTML5 in Internet Explorer 10. So what happens when you take Microsoft’s desire to create proprietary programming languages and their insistence on HTML5? You get TypeScript, the company’s own version of JavaScript. Microsoft announced that TypeScript is now available for developers and programmers to play around with. What’s the difference between Ty.....