Category Archive for: ‘Microsoft’

Yahoo, MSN Messengers Hook-Up

On Wednesday Yahoo and Microsoft announced that they have begun a limited public beta test that allows Windows Live Messenger users and Yahoo Messenger users to send messages back and forth, as well as alert both services of online status and other information. While the partnership presently only allows text-based messaging to be exchanged between the two systems, they do …

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Update on Microsoft’s “iPod Killer”

Over the past couple weeks, more details have emerged regarding Microsoft’s still-in-development, so-called “iPod Killer”.  The device now has a code name (Project Argos), and we know that the project is being headed by Vice President J. Allard. Furthermore, we know that a family of XBox-branded handheld, WiFi-enabled devices are in the works.  So could Gates’ iPod killer be not …

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Windows Live Messenger Launched

Today Microsoft launched the Windows Live Messenger, one of 20 new Services in the Live concept. Windows Live Messenger goes beyond the traditional instant messaging (IM) service, enabling people to connect and share, with free PC-to-PC calls and inexpensive calls from a PC to phones around the world, video calling, easy sharing with Sharing Folders, and more. As of now …

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An iPod Killer – Is It Possible?

Upset that Apple’s iPod dominates the mp3 market, Microsoft has joined a consortium of nine Japan-based companies who are colluding to create what they hope will be the the iPod killer. The consortium includes the likes of NTT DoCoMo (a mobile handset manufacturer), Toshiba Cor, Napster Japan, and others.  The “iPod killer” software will be based off of Windows Media …

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Microsoft Will Not Release DirectX 10 for Windows XP

Microsoft will not release next-generation graphics API called DirectX 10 for the currently shipping Windows XP, instead, the company will keep the new API strictly for the forthcoming Windows Vista, despite earlier assumptions about DirectX 10 for the XP. For end users this means that to get the most advantages of the new-generation GPUs, the new OS will be required. …

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