Ajax history
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The first use of the term in public was by Jesse James Garrett in February 2005.[1] Garrett thought of the term when he realized the need for a shorthand term to represent the suite of technologies he was proposing to … Read More

IT companies
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List of information technology companies by market capitalization: As shown in MacObserver[1]: Microsoft – $264B[2] Google – $208B Cisco – $189B Apple Inc. – $162B IBM – $159B Intel – $155B HP – $112.57B [3][4] Dell – $45.09B[5] References ^ … Read More

History and development of spyware
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The first recorded use of the term spyware occurred on October 17, 1994 in a Usenet post that poked fun at Microsoft’s business model. Spyware later came to refer to espionage equipment such as tiny cameras. However, in early 2000 … Read More

Google to buy Digg
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It’s time for Digg. It has ad agreement with Microsoft, but Google want it. And not for ads, but for its concept and users. Digg has very specific community of users/members, not invaded yet by commercial reasons. It is made … Read More

Yahoo spurns Microsoft last offer
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Like I said in a previous post, the strategy of a big company like Microsoft to buy a big company like Yahoo!, cannot be based on a simple offer only. It takes into consideration multiple denies of the targeted company, … Read More

One more try for Microsoft to buy Yahoo
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As I said in a previous post when everyone considered Microsoft gave up, it lost a battle, but not the war. Such a transaction is not a simple business deal, to make an offer and wait for an answer. It … Read More

Yahoo! vs. Carl Icahn
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A new move of Yahoo!’s board: a letter in response to Carl Icahn’s announcement regarding his intention to nominate a slate of ten directors to Yahoo!’s board of directors at the 2008 annual meeting of stockholders: Dear Mr. Icahn: We … Read More

Astronomy live with Microsoft: WorldWide Telescope
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Microsoft researchers has been developing an interesting astronomy application, now as a public beta, allowing you to see pictures from several observatories. The service is free of charge and uses high-resolution images from the world’s best land- and space-based telescopes. … Read More

Xperia X1, a rival for iPhone
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Sony Ericcson decided to join forces with Microsoft in order to realize a smart phone powered by Microsoft’s Windows Mobile, Xperia X1. Xperia X1 will have a 3 inch touch screen and will include a full QWERTY keyboard within a … Read More

Microsoft to buy Calista Technologies and join Citrix Systems for virtualization
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Microsoft intends to develop in the virtualization field, with a more extensive strategy that includes the relaxing of the licensing for its virtualization software and lower prices. Virtualization is a technique for hiding the physical characteristics of computing resources from … Read More

Atenţie, SP3 pentru MS Office 2003 blochează formatele mai vechi de fişiere
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Office 2003 Service Pack 3, lansat în septembrie, blochează formatele mai vechi de fişiere, inclusiv Word 6.0 şi Word 97 pentru Windows, şi Word 2004 pentru Macintosh, ca şi formatele pentru versiunile mai vechi ale Excel, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes, Corel … Read More

The “Wish list” no more, MS patented it
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Do you want a wish list? For shopping or for Santa Claus? Sorry, you have to pay to Microsoft for it! In accordance with Techdirt, Microdoft just got the patent for the “wish list”. In the US Patent dated January … Read More

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