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Happy Birthday Xbox, 10 years old today

Happy Birthday Xbox, 10 years old today

pd November 15, 2011 0

It was 10 years ago today, Nov. 15, 2011, that Microsoft released the Xbox in North America.  It was Microsoft’s first entry into the console gaming market and many didn’t give Microsoft a chance in

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A Glimpse From Microsoft on How the Future May Look

A Glimpse From Microsoft on How the Future May Look

pd October 27, 2011 0

Microsoft has offered a glimpse into how the future may look in the coming years.  It”s a wonderful treat for technology junkies and futurists. The video was produced by Microsoft’s Office unit with a

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Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates – duelling quotes

Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates – duelling quotes

pd October 24, 2011 0

We found the quotes amusing and to a lessor degree offering a small glimpse into the various facets of the relationship between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates over the years. According to the huffington post,

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Microsoft Research shows augmented reality 3d holodesk

Microsoft Research shows augmented reality 3d holodesk

pd October 22, 2011 0

Microsoft is often criticized for not being innovative enough or cutting edge enough.  They are seldom given enough credit for their succeses with the focus more often than not on their failures.  Every now and then however,

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Microsoft has completed it’s acquisition of Skype

Microsoft has completed it’s acquisition of Skype

pd October 14, 2011 0

Following last weeks final hurdle, approval by European regulators, Microsoft has completed it’s acquisition of Skype.  The surprising $8.5 Billion deal was struck and announced earlier this year. Skype products will be integrated into Microsoft

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Blackberry CEOs working to control the damage of outage

Blackberry CEOs working to control the damage of outage

steffyj October 13, 2011 0

Blackberry CEOs – yes that’s plural (you would think that two would be better than one) – are looking to control the damage from recent worldwide outages.  Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie apologized for the

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Monday Morning Brief with Ashley Esqueda – October 10, 2011

Monday Morning Brief with Ashley Esqueda – October 10, 2011

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This weeks’ Mobile Nations Monday Morning Brief with Ashley Esqueda for October 10, 2011 brings us the latest in mobile and gadget news.  The big story of last week was the passing of Steve Jobs.  Included,

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Xbox 360 Dashboard – Fall 2011 Changes Leaked

Xbox 360 Dashboard – Fall 2011 Changes Leaked

pd October 3, 2011 0

Xbox 360 Dashboard changes are rumoured to be made available on on November 15.  The update should look familar, with it’s design philosophy based on Metro, the Windows Phone 7 interface.   It looks clean and

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Average user spent 8 hours on Facebook in the month of August

Average user spent 8 hours on Facebook in the month of August

steffyj October 1, 2011 0

Of the 215 million Americans that were active on the internet in August of 2011, the average user spent 8 hours on Facebook.  This is 4 times more than the average of 2 hours spent on the world’s most visited

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Samsung latest to strike licensing deal with Microsoft

Samsung latest to strike licensing deal with Microsoft

steffyj September 28, 2011 0

Under the deal, Samsung has become the latest manufacturer to agree pay Microsoft royalties for technology used in the “FREE?” Android based operating system devices provided to them by Google.  The agreement covers technology used in Samsungs

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