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Bill Gates and Friends Urge US Government To Triple Energy Research Spend [Energy]

by on Jun.10, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, Av, Barack Obama, Bill, Bill Gates, BillGates, Bp, cat, clear, Cloud, Clouds, color, corporate, D3, de, Disaster, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, electric, energy, environment, Et, Feeds, ff, friends, gates, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Government, hal, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ir, Isp, ISS, jeffrey immelt, La, Labels, Lg, Men, Mic, micro, microsoft, mid, Mod, obama, Of, Oil, oil spill, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, pill, Pixel, Play, Plea, Q, quant, Rc, Research, rip, RSS, Rv, sea, search, serve, spill, Style, Sue, Tag, tech, Techno, Technology, TI, TV, Us, US Government, V, X1

BP’s oil spill disaster isn’t even the half of it. Bill Gates ; the CEO of General Electric Jeffrey Immelt , and various other senior-level corporate-types have issued a plea to the US government to triple spending on energy research to $16bn/year. More

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How a Silly Phone for Teens Reveals Microsoft’s Plan for Us All [Cloud]

by on Jun.05, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Analysis, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, ash, Ball, Ballmer, Bes, Bp, cat, clear, Cloud, color, dash, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Feature, Feeds, ff, future, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, IE6, Im, images, In, Intern, internet, Io, Ion, ipa, ipad, Isp, kin, La, Labels, live, MER, Mic, micro, microsoft, mid, mobile, Mod, N8, Net, O2, Of, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, phone, PI, Pixel, plan, Play, Pr, Pro, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, steve, Steve Ballmer, Style, Tag, tech, the cloud, The Internet, TI, Top, true, TV, Universe, Us, V, vers, Wes, why, Windows phone 7, X1

Despite its mobile prowess, Apple sucks at the internet . But surprisingly it’s Microsoft—not Google—that’s best positioned for Our Future in the Cloud. Here’s why. More

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Steve Ballmer Language Analysis: He’s A "People" Person Too [Microsoft]

by on Jun.04, 2010, under All things d conference, d8, Home Automation, microsoft, Ray Ozzie, Republished, Steve balmer

Microsoft ‘s CEO Steve Ballmer and Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie spoke at the All Things D D8 conference. In the spirit of fair comparison, we did some thinking about their language, just as we did for Steve Jobs before. More

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Microsoft’s Windows Live Wave 4 Essentials Freeware Available Soon [Microsoft]

by on Jun.03, 2010, under Apps, Downloads, Freeware, microsoft, windows, Windows essentials

You may not be familiar with Windows Live Essentials , but it’s basically a suite of applications available via a free download, which includes Live Mail, Live Messenger, and in this new update—a Bing Bar! More

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Microsoft (Obviously) Claims Google Employees Would Be Better Off Sticking With Windows [Microsoft]

by on Jun.02, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Aim, ally, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, Art, artic, Ati, Av, Bp, calling, cat, Chrome, clear, color, Computer, computer safety, Computer Security, Computers, D3, de, Display, drm, Ds, E, Ea, EC, emp, Employees, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, Google microsoft, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, ims, In, Io, Ir, Isp, kin, La, Labels, Linux, Mac, Mac OS X, Mic, micro, microsoft, mid, Mod, Ms, Obvious, Of, om, One, Opera, operating system, order, Os, Os X, Pad, Padd, PI, Ping, Pixel, Play, Pr, Q, quant, Rc, Real, rom, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, Tag, tech, TI, TV, Us, V, Wind, windows, world, X1

Microsoft really didn’t like that a Google employee went public, telling the world the big G is swapping employees’ computers from Windows to Chrome, OS X and Linux. They’ve responded in a particularly sarky way, calling it “ironic”: More

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Motorola Flipout Is The Microsoft Kin of Androids [Android]

by on Jun.02, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A8, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, Android, android 2.1, Android21, Androids, ANT, Ants, AR, ash, blur, Bp, Case, cat, Cellphones, clear, color, dash, de, design, Display, droid, Droid 2, Droid 2.1, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Event, ff, Flip, Flipout, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, hand, hands, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ir, Isp, kin, Kin one, La, Labels, Leak, Mic, micro, microsoft, Microsoft Kin, mid, Mod, Moto, Motoblur, Motorola, Motorola Flipout, nin, Of, om, One, order, Os, OTS, Pad, Padd, Phones, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, Pro, products, Q, quant, quirky, Rc, Real, RSS, Running, Rv, serve, Sim, Smartphones, Spy, Style, Tag, tech, TI, TV, Ui, Us, V, X1, Xm

As per the usual chain of events, spy-shots lead to real products—in this case, the Motorola Flipout . Running Android 2.1 , it comes in a quirky little swivel-design similar to the Kin One. More

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Hulu Coming to Xbox Live? [Unconfirmed]

by on Jun.02, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 303, 360, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ANT, Ants, app, AR, Art, artic, ash, bd, Bp, cat, clear, color, confirmed, Console, dash, de, Display, Ds, E, E3, Ea, EC, engadget, Et, F1, ff, Gadget, game, Games, Ge, Gear, Gizmo, gizmodo, hbo, Hd, Home Automation, Hulu, Hulu on xbox live, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, live, Mic, micro, microsoft, mid, Ming, Mod, Ms, News, Of, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, Pixel, Platform, Play, Q, quant, Rc, rip, RSS, Rumors, Rv, serve, Service, source, Style, sub, Subs, subscription, Tag, tech, TI, TV, unconfirmed, V, Via, Vide, Video, Video Games, X1, Xbox, Xbox Live

Apparently a “very reliable source” told the folks at GearLive that Microsoft will offer Hulu as an Xbox Live service—for a subscription fee, of course. [ Gear Live via Engadget ] More

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Steve Jobs Explains Why Apple Lost the Platform War [Blockquote]

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During the D8 event , Apple CEO Steve Jobs explained precisely why Apple lost the platform war: They weren’t fighting it. [ Engadget ] More

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Microsoft Might Lower Zune Pass Price To Keep Up With Competition [Microsoft]

by on May.27, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, 808, A8, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, Apps, AR, arc, archive, bd, Bloom, Bp, bus, business, C5, cat, cc, Cf, clear, color, competition, current, Dc, de, Display, down, download, Downloads, Ds, E, Ea, EC, eco, Epa, Et, Eu, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Isp, La, Labels, Mic, micro, microsoft, mid, Ming, Mit, Mod, Music, music streaming, Nes, Net, network, networks, News, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, Pet, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, price, ps, Q, quant, Rc, Real, Realnetwork, Rice, RSS, Rv, serve, Service, Stream, Streaming, Style, Tag, tech, ted, TI, TV, Up, Us, V, work, X1, xl, Zune, zune pass

According to Bloomberg , Microsoft might be considering lowering the price on its Zune Pass service in order to better compete with Apple and RealNetworks. Currently the service gives you unlimited music streaming and 10 song downloads for $14.99/month. [ Bloomberg ] More

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