Microsoft

Windows as an Advertising Platform

Back in 2005, Microsoft mentioned in a Thinkweek article the idea of an ad-driven Windows. Ina Fried summarized quite well what was discussed in that article in a section titled “Plan Extends to Windows.” Seemingly only an idea back then, new evidence shows that Microsoft has done more than simply *think* about placing ads in…

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Windows 8 to Contain New Anti-Piracy Technology?

  In Microsoft’s never-ending battle to stop piracy, it appears Microsoft is considering upping the ante in Windows 8 and other products by searching for a new candidate to help “shake hackers and crackers off Microsoft products” by designing and building “new anti-hacking mechanisms” and “hack detection.” The job ad says the job is “not…

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Microsoft’s Electronic Textbook Concept: Potential Courier Application?

Here’s an interesting Microsoft Education project I ran across. Created for Microsoft by Daniele Monti, UX/UI designer at Zerofiftyfive Interactive, the Microsoft Electronic Textbook appears to be quite an ambitious concept. Possible Courier application? Maybe not, but in a world where the Courier is cost-effective enough, I could certainly see this application running on one…

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Bing: Movin’ on Up!

Check this out. While taking a look at the traffic to/from my site, I decided to check the percentage of that traffic arriving from search engines. Of that traffic, I was pleasantly surprised to see just how good Bing appears to be doing! Check out the following graph:     While those results are unusual…

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