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Microsoft Is Said to Seek More Management Changes

By admin | OnTuesday, February 8th, 2011 - No Comments »
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Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer plans to extend a management shake-up aimed at adding senior product executives with an engineering background, two people with knowledge of the decision said. Changes may be announced this month, said one of the people, who declined to be named because the plans are private. Last month, Ballmer pushed out server division president and 23- year company veteran Bob Muglia, saying the company needed new leadership that could focus on areas such. 

Microsoft accuses Mexican drug cartel La Familia of selling bootleg Office software

By admin | OnTuesday, February 8th, 2011 - No Comments »
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Microsoft claims La Familia is selling bootleg copies of Office, and the company is using this to show how counterfeiting and piracy is a more serious problem than many people believe. It’s been a strange week for Microsoft. It began with Google revealing it had set a honey-trap in order to catch Bing copying its search results. And it’s ending with the revelation that the Mexican drug cartel, La Familia, is selling counterfeit copies of its Office software throughout the country. The claim. 

Razer announce new mouse and headphones at CES

By admin | OnTuesday, February 8th, 2011 - No Comments »
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Razer have revealed two new products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The first of these is a new wireless mouse, the Razer Mamba, which features “gaming grade” wireless, and can be used with and without a cable, making it the first “dual mode” mouse, and also the fastest, with a polling speed of 1ms when used wirelessly. The second new product is a headset – dubbed the Razer Carcharias, which features “uncompromising comfort and audio clarity”. 

Free Group Chat App Convore Launches To Challenge Campfire

By admin | OnTuesday, February 8th, 2011 - No Comments »
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Convore comes from the minds of developers Leah Culver and Eric Florenzano, as well as designer Eric Maguire. The latter two were recently working at online gaming powerhouse Mochi Media. Meanwhile, Culver and Florenzano met while coordinating some Django meetups in San Francisco, and the collaboration took off from there. The team has been working on Convore full time for approximately the past two weeks, out of an office in SOMA.Convore is a Y Combinator startup that’s out to challenge the likes. 

Syria Lifts Ban on Facebook and YouTube

By admin | OnTuesday, February 8th, 2011 - No Comments »
Feb. 8: A Syrian man connects on his Facebook account at an internet cafe, in Damascus, Syria. A media watchdog said Tuesday that Syria appears to be lifting a three-year-old ban on YouTube and Facebook, a decision that could be seen as a gesture to stave off unrest following popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. (AP)

Feb. 8: A Syrian man connects on his Facebook account at an internet cafe, in Damascus, Syria. A media watchdog said Tuesday that Syria appears to be lifting a three-year-old ban on YouTube and Facebook, a decision that could be seen as a gesture to stave off unrest following popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. (AP) Syrians may be able to start accessing Facebook and YouTube for the first time since a ban was instated in 2007. As the Associated Press reports, on Tuesday, Internet users in Syria. 

A Basic Sketch of the Next iPad

By admin | OnMonday, February 7th, 2011 - 1 Comment
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Apple is a cyclical creature, like bears, unicorns and ladyfolk. iPods in September; iPhones in June; and likely, iPads in April. April is not so far away! So, unsurprisingly, we’re starting to hear what the next iPad looks like. The brains - While one generation of devices does not a trend make—three’s a trend, in journo-land—Apple is less mystical and more economical than most internet denizens would suspect. The A4 chip that first showed up in the iPad also made its way into the.