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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Hands-on: Google Cloud Connect for Office not ready for prime time   —  Google Docs, the online suite of productivity applications, has long offered collaborative, cloud-based sharing and editing of office-type documents.  A new add-in for Microsoft Office, Cloud Connect …
Mar 1, 2011, 4:30 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Everything that can go wrong with Windows Phone 7 update does   —  It's amazing.  Given the importance that Microsoft's smartphone platform should have—not to mention the uphill struggle it faces against the iPhone and Android juggernauts—one would have thought that the company would make sure …
Feb 23, 2011, 12:50 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Feature: Anonymous speaks: the inside story of the HBGary hack   —  It has been an embarrassing week for security firm HBGary and its HBGary Federal offshoot.  HBGary Federal CEO Aaron Barr thought he had unmasked the hacker hordes of Anonymous and was preparing to name and shame those responsible …
Feb 16, 2011, 1:55 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft releases free WebMatrix Web development tool   —  Today Microsoft released WebMatrix, a free Web development tool designed to give students and beginners an easy introduction to Web development.  It has been in beta since July.  —  WebMatrix is designed as a one-stop-shop …
Jan 13, 2011, 7:25 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Feature: Google's dropping H.264 from Chrome a step backward for openness   —  The promise of HTML5's <video> tag was a simple one: to allow web pages to contain embedded video without the need for plugins.  With the decision to remove support for the widespread H.264 codec from future versions of Chrome …
Jan 13, 2011, 3:50 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
4chan rushes to WikiLeaks' defense, forces Swiss banking site offline   —  The forces of Anonymous have taken aim at several companies who are refusing to do business with WikiLeaks. 4chan's hordes have launched distributed denial-of-service attacks against PayPal, Swiss bank PostFinance …
Dec 7, 2010, 7:30 PMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Feature: Going all-in: Ars interviews Microsoft's Steve Ballmer   —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is something of a polarizing figure.  His loud, bombastic style on stage stands in stark contrast to the generally more reserved demeanours of other CEOs, and his tendency to gloss over what he sees …
Nov 17, 2010, 11:25 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Windows Phone 7 updates: can carriers block them?   —  Throughout Windows Phone 7's development process, Microsoft was clear about how updates would work.  Microsoft would deliver them according to Microsoft's own timetable, with a mix of small updates, delivered over-the-air …
Nov 11, 2010, 12:45 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Feature: Windows Phone 7: The Ars Review   —  The smartphone market ain't what it used to be.  Four years ago, Symbian ruled the world—it was totally dominant in every market but three: Japan and China both had strong showings from Linux, and the North American market was split roughly evenly between RIM, Microsoft, and PalmSource.
Oct 22, 2010, 8:40 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Feature: Microsoft buying Adobe would fix both companies' Apple problem   —  The New York Times is reporting that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has recently been at a secret meeting with Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen to discuss topics including the two companies' mutual competitor, Apple.
Oct 9, 2010, 10:15 AMIn context

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