Microsoft Live Event - My Real Time Notes — UPDATE: My Windows Live full profile is up on TechCrunch. — Well, it's started. I'm sitting about 20 feet from Bill Gates, who's speaking now. Next to Niall Kennedy. Dave Winer, Steve Gillmor and Dan Farber are at the table next to me.
Live Software — I'm at a Microsoft press event in San Francisco to introduce the concept of "Live Software." The big takeaway: Microsoft is fully engaged with thinking about what I've called "Web 2.0." They are focused on the internet as the platform, on software as a service …
Gates introduces Microsoft bet on 'live software' — In opening the event today, Bill Gates said that every five years Microsoft looks at its strategy and makes big bets-1990 was Windows, the Web in 1995 and Web Services .Net in 2000. The next big bet, Gates said, is delivering new type of software experience, called "live software."
Window Live and Office Live - First Take — We spent a lot of time with Microsoft talking about this over the last few months and today, it's all been revealed. Microsoft announced a new series of online services today, called Office Live and Windows Live.
Microsoft: 1995 redux? — Today's San Francisco briefing by Bill Gates and Ray Ozzie bears an eerie resemblance to a fateful day almost exactly a decade ago: Dec. 7, 1995. That was the day that Microsoft invited an army of analysts and reporters to Seattle to roll out its plans for mastering the World Wide Web and browsing.
WHAT "LIVE" IS — Microsoft rightly launched the Office and Windows Live services with stuff that is available, at least as betas, today. I should say that availability applies to Windows Live. The Office Live services won't enter beta until 2006. It seems pretty clear …
Halloween on the Hill … - The Crypt, Disney's The Haunted Mansion — Halloween is traditionally the time when the undead walk; preposterous monstrosities that no-one could imagine living stumble and moan through the land. — So guess what the entertainment industry decided to dust off …
Hollywood after the Anal. Hole again — Hollywood has fielded a shockingly ambitious piece of "Analog Hole" legislation while everyone was out partying in costume. Under a new proposed Analog Hole bill, it will be illegal to make anything capable of digitizing video unless it either …
The Looming Attention Crisis — Umair Haque said something (or actually quoted someone) at our Sessions event that has been rattling around my brain for the past week. — Umair said: … So I went to Wikipedia and looked up Herbert Simon and found out that he was a cognitive psychologist …
DRM Crippled CD: A bizarre tale in 4 parts — DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE: Ever come across something that only gets stranger and stranger the deeper you delve into it? That was my experience when I almost purchased a new CD — a DRM crippled CD — this weekend.
Google: Thinking about the future of TV ads — The New York Times published an interesting article yesterday that gives some insight into how Google operates and what may be coming in the advertising arena. I was particularly intrigued by the mention of television ads …
CD DRM Makes Computers Less Secure — Yesterday, Sysinternals's Mark Russinovich posted an excellent analysis of a CD copy protection system called XCP2. This scheme, created by British-based First4Internet, has been deployed on many Sony/BMG albums released in the last six months.
Coming soon, Nightly News, free and online — Next week, America's No. 1 newscast will stream worldwide after it airs — NBC News announced Monday that "NBC Nightly News" will soon become the first and only network newscast to be offered free on the Internet in its entirety.
Is Windows Vista Out of Sync? — All the years in the making might hurt more than help the adoption of Windows Vista, Microsoft Corp.'s next client operating system. — The release of the software giant's new operating system will be one of Microsoft's most important product launches this decade, when it goes live next year.
Top US cable co's land Sprint Nextel deal-source — NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three top U.S. cable operators on Monday reached a deal to resell wireless phone services with Sprint Nextel <S.N> to compete against telephone operators entering the video market, sources familiar with the situation said.
Why I am Blogging About My Skin Cancer — This morning, just hours before boarding a plane for Texas, I learned that I have been diagnosed with skin cancer. I am fortunate. I have basal cell carcinoma, which is the most common and most treatable form of skin cancer. And I caught it early.
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