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The lack of timing and detail in Microsoft's announcement about its source code being accessed by the attackers who used SolarWinds' Orion network management software in a supply chain attack can only mean that this is bad news, the Israel-based source code control, detection, and response solution start-up Cycode, claims.

Published in Security
With the iPod Touch trouncing sales of Microsoft’s Zune HD media player, is Microsoft just in a holding pattern until it releases the mythical ZunePhone?

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Microsoft Australia are building the hype for the release of Lips – the new Xbox 360 Karaoke game – by hooking up a series of musical acts utilising iconic Australian locations as backdrops.  First under the spotlight are the Pussycat Dolls strutting their girrrl power in front of the Sydney Opera House.  Hopefully Australian musical acts will also get a look in.

Published in Entertainment
Tuesday, 09 September 2008 20:36

Who gives a toss about the Microsoft Zune?

With less than two hours to go before the Let's Rock Apple Event in San Francisco kicks off, does anyone really give a toss about an update to the Microsoft Zune? 

Published in Home Tech
Announced at the Australian launch of Windows Vista on January 30, 2007, and due to launch in April 2007, Australian music store “Sanity” has finally launched Australia’s first music subscription service on the 14th of August 2008. Is it worth it?

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Tuesday, 15 April 2008 05:02

A Microsoft shop?

File under ‘r’ for rumour for now, but it seems sources close to Microsoft are hinting at a desire to follow Apple’s lead by having retail stores pushing Microsoft branded stuff onto the public.

Published in Entertainment
One million Nintendo DS units sold in a country of around 22 million people, the figures are impressive for Nintendo, at it is hard to imagine the bubble bursting any time soon.  Sony with their sophisticated PlayStation Portable (PSP) have made in-roads, perhaps, despite the overwhelming odds against it, there is room for other players in the hand-held gaming arena.  Could Microsoft be that player?

Published in Radioactive IT
Bill Gates has given his 11th and last CES keynote as Microsoft head-honcho, looking at the future, touch and talk interfaces, the Beijing Olympics, Zune, new TV shows and movies for Xbox Live, Xbox 360 sales and IPTV - but the rumoured Xbox 360 Ultimate didn’t make an appearance.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Friday, 14 December 2007 02:24

PlaysForSure is GoneForSure

Microsoft's PlaysForSure logo program is dead and buried. Designed to assure consumers of compatibility between music players using the company's DRM scheme and tracks purchases or rented from online stores, PlaysForSure has been moved into the Certified for Windows Vista program.

Published in Strategy
Tuesday, 13 November 2007 06:02

Microsoft plans Musiwave acquisition

Microsoft has announced its intention to acquire mobile music services company Musiwave from its current parent Openwave.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 03 October 2007 09:56

Microsoft plays catch-up with new Zunes

New model Zunes match iPod gigabyte for gigabyte, and dollar for dollar.

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 26 September 2007 02:44

Amazon opens DRM-free music download store

Amazon MP3 has begun offering over two million songs in the DRM-free MP3 format, at the same time undercutting Apple's iTunes Store.

Tuesday, 18 September 2007 13:32

On content providers, noses and faces

Apple's success with the iPod family and the iTunes Store has content vendors in a bind.

Thursday, 06 September 2007 01:17

$50 Zune price cut a sign of Microsoft desperation?

Not long before new iPods were announced, Microsoft made an announcement of its own, dropping 30GB Zune pricing by $50, in a desperate attempt to get Zune sales zooming – but who’d want a Zune when they could buy an iPod instead?

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Wednesday, 05 September 2007 16:56

A Zune phone not anytime Zune

Rumours come and rumours go but one rumour that will never come to fruition is Microsoft attempting to emulate Apple's entry into the mobile phone space with a device based on Zune.

Published in Beerfiles
MTV has lost the URGE to keep playing with Microsoft, joining Real Networks instead to offer music through a subscription download service called Rhapsody America, for PCs and mp3 players, with Verizon customers able to download music to their cell phones – but is it anywhere near enough to defeat iTunes?

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Thursday, 07 June 2007 20:28

Microsoft, LG, patents and Linux get cross

A cross-license patent agreement between software behemoth Microsoft and Korean electronics powerhouse LG may result in some interesting products. Will we see an LG HDTV with built-in Xbox 360?

Published in Fuzzy Logic
A new marketing program from Microsoft provides recording artists with a way to reach tens of millions of consumers, company officials claim.

Published in Home Tech
News reports suggesting Microsoft has sold a little over a million Zunes were inadvertently wrong, due to a transcription error which saw a critical part of a sentence change – but Microsoft will have sold 1 million units soon enough.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

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