While at  MIX09 I got a chance to run into Angus Logan And James Senior and we got chat about what’s new in Windows Live. They have some really exciting bits that have come out regarding a brand new messenger bar site wide integration and Windows Live Messenger Web Toolkit  for even more customization all…continue reading.

In a major announcement Microsoft has just said that it will include virtual Earth in its free software/service to bizspark customers . Cost has  been a major barrier to the adoption of the new online mapping services for commercial applications . Typical subscription costs are extremely high for small business startups.This stifles innovation – especially…continue reading.

Microsoft, HP and Best Buy are fighting back against those ubiquitous Apple ads. Check out this new commercial which started airing last night. Apparently, Lauren doesn’t want to pay the Apple tax for her next 17-inch laptop…  

Its been a long time coming and it has finally arrived thanks to the folks over at the International Academy of Web Television (IAWT).  The Streamy Awards is co-hosted by Tilzy.TV, Tubefilter, and NewTeeVee — to recognize outstanding achievement for shows produced originally for broadband distribution.   With an attendance of over 1300 people the…continue reading.

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I love making international calls using skype and doing it from my mobile makes me happy inside. Skype has just opened the beta version of Skype 3.0 for Windows phones to public. It’s a free download from their website, and you some handy new features: – Send files. – Free to send spreadsheets, photos, music…continue reading.

  Skype might not be performing quite as well as parent company eBay would prefer a $2.6 billion acquisition to perform, but that hasn’t dampened worldwide enthusiasm for the VoIP service. Skype is so popular, in fact, that new numbers out from TeleGeography suggest that it has become the “largest provider of cross-border voice communications…continue reading.

In a ongoing commitment to the world community to help the  engage in recovery Microsoft Corp. today stepped up its commitment to prepare people of all ages with the technology skills and tools to succeed in today’s challenging economic climate. While at the  the Government Leaders Forum Microsoft announced the expansion of the successful Microsoft…continue reading.

The Microsoft Image Composite Editor (ICE) is a tool created by Microsoft Research which can be used to create panoramic images. It’s essentially the same technology that Windows Live Photo Gallery uses “under the hood” when you create panoramic photos in the software (just like Alexa does in the latest commercial – and lest you…continue reading.

Whether you’re hoping to save a few bucks on your next excursion or you prefer to blend in with locals, istopover will help you find homeowners with rooms to rent short term so you can skip the hotel. As you’d expect, many of the properties are rented out by people who travel often themselves. $159CDN…continue reading.