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May 23, 2011 at 11:51 AM

Send us questions on where Windows Phone 7 is headed

Join Sharon Chan for Live Chat at noon Tuesday from New York at Microsoft’s unveiling of new features for Windows Phone 7 it developed under the code name Mango. Send us questions beforehand in the form below. [do action=”custom_iframe” url=”” width=”760″ height=”851″ frameborder=”0″ marginheight=”0″ marginwidth=”0″]Loading…[/do]



October 22, 2009 at 10:02 AM

Windows 7 launch: What Ballmer et al. said — and an Amazon partnership

Posting for Sharon because of technical difficulties: NEW YORK — Microsoft launched Windows 7 worldwide with a keynote featuring Chief Executive Steve Ballmer today at Skylight Studies in New York. The company aired a new commercial that features regular people saying, “I’m a PC and Windows 7 was my idea” with the tagline “A billion ideas =…



May 28, 2009 at 9:25 AM

Can Microsoft get a big bang out of Bing?

As expected, Microsoft took the wraps off its overhauled search engine this morning, introducing a new brand name, Bing. The Wall Street Journal reported online that Chief Executive Steve Ballmer was demonstrating Bing at the Journal’s D: All Things Digital conference in Carlsbad, Calif. Here’s Microsoft’s release on the introduction. The Journal’s report said the…


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May 26, 2009 at 9:10 AM

Get ready to hear a lot about Bing, says Ad Age

It looks like Microsoft’s long-awaited revamp of Live Search is about to unfurl. Last week, word leaked out that the company would be unveiling its updated search engine, code-named Kumo, at The Wall Street Journal’s D: All Things Digital conference, which takes place this week in Carlsbad, Calif. Steve Ballmer is on the roster of…


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May 20, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Microsoft’s latest search for search answers may come next week

Catching up a bit here: Expect to hear about the latest upgrade to Microsoft’s search engine next week at the Wall Street Journal’s D: All Things Digital conference in Carlsbad, Calif. First order of business is likely to focus on what Microsoft will call it. Speculation has centered on the internal code name for the…



April 10, 2009 at 9:17 AM

Microsoft and Yahoo apparently talking again

With the departure of Ben Romano from The Times — we’ll miss him — activity here has been reduced to something slower than a crawl.

But this morning, we wake up to blogger Kara Swisher with an exclusive: Microsoft and Yahoo CEOs are talking about a search and advertising partnership. The Wall Street Journal followed up on the report. We’ve stopped counting the number of times this subject has come up over the past 14-plus months.

Swisher, citing the usual sources “with knowledge about the situation,” said the discussions began in the past several weeks and included a “face-to-face” meeting last week.



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