Tag Archives: Microsoft


Quite stressed with too many work-projects.

So, instead of a blog of substance, here’s a 1983 video of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs playing a dating game.

And if anyone gets the McLovin’-Superbad reference, you’re great.


Kumo Kudos – Microsoft Updating Search?

Rumours are rapidly floating around the ‘net that Microsoft’s Live Search will be replaced by a new model.

Techcrunch report that a source within the company has confirmed that it will be re-branding and increasing it’s focus upon search, and although no-one really knows what will be replacing Live, the name being banded around a hell of a lot is Kumo.

Kumo is apparently Japanese for “cloud” or “spider”, and it’s even being alleged that Microsoft have bought the kumo.com domain name. It’s a good move by the company, especially in the wake of the Yahoo fiasco, to be increasing a focus upon search, but let’s not forget that Google owns the market and they’ll have a hard time taking any of that away, even with a fancy name.

Desktop Art

Quite literally, art made using windows desktop paint. Not just any art, but album covers!












 This was a great competition from the Guardian… Not entirely sure how I managed to miss it; I’m kind of disappointed that I did. At least it’s all still online!

Microsoft Monster

… Time for some visuals… An old, well-worn image from Hugh MacLeod at Gaping Void. It makes me smile, anyway.

Upgrade #2

Hmm. Talking of upgrading design, has anyone else found their hotmail account (with no warning) suddenly looks like it belongs in this century?

Mine appeared overnight, like a lovely early christmas present.

Up In The Clouds

New, sexy Microsoft Azure.

Hope it works.

Struggling Search

Last week Yahoo announced a riduculous number of job cuts.

I didn’t find this the least bit funny, but it amused me that they shunned Microsoft’s massive offer of $CRAZY million dollars a few months ago, and now the company’s shares have plummeted vastly below what they refused.

Now, even Microsoft is looking a bit panicky though, this morning releasing news that they’re expecting online revenue growth to slow to between 6% – 10 % in the next quarter, with display advertising being dramtically affected by the economic environment. Note: Display, NOT Paid Search, which could mean great rates for advertisers.Despite this slightly pessimistic prediction, Micrcosoft’s online functions still just made a cool $770m (£495m) these past THREE months and, a slight slap in the face for Yahoo, Microsoft just posted quarterly results of $21bn MORE than Yahoo’s entire market cap of $17.5bn (£11.2bn).

A new breed of begger is about to be born? Spare some change, anyone?