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2009-04-13 11:30:00

Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced a major advertising agreement with the Discovery Channel in an attempt to push the premiere of the fifth season of the reality series "Deadliest Catch." The ad campaign will take place on several fronts, including MSN, MSN Mobile, Windows Live Hotmail, Microsoft Live Search and Xbox LIVE. Discovery chose to spend the show's entire online advertising budget on Microsoft's multi-faceted ad campaign because of its "comprehensive publisher portfolio and breadth...

2009-04-13 02:01:00

Discovery and Microsoft Advertising partner to launch three-screen campaign spanning mobile, Internet and gaming to capture fan base. REDMOND, Wash., April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Advertising sets sail today with the announcement of a simultaneous three-screen ad campaign for the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" television series. The advertising campaign, which spans MSN, MSN Mobile, Windows Live Hotmail, Microsoft Live Search and Xbox LIVE, is designed to drum up...

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2009-04-11 14:11:13

On Thursday evening, millions of users of Microsoft's MSN, Windows Live and Hotmail services received messages that they no longer had an e-mail box.  According to Microsoft, the issue was due to temporary glitch and had been resolved by Friday morning. A service message on the company's blog read: "All Hotmail services are back to normal and the outage is resolved"¦If you are still having problems, we encourage you to first try Windows Live Help.  If you still have problems,...

2009-04-06 08:00:00

MSN marks Stress Awareness Month by offering Americans free and unique fitness tools to help reduce stress levels at home and work. REDMOND, Wash., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stress is a fact of life. However, with the declining economy and the looming tax deadline, many Americans may feel more stressed than ever and some are looking for solutions on how to cope. To help provide some answers, MSN, in honor of Stress Awareness Month, is offering people free and healthy tips and tools...

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2009-04-01 07:10:00

Microsoft Corp has announced it will end its digital encyclopedia later this year largely due to the increased popularity of competing similar services on the Web like Wikipedia. Microsoft on Tuesday announced it plans to discontinue its MSN Encarta Web sites on October 31, 2009, except for its Japan version, which will be removed on December 31. Additionally, the Redmond, Washington-based firm said it would discontinue the Student and Encarta Premium software-based products in June....

2009-03-30 23:01:00

EA Mobile, MySpace and Isaac Mizrahi are among early supporters of Windows(R) phones; new Windows(R) phone applications are now available. LAS VEGAS, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Furthering its vision to connect the PC, Web and phone, Microsoft Corp. today announced strong industry support for Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Marketplace for Mobile as well as new applications for Windows(R) phones. (Logo: ttp://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) Joining a long list of...

2009-03-26 10:13:00

FEATURES 50-EPISODE WEB SERIES WITH ESPN'S KENNY MAYNE OgilvyEntertainment, Reveille and MSN Partner to Create Original Men's Lifestyle Series NEW YORK, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In a departure for a traditional cereal brand, Post Grape-Nuts is launching an integrated marketing campaign created by Ogilvy New York that specifically targets men, titled "That Takes Grape Nuts." The cornerstone of this initiative is an original 50-episode web series titled 'The Guy's Manual.' The series is...

2009-03-23 14:16:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele today continued to deliver on his commitment of reinvigorating the Republican Party's use of technology by naming Todd Herman as the RNC's New Media Director, effective April 6. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080519/RNCLOGO) "I am excited to be adding Todd, a recognized thought-leader in digital media, to my team at the RNC," Steele said. "Todd brings the kind of...

2009-03-12 11:00:00

America's passion for college basketball overrides economic concerns; 22 percent of respondents believe their pool will do better than their 401k. REDMOND, Wash., March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new survey conducted by MSN.com finds that even though the economy may be crimping Americans' spending habits, more than one-third said nothing will stop them from entering college basketball pools this March -- not even the economy. (Logo:...

2009-03-11 09:00:00

NEW YORK, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovid announces the launch of the company's In-Video Advertising platform for online advertisers, publishers and content producers. The company provides the first solution for In-Video brand integration enabling publishers and marketers to dynamically target the user's brand experience. With online video providing a challenge of monetization and low click-through rates, Innovid is bringing to the market an In-Video solution with a proven track...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'