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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...

2009-03-04 08:00:00

Two of the portal's most popular games are now available on social networking sites. REDMOND, Wash., March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp.'s MSN Games, one of the leading online casual games portals, today announced the launch of two game applications on social networking sites Facebook and MySpace. MSN Games delivered classic puzzle game "Hexic" to both communities for the first time along with "Chess," a fresh take on another classic. Both games were developed by Microsoft's...

2009-02-25 09:00:00

MUNICH, Germany, February 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In addition to WebTV, the successful Media Framework offers a number of new features - at the same time, the "high professional" Enterprise framework has turned up in high volume portals. After over 20,000 portals installed world-wide, this now means: "Lights off, lean back and enjoy!" WebTV is only one of numerous enhancements that the software company AUVICA in Munich provides with its successful media portal solution osTube 2.5....


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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