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Microsoft's New CEO Refocuses Company On Productivity, Platform
2014-07-11 06:04:08

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Microsoft named Satya Nadella the company's chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors back in February. Since he took the reins of the technology giant it was clear that he would likely take the company in a very different direction than his predecessor Steve Ballmer. Ballmer's vision was reportedly to chase Apple's business model, and declared that Microsoft would be a "devices and services" company. It is now...

Tech Firms Stand Against NSA, Call For Transparency In Data Requests
2014-05-02 14:41:10

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech firms are taking a stand against data requests from government agencies. The companies are hoping to provide more transparency by disclosing such requests from law enforcement and other government entities, the Washington Post reports. "Major U.S. technology companies have largely ended the practice of quietly complying with investigators’ demands for e-mail records and other online data,...

Steam's Fast Growing User Base Proves PC Gaming Is Far From Dead
2013-12-02 13:14:40

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the new video game consoles from Microsoft and Sony have been getting the lion’s share of attention in recent weeks, Valve Software, creator of popular online gaming platform Steam, proved PC gaming is far from dead. For the first time ever, the game distribution service topped seven million concurrent online customers. The company had been hovering near the seven million mark all of last week, but on Sunday at 11 am Pacific...

Did Microsoft Make A Mistake By Skipping CES?
2013-01-13 10:05:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online For the first time in 13 years, Microsoft was not a featured presenter at the recently-concluded International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and the reaction to their scaled-down presence at the trade show has spurred much debate amongst technology industry experts. On Friday, AP Business Writers Michael Liedtke and Ryan Nakashima suggested the Redmond, Washington company may have surrendered the CES spotlight “a year...

2012-05-21 20:00:18

Enid Burns for RedOrbit The Google Chrome user base continues to grow, and according to data collected by StatCounter, it now exceeds the user base of Internet Explorer by a few percent. Over the past year Google's open source browser has made a steady climb from about 20 percent of the market to somewhere around 33 percent. Meanwhile, Chrome users passed Firefox toward the end of last year, and Explorer just last week. "This has been a two browser market going back to Netscape," said...

2011-04-24 07:40:00

Amazon was still struggling on Friday trying to restore service to websites that use its cloud datacenters.According to updates on the services' online status dashboard, Amazon EC2 was slowly being restored after the onset of disruptive problems. "When a service that is heavily redundant, like this one is, goes out of band this long, they have a serious problem and they don't have their arms around it," analyst Rob Enderle of Enderle Group in Silicon Valley told AFP. Websites using Amazon's...

2010-04-25 08:00:00

Barnes & Noble announced recently that it has added Web surfing and games to its electronic book reader device to fight back against Apple's new iPad tablet computer. The company aqlso updated its Nook with features like allowing users to browse complete works instead of just getting summaries of the content of digital books they are considering buying. The new software update includes "new games and many other entertaining features to continue to deliver on our promise to...

2010-03-09 14:35:00

Technology giant Cisco Systems, Inc. has unveiled new Internet hardware that they claim will be 12 times faster than the competition and make surfing the Web faster than ever before. The CRS-3 core router, unveiled Tuesday by the San Jose, California based network equipment manufacturer, is said to be three times faster than its predecessor, the CRS-1. According to quotes attributed to the company in a March 9, 2010 AFP article, the router can download "the entire printed collection of the...

2010-02-28 06:50:00

Facebook has won its fight for a U.S. patent on news feeds behind the kinds of real-time updates that make social-networking websites popular amongst users. "The launch of News Feed in 2006 was a pivotal moment in Facebook's history and changed the way millions of people consumed and discovered information on the site," Facebook said Friday in an email response to an AFP inquiry. "We're humbled by the growth and adoption of News Feed over time and pleased with being awarded the patent." The...

2010-01-11 13:10:00

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) ended on Sunday after debuting gadgets that merge 3-D, software, entertainment, and the Web "“ not to mention the adult entertainment industry, AFP reported. Analyst Rob Enderle of the Enderle Group in Silicon Valley said he felt like the CES was back, after rebounding from a global economic crisis over the last year. "Last year when I left I was thinking 'It's the last CES;' it was a morgue," he told AFP. However, this year's show featured innovation...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
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