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2009-06-03 00:30:00

Hardware peripherals will be fully compatible with new operating system and deliver new features to make everyday tasks faster and easier. REDMOND, Wash., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Hardware today announced that its current line of award-winning mice, keyboards, LifeCams, gaming devices and notebook accessories will be fully compatible with Windows 7 once the operating system is launched to retail customers on Oct. 22, 2009.(1) Making everyday tasks faster and easier,...

2009-05-08 02:01:00

MSN local offering expands with Windows Live and Facebook integration, improved search and mapping, and reviews of more than 5,000 U.S. cities. REDMOND, Wash., May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With nearly 70 percent of people online claiming they "care" about what is happening in their town or city,(1) MSN is launching a new version of its local offering, MSN City Guides (http://cityguides.msn.com), that will help users stay in the know, when they're on the go. (Logo:...

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,...

2009-03-30 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...

2009-03-18 12:00:00

Microsoft announces Silverlight 3 Beta, new features in Expression Blend and continued progress in the cloud with updates to the Azure Services Platform. LAS VEGAS, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today at MIX09, Microsoft Corp. announced a set of platform investments to help companies more efficiently and affordably engage with their customers through a rich, interactive presence on the Web. This includes the release of Microsoft Silverlight 3 Beta and Expression Blend 3 Preview, and...

2009-02-23 11:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced the creation of the Publisher Leadership Council, a collaboration with a select group of leading Web publishers who will consult on the development of Microsoft PubCenter, its next-generation advertising platform for digital media publishers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) The Publisher Leadership Council comprises digital media executives and discipline-leading...

2009-02-17 02:00:00

BARCELONA, Mobile World Congress, February 17 /PRNewswire/ -- - Push Windows Live Hotmail to Your Mobile Device With Emoze Emoze now offers more than 260 million active Windows Live Hotmail users the ultimate mobile messaging service currently being enjoyed by webmail users and it's as simple as 1-2-3! Download Emoze to your mobile device, configure your Windows Live Hotmail account and start enjoying revolutionary, true, push email services immediately. Windows Live...

2009-02-16 08:00:00

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today at Mobile World Congress 2009, Microsoft Corp. and America Movil, the leading provider of wireless services in Latin America, announced that America Movil will adopt and deploy a comprehensive suite of Windows Live mobile services to its 172 million customers. Windows Live has a strong customer base in Latin America with millions of customers using the services on their PC, including the leading instant messaging and e-mail...

2009-02-16 08:00:00

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today at Mobile World Congress 2009, Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E. and Microsoft Corp. announced a new alliance enabling them to distribute Windows Live Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger on mobile phones in Orascom Telecom's key markets. The services will be introduced to customers in a phased rollout through Orascom's affiliate partners. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) "With Orascom, we will be...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'