Archive for the 'Microsoft and MSN' Category

Up until now, TeliaSonera, the largest mobile network operator in Finland and Sweden, was using MotionBridge (acquired my Microsoft in 2006) for their on-portal search service. I’ve heard from an inside source that in the 2 weeks, TeliaSonera will relaunch a brand new search service on their WAP portal in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. TeliaSonera […]

Confirmed: Microsoft Offers to Buy Yahoo! for $44.6 Billion

Posted by Nadir on February 1st, 2008

This day has come my friends. Microsoft just offered to buy Yahoo! for $44.6 Billion, or $31 a share. According to the press release:

When Will Mobile Advertising Really Take Off?

Posted by Nadir on December 13th, 2007

A study made by Gartner predicted that revenues made from mobile advertising will be worth $11 billion by 2011. But not everyone is that optimistic, even people from mobile advertising companies. Business Week reports what people from Nokia or Screentonic have said about such figures:

So Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith is about to testify before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust regarding Google’s merger with Doubleclick.

Microsoft Acquires Mobile Ad Company Screentonic

Posted by Nadir on May 3rd, 2007

It’s better late than never, Microsoft has decided to purchase Screentonic, a french mobile advertising company.

Microsoft Launch New Mobile Browser (beta)

Posted by Nadir on March 29th, 2007

Microsoft Live Labs just announced that their new mobile browser was now available as a beta version. The browser is called Deepfish (the blue fish is really cool!), and is basically capable of displaying any desktop website.

The End of Microsoft bCentral Directory

Posted by Nadir on November 27th, 2006

If you try to submit your website to Microsoft bCentral Small Business Directory, you’ll get a message that may disappoint you:

Google Maps vs. Windows Live Local

Posted by Nadir on June 12th, 2006

This post provides a nice comparison of Google Maps and Windows Live Local. The author compared, for the same address, different views: standard, plain view, and detail (3D view), and he explains that he prefers Windows Live Local for detailed maps and Google for standard views.