Microsoft Brings Social Network to Public

Monday, May 21st, 2012
There will always be that new social networking platform bound to outgun the ones before it, much like how Facebook fizzled the coolness out of Myspace. Now, Microsoft aims to beat Facebook in its own game by coming up with its own social-minded website, even though the Redmond-based company insists the site is not a Facebook (or Twitter) rival.–pronounced “social”–is described as a

Microsoft Raids Botnets; Online Criminals Be Warned

Monday, March 26th, 2012
A number of Microsoft employees, accompanied by United States marshals, raided two office buildings in Pennsylvania and Illinois over the weekend in an attempt to disrupt operations of botnets. One of many forms of modern-day online crime, botnets are groups of computers that help harvest bank account passwords and other personal information from millions of computers. With the help of a warrant from a federal judg

How to Download Windows 8 Beta Consumer Preview

Thursday, March 1st, 2012
Microsoft has just released a preview of Windows 8, which ordinary consumers like you and me can download for free. Expect the Windows 8 beta Consumer Preview to sport the “Metro” tile-happy design, the inclusion of touch-based controls, Windows app store, cloud services linking PCs and Windows Phones, and Internet Explorer 10 among others Before downloading the Windows 8 beta, make sure your computer

Microsoft and Feds Take Down Biggest Spam Producer

Monday, March 21st, 2011
Microsoft Corp. has announced that its joint effort with United States federal authorities were able to take down one of the biggest producers of spam e-mail. The company has said its legal action against the operator of the Rustock “botnet,” which consists of a network of infected computers programmed to send junk e-mail, has resulted to raids across the country last week aiming to shut down networks.

Internet Explorer 9 to Officially Launch Next Week

Thursday, March 10th, 2011
After over a year of early releases and updates, Microsoft is geared to release the Internet Explorer 9 next week. Microsoft’s IE engineering head Dean Hachamovitch (pictured) announced that IE9 will be available for download beginning March 14 at 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time (GMT -8). The release comes barely a year after the first preview of IE9 at the MIX conference in April 2010. Since then, Internet Explorer

Nokia Shareholders Not Happy with Microsoft Deal

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
A group of Nokia shareholders put up a website to vent their frustrations against the company after it announced its decision to use Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 mobile OS. The group, who describe themselves as “a group of nine young Nokia shareholders,” published an online protest through a site called They call on Nokia to commit on a number of things, including rejecting its al