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May 14, 2007

Microsoft News Leftovers, May 14, 2007

Posted by David Hunter at 12:40 PM ET.

Some Microsoft news leftovers from Friday and the weekend:

Microsoft lifts shroud off Halo 3 to mixed reviews which doesn’t bode well for Microsoft’s hopes to haul down some big bucks from the latest sequel of their superstar Xbox game.

The folks at LiveSide caught Windows Live Drive making a brief pre-beta appearance under its new name Windows Live Folders. Online storage services are not exactly novel and Live Folders doesn’t seem to be going to advance the state of the art:

LiveSide describes it as a “very basic service” and I agree. It currently has less functionality that some of the startups we’re tracking, such as Box.net.

Microsoft threatened with legal action for sin of omission. Media Rights Technologies claims Microsoft and other tech companies are violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by not using their patented DRM technology.



Filed under Microsoft, Patent Lawsuits, Patents, Windows Live, Windows Live SkyDrive, Xbox

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3 Responses to “Microsoft News Leftovers, May 14, 2007”

  1. Halo 3 coming September 25 -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] The idea of an early release is also novel in the game biz and more particularly since last week’s Halo 3 preview left a number of reviewers thinking it needed more work. Regardless, Microsoft is also today launching a multiplayer Halo 3 preview on Xbox Live that will certainly draw adverse commentary if the game is not up to snuff. [...]

  2. New Betas for Windows Live Messenger, Mail, and Writer -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] The Windows Live Messenger 8.5 beta provides a new Vista-like user interface and integration with Windows Live OneCare Safety Center, but there was also some unspecified backend work for future features including what looks like provision for Windows Live Folders, Microsoft’s rumored online storage service. [...]

  3. Windows Live launches new betas, promises Live suite -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] We’ve mentioned Windows Live Folders previously - it’s a fairly pedestrian online storage service that offers beta users 500MB of online storage. [...]

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