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September 2, 2006

Windows Weekly Miscellany – September 2, 2006

Posted by David Hunter at 5:13 PM ET.

Todd Bishop spelunks Microsoft’s financial filings and discovers where the 10,000 new employees went and that Microsoft’s legal payouts declined to $1.3 billion.

MySpace driving more retail traffic than MSN search according to Hitwise.

MSN Chat to close, apparently killed by instant messaging.

Depending on who is counting, MSNBC.com still gets 3 to 4 times the traffic of CBSnews.com or ABCnews.com. As always, note that MSNBC.com is still equally owned by Microsoft and NBC and is separate from MSNBC TV which Microsoft largely divested in December.

Windows Desktop Search 3.0 Beta 2 released
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Microsoft launches Mac blog (via Bink.nu). Why not? Microsoft’s Macintosh Business Unit is a tidy little niche business.

Microsoft Re-Aligns U.S. Financial Services Group into 3 separate groups targeting insurance, capital markets, and banking.

The Xbox game compatibility list for Xbox 360 has been updated and the fans are still grumpy.

Indian state moves to bar Microsoft from schools. The Communists are back in power in Kerala and have banned the sale and manufacture of Coke and Pepsi too. Somehow being the vanguard of the proletariat lacks the verve of the good old days.



Filed under Apple, Beta and CTP, Coopetition, Financial, Financial Services, General Business, Governmental Relations, Legal, Linux, MSN, MSN Messenger, MSNBC.com, Microsoft, Open Source, Verticals, Windows Live, Windows Live Messenger, Xbox

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One Response to “Windows Weekly Miscellany – September 2, 2006”

  1. Indian state to build Linux support network -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] The communist government of the Indian state of Kerala liked kicking Microsoft out of the schools so much that now they are building a general support structure for Linux users: “We had already decided to promote Linux in the ITAschool programme. Now we are taking a step further by making the state a free software destination,” the southern state’s 83-year-old chief minister, V.S. Achuthanandan, told AFP. [...]

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