Monthly Archives: May 2011

Is Skype really worth $8.5B to Microsoft?

$8.5B seems rather expensive to me, but I can understand why Microsoft would want Skype.  And I don’t think it is primarily for the reasons most people are saying. First of all, recognize that Microsoft already has two competing products.  … Continue reading

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Bing going Mobile

Yesterday we had the announcement that Bing would become the default Search and Mapping solution for the next generation of RIM’s Blackberry.  Over the previous year we’ve seen Microsoft introduce excellent Bing apps for the iPhone and more recently iPad, work … Continue reading

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Is Hotmail’s “Trusted Sender” feature more than just show?

One year ago Microsoft introduced a feature in Hotmail that marked mail from a set of “trusted senders”, primarily banks, with a Trusted Sender icon.  The idea was that if mail from your bank was marked with the icon you … Continue reading

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Has Microsoft put the nail in the coffin on SenderID?

A funny thing happened on my way to some research on Anti-SPAM technologies, I found that Microsoft is wiping SenderID information from its website.  When you try going to the web page for the SenderID Framework you are now redirected to a … Continue reading

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