Articles About Microsoft

Author:
Kurt Rosene
Posted:
05.16.2013

Big Data to the Rescue

We’ve all been inundated with talk about the era of Big Data. But these last few weeks, we felt its impact in dramatic fashion. Just hours after the explosions at the April 15 Boston Marathon, the FBI had amassed10 terabytes of data that four days later led them to the two suspects. Big Data is […]

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Author:
Neal Wankoff
Posted:
06.13.2012

Google Chrome Overtakes Internet Explorer as the Favored Web Browser

Google Chrome has overtaken Internet Explorer (IE) to become the world’s most widely used web browser.  Google Chrome was the world’s most popular web browser for a single weekend in March, but according to StatCounter, it is now more popular than Microsoft‘s Internet Explorer and is expected to remain in the top spot for the […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
04.17.2012

Facebook IPO to Be Listed on Nasdaq

Facebook is friending Nasdaq in one of the most-desirable deals among the Internet companies jockeying ahead in the race for social-media IPOs.  The addition of Facebook’s listing enhances Nasdaq’s reputation as the favored exchange among high-tech companies.  The exchange is home to several tech firms, including Apple and Google.  The stock will trade under the […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
12.19.2011

Bill Gates, Sr.: The Rich Must Pay More Taxes

Bill Gates, Sr., a retired attorney in Washington state, supports a ballot initiative that would require the state’s highest earners — including himself and his son — to pay an income tax.  Currently, the state does not collect personal income taxes. The father of billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Jr., believes that the poor pay […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
10.10.2011

Visionary Apple CEO Steve Jobs Dies at Age 56

Apple’s  iconic co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs, who altered the habits of millions by reinventing computing, music and mobile phones, has died at the age of 56.  With Jobs’ passing, Apple has lost a visionary leader who inspired personal computing and products such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad.  These innovations made Jobs one of his […]

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Author:
Neal Wankoff
Posted:
10.04.2011

Is the Motorola Mobility-Google Marriage Made in Heaven?

Google’s recently announced $12.5 billion acquisition of Chicago-based mobile phone maker Motorola Mobility could be different if Google CEO Larry Page keeps his promise to run the acquisition as “an independent business.”  “If you believe what they say, they’re going to leave the company alone and let it do what it has been doing,” said […]

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Author:
Neal Wankoff
Posted:
07.12.2011

Facebook Is Worth $50 Billion? Anyone Remember the Dotcom Bubble?

Could social media be the victim of the next dot.com bubble? Although Facebook has been valued at $50 billion – more than Yahoo!, eBay, and Time Warner and butting heads with such giants as Amazon and Google, there is some question about what the valuation is based on.  According to Newsweek, “Some media experts have compared […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
07.01.2010

The Giving Pledge Encourages Billionaires to Share Their Wealth

Two of the nation’s leading billionaire philanthropists are joining forces to encourage others to donate as much as half of their wealth to charities.  Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett are teaming to create the Giving Pledge, “an effort to invite the wealthiest individuals and families in America to commit to […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
04.20.2010

Your Choice of Font Can Make You Greener

Changing your font can save significant money by requiring less ink to print documents.  Because various fonts require different amounts of ink to print, changing to a simpler font can make printer cartridges last longer. Printer.com, a Dutch company that evaluates printers, worked with the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay in its changeover from […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
04.12.2010

Will the iPad Make Laptops Obsolete?

Does the introduction of Apple’s new iPad sound the death knell for laptop computers?  The Wall Street Journal’s Personal Technology columnist Walt Mossberg’s test drive of an iPad has him believing that the new product has “the potential to change portable computing as we know it.”  During the test drive, Mossberg used his laptops only […]

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