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Microsoft India signs MOU with Maharashtra, India.

The Government of Maharashtra, India, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft India to enhance ICT adoption in schools and build the employability readiness skills of the future workforce in the state.

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Windows 7 – Known Issues.

Microsoft has released documents which provide important information you should know prior to deploying and using the Windows 7 operating system, including known issues that you may need to avoid or work around.

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Its time to uninstall Digsby.

The popular Digsby instant messenger client not only bundles half a dozen “optional” crapware applications, it’s also using your computer to crawl the web, do stock market research, and more. It’s time to uninstall.

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Bhuvan, a Google Earth Competitor to view celestial objects

Bhuvan is a revolutionary mapping application by ISRO that claims to serve images with far higher resolution than Google Earth. Bhuvan will use images taken by ISRO’s seven remote sensing satellites. View celestial objects with Bhuvan Bhuvan, an ambitious project […]

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Macbook cracks threaten to upset Apple cart

Apple is refusing to formally acknowledge a widespread design flaw in its Macbook products that could develop into a major PR disaster and spark a recall.

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Kids search for Sex, Porn & Fred … err Fred who??

Between February 2009 and July 2009, Symantec tracked a total of 3.5 million searches that were submitted by users of their OnlineFamily.Norton service. The list of search terms was ranked from those submitted most frequently to those submitted the least. […]

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Google’s next search engine: Caffeine

Google has just unveiled a “secret project” of “next-generation architecture for Google’s web search“ called Caffeine.

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Facebook Acquires FriendFeed

Facebook today announced that it has agreed to acquire FriendFeed, the innovative service for sharing online. As part of the agreement, all FriendFeed employees will join Facebook and FriendFeed’s four founders will hold senior roles on Facebook’s engineering and product […]

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Google most valuable brand; Microsoft at No. 2.

BrandZ has released its Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking. The BrandZ top 100 ranking is an authoritative ranking report about the most valuable brands in the world.

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Keyboard for Windows 7 from Microsoft Hardware

Microsoft has launched the ergonomist-approved Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000, which utilizes a Comfort Curve layout that encourages natural wrist posture with a slight six-degree curve. This new desktop set combines the Microsoft Comfort Curve keyboard layout with a soft-touch palm […]

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Facebook Is Now the Fourth Largest Site In The World

The global rise of Facebook is nothing less than astounding. In the month of June alone it gained 24 million unique visitors worldwide, compared to the month before, for a total of 340 million unique visitors worldwide. 

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Microsoft Store logo revelead.

Microsoft appears to have made up their minds on the logo for Microsoft Stores, having just filed it last week at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Pricing for Windows 7 in India.

Microsoft India has confirmed to us that, “the Retail price in India, of the Full Packaged Product (FPP) Software offering of Windows 7 will be about 10-12% 30-35% lower than equivalent Windows Vista offering.” Update: The final pricing appears at […]

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Windows 7 E version for Europe scrapped.

Microsoft said late Friday that it won’t ship the Windows 7 “E” version of Windows even though Europe has yet to sign off on its revised plan. The plan calls for the company to ship Windows 7 with Internet Explorer, […]

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Seadragon.com Launched

At Seadragon.com you can share any image on the web as a zoomable photo. Simply point Seadragon.com at any image you’ve got on the web, and in no time flat, you’ve got a zoomable viewer just like this one. Share […]

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Free Windows 7 Themes & Login Screens from EMI Music.

UK music giant EMI have used Twitter to point music consumers to musicthemesfor7.com, suggesting they will become the first major media organization to launch a number of commercial-quality-yet-free theme packs and welcome screens for Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 7, […]

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EU Vista, XP users can also push IE off Windows.

The devil is in the details, so Ars digs into the nitty-gritty of Microsoft’s proposed browser ballot for European Union residents. Most EU Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users will see the browser ballot screen that lets them […]

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Microsoft: Reasons to upgrade from XP to Windows 7

In response to a query from my MVP collegue Vijay : “What exactly is the incentive for users to upgrade XP to 7? Is it purely gfx? I would honestly like to know what feature 7 offers that can’t be […]

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Last day to participate in the Best Windows Website Contest

Tomorrow, July 30, 2009, 1.30 PM, UTC, is the last day for submitting entries to the Best Windows Website Contest 2009. So if are a blogger and you havent yet participated, you may want to consider participating. The credentials of […]

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Microsoft to open open first stores in Arizona, California

Microsoft plans to open two of its first retail locations in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mission Viejo, Calif. The software maker confirmed on Tuesday that it has signed leases in both spots as part of an effort to launch its first […]

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Australia Recognises Its First Visually Impaired MVP

MVP Kenny Johar was recently awarded the Microsoft MVP Award, for his contributions towards Internet Explorer. He has carved out a successful IT career by helping to make technology, more accessible to Australia’s visually impaired. 

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Microsoft, Yahoo! deal confirmed – Change Search Landscape

Yahoo! and Microsoft announced an agreement that will improve the Web search experience for users and advertisers, and deliver sustained innovation to the industry. In simple terms, Microsoft will now power Yahoo! search while Yahoo! will become the exclusive worldwide […]