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Archives for May, 2009


Bing Goes the Strings of Microsoft’s Heart

by Allen Weiner  |  May 28, 2009  |  2 Comments

CEO Steve Ballmer has announced the long-speculated rebranding and relaunch of Microsoft’s consumer search service at the All Things Digital Conference. As of June 1, Live Search will become Bing (as in cherry and former Piston great and now Detroit mayor). The service is scheduled to be in preview on June 1 and will lose […]

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E-Readers, E-books, E-Newspapers…Egad!

by Allen Weiner  |  May 4, 2009  |  2 Comments

This is a story whose draft plot has all the makings of a thriller. Add up these story arcs and see what you come up with: *Amazon’s Kindle and Kindle 2 are gaining early signs of traction in the e-reader marketplace selling, by some estimates, around 300,000 units *The Kindle (a single function device) is […]

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Denis Leary for Hulu

by Allen Weiner  |  May 1, 2009  |  Comments Off

Hulu’s latest ad features Denis Leary, therefore it is great. I am not a “30 Rock” or “Family Guy” fan, so the previous TV spots left me relatively cold. Leary has this knack of talking so quickly, it takes you three seconds to figure out what he just said–a tape delay, so to speak. The […]

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