Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Google Chrome - One box for everything

Web search. Web history. Address bar. Suggestions as you type. One unified box serves all your browsing needs.

When money attacks Internet browsers.

Friday, September 26, 2008

The story behind Google Chrome

Watch a video from the development team on the thinking and features behind Google Chrome.

When money attacks Internet browsers.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

News on Toast of Chrome killing IE

Track your calories with Calory Guard as the iPhone tracks everything you do. Read News on a piece of toast about Chrome Killing IE, but Firefox grows. Airpowered car my be a reality soon to drive us to Football 2.0 games.

When money attacks apps.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Microsoft Surface - Official Sheraton Launch Video

Here's the marketing video for the Surface Sheraton launch:

From Surface:

Microsoft and Sheraton Hotels and Resorts have partnered to bring Microsoft Surface to the hotel lobby. Sheraton went live today with our music, photos and concierge applications customized with Sheraton specific content.

This adds Boston, Chicago and Seattle to the list of cities where you can get up close with Microsoft Surface. Surface is already found in California, D.C. Georgia, Nevada, New York and Texas. For all Surface locations, visit

Microsoft Surface at the Sheraton features:

CityTips® – At the guests’ fingertips are the Surface 360-degree satellite maps and tools to search for local restaurants and bars, entertainment, recreation, shopping, transportation and services, such as banks and pharmacies. Guests can discover all a city has to offer by simply moving their hands across Surface.

Sounds of Sheraton – Microsoft Surface also serves as a lobby-based digital jukebox, enabling guests to create personal music playlists by choosing selections from Sheraton’s exclusive offering of Sony BMG artists, including John Legend, Kenny Chesney and Lauryn Hill.

Sheraton Snapshots – Guests can explore Sheraton hotels and resorts throughout the world by simply browsing the Surface photo library of Sheraton resorts and hotel properties to help them plan for future business or leisure travel.

Sheraton locations with Microsoft Surface:

Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers
811 7th Avenue 53rd Street
New York, NY

Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton St.
Boston, MA

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL

Sheraton Gateway San Francisco Airport Hotel
600 Airport Boulevard
Burlingame, CA

Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA


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Monday, September 22, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Microsoft Surface - Launches in Sheraton hotels

Here's an inside look at the Surface launch in Sheraton hotels

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Microsoft Surface - LiveLabs Shadow Box

From Surface:

Back in June, we had a little gathering here in Redmond with some bloggers to chat about what's going on at Microsoft Surface. One of the awesome demos we showcased was something LiveLabs cooked up called Shadow Box. (See the SlashGear video here at 2:47.) It essentially takes raw images from the imaging system on Surface and uses it to create a paint program of sorts. It's a lot of fun. Nic over at Channel 10 caught up with the guys behind Shadow Box for an excellent behind-the-scenes interview. Video below.


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Friday, September 19, 2008

Microsoft Surface - Used by anchors on NBC News

From Surface:

If you were on the East coast this morning or just up real early on the West coast you might have seen Microsoft Surface in action on TV. But this isn’t just another news story about Surface, this morning a unit was deployed on the MSNBC set for regular use by Chuck Todd, NBC News political director, to assist him in analyzing the upcoming 2008 election and political news beyond.

Today we saw two applications in action, the Electoral Map and Battleground States, but over the coming days/weeks Todd will likely use other unique applications and features to further highlight the candidates, the issues, polls and relevant political news.

I thought I’d drill down into each app briefly and give you a sense for what Todd has available at his fingertips…

Electoral Map – Todd will use Surface to quickly and easily view historic voting results, polling insights and demographic data for each state. And by placing an object on the display, Todd will be able to instantly change the map to showcase results from previous predictions or to identify up-to-the minute changes.

Battleground States –This application will allow Todd to visually demonstrate the impact of various potential voting outcomes in key states and the effect they have on the number of electoral votes needed to win the election. This will be a great tool for Todd to lay out various electoral scenarios.

It’s been a fun and wild ride to bring this experience to life. MSNBC was looking for a new and engaging way to tell the political drama that is unfolding before us and they came to Microsoft Surface for help. In turn, we worked with one of our partners, Vectorform, to create a suite of applications based on MSNBC’s unique needs. And while the content and apps are different, the approach to using Surface is as well. Surface goes beyond just multi-touch and resizing content, Todd can bring “tagged” objects to Surface (like in the Electoral Map) that deliver unique digital interactions (new predictions). Surface also allows for multiple people to interact with the content simultaneously.

We’re changing the way you political junkies (that’s all of us, come on you know you’re hooked after those conventions) are gonna get their news fix. Tell us, how do you think Surface is going to change political coverage as its presented and shared in the news?


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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Microsoft tries to improve image with Seinfeld commercials

Microsoft works to improve its public image. These two ads were very successful in the sense that half a billion people saw them and sounded off on them.

New Family

Shoe Circus

Video: Shoe Circus

That was what the two-week Microsoft teaser campaign accomplished, according to companies that track discussions about brands.

At first, “the ads were ambiguous and confounding to some,” said Ted Marzilli, senior vice president and general manager of the brand group at the New York office of YouGovPolimetrix, a research company, but as they continued they helped improve perceptions about Microsoft.

On Sept. 4, when the teaser ads started, the “buzz” about Microsoft was 25 percent positive and 13 percent negative, Mr. Marzilli said, and by Tuesday it was 28 percent positive and 8 percent negative. Microsoft “has been beat up pretty badly by the Apple advertisements in the last six months,” he said. “These are strong numbers, good numbers, for Microsoft.”

Another research company, Zeta Interactive, using what it calls its Relevant Noise tool to mine places online like blogs and message boards for brand conversations, found what was described as overwhelmingly positive buzz surrounding Microsoft from Sept. 3 through Monday.

Of the posts analyzed by Relevant Noise during that stage of the teaser campaign, 63 percent were characterized as positive and 37 percent as negative.


Microsoft plans to pull back on Seinfeld but to continue this momentum with coupling Bill Gates with other celebrities and to bring in the users. I almost see this as three simultaneous campaigns: one with Bill and celebs, one with situations that show products, and one that plays off Apple commercials and starts channeling the free publicity that Apple gave to the "PC" back to Microsoft.

When money attacks... computer advertising

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

10 Features of Google Chrome

Learn 10 quick tips about using Google Chrome.

When money attacks Internet browsers.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Google Chrome announcement

Google announces its open source browser, Google Chrome

When money attacks Internet browsers.

Monday, September 15, 2008