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Microsoft

As a number of people have already noted, Microsoft's release of Seadragon for the iPhone -- an image-viewing app based on the deep-zoom technology behind the software giant's Photosynth project -- doesn't just seem like an admission that the iPhone is better than any other mobile out there: Microsoft product manager Alex Daley comes right…

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It's not exactly a huge surprise, given the anti-trust brouhaha that the proposal caused in Washington, but Google formally announced that its search deal with Yahoo is over, kaput, deceased, pushing up the daisies -- it is an ex-agreement. It wasn't just the anti-trust concerns either; some advertisers were apparently worried about a lack of…

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So Microsoft seems to have finally woken up and decided to get serious about the Web -- or at least semi-serious -- by rolling out a cloud-computing platform called Azure and announcing the imminent arrival of Web-ized versions of its Office applications (my favourite response to these announcements came in a Twitter message from Sarah…

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Okay, so maybe the Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates ads were designed to soften up the market by letting people get out all their pent-up anti-Microsoft emotions, so that the newer ads would seem better by comparison (sort of a scapegoat strategy). Or maybe they were just a total screwup and someone thought better of…

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Anyone who isn't talking about how dumb Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin was in her interview (and that's a lot of people) seems to be talking about the new Microsoft ad with Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld, and how they don't get it. Mike Arrington doesn't get it, and neither does my friend Mark Evans,…

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