Microsoft Corp. is planning a Windows Live update in the coming weeks that adds social networking features to the software maker’s instant messaging program, free Hotmail e-mail service and other sites.
Microsoft’s upgrade to Windows Live will blend e-mail and social networking to put it ahead of rivals.
The volume of junk e-mail may have dropped drastically after a Web-hosting firm, identified by many in the computer security community as a major host of spam activity, was taken offline.
The rejection of gay marriage by California voters has unleashed a hurricane of protest on the Internet, with some supporters venting their anger and others planning national demonstrations.
Silicon Valley’s rumor site is not going away, so its victims should not rejoice yet.
A Seattle firm has created a new site, ObamaCTO.org, for people to funnel tech policy ideas to the Obama administration.
M-I-C. Talk to Goofy on your cellphone. K-E-Y. Why? Good question.
iPhone and iPod touch have become “serious competitors to Nintendo’s DS handheld and Sony’s PlayStation Portable,” report Nick Wingfield and Christopher Lawton (online.wsj.com). And for good reason. Says one gamer who “sold his PSP and may get rid of his DS soon”: “‘I can listen to my iPod and play games at the same time, and when I’m done I can just put it in my pocket.’”