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Cloudy Forecasts for Boston and D.C.

Microsoft has named the top cloud-friendly U.S. cities as part of a study in which 2,000 IT decision-makers (ITDMs) nationwide discussed how they are adopting and using cloud computing. The cities were ranked based on how local businesses...

Big-Time IPOs Set to Flood the Market

There’s never been a better time to be an Internet startup, and not only because companies such as Google, eBay and Microsoft may buy you out for a few hundred million dollars. The initial public offering (IPO) market is also...

Microsoft Gains Ground with Skype Acquisition

Microsoft’s $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype was the company’s largest ever, and while most observers are reserving their final judgments, the move makes sense on a lot of levels. More than 170 million levels, actually...

Mobile Operators Look to Challenge Apple

Android’s unprecedented rise up the list of leading smartphone operating systems has been well documented, with most analysts predicting out-and-out domination of Apple’s iOS within just a couple of years. Now, at least...

Battling the Botnets

In March, Microsoft was the driving force behind shutting down one of the most prolific spam operations on the Internet — a botnet called Rustock. The sting put an end to the more than 13 billion spam messages Rustock was generating...

Site Downtime and Twitter Response

How would you react to an outage, an interruption in service, or unscheduled downtime on your favorite site? Now imagine that downtime or outage is on your website. As you might imagine, how you react says a lot about your company...

Leading Tech Companies are Fueling Display Advertising

Website Magazine’s January issue about 2011 Web trends predicted that bold and innovative new technologies would fuel the resurgence of online display advertising this year. It’s happening, by way of leading tech companies...

The Microsoft/Yahoo Merger – What Advertisers Need to Know

At the same time as their merger with Yahoo was being finalized, the folks at Microsoft rolled out several new updates to their targeting and reporting options, and online and desktop interfaces. Many of the changes were substantial...

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Gmail to Provide Backup for Microsoft Exchange Users

Just as Microsoft’s Bing has made the search environment a little too crowded for Google’s tastes, Google is doing the same thing to Microsoft with office productivity tools. Thursday’s launch of Google Message Continuity...

Facebook is UK's Biggest Display Ad Market

ComScore released an overview of the UK online display advertising market for Q3 2010, which not only showed strong gains for the medium as a whole but also lists Facebook as the UK's single largest display ad publisher on the...

Is Google Losing Its Grip on Search?

When Google Instant launched earlier this month, the relatively indifferent reactions from the Yahoo and Microsoft camps came as no surprise. No one expected Google’s competitors to come out and say that the world’s dominant...

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Changes Coming to Microsoft adCenter

Microsoft wrote today on its adCenter blog that budgeting improvements are on the way, a move it said was precipitated by recent user comments. The changes can be expected “in the coming days” and “will minimize the...

Yahoo! Search is Dead... Amen.

Last week Yahoo! began transitioning certain back-end functions for its Search product over to Microsoft's search platform. The transition is now complete. If you follow the world of SEO closely, welcome to a two-horse race. Yahoo...

Five Steps to Becoming Bing-ready

E-commerce merchants have waited more than a year to find out how the Microsoft-Yahoo! search alliance will affect their search marketing efforts and their businesses overall. The answers are not all going to come right away but with...

Yahoo! to Webmasters: Optimize for Bing Now

Implementation of the search alliance between Yahoo! and Microsoft is only weeks away now, two years after the two companies signed off on the deal. Yahoo! released an update to advertisers on Friday to announce that it will begin...

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