Elizabeth Montalbano

How the Netherlands is leading the EU toward its tech future

Dutch emerging-tech companies get record-breaking venture funding

Dutch emerging-tech companies get record-breaking venture funding

An initiative backed by a Dutch prince and pandemic-fueled demand for ubiquitous connectivity and remote-working technologies have spurred a venture capital windfall for emerging-tech companies in the Netherlands, with cloud,...

MS Office battles Google in the cloud

When Microsoft releases the next version of its productivity suite, Office 2010, it will be into a very different competitive landscape than the one Office 2007 faced in late 2006.Back then Google Apps had limited availability, and...

MS Office battles Google in the cloud

When Microsoft releases the next version of its productivity suite, Office 2010, it will be into a very different competitive landscape than the one Office 2007 faced in late 2006.

Does Microsoft complicate its licensing on purpose?

Navigating Microsoft's complex rules and programs for software licensing has been notoriously difficult for businesses -- a pain point not lost on the company, which for years has said it is trying to simplify the process for...

Does Microsoft complicate its licensing on purpose?

Navigating Microsoft's complex rules and programs for software licensing has been notoriously difficult for businesses -- a pain point not lost on the company, which for years has said it is trying to simplify the process for...

Samsung, HTC offer first Windows Mobile 6.5 phones

HTC and Samsung are at the head of the line of U.S. handset vendors offering Windows Mobile 6.5 phones, the first smartphones based on Microsoft's new OS that are meant to finally give Microsoft-powered phones features that are on...

Samsung, HTC offer first Windows Mobile 6.5 phones

HTC and Samsung are at the head of the line of handset vendors offering Windows Mobile 6.5 phones, the first smartphones based on Microsoft's new OS that are meant to finally give Microsoft-powered phones features that are on par...

Former Microsoft open-source chief joins cloud startup

Former Microsoft open-source chief Sam Ramji has joined cloud-computing startup Sonoa Systems, taking over product strategy and business development at the Santa Clara, California-based company.In his last job at Microsoft, Ramji was...

Ballmer: Windows 7 worth the investment

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer put on his sales hat Tuesday and made a case for why businesses should upgrade to Windows 7, despite an economy in which many IT budgets have been frozen or are lower than in years past."It's a different...

Ballmer: Windows 7 worth the investment

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer put on his sales hat Tuesday and made a case for why businesses should upgrade to Windows 7, despite an economy in which many IT budgets have been frozen or are lower than in years past.

Microsoft aims to spark new business for Web developers

Microsoft has launched a program that gives Web development professionals the chance to get free software and technical support to help them get new businesses off the ground.Web development companies with less than 10 employees can...

Microsoft aims to spark new business for Web developers

Microsoft has launched a program that gives Web development professionals the chance to get free software and technical support to help them get new businesses off the ground.

Why Microsoft's Elop isn't afraid of Google

Microsoft's Business Division oversees one of its most successful products, the Office productivity suite, as well as the company's lucrative server and enterprise software businesses. However, like the rest of the company, the...

Why Microsoft's Elop isn't afraid of Google

Stephen Elop, president of Microsoft's Business Division, is confident Office 2010 has enough new features, including integration with Microsoft's Web-based apps, to convince businesses and consumers to stick with Microsoft.

Microsoft shows off Bing tool for measuring ad effectiveness

Microsoft on Monday demonstrated a new tool for its Bing search engine that will allow advertisers to measure the effectiveness of their ads with online users.Speaking at the IAB MIXX Conference and Expo 2009 in New York on Monday,...

Microsoft demos Bing tool for measuring ad effectiveness

Microsoft demonstrated a new tool for its Bing search engine that will allow advertisers to measure the effectiveness of their ads with online users.

To Kindle or not to Kindle?

About a year or so ago there was an amusing bit of writing circulating on the Web that deconstructed Shakepeare's "Hamlet" into a series of Facebook-styled newsfeeds. Written by Sarah Schmelling, the piece imagined humorous status...

To Kindle or not to Kindle?

About a year or so ago there was an amusing bit of writing circulating on the Web that deconstructed Shakepeare's "Hamlet" into a series of Facebook-styled newsfeeds.

Adobe to buy Omniture for US$1.8 billion

Adobe has agreed to buy Web analytics company Omniture for US$1.8 billion in cash, the companies said Tuesday. The price San Jose, California-based Adobe is paying for the company, which is $21.50 per share, is at a 45 percent...

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