Microsoft Rush Out New Toolbar

Microsoft’s MSN have gone the way of Google and launched a toolbar that also blocks pop-ups. To explain the business behind this business, read the excellent Microsoft Monitor. It points out that Google’s toolbar does all this already, and is at the same time diverting searches away from Microsoft. Given that a ‘sizeable chunk’ of …

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News: Browsers Hit A Legal Minefield

 From the This Could Change Everything Or Mean Nothing Dept come reports that Microsoft (and presumably others) may have to redesign their web browsers after a US court found that Internet Explorer infringes another company’s software patent. The BBC reports that the World Wide Web Consortium, the body responsible for web standards, also released a statement …

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Software: More Search Options

 Talking of Outlook functionality, 80-20 have just come out with a new version of Retriever, a great search engine that integrates with Outlook (but also works from Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer, System Tray and Task Bar.)     Definitely worth a look. Also, the folks at IdeaLab have come up with a …

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Loose Wire: Actually Bill, No,

Loose Wire: Actually Bill, No, I Can’t By Jeremy Wagstaff 12/13/2001 Far Eastern Economic Review (Copyright (c) 2001, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.) I’m frankly flabbergasted that the Microsoft antitrust trial in the United States is reaching such an ignominious end. But am I alone in my righteous indignation? I won’t bore you with the …

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Column: Microsoft antitrust

Loose Wire: Actually Bill, No, I Can’t   By Jeremy Wagstaff , from the 13 December 2001 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review, (c) 2001, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.   I’m frankly flabbergasted that the Microsoft antitrust trial in the United States is reaching such an ignominious end. But am I alone in …

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