Posts Tagged ‘windows live’

Google Buys Meebo for $100M

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

I haven’t heard much about Meebo so far … but now that Google has bought them, I’m sure I’ll be hearing about them in the future.

The past months have been filled with acquisitions and rumors about them, from Facebook buying Instagram for $1 Billion Dollars and the rumor that the company is interested in Opera Software, to the just disclosed acquisition of Meebo by Google. Meebo? The web instant messenger that supported major protocols and services such as AIM, Windows Live, Facebook Chat, Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk and ICQ to name a few.


Windows Live Mail, Outlook, Finally Get Hotmail SSL Support

Friday, July 8th, 2011

I’m kind of surprised that this took so long …

Microsoft did enable full session HTTPS encryption for their Hotmail email service back in November 2010. This was regarded by experts and users alike as a step in the right direction, considering that SSL connections improve security significantly over standard HTTP connections. Less than a year later more than two million users have opted in and enabled SSL encryption in their accounts.


Microsoft Hotmail Improved, Keyboard Shortcuts, Personalization

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Here are some interesting tricks for Hotmail users …

If you have a web based email account, chance is that you either use Yahoo Mail, Google Mail or Microsoft Hotmail for that account. There are hundreds of smaller email providers, but those are the big three. Microsoft recently announced new features and improvements for their Hotmail email service on the Inside Windows Live blog.


Bypass the Microsoft SmartScreen Filter

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Here’s a cool trick …

Microsoft SmartScreen Filter is a technology used in several Microsoft products, including Internet Explorer but also Windows Live applications such as Windows Live Messenger. Internet Explorer users can disable the SmartScreen Filter in the browser directly by going to Tools > Safety > Turn Off SmartScreen Filter.


Office Live Files – Microsoft Office Add-In

Friday, January 21st, 2011

This looks useful …

The Microsoft Office add-in, Office Live Files closes the existing gap between Microsoft’s popular Office suite and their online service Office Live. You see, while it is possible to save documents to Microsoft’s Windows Live SkyDrive service it is not that easy to load the uploaded documents again in Microsoft Office.


Twitter Faces Growing International Competition from Windows Live

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

In the 1980s, Windows used to be considered restricted technology, and illegal to ship to China … fast forward 30 years, and now Windows in partnering with Chinese companies. A lot has changed …

By Tim Conneally, Betanews

At GSMA Mobile Asia Congress yesterday, Sina Mobile general manager Gaofei Wang said his company’s 15-month old microblog Weibo is well on track to hit the 100 million user mark by the second quarter of 2011. The Twitter-like service launched in August 2009, and recently hit the 50 million registered user mark. It took popular microblog Twitter a little more than three years to hit the same milestone.

One week ago, Microsoft’s Web services branch MSN announced it had partnered with to team up and offer a comprehensive web services package to Chinese users.