, former director of the NSA and deputy director of the CIA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Apple's Connection To Prism And Its 5000 Data Requests
Making headlines around the world this June, the Apple Prism debacle promises to continue garnering controversy. The United States National Security Agency has had a secret project called Prism for an unknown since 2007. This clandestine agency was unheard of until June 2013, when a former CIA worker and NSA contractor blew the whistle on mass electronic surveillance by the company. Edward Snowden is now in hiding but what he has revealed has left the entire world talking.
Microsoft Office 365
February 27 sees the introduction of the new business version of Office. Office 365 was recently released, with users paying an affordable $8 for a monthly subscription.
The Home Premium version of Office 365 comes with several useful features and accessories, including 60 minutes of worldwide phone calls through Skype, and the use of Publisher, Access, Excel, Word and Outlook. Subscribers also enjoy 20GB of cloud storage in SkyDrive for the yearly subscription of $99.99.
Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, presents his pre-show keynote at the 2010 International CES in Las Vegas Wednesday evening. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Microsoft CEO At CES
At the most recent Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had originally declined to give a keynote speech but still took some time on stage to report on the company's latest developments. His decision indicates that the tech giant is not falling behind the competition or giving up the main spotlight to competitors. Instead, Ballmer's strategic move shows that Microsoft is still a major contender in product innovation, and consumers can look forward to these developments in the near future.
Technology giant and leader of the desktop operating system market Microsoft has announced that it will soon "retire" its instant messaging tool called Windows Live Messenger and switch to Skype. Microsoft already owns Skype, having bought the company for $8.5 billion about 18 months ago.
The company has announced that it will stop supporting Live Messenger by March 2013, except in China, where it will continue to support the older messenger for some more time. Since it owns Skype, this should be seen as part of Microsoft's strategy to offer a better messaging solution to its users.
HANOVER, GERMANY - MARCH 06: Visitors watch a presentation of features of the new Windows 8 operating system at the Microsoft stand on the first day of the CeBIT 2012 technology trade fair on March 6, 2012 in Hanover, Germany. CeBIT 2012, the world's largest information technology trade fair, will run from March 6-10, and advances in cloud computing and security are major features this year. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
New Windows 8 Operating System And Changes
The release of windows 8 is something that people are eagerly awaiting with a great deal of excitement. This new operating system will be released onto the market on October 26, 2012. If you are interested in getting a copy on the release date, you may want to consider placing your order right away. Since there is such a high demand for this new software, it will be very difficult to locate once it is released.
There is a lot of interest in this software simply because it solves many of the problems that people found when using older versions of the operating system. One of the newest features in this software would be the home screen that helps to organize the items that you use most often. Since all of this information is kept in one place, it becomes easier to get work done in a shorter period of time. Additionally, the improved organization of the graphical interface makes it easier to find anything you need without having to search around.
Microsoft Office 365 Is A Steal
Microsoft Office 365 is a Microsoft ultimate steal. It doesn't cost very much each month so it will feel like a bargain. The software has the familiar things from Office desktop suite and it also Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft Lync Online, and SharePoint Online. These services work great on PCs, browsers, and phones. This software can be used at any time and from almost anywhere. It is easy to use and works nicely with Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. It can also work either offline or online. You can easily access your information easily and quickly. So if you like Microsoft Office, you will like Office 365.
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All About The Ultimate Steal Windows 7
One of the latest software products from Microsoft Corporation is Windows 7 Professional. This software is quite affordable and will be sold to customers at very low rates. Ultimate Steel is an initiative of Microsoft Corporation. It is a computer program designed by Microsoft that allows students to purchase Microsoft Office products at very cheap rates and low prices. Students looking to make use of this software program need to be registered university or college students with a valid college identity and web identity. The purpose of designing this computer software program is basically to keep students from turning away from their products to free software.
MySpace Searches for Ad Revenue
With MySpace losing customers at a 13% pace over the past 52 weeks, they now face the difficult task of selling their advertising space to one of the big ad networks. Their last deal was made in 2006 with Google for $900 over the course of four years. But since then, their viewership has eroded as Facebook has overtaken the social web space. They currently in talks with Google, Microsoft and Yahoo but will most likely receive a significant reduction in revenue for this contract compare to the last one.