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Olympics online videos ratings surge

NBC has seen encouraging results for its online video coverage of the 2008 Olympic Games, according to Nielsen Online figures released Monday. On Friday, Aug. 8, 436,000 unique U.S. viewers accessed

The Online Olympics Open

Summer Olympics coverage starts today, and NBC will attempt to present 2,200 hours of "unprecedented" online sports coverage from Beijing over the next couple of weeks. Online viewers will be able to

Nokia, Microsoft at work on Zune integration?

While Microsoft recently refuted speculation it is at work on a converged Zune/Windows Mobile device, a new rumor circulating across the

Microsoft ordered to pay AlcaLu $512 million

Alcatel-Lucent has had a tough week, losing its CEO and chairman, but it may collect close to $512 million after a federal judge last week upheld an earlier jury decision that Microsoft infringed on

Juniper names Microsoft's Johnson CEO

Juniper Networks has hired 16-year Microsoft veteran Kevin Johnson as its new CEO, according to several published reports. Johnson led the software giant's online and Windows endeavors, and his

Microsoft: "We want to give our customers choice"

With Apple's iPhone 3G launch garnering so much media attention last week, Microsoft's Mobile Communications Business senior vice president Andrew Lees sat down with Dow Jones Newswires to confirm it

Microsoft Building CDN

Microsoft is investing massive amounts of cash on data center infrastructure (Cue "Darth Vader" theme). The company is building its own CDN and will likely offer managed services to corporations.

Microsoft acquires data services firm MobiComp

Microsoft announced its pending acquisition of software services firm MobiComp, which provides mobile data backup, restoration and sharing services. Financial terms were not disclosed. According to

Microsoft pushes into TV ads with Navic buy

Meeting primarly with a telco audience at NXTcomm last week, Microsoft focused its efforts on demonstrating the capabilities of its Mediaroom TV platform and discussing its latest ecosystem

NBC Gets Flamed for Vista-Only Olympic Distribution

Critics are lining up as NBC announces its online video tech for distributing Olympic coverage. NBC Olympics on the Go, from NBC and broadband media company Wavexpress, is a podcast-like service to