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2008 Year in Review: Microsoft falls further behind in mobile

Conspicuous by its absence from the headlines throughout 2008 was Microsoft--sure, the Windows Mobile operating system has mass and scale, but it doesn't have excitement. With its patchwork multitude

2008 Year in Review: Targeted advertising nears prime time

Way back in early 2007, a survey by Accenture and the Economist Intelligence Unit found that more than 46 percent of IPTV executives worldwide felt that targeted advertising could be a major source

Netflix cuts jobs, points finger at Silverlight

Netflix is trimming 50 jobs because of Microsoft Silverlight. At least that's what the company claims in a blog post on its website, citing significantly improved streaming video performance on the

Microsoft shoots CSF telecom service provider product

Even Microsoft is shooting some of its lame horses these days. The company has informed its telecom service provider customers that it is pulling the plug on the Connected Service Framework product,

Rumor Mill: Is Microsoft making a Zune smartphone?

Rumors are circulating of a possible Microsoft smartphone based on the software giant's Zune digital music player. Code-named "Pink," the phone will use technology from Microsoft's acquisition of

SPOTLIGHT: Microsoft's telco defections

Microsoft's Communication Sector CTO Michel Burger is splitting, the latest in a series of steady executive defections from Seattle. Burger has reportedly left Microsoft to become head of Now+

Set-top box market destined to decline

The global market for set-top boxes (STBs) for IPTV and other services may still have a few years of growth left, but after 2012, annual STB shipments probably will begin to decline, according to a

Talking with Microsoft about its mobile future

With 2009 looming on the horizon, the biggest question mark in mobile software is Microsoft. With competitive pressures mounting and rivals like Apple, Google and Nokia generating the lion's share of

Verizon, Microsoft closer to search deal

Verizon Wireless and Microsoft are close to a deal that will make Microsoft the default search engine for most Verizon phones, edging out Microsoft's rival Google, according to a report in the Wall

Microsoft adds Envivio, Harmonic to Mediaroom ecosystem

Microsoft is announcing in conjunction with TelcoTV 2008 that the number of households worldwide using its Mediaroom software has doubled in less than a year to more than 2 million homes with about 4