Microsoft unveil Windows Live Messenger Wave 4

Microsoft's Steve Ballmer has lifted the lid on the latest version of Windows Live Messenger, dubbed "Wave 4". Better video chat, photo sharing, social network and cloud integration are top of the agenda in this latest revamp, Ballmer told…

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Gerald LynchMicrosoft unveil Windows Live Messenger Wave 4

Microsoft's Live Messenger goes all Facebook-y

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Microsoft has added a new service to its Live Messenger software, allowing users to access a number of Facebook functions directly from their IM client.

It’s all ready to go, and available to all UK users, without needing to download software or switch anything on. Users can update their Facebook status, poke, write on walls, browse photos. and send private messages, without having the hassle of opening up a web browser window, which of course is so difficult and irritating to have to do…

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Andy MerrettMicrosoft's Live Messenger goes all Facebook-y

Microsoft continues to play Google catch up in latest Live Search updates

Microsoft has announced that a number of enhancements and improvements are coming to its Live Search engine. The trouble is, most of them sound like things which Google has been doing pretty well for quite some time. Features include important…

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Andy MerrettMicrosoft continues to play Google catch up in latest Live Search updates

Nokia teams with Microsoft for Windows Live apps on smartphones

n95-microsoft.jpgUntil recently, Nokia and Microsoft have been fierce competitors in the smartphone market, certainly in terms of their rival operating systems (Series 60 vs Windows Mobile). However, that rivalry is shifting to something friendlier, and fast.

See, just a couple of weeks after Nokia announced plans to put Microsoft’s PlayReady DRM inside its Series 60 handsets, it’s now revealed that it’s also going to preload Windows Live applications like Hotmail, Messenger, Contacts and Spaces on its smartphones, with Series 40 devices to follow next year.

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Stuart DredgeNokia teams with Microsoft for Windows Live apps on smartphones

CES 2007: Bill Gates keynote – the basics (Xbox, Vista, Windows Live)

Forget combo Blu-ray / HD DVD players, 1 terabyte hard drives and ridiculously large LCD televisions. Obviously what CES attendees were really looking forward to was hearing about Windows Vista and the Xbox 360. Securing seats within heckling distance…

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Ashley NorrisCES 2007: Bill Gates keynote – the basics (Xbox, Vista, Windows Live)