Microsoft’s secret weapon

July 30, 2007
Microsoft’s newest weapon in search
Wired
Terrance Russell finds out how the slow moving Microsoft got a leg up on the Ad/search race.

”I’d prefer to call them “The Catch Up Crew” myself, but I don’t know if that’ll ever stick. Described as being dedicated to “accelerating innovations in search and ad technologies and delivering them more rapidly to advertisers and customers,” one can only hope that this is the performance enhancing shot in the arm that Redmond needs to compete with the likes of Google.”

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How to blow $3 million of taxpayer money
News.com
Matt Asay wonders why we pay taxes.

“In this case, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) spent $3 million on a document management system from Documentum, and it has been a complete waste of money. The PCAOB tries to blame itself for the waste, but the reality is that it’s a combination of overpriced and overly complex software wrapped in a proprietary license, and an effort to force-feed square-peg technology onto round-peg people.”

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Apple and AT&T to wed
IT Wire
Stan Beer of the Beer Files says this marriage is one made in hell.

“When Steve Jobs gave the stage at Macworld to the CEO of Cingular Stan Sigman to announce the Apple-AT&T collaboration, it seemed an unlikely marriage. Jobs easily prancing around the stage in his jeans and long sleeved black T-shirt and Sigman in his suit reading from cue cards. Are signs emerging that it was a marriage made in hell?”

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