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With the end of 2010 right around the corner, this edition of Weekend Reading focuses on the year that was and the year that could be, along with an interesting story about how the fiber-optic market has finally come full circle a decade after the telecom depression of the early 2000s.
Without further ado, here is your New Year’s Eve edition of Weekend Reading:
Social computing has already changed the way we create and maintain our connections with friends, family, colleagues, companies and more.
However, the world of social computing remains fragmented. The lack of integration creates frustrating disconnects that are inevitable when we are forced to switch between services and applications to stay up to date.
Christmas is almost upon us, but Microsoft still managed to stuff the stockings with a flurry of activity this week on a number of fronts. I know most people are busy tearing open those gifts Santa left under the Christmas tree right now, so, without further ado, here’s a little weekend reading to tide you over the holidays.
Microsoft made lots of headlines this year as it rolled out several compelling new products, including Windows Phone 7, the Kinect for Xbox 360 and Microsoft Office 2010.
However, not all the innovation at a company this big lands on the front page or makes the evening news. A lot of stuff happens behind the scenes – like Microsoft’s successful crackdown on botnets or some of the innovations coming out of FUSE Labs.
I’d like to take you back over the course of the past 12 months and revisit some of the most widely read installments in the ongoing Microsoft story. Below are the top 10 blog posts of 2010:
Microsoft has a lot going on these days: Windows Phone 7, Kinect, Bing, cloud computing – and that’s just in the past week.
Recognizing that the holidays are right around the corner and people are gearing up for vacation, I’ll keep this edition of Weekend Reading brief. We have a lot to cover though, so let’s get into it.
Jack Black fans, your time has come – as long as you own a Windows Phone.
Paramount Digital Entertainment, a division of Paramount Pictures, announced today the availability of a brand new “School of Rock” app in the Windows Phone Marketplace that lets smartphone owners watch the full movie plus menus, bonus features and experiences not available on other mobile platforms.
The Windows Phone 7 smartphone – so easy, even a caveman can…well, you know.
Nationwide auto insurer GEICO has agreed to support Windows Phone 7 as a corporate smartphone for its 24,000 employees so they can make calls, send e-mail, set up business appointments, attend meetings and keep track of vital corporate data all on the go.
GEICO also announced the launch of a new Windows Phone 7 app called GEICO GloveBox that enables customers to pay bills, access insurance policy information and even call for help when they get stuck in sticky situations on the road.