Microsoft happenings

Looks like the boys in Redmond loosened the pursestrings and made the biggest acquisition in Microsoft history… let’s see what else they got up to. 

From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
How does Bill Gates shape up as a predictor of technology?

Oh! Some reasons on why Microsoft spent 6 BILLION US DOLLARS to buy aQuantive. a-who?
(This one from the more well-known Seattle Times)

For all the developers up there who get a rush of adrenaline booting up Visual Studio similar to the rush of fragging enemies in Doom, here is the latest in Orcas land.

This is the one I find the most interesting – Popfly!  Popfly “gives consumers a visual way to create a Web site or add features, such as mashups, to existing blogs or personal pages.”

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