Microsoft intends to test micro-blog service OfficeTalk


March 20, according to foreign media reports, Microsoft plans to start a business-oriented micro-blog service OfficeTalk users for testing.

OfficeTalk Microsoft did not disclose details, but said that has been engaged in internal testing, and now want customers to participate in OfficeTalk testing activities.

Twitter and micro-blog service similar to, OfficeTalk goal is to enable employees to share a small amount of information vgp-bps2c battery. Microsoft said through official blog, "OfficeTalk will be in a corporate environment provide basic micro-blog feature, employees can publish their thoughts, activities and important information."

Microsoft want to make a small amount of customers testing OfficeTalk, research companies and employees to use micro-blog services.

Have been on the market for corporate users of other micro-blog services Sony VGP-BPL9 Battery, such as SocialText, StatusNet, Yammer, Socialcast, and Salesforce's Chatter.

Microsoft said the test does not mean that the company will officially release micro-blog service, "OfficeTalk is not a product Dell Studio 1735 Battery, but a research project aimed at business users to understand the way the use of micro-blog service."

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Google, Intel and Sony jointly developed set-top boxes and televisions


March 18, according to foreign media reports, "The New York Times" news, Google, Intel and Sony VGP-BPS9 are jointly developing a product called "Google TV", run the Google Android software for set-top boxes. They also jointly develop three technology television set. Google offers software, Intel offers Atom chip, VGP-BPS8 is responsible for designing the hardware.

Google declined to "rumor and speculation" comment.

Over the years, to enter the television industry has been the PC and the Internet company's "dream", but the success stories are not many. Over the past 10 years, Intel has been trying to make their own chips landing TV, but almost did not yield any results; Yahoo's development of Internet TV technology has not achieved a major breakthrough; Google on the television industry's concern limited to advertising.

Google partners are already in production use Android software, set-top boxes, Google and Intel, Sony VGP-BPS8 battery co-operation wider. It is reported that the joint development of products will use the Chrome software, Google is responsible for designing the user interface. In addition to watching TV programs, the joint development of products that can access Internet content.

Google, Intel and Sony VGP-BPS9 battery is not the project timetable.

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Microsoft Internet Explorer will not be introduced in Asia


March 15 International Opera reported a complaint to the European Commission monopoly of Microsoft's browser market, but said it would not in the Asia Pacific region to take similar action. Mozilla Foundation's Open Choice (Open to Choice) movement does not intend to promote in a big way in Asia.

Opera spokesman said that while, as the European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS) members, but the Opera has not yet decided for the "Browser options" problem in the Asia Pacific region to lobby. ECIS issued a statement urging the world's anti-monopoly agencies in the countries to implement browser options (Browser Choice) Laptop Battery.

Mozilla is pushing the "open choice" campaign to enhance the European users awareness of the browser of choice. Mozilla Asia Business Development Director Gen Kanai said that the campaign will focus on the European Union area, but did not rule out the implementation of the future in the Asia Pacific region.

Mike Davis, senior analyst at Ovum believes that the Asia-Pacific region, Microsoft is unlikely to be required to implement the browser choice, because here there is no such single agency such as the European Commission can ensure the formation of a single market across national boundaries.

However, Davis said that individual countries may decide to take unilateral action, especially in Australia are most likely.

ECIS legal counsel and spokesman Thomas Vinje said in a telephone interview, fair competition in the Asia-Pacific countries could be promoted on their own in their browser choice.

Including Korea, China, Japan and other countries have a fair competition authorities, while the ECIS will be invited to assist in legal analysis of these institutions.

ECIS around the world for the promotion of your browser choice, a Microsoft spokesperson by e-mail said: "The company is committed to resolving the European Commission in the European Economic Area (EEA) competition law concerns, but also committed to complying with other jurisdictions in the world of laws and regulations, and sometimes inconsistent laws and regulations throughout. "

In 2007, Opera to the European Commission a complaint against Microsoft laptop battery, the Internet Explorer browser bundled with the Windows operating system, involving the abuse of market dominance. After years of litigation, the European Union to accept Microsoft's settlement proposal, that is, through the browser options screen (ballot screen), provide the user the option other than IE.

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