Author: Abhishek Baxi
Abhishek Baxi is an independent technology columnist for several international publications and a digital consultant. He speaks incessantly on Twitter (@baxiabhishek) and dons the role of Editor-in-Chief here at Techie Buzz.

Abhishek Baxi has written and can be contacted at abhishek@techie-buzz.com.
Kinect Fun Labs

Kinect Fun Labs lets you discover and play with the newest advances in Kinect technology. This week, Kinect Fun Labs is launching two new experiences: Avatar Kinect and Kinect Sparkler.

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Kinect for Xbox 360

Impulse Technology Ltd., an Ohio company has sued Microsoft in Delaware’s federal court alleging that the Kinect for Xbox 360 infringes on seven of its patents.

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Microsoft has figured out an interesting way to get into the social games business. The social gaming market continues to grow in terms of number of users and profits. These social applications have the potential to grow from a few users to millions of users in an incredibly short period of time, and therefore, they need a robust, scalable, and dependable platform.

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Fujitsu F07C

While the Windows Phone 7 fans advocate putting the Windows Phone 7 OS on tablets and others eagerly wait to see what Microsoft has done with Windows 8 for non-PC devices, Japanese hardware manufacturer Fujitsu has other ideas.

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Malware, popular term for malicious software, is a software program designed to damage a user’s computer, a server, or network; or to steal personal or sensitive information of a user or defrauding the user through online scams.

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Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit

Microsoft has taken its pursuit of the operators of the notorious Rustock botnet to the next level by now offering a monetary reward of $250,000 for any information about them that leads to the identification, arrest, and criminal conviction.

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Windows

My thoughts on the three tenants of the Windows Everywhere vision: Brand, Technology, and Ecosystem.

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Small Basic

Microsoft has released Small Basic 1.0. With a friendly development environment that is very easy to master, it eases students of all ages into the world of programming.

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company-crowd

Microsoft Research’s FUSE Labs announced the release of CompanyCrowd yesterday. CompanyCrowd automatically collects stories, media, and social content to create a living newspaper about the companies that are most important to you and your business.

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Windows 7

At the annual Worldwide Partner Conference today, Steve Ballmer announced that more than 400 million Windows 7 licenses have been sold in less than two years and Office 2010, shipped in June 2010, has sold over 100 million copies.

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bing

Bing team at Microsoft released a slick Bing for iPad app in April 2011 as the first official iPad app from Microsoft. The app has been very well received. The v1.1 of the app released today introduces a new feature called Lasso.

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History of Hotmail Logo

Hotmail, world’s largest free email service with 360 million unique users per month, completed 15 years on July 4, 2011. It was one of the first web-based email services on the internet. Hotmail was founded by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith, two colleagues at FirePower Systems Inc. in Silicon Valley. The service was commercially launched [...]

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ie9-pinned-site

If you are on Windows 7, Internet Explorer 9 allows you to pin a website to the Windows taskbar, and access the website pages directly without having to open Internet Explorer first. Microsoft has now launched a new service – Pin My Website to encourage website owners to add the pinned site functionality to their websites.

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games-for-windows-live

Microsoft has announced that Games for Windows Marketplace will be fully transitioning to Xbox.com. This move would be the first step to bring Xbox LIVE on the third screen, PC, after TV and phone.

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Foursquare - Venue

Just about when Gowalla was stealing the thunder in the space, Foursquare released v2.0 yesterday. The latest refresh is a vibrant looking complete overhaul of their Windows Phone 7 app.

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