Microsoft Beats Apple's iTunes Genius with MixView

They must be making popsicles in hell now, because Microsoft has come up with a much better way to expand your musical horizons than Apple iTunes 8's Genius in their new Zune software: MixView. Not only is MixView much » 9/16/08 9:00am 9/16/08 9:00am prettier and more fun than Genius--it's also more useful, more informative, and it leverages…

Microsoft's Seinfeld Ads Considered Other Stars Like Colbert, Sarah…

Earlier today we learned that Microsoft is planning a $300 million advertising campaign » 8/21/08 5:30pm 8/21/08 5:30pm starring Jerry Seinfeld in an attempt to counter the success that Apple has had with their PC vs Mac ads. However, according to , Microsoft may not stop with Seinfeld. Rumor has it that stars like Sarah Silverman, Willie Nelson,…

Gates and Seinfeld to Answer Apple's PC vs Mac Ads

Microsoft is going to start a new $300 million advertising blitz to try to regain some of the street credibility they have been losing over all these years. The campaign is built around the idea that "Windows breaks down barriers that prevent people and ideas from connecting." Sounds like corporate PR-puffing, but… » 8/21/08 9:15am 8/21/08 9:15am

Apple Campus vs. Microsoft Campus: One Visitor's UI Review

Click to viewI had the fortune of being able to visit both Microsoft's Redmond Campus and Apple's Cupertino's offices within the same week. So, I thought I'd do a little comparison as to how a visitor perceives and experiences the respective headquarters. Both campuses have those generic looking tech worker buildings… » 3/07/08 3:05pm 3/07/08 3:05pm