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Paper for iPad Hands-On: So This Is What Microsoft's Former Courier…

Like Tapose, which made its debut on the iPad yesterday, Paper is a place to store ideas. But unlike the former—which is backed by former Microsoft honcho J. Allard—the latter is more sketchbook than scrapbook, and comes from a group of individuals who once worked on the now-defunct Courier project. » 3/29/12 9:36am 3/29/12 9:36am

This App Might Be Able to Turn Your iPad into the Fabled Microsoft…

There's a Kickstarter project that's inspired from the promise of the ill-fated Microsoft Courier and delivers a similar "two-panel" experience to the iPad. Interested? Yeah, us too. It's called Taposé and it comes with an adjustable split screen interface that's supposed to let you "interact with multiple apps… » 4/28/11 7:40pm 4/28/11 7:40pm

Rumor: Father of Xbox J. Allard Is Leaving Microsoft in Huge Shakeup

The WSJ solidifies an intriguing post by Mary Jo Foley last week that J. Allard, the guy behind the Xbox, Zune and Courier—or more formally, the Chief Experience Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft's E&D division—is leaving after Steve Ballmer killed the Courier tablet project. » 5/25/10 1:16am 5/25/10 1:16am