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Social Media Roundup: Microsoft’s Big Announcement, Taylor Swift’s Interactive Ads, And More

Editor’s Note: The Social Media Roundup is a weekly feature of Information Space.  Microsoft has big news this week as Steve Ballmer announced that he will retire as CEO within the next 12 months. As well, upon the completion of a process, he will choose his successor. Until that twelve months is up, Ballmer will continue as CEO… Read the full article…


Microsoft’s So.cl Sharing Experiment

On Monday, December 3, Shelly Farnham of Microsoft FUSE Labs (Future Social Experiences) visited The School of Information Studies at Syracuse University (iSchool) to discuss the analysis of social media systems. She specializes in social technologies at FUSE Labs and discussed everything from project design and prototyping to analyzing user data. One of the highlights of Shelly’s… Read the full article…


Say Hello to Windows Phone 8

On October 29, Microsoft unveiled the new Windows Phone 8. With the mobile operating system market dominated by Android and iOS, Gartner research firm indicates that by 2016 the number of Windows Phone users will be close to that of Apple’s iOS users. Keeping its word, Windows Phone 8 came with a lot of surprises and… Read the full article…


Is the BlackBerry Dead? A Look at RIM’s Descent

Behold Research in Motion (RIM), the once mobile giant and Canadian prodigy.  Not too long ago, RIM called itself a dominant player in the cutthroat mobile phone industry.  Through secure corporate partnerships, RIM was once a successful and confident smartphone manufacturer.  Headquarted in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM was both a source of pride for oft-ignored Canada… Read the full article…


A Big Showing from Microsoft

Surface With an uncharacteristic air of mystery, at a premiere Los Angeles photography studio, the folks at Microsoft simultaneously announced a new product and instantly made themselves relevant. There were pages and pages of speculation as to what Steve Ballmer would have up his sleeve leading up to the event. Should Microsoft exploit the Xbox… Read the full article…



Weekly Tech Roundup: Apple TV, Google TV & More

This week has had some interesting announcements in the consumer technology market. It started with every paragraph from Steve Jobs’s much anticipated biography being turned into a news story. There was one quote from author and biographer Walter Isaacson’s latest work that caught everyone’s attention; Steve Jobs said he cracked what an Apple TV should be like. Valley hawk-eye Robert Scoble pointed to his insight on the product and a Bloomberg story further validated rumors of an Apple TV.


Weekly Tech Round Up: An Apple Product Release, Blackberry Outage and More!

In the world of technology, things change in an instant. A lot can happen in seven days, and the last week was no different. This new column will be rounding up all the top tech news that happened in the past week. In today’s update, you’ll get the latest news on Apple, Blackberry, Sony, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Zynga, Netflix and Oracle.