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  • Top Secret Hamas Command Bunker in Gaza Revealed

    07/29/2014 7:37:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | July 29, 2014
    And why reporters won’t talk about it. The idea that one of Hamas’ main command bunkers is located beneath Shifa Hospital in Gaza City is one of the worst-kept secrets of the Gaza war. So why aren’t reporters in Gaza ferreting it out? The precise location of a large underground bunker equipped with sophisticated communications equipment and housing some part of the leadership of a major terrorist organization beneath a major hospital would seem to qualify as a world-class scoop—the kind that might merit a Pulitzer, or at least a Polk. So why isn’t the fact that Hamas uses Shifa...
  • Megyn Kelly Chronicles IRS Lies and Flip-Flops the Press Refuses to Cover, Let Alone Feature

    07/27/2014 10:16:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    News Busters ^ | July 26, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    On Thursday, with PJ Media's J. Christian Adams as her guest, Fox News's Megyn Kelly recited a list of assertions (under oath, she reminded us) made by Internal Revenue Service officials which have later been shown to be lies or cause for agency flip-flops after "new" facts have been revealed. It's a significant list. By implication, it's an indictment of the vast majority of the establishment press, which has refused to give the IRS scandal the attention it deserves. Video and a transcript follow the jump. ... The establishment press has been almost completely uninterested in telling their readers, listeners,...
  • ABC, NBC Ignore Grim Housing Report; Focus Instead on Selfie with Queen, 50 Shades of Grey Trailer

    07/25/2014 7:51:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 24, 2014 | Curtis Houck
    Both ABC World News with Diane Sawyer and NBC Nightly News failed to mention a new, troubling report from the Census Bureau on Thursday night that sales of new homes decreased by 8.1% in June and that May’s originally reported double-digit increase was revised lower, from almost 19% to only 8%. The CBS Evening News did cover this story, but it only was in the form of a 12-second news brief from anchor Scott Pelley. Pelley grimly reported that: “Today's report on the housing market is raising concerns about the economic recovery. Sales of new homes dropped sharply last month,...
  • AP Acts As If Only Dems Have Problems With Bloomberg's Ridicule of Two Colorado Cities ( No Roads )

    07/11/2014 6:07:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 11, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    In what appears to be an act of leftist self-defense, an unbylined story at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, describes certain Colorado Democratic politicians' crticisms of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg over recent "off-base remarks about two of its cities," but noted no reactions from Republicans — who are genuinely outraged, as opposed to arguably trying to cover their political tracks. ... Bloomberg told Simon Vozick-Levinson that in recent recall elections in the Centennial State, "The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don't think there's roads. It's...
  • Mainstream media forced to walk back Walker ‘criminal scheme’ narrative

    06/27/2014 11:44:26 AM PDT · by topher · 10 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | M. D. Kittle - Watchdog.org
    After last week’s breathless headlines putting Gov. Scott Walker at the center of a nationwide “criminal scheme,” the mainstream and left-leaning media are being forced to step back from such sensational indictments. The man doing the forcing is the special prosecutor who raised the specter of said conspiracy in a court document — part of 268 pages of previously sealed records dumped last week by order of a federal appeals court and embraced by John Doe prosecutors.
  • Media won’t tell you, so here are reasons to doubt global warming

    06/22/2014 6:49:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    MaineToday ^ | June 20 , 2014 | M.D. Harmon
    Various statements and events defy the claim of a ‘universal consensus’ on ‘harmful’ climate change. “Have you noticed that the nature of the crisis du jour may change, but the solutions always involve higher taxes and more power for the political class?” ... There’s a reason some global warming enthusiasts demand that the media refuse to print or broadcast skeptical views. Polls show Americans continually rank “climate change” near the bottom of lists of important issues. Apparently, “global warming is harmful because shut up” is the only argument many activists have left. And there’s a reason the Environmental Protection Agency...
  • Reporter: Editor Buried Story on Hillary Defending Child Rapist Because 'It Might Have an Impact'

    06/20/2014 11:18:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 16 Jun 2014 | Tony Lee
    mainstream media reporter Glenn Thrush revealed that a former editor of his at Newsday in 2008 delayed and buried his story on Hillary Clinton's defense of a child rapist because "it might have an impact." When Thrush wrote the story on February 24, 2008, Clinton was battling Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination. The more things change, the more they stay the same. ... Newsweek had killed the story to protect its ally Clinton in the White House. ... Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has pioneered the use of social media to further level the playing field, said,...
  • Gallup: Public Confidence in TV News at All-Time Low

    06/19/2014 11:55:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 19, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Public confidence in television news is at an all-time low, according to a survey released today by Gallup. ... only 10 percent said they had “a great deal” of confidence in T.V. news, and 8 percent said they had “quite a lot” of confidence.
  • 'Toledo Blade' Closes Printing Facility, Axes 130 Union Jobs

    05/31/2014 5:46:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 May 2014 | John Nolte
    Starting August 1, the left-wing Ohio newspaper, The Toledo Blade, intends to lay off about 130 of its unionized employees due to a permanent shutdown of its Toledo production center that handles printing and inserting. ... In 2013, The Blade lost $8.5 million and has been losing millions for years. As of now there are no plans that will affect the advertising and news-gathering departments. In 2012, The Toledo Blade urged it readers to re-elect President Obama, arguing in part that "He has dealt effectively with economic recession at home
  • Donald Sterling’s LA Clippers sold for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: Report

    05/29/2014 5:12:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    That’s $2 billion with an uppercase B! Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has apparently won the bidding war Thursday for the Los Angeles Clippers with a staggering $2 billion offer for the NBA franchise, according to the L.A. Times. The frenzied battle to get the team from Sterling drove the franchise’s price sky high for a team that Forbes estimated was worth at $575 million in January of 2014.
  • Behind the White House Leak of the CIA Agent’s Name Is a Real Story

    05/28/2014 9:45:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    independent sentinel ^ | May 27, 2014 | Sara Noble and Gary Spina
    According to the AP, a CIA agent’s name was leaked by the White House . The AP calls it an “embarrassing flub” even though it was a crime when an aide in the Bush administration leaked the name of part-time agent Valerie Plame. What’s given little attention in the story is the fact that the Washington Post reporter who wrote the story sent his copy to the White House to be checked for “accuracy.” ... First of all, any reporter worth his salt would not depend on the subject he’s reporting on to verify accuracy. That’s just crazy. He’d make...
  • Scarborough: NY Times ‘Lied Trying to Cover Up Their Own Mess’

    05/16/2014 11:04:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 16th, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough tore into the leadership at the New York Times on Friday morning for what he characterized as a misleading self-defense over the reasons for the firing of former Executive Editor Jill Abramson. He observed that the Times admitted that the pay discrepancy issue was a factor even after they denied it at first. The appearance of a cover-up on this issue led Scarborough’s co-hosts to predict a backlash against the paper and even a wave of cancelled subscriptions from female subscribers. Reading from the latest piece in the New Yorker, Scarborough noted that the Times...
  • MSNBC’s Capehart: Tolerance ‘Should Not Be a Two-Way Street’

    05/13/2014 4:02:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 13, 2014 | Paul Bremmer
    Liberals often say they’re big on tolerance, but apparently tolerance must flow only one way – toward liberals and their favored identity groups. So says MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart. Appearing as a guest on Monday’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, Capehart rebuffed the idea ... [T]olerance, no, is not – it should not be a two-way street. It's a one-way street. ... That’s the perfect encapsulation of liberalism – they will make you to understand that you are wrong and they are right. You will tolerate whoever they like, but as for you – tough luck. If you don’t...
  • LAT Buries the Lede: Calif. Rail Authority Tried to Intimidate Consultants to Hide $1B Cost Overrun

    05/11/2014 1:50:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 11, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    The estimated cost of the initial segment of California's bullet train, Golden State Governor Jerry Brown's pet project, has (excuse the pun) just shot up from $6.19 billion to $7.13 billion. If this is the only overrun encountered in this opening phase, which would be atypical, and if the California High Speed Rail Authority has similar experiences on the remainder of the project, assuming it's ever completed, its cost will rise from a currently estimated $68 billion to about $78 billion. Obviously a big cost overrun is news. But normally, evidence of an attempted government coverup of such an overrun...
  • Carney: The Toughest Interview Obama Had Was With Jon Stewart

    04/17/2014 11:07:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    JAY CARNEY: I remember we had some discussion during 2012 about well, is it appropriate for the president, the sitting president and candidate, to give interviews with Jon Stewart and others. And the answer was yes, again because the young voters we were trying to reach are more likely to watch The Daily Show than some other news shows. But also, I think if you look back at 2012 and the series of interviews the sitting president of the United States gave, probably the toughest interview he had was with Jon Stewart. Probably the most substantive, challenging interview Barack Obama...
  • Michael Isikoff Exits NBC News

    04/15/2014 9:26:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2014 | John Nolte
    Michael Isikoff, the left-wing journalist most famous for getting scooped on The Story of the Decade by Matt Drudge, is exiting NBC News ... It was during his time with Newsweek that Isikoff became yet-another icon of a mainstream media more interested in protecting power than holding power accountable. In 1998, Isikoff had uncovered the affair between then-President Bill Clinton and a young intern named Monica Lewinski. Newsweek, however, refused to publish the story. So Drudge did -- not the story but the news that Newsweek was refusing to explode its own bombshell... -- and an era in New Media...
  • Obituary: Windows XP passes away, leaving behind millions of mourning supporters

    04/08/2014 11:51:45 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 110 replies
    PCWorld ^ | 4-8-2014
    Windows XP, Microsoft Corp.’s beloved seventh major operating system and arguably the company’s most successful, was left to perish on Tuesday at its creators’ hands. It was 12 years, seven months old. ~snip~ Windows XP’s funeral, a private ceremony held deep within Microsoft, was quiet. In lieu of flowers, Microsoft urged customers to donate to Windows 8, one of Windows XP’s grandchildren.
  • Reid Chief of Staff Was a Comcast VP

    04/05/2014 7:37:23 AM PDT · by cutty · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 4, 2014
    Democratic members of Congress and the Obama administration have extensive ties to Comcast and Time-Warner, the two cable giants currently awaiting approval from the Federal Communications Commission on a $45 billion merger. One that has gone mostly overlooked: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D., Nev.) chief of staff, David Krone, is Comcast’s former senior vice president for corporate affairs. Krone moved from Comcast to Reid’s office in 2011 under ethically questionable circumstances,
  • The dirty little secret behind today's employment report

    04/04/2014 9:23:57 AM PDT · by cutty · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | APRIL 4, 2014 | Jeff Macke
    There's a dirty little secret buried in the monthly employment data. It's a secret so dark, so exquisitely threatening to the financial media industry that those who reveal it risk being expunged from the community like magicians revealing their tricks. The National Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 192,000 jobs were added to the economy in March. The unemployment rate stayed flat at 6.7%. The participation rate rose to 63.2%. Now the dirty secret: none of that actually matters very much. 1.The number itself is simply impossible to measure with any accuracy ... 2.The unemployment rate is irrelevant. ... 3.No...
  • Nate Silver Rips Thomas Friedman: Not Much 'Original Thinking'

    03/14/2014 11:26:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Mar 2014 | John Nolte
    Five-Thirty-Eight's Nate Silver mocked New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman as a "hedgehog" who "only knows one thing." When asked to describe what a hedgehog is, Silver pointed to Friedman specifically and the op-ed columnists at the Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal: ... They don’t permit a lot of complexity in their thinking. They pull threads together from very weak evidence and draw grand conclusions based on them. They’re ironically very predictable from week to week. If you know the subject that Thomas Friedman or whatever is writing about, you don’t have to read the column. You can...
  • Media Silence Explained?: Soros Fingerprints On FCC Newsroom Probe

    02/22/2014 7:34:50 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Feb 2014 | John Nolte
    The real mystery behind the FCC's now abandoned "study" to police American newsrooms is why the mainstream media refused to raise holy hell over it. While Obama's lapdogs refused to bark, it was conservative media who fought for newsroom independence and got the FCC to finally back down. Other than the media's natural obedience to Obama, the fact that the fingerprints of left-wing billionaire George Soros have been found on the FCC study might also help to explain the media's silence. ... The media's hands-off policy with Soros is nothing new ... The mainstream media not only shares Soros' hard-left...
  • Finland No. 1, US sinks to 46th in global press freedom rankings

    02/13/2014 7:23:42 AM PST · by gooblah · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Feb. 12, 2014
    The U.S. plummeted 13 slots to 46th overall “amid increased efforts to track down whistle-blowers and the sources of leaks,” Reporters Without Borders warned in an annual report. The trial and conviction of Private Bradley Manning and the pursuit of NSA analyst Edward Snowden were warnings to all those thinking of assisting in the disclosure of sensitive information that would clearly be in the public interest,” the organization said.
  • Microsoft’s Windows 8 and 8.1 Gained Ground, And Overall Sales Forecast Looks Good

    01/07/2014 7:50:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    US Finance Post ^ | 01/07/2014 | Asif Imtiaz
    Regardless of how stalled Microsoft Corporation’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) MSFT +0.69% business seems to Wall Street analysts, the fact of the matter is that this company powers 90.73 percent of the Desktops and Notebooks around the world. Its nearest competitor at second place is Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) AAPL +0.14% Mac operating system which has only 7.54 percent market share. Microsoft released its latest upgrade to the much discussed Windows 8 operating system, Windows 8.1, in October of 2013. Last month, during December, devices running the Windows 8 and 8.1 crossed over 10 percent market share for the first time. A month earlier, in...
  • Michigan: Iranian Sanaz Nezami Savagely Beaten By Islamic Husband – Family Watches Death Online

    01/06/2014 5:13:50 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Jan 4, 2014 | Janna Brock
    Sanaz Nezami was a beautiful, intelligent young woman with a bright future ahead of her. She was 27-years-old and newly married to Nima Nassiri, an Islamic man from Los Angeles. This tragic story broke on January 1st. The AP whitewashed the story. USA Today’s story read “Woman’s Tragic Death Leads Nurses To Bond With Her Family Overseas.” The title is correct, but the truth about what happened to the brilliant young woman, who could speak three languages, is much darker. She died at the hands of her Islamic husband, in what was most obviously an honor killing. Why does the...
  • Former Apple exec: Has Microsoft gone nuts?

    12/22/2013 7:27:41 AM PST · by upchuck · 27 replies
    bgr.com ^ | Dec 20, 2013 | Zach Epstein
    Of all of the dramas currently unfolding in the tech world right now, Microsoft’s is undoubtedly among the most intriguing. Years ago, just before Windows Phone was first released, industry watchers warned that unless Microsoft could make serious strides in the smartphone market, it would undoubtedly be doomed. Then the iPad and Android tablets began eating into PC shipments and analysts warned that unless Microsoft launched an immediate and aggressive attack on the tablet market, it would be steamrolled by Apple and Google. Fast forward to today and Microsoft’s global smartphone market share still sits in the low single digits....
  • Unrepentant Terrorist Ayers' Book Bombs, Despite MSNBC Support

    11/01/2013 1:07:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 31 Oct 2013
    Unrepentant domestic terrorist and President Obama’s “friend from the neighborhood” Bill Ayers has received a warm welcome for his new book, Public Enemy, on MSNBC... hosts fawned over him. ... From October 6 through October 20, Ayers sold a grand total of 467 copies of his book. By contrast, Mark Levin’s Ameritopia sold 56,756 copies in its debut week in 2012.
  • Microsoft Pulls Windows 8.1 Update (Bricks RT Devices)

    10/19/2013 1:06:03 PM PDT · by dayglored · 106 replies
    Mashable ^ | Oct 19, 2013 | Adario Strange
    The much-anticipated Windows 8.1 update was finally released on Thursday. Since then, however, early reports of bricked devices and lost data from some users indicate that the release may have been premature. In response, Microsoft took its Windows 8.1 update offline until further notice on Saturday. The Redmond, Wash. company posted the following a message to its website: Microsoft is investigating a situation affecting a limited number of users updating their Windows RT device to Windows RT 8.1. As a result, we have temporarily removed the Windows RT 8.1 update from the Windows Store. We are working to resolve the...
  • MSN Poll on Shutdown

    10/06/2013 8:48:58 PM PDT · by Clifnotes · 27 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/6/13 | Clifnotes
    Haven't seen this posted anywhere,I usually just read not post, but I've watched this MSN poll for a couple of days and the %s have held, but not a very big response rate. 40% fault Obama 27% fault GOP. The link may not take you straight to it, you have to scroll through the polls.
  • Who do you blame for the shutdown?

    10/01/2013 8:42:32 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 68 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/01/2013 | MSN
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  • Arab press pans President Obama on Syria

    09/08/2013 2:03:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/7/13 | HADAS GOLD
    If .. Barack Obama isn’t happy with his press coverage in the United States, he ought to take a look at how he’s being portrayed in the Arab media. As Obama steps up his push for congressional authorization for a strike on Syria, the president is coming under withering criticism by opinion leaders throughout the Middle East, according to a review by POLITICO and experts of Arabic- and English-language media in the region. The increasingly unfavorable coverage Obama’s receiving in the Arab world - even come from the press in countries that support U.S. intervention in Syria - is doing...
  • Windows Is Dead, Google Killed It

    09/03/2013 3:13:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/03/2013 | FARHAD MANJOO, SLATE
    Windows is dead. Let’s all salute it — pour out a glass for it, burn a CD for it, reboot your PC one last time. Windows had a good run. For a time, it powered the world. But that era is over. It was killed by the unlikeliest of collaborations — Microsoft’s ancient enemies working over decades, in concert: Steve Jobs, Linus Torvalds, and most of all, two guys named Larry and Sergey. Late on Monday, Microsoft announced its unsurprising $7.2 billion plan to buy Nokia’s smartphone division. Nokia is the world’s largest manufacturer of phones that run Microsoft’s Windows...
  • Goodbye Windows 8, hello Windows 8.1

    07/30/2013 11:15:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 07/30/2013 | Mary Branscombe
    Consider the following: Internet Explorer 11 is available as a preview for Windows 7 or as part of the Windows 8.1 preview, but not for Windows 8. Similarly, PowerShell 4 will run on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, but not Windows 8 — even though it will be available for Windows Server 2012, which is the same core code as Windows 8. So does this mean Microsoft giving up on Windows 8? Um, no. Windows 8.1 is Windows 8, as far as Microsoft is concerned. It's an update to Windows 8 that will be available in the Windows Store, free...
  • Did ABC News Deceptively Edit Zimmerman Juror’s Interview?

    07/29/2013 9:29:58 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | July 26, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    ABC News is being accused of deceptively editing, or at least misrepresenting (intentionally or not), some of the comments made by Juror B29, the lone “nonwhite” juror in the George Zimmerman murder trial. Further, the media as a whole are being accused of manipulating some of her statements. These allegations come not from a conservative news source, but rather from Slate.com. The key phrase latched onto by most media outlets, due to its sensational nature, was “George Zimmerman got away with murder” — words that were, in fact, said by Juror B29. But the full unedited video of the comment,...
  • Associated Press Refuses to Comment on Demand for Concealed Weapon Permit Lists

    07/28/2013 5:26:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Media Trackers Montana ^ | July 26, 2013 | Ron Catlett
    The Associated Press (AP) is refusing to comment on why it requested that the Montana Department of Justice (MDOJ) give it a list of the names and personal information of every concealed weapons permit (CWP) holder in the state... Montana’s Republican Attorney General Tim Fox had denied requests by the AP and a Boston media outfit called MuckRock News for all information pertaining to the state’s CWP holders. Fox cited concerns that the width and breadth of the requests violated CWP holders’ “reasonable expectation of privacy” guaranteed by the Montana Constitution... AP reporter Matt Gouras formally requested the information on...
  • MT Attorney General denies AP request for conceal carry information

    07/26/2013 11:46:06 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 23 replies
    8KPAX.com ^ | July 26, 2013 | MTN News Helena
    HELENA - The Associated Press isn't giving reasons for requesting the personal information of all conceal carry permit holders in Montana. On March 18, 2013, the AP requested a comprehensive list of information from the office of Montana Attorney General Tim Fox (R). "Everything from their date of birth to their driver's license to their address, every piece of information without limitation," Fox explained in an interview with MTN News. The request came just five days after the Montana Legislature passed a bill which makes all this information confidential. The bill was signed by Governor Steve Bullock (D) ten days...
  • Now That Barack Obama Lectured Us on Trayvon Martin Will He Talk About Marley Lion?

    07/20/2013 7:58:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Gateway ^ | July 19, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Marley Lion was killed in Charleston, South Carolina, at around 4 am on June 16, 2012. He was 17. His life and death has been ignored by the national media. Marley was white. His killers were black. Unlike Trayvon Martin, Marley Lion was shot in cold blood. There was no fight. He did not approach the thugs who murdered him. Unfortunately, some deaths are more important than others. ... Marley is a victim of black gang violence. Violent crime against white Americans was up 18% last year.
  • Microsoft Is Down 8.6% As The World Realizes The Windows Business Has Collapsed

    07/19/2013 7:38:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/19/2013 | Jay Yarow
    Microsoft is down 8.6% this morning. The stock has been doing worse and worse since the company released earnings. Initial reaction to the release sent the stock down 2.5%. Then it was 5%, then 6% ... and now it's down over 8%. Microsoft's Windows business is finally feeling the effect of the collapse of the PC industry, and the failure of Windows 8 to slow the iPad. The Windows division's operating income was down 55% on a year-over-year basis, which dragged down the company's EPS. It also took a $900 million charge on the Surface RT, its iPad-wannabe tablet. After...
  • In Case You Don't Appreciate How Fast The 'Windows Monopoly' Is Getting Destroyed...

    07/17/2013 8:09:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/17/2013 | Henry Blodget
    In the late 1990s, a single technology company became so unfathomably rich and powerful--and so hellbent on dominating not just its own industry but a massive and rapidly growing new one--that the U.S. government dragged the company into court and threatened to break it up over anti-trust violations. The case was settled, and the company, Microsoft, agreed to play nicer. But it turned out that the world had nothing to worry about. As often happens in the technology industry, what has really destroyed Microsoft's choke hold on the global personal computing market over the past 15 years hasn't been a...
  • Microsoft helped defeat encryption for NSA on Outlook, SkyDrive, Skype

    07/12/2013 7:19:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/12/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>I’d call this another reason to go Mac, except that Apple also cooperated with NSA in accessing customer activities. Second look at Linux?</p> <p>Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users’ communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Security Agency to circumvent the company’s own encryption, according to top-secret documents obtained by the Guardian.</p>
  • How Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

    07/12/2013 7:52:46 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12 July 2013 | Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, Laura Poitras, Spencer Ackerman and Dominic Rushe
    Microsoft has collaborated closely with US intelligence services to allow users' communications to be intercepted, including helping the National Security Agency to circumvent the company's own encryption, according to top-secret documents obtained by the Guardian.
  • 'New York Times' Likely to Sell 'Boston Globe' for 1/10th Purchase Price

    06/28/2013 10:10:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jun 2013 | John Nolte
    the New York Times Company, that bought the Boston Globe for $1.2 billion in 1993, is now accepting bids in the range of $100 million, or about a tenth of what it paid just twenty years ago. Complicating matters further is $110 million in pension liabilities ...
  • NY Times Honors Muslim Who Believes Apostates from Islam Should Be Killed...In America

    06/19/2013 11:05:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | June 19, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    On September 10, 2010, the day before our enormous freedom rally at Ground Zero protesting the Ground Zero victory mega-mosque, the New York Times profiled a Muslim named Sinclair Hejazi Abdus-Salaam, who had no place to pray. The whole story was a subtle advertisement for the Ground Zero mega-mosque. But as it turns out, Sinclair Hejazi Abdus-Salaam is not quite the "moderate" that the leftist NYT dhimmis assumed he was, but calls openly for the murder of apostates from Islam -- here in the U.S. Here again we see The NY Times legitimizing and norming the most extreme voices. They...
  • New York Times Edits Out Iranian Quote: 'I Hope the New York Times Building Burns Down'

    06/16/2013 8:42:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 16, 2013 | Tim Graham
    especially interesting in a New York Times story from Friday on Iran, where they found it advantageous to edit out an America-hating Iranian who wished the Times building would burn down: “He is a war veteran, a good manager and a religious person,” said Noushin Sobhani, 31, a gynecologist. She and her parents voted at the Imam Sadegh University, where most of Iran’s cadre of bureaucrats are trained. “We hate America,” her father said, smiling. “I hope The New York Times building burns down.”
  • Microsoft Security Essentials detected virus on FR

    05/29/2013 8:25:46 PM PDT · by The Cajun · 109 replies
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    Microsoft Security Essentials just detected about 6 attemps at *Trojan: Win32/Jpgiframe.A* trying to install on *latest post* page.
  • Microsoft To Hire Thousands... In China

    05/22/2013 9:48:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/22/2013 | Tyler Durden
    <p>Perhaps the best answer to the question posed to Bernanke moments ago whether US unemployment is structural or cyclical comes courtesy of Microsoft, which announced earlier that it was set to hire "several thousand" workers. Sadly, the catch is that the hires will be in China.</p>
  • Windows 8 'sales' barely half as good as Microsoft claims

    05/14/2013 10:12:19 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 44 replies
    The Register ^ | 14 May 2013 | Andrew Orlowski
    Microsoft claimed last week that it's made '100 million' Windows 8 sales and the claim has been widely repeated. But channel feedback and the experience on the ground point to a very different picture. The Guardian's Charles Arthur has made a stab at estimating the true figure, and suggests it's much less, at between 57 million and 59 million machines running Redmond's latest OS.Arthur looks at two metrics of browser usage: StatCounter and Net Applications' NetMarketShare, and extrapolates a usage figure from the number of PCs actually shipped. The logic here is that browser usage is a reliable proxy for...
  • Microsoft Prepares U-Turn On Windows 8

    05/06/2013 11:41:57 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 95 replies
    Financial Times [via CNBC] ^ | 07 May 2013 | Richard Waters
    Microsoft is preparing to reverse course over key elements of its Windows 8 operating system, marking one of the most prominent admissions of failure for a new mass-market consumer product since Coca-Cola's New Coke fiasco nearly 30 years ago. "Key aspects" of how the software is used will be changed.
  • Windows: It's over (The numbers show that the Windows era is coming to a dead end)

    04/17/2013 6:46:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 04/17/2013 | By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    Most people in our recent debate over the future of Windows 8 thought that the operating system could be saved. I'm sure many people in 1491 thought that the Earth was flat, too. The very day the debate came to an end, this headline appeared: IDC: Global PC shipments plunge in worst drop in a generation. Sure, a lot of that was due to the growth of tablets and smartphones and the rise of the cloud, but Windows 8 gets to take a lot of the blame too. After all, the debate wasn't whether or not Windows 8 was any...
  • Windows: It’s over, tech site declares

    04/16/2013 1:12:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 202 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 16, 2013
    Calling the latest operating system a “failure” and Microsoft’s leaders “idiots,” a top tech website has proclaimed the PC era over. Windows is coming to a dead end, they say. PC shipments collapsed in the last quarter by almost 14 percent, analysts with IDC said last week, marking the biggest drop in sales since the firm started tracking them 19 years ago. The problem, said ZDNet’s well respected Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols, isn’t the designs from the likes of HP and Dell or the size of consumer’s wallets. It’s Microsoft. “Look at the numbers: Metro-interface operating systems have already failed,” Vaughn-Nichols...
  • Microsoft Ending Windows XP Support In One Year

    04/09/2013 10:52:30 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 97 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 09 April 2013 | Travis Pittman
    Microsoft will end technical support for two of its most popular products, Windows XP and Office 2003, on April 8, 2014. The company said XP customers would no longer receive security updates or get tech support one year from now.