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Kindle Cloud Reader Leverages HTML5 works Better on iPad / Mac & Windows

Amazon’s Kindle Cloud Reader service launched today as of August 9, that leverages HTML5 and enables customers to read Kindle books instantly on both Macs and PCs running either Safari or Google Chrome web browser – online or offline – with no downloading or installation required.

“Customers can already read Kindle …

Microsoft KIN, Arc Touch Mouse, Windows Phone 7′ Scoops IDEA Awards for Design Excellence

The Industrial Designers Society of America announced that Microsoft had won seven awards in their annual International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).

The IDEA program is considered by many as the “Oscars” of design competitions – not least as it’s judged by the experts in their field. The …

Windows Phone Mobile Studio (Kin Studio) for Windows Phone 7 Cooking UP!, Revealed Microsoft Job Posting

Microsoft at times, indicated KIN Studio-like features may make its way to Windows Phone Live. Now, Mary Jo Foley posted about an upcoming new service called “Windows Phone Mobile Studio” revealed via a Microsoft job posting.

Given the cryptic clues below, the Mobile Studio is definitely a cloud-connected service, somewhat related to the …

Windows Phone Mobile Studio (Kin Studio) for Windows Phone 7 Cooking UP!, Revealed Microsoft Job Posting

Microsoft at times, indicated KIN Studio-like features may make its way to Windows Phone Live. Now, Mary Jo Foley posted about an upcoming new service called “Windows Phone Mobile Studio” revealed via a Microsoft job posting.

Given the cryptic clues below, the Mobile Studio is definitely a cloud-connected service, somewhat related to the …

Kin Studio-like Features Coming Soon to Windows Phone 7, Said Microsoft Exec at CES 2011

In an interview with the Seattle Time, Microsoft revealed more web app integration on par with “Kin Studio” is on the roadmap for their recently released mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7.

“Kin Studio, was an online service which promised to backup and store media from the array of Kin devices including photos, …

Microsoft Closing KIN Studio On January 31, Verizon Notified

Verizon and Microsoft are now sending out a heads up to KIN owners that KIN Studio will close on January 31, 2011. After the deadline, people with KINs will lose the ability to do everything over-the-air, except use your Zune Pass over WiFi and email.

Here’s the full list of the effect:

KIN ONE and TWO Returning to Verizon this Quarter

According to repports, Microsoft’s short-lived Kin One and Kin Two are coming back for an encore performance on Verizon, possibly as soon as this quarter, — will be called the KIN ONEm and KIN TWOm.

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The revised phones will be totally, completely debundled from data services. Data-centric …

Verizon CEO: “Microsoft Isn’t A Major Player In Mobile – Doesn’t Like Windows Phone 7”

Verizon, America’s largest wireless provider has thrown a cold, wet blanket on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 event, scheduled on Oct’11th in New York. Verizon CEO and president Lowell McAdam doesn’t see Microsoft as a major player in mobile, saying the future lies with Android, Blackberry, and the iPhone.

McAdam, whose …

Thousands Attended Microsoft’s Seattle Safeco Field Annual Employee Meeting

Thousands of Microsoft’s workers headed to Seattle’s Safeco Field, for company’s annual employee meeting. Microsoft issued a no-tweeting edict, but some tipsters were kind enough to send a long a few tidbits. Among the highlights were a demo of a business intelligence app for Silverlight that’ll connect to Microsoft’s online productivity suite BPOS, as well …

AT&T: “We’ll Be The Premier Carrier For Windows Phone 7” spokeswoman via eMail

AT&T continues to back Windows Phone 7 platform whole heartedly; “We’ll be the premier carrier for Windows Phone 7,” a spokeswoman said via e-mail on July 26th. “We haven’t given guidance on timing.” The spokeswoman wouldn’t elaborate about what a premier carrier would do to promote WP7 and phones running it. Analysts have noted the …

Windows 7 & Windows Live, Server, Online Service and Entertainment Devices revamps Microsoft’s revenue for Q4

The key factors behind Microsoft’s strong Q4’2010 results, are all five major divisions: Windows 7, Office 2010, as reported earlier; continue reading of other division’s results:

  • Windows and Windows Live: revenue in this division grew 44%, to more than $4.5 billion. Profits were up 59% in …

KIN sold about 10000 devices, Employees embarrassed over Kin’s failure

Microsoft’s latest catastrophe, the “KIN,” or “Project Pink” has quickly become a huge embarrassment for Microsoft employees. They only sold 10,000 units before killing the project, revealed Pocketnow….”KIN registers its Facebook app on Facebook, where anybody can actually see total number of monthly active users of app. KIN Facebook app is only …

Microsoft Of The Future Podcast

What does the outcome of Microsoft’s Kin mobile phone initiative say about the company? What’s at stake with the upcoming release of Windows Phone 7? And is true that Microsoft isn’t doing anything cutting-edge? Has Microsoft plateaued in the last decade? Weigh in on the future of Microsoft next “Weekday.”

Those …

KinRIP “A Memorial Site For The Deceased Microsoft Kin”

With, Microsoft’s announcement of killing “Kin,” some people got upsetted, now they’ve a place to let out their grief and pay homeage to the departed device on a memorial website created in the memory of Kin. The site notes, that “the Kin was born on May 13, 2010 and passed away on June …

Microsoft Kin Dead

Microsoft’s Kin line, is riding off into the sunset just a few short weeks after its release. According to sources close to Microsoft, have told Engadget that “Andy Lees, SVP of Microsoft’s Mobile Communications Business, has merged the Kin into the Windows Phone 7 team. They’ve also cancelled the Kin’s Europe launch, which was scheduled …