Pandora on Windows Mobile

A few days ago, Sarah Perez reported that Pandora was available on Windows Mobile. I was pretty excited to see this, only to find out later that the application was not supported on my new Palm Treo Pro. However today, my colleague Eric Strait pointed me to this CAB download. I just tried it, and…

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BizSpark in LA and SF

Since the launch of BizSpark in November, we’ve hit the road and spent time in several cities in the US. We participated at the New York New Tech Meetup in New York City on 11/11/2008, where I got to present to pitch ‘BizSpark’ to 300 entrepreneurs, alongside Steve Barsh of DreamIT Ventures (a BizSpark Network…

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How do I join BizSpark?

We officially launched BizSpark last week. Since then, we’ve seen a surge of startups and network partners requesting access to the program. There are two types of entities that can join the program: Startups – In BizSpark speak, a startup is a company that is less than 3 years old, has less than USD 1…

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Interested in the startup world? Come learn about BizSpark at Ignition

With the launch of BizSpark yesterday, we will be visiting a few cities in the US and partnering with Stephanie Agresta and Brian Solis of The TechSet, as well as local entrepreneurial organizations to talk about BizSpark. We encourage entrepreneurs, current startups, investors, business accelerators or incubators and students to come to our events. 11/11/2008…

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Announcing BizSpark for early stage startups

Over the years, we have built a good sturdy platform with .NET. .NET is a  scalable, secure, and reliable  platform that supports good application performance. With the advent of "Web 2.0" and the surge of new and emerging companies betting their business on the web, we want early stage companies to be able to use…

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Windows Azure at Silicon Valley CodeCamp on 11/8

Windows Azure has been getting a lot of press since launch. A few weeks before launch, I tapped my friend Sriram Krishnan, Program Manager on the Windows Azure team and just overall great guy, to come down and participate at our annual Silicon Valley CodeCamp to do a talk on Windows Azure. Krishnan is not…

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Watch Movies and Shows Instantly on your PC or Mac with Netflix and Silverlight

One of the most disruptive innovations of the past decade, Netflix, has launched the beta of their Silverlight player. Earlier this week, Netflix had announced support for their Silverlight player, and it is now available in beta form. The exciting part about this release is the support for Intel-based Macs. The “Watch Now” feature for…

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Windows Azure – Microsoft’s Cloud Platform

At Microsoft’s Professional Developer Conference in Los Angeles, CA today, Ray Ozzie, our Chief Software Architect announced our new cloud operating system, Windows Azure. Windows Azure, built on Windows Server 2008, extends the Windows environment to the cloud for developers who want service hosting, scalable storage, and automated service management of their software applications. Azure…

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Completing the Technology Ecosystem – PACT

Plug and Play is one of the valley’s most popular startup incubators. They house several hundred startups in their facilities. Plug and Play has been doing a great job of complementing their business acceleration efforts with offline events. Their next big event, called the “Plug & Play Acceleration Collaboration Track (PACT)” will be held on…

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Silverlight 2 Released to the Web

Yesterday, we announced our release of Silverlight 2 to the web. Silverlight 2 builds on its predecessor, Silverlight 1, which brought HD video and interactive animations via the browser plugin. The most compelling aspect about Silverlight 2 is that it brings the .NET runtime to the browser. This means developers who are familiar with any…

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