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  • Blog Post: Duke U Press Goes Online

    The e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection includes online access to at least 100 news scholarly books published by Duke Universty Press in the humanities and social sciences in a calendar year. With the purchase of the current year's titles in the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection, libraries will also receive...
  • Blog Post: Facebook Is Going Back to School

    This article is from PC World : A small start-up company called Inigral is trying to bring back some student-centric functionality to Facebook with one of the first enterprise applications for the social network. The new application is called Schools and will allow students to view their courses via...
  • Blog Post: A $10 Computer Announced in India

    From Computerworld "BANGALORE -- India is developing a laptop to be sold at $10 that will target higher education applications, a minister of the federal government said today in Delhi. Research on the new low-cost laptop is being carried out at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore and...
  • Blog Post: Star Power Behind Tablet Advertizing? That's So Dirty!

    I'm hoping that the title got someone's attention. Did it? Let me know. I get so little mail these days...... Anyway, I found this a little while ago, and immediately thought to put it up here, but then promptly got busy with SDK topics, reviews, newsletters and stuff. Better late than never. HP...
  • Blog Post: Tablet PC MVPs Are in Town

    Baseball season's barely underway, so we don't know the MVPs yet. But I've been lucky enough to meet with many of the Tablet PC MVPs this week. Flying in from all around the world, these folks are the cutting-edge when it comes to what's happening around tablet and touch computing. They're giving up...
  • Blog Post: Still Time to Enter the Imagine Cup

    Do you know a student who is creating great UI? Or who has a passion for Accessibility UI? Or someone who can tell a great story through photography? If so, there are still four categories in the Imagine Cup that are open for submissions. Photography (closes May 2) Interface Design Accessible Technology...
  • Blog Post: Sales Are Looking Good--if you're stocking laptops

    Last week I published an article in the Mobile PC Newsletter (brash and brazen plug, go subscribe through https://profile.microsoft.com/ . You just need a Windows Live Passport.) that Mobile PC Growth in India Is Almost 20 Percent in 2007 . And then today I saw an article in Ireland's Silicon Republic...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Continues More Openness for Developers

    Well, just as I was finishing the last entry, mail comes screaming in from Steve Ballmer. I general take a gander at the CEO's mail, and I was glad I did this morning. There has been an announcement about how Microsoft will continue to drive to make our platforms more open to interoperability and innovation...
  • Blog Post: New Tablet PC App from Microsoft Research: InkSeine

    I was just talking to a very special person today about how nice it would be to walk along the banks of the Seine, holding hands, this time of year. This has nothing to do with that. InkSeine is an innovate note-taking, organizing, annotation application that was designed and build with the idea that...
  • Blog Post: Reading and Tablet PC

    OK, maybe this is more about a bold business move by HarperCollins , but that publisher is releasing entire books from its catalogue to the web, starting today. Each of the books will only be available for a month. You cannot download them to a laptop or reading device, such as the Kindle from Amazon...
  • Blog Post: It's Getting Rough Out There

    I was on the Tablet PC team before any OEMs had any of the tablet hardware that's is available to the market. As a result, we had hired a company to make prototype units for us. They were thin, slate models that were actually pretty cool. That is, they were cool when they worked. They were true protoypes...
  • Blog Post: Testing the Waters

    Because there are only a kerjillion blogs about technology and especially ones that mention Microsoft products, I thought I would stick my toe in and see how the water feels. Actually, I am taking this up because too few of our issuing statements deal with Tablet PC, laptops, and the whole world of what...
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