Skype Marketing Exec Steele Heads to Jive in Top Strategy and Marketing Role

The social business platform grabs former Microsoft and Yahoo vet.
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A Valuable Tool for Web Browsing

Curiyo lets online readers learn more about a word or phrase in a story without ever leaving the Web page. It’s a valuable and easy-to-use addition to Web browsing.
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Yahoo Paid $60M to $70M for Rockmelt — Will Dump Browser and Use Tech to Better Deliver Its Media and Mobile Properties

Big money for tech that essentially failed to find customers.
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Voices

Scare-Ware (Comic)

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site.
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Safari Still Winning the Mobile Browser War

Apple’s Safari captured 61.79 percent of all mobile browser Web traffic in March, according to Net Applications.
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EU May Fine Microsoft Over Browser Ballot Bungle

Sorry is never enough.
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What’s the Deal With Windows 8?

Walt answers readers’ questions about Windows 8 confusion and tools that help Windows Phones and PCs play iTunes.

EC Won’t Let Microsoft Off the Hook for Botching Browser Ballot

“If companies enter into commitments, they must do what they have committed to do or face the consequences.”
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Hardworking Tablet With PC Chops

Features of Microsoft’s Surface tablet make it better than other tablets for traditional productivity tasks.
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News Byte

Microsoft’s Promise Doesn’t Derail Second EU Browser Complaint

Evidently Microsoft’s pledge to recomply with the 2009 European Union antitrust sanctions wasn’t enough to get it out of hot water with EU regulators. Bloomberg reports that the European Commission is preparing a formal complaint alleging Microsoft violated an agreement requiring it to present Windows users with a ballot screen offering them an opportunity to swap out Internet Explorer for one of 11 other browsers. Microrosoft declined to offer comment beyond the one it issued earlier.

Internet Explorer on the Upswing

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