Virtual Articles

Virtual Club Opens With Pussycat Dolls

For most of us (not me, though), virtual reality is the only way you’ll find yourself alone in the VIP room with Pussycat Dolls (PCD) lead hottie Nicole Scherzinger. Interscope Records and Web startup Doppleganger have teamed up to make your teenage fantasies come true – and you don’t even have to be yourself.

Microsoft Making A Virtual Purchase

The application virtualization and streaming technologies provide application compatibility and accelerate corporate desktop transitions to Windows Vista, Microsoft said of the technology available from its new acquisition, Softricity.

Big Brother, Microsoft, Are Watching

Microsoft’s got friends in high places. One friend, anyway-the U.S. Department of Defense. A branch of the DOD known as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) will work with the software giant on Microsoft’s Virtual Earth mapping project, which will be used for both military and non-military purposes.

Virtual Meetings Gain Steam…but not in Business

The blogosphere has been abuzz with the news that Skype has finally released its long-awaited SkypeCast service.

GDI Printers

“But I’m just sending data to Windows – why doesn’t the Windows printer driver just take care of it?”

Another Viewpoint

David Weiss posted a great virtual tour of the Mac testing lab in Redmond.

Building your Virtual Presence

Back in December 05, I had to prepare for a presentation on “websites and technology” to a room full of campaign folks. There wasn’t a lot of direction on what they wanted me to cover.

Microsoft Frees Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise

Microsoft has decided to release as a free download Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise Edition.

Virtual IT: Grow Your Business by Providing Ongoing Service

Virtual IT: How It Can Benefit Your Business

Microsoft Virtually Supporting Linux

The Windows maker announced at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo it would make the Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 available at no charge to customers.

Personal Blogging Clarified

Visiting the blog of Amazon.com’s Chief Technology Officer, Werner Vogels, to read his account of a presentation at Amazon by Naked Conversations authors Shel Israel and Robert Scoble (some very interesting commentaries about that – link at Memeorandum), I spotted the clearest employee blog disclaimer I’ve yet seen.

eComXpo Virtual eCommerce Show is Next Week

You’ve still time to register for next week’s eComXpo and join the estimated 7,000 attendees who’ll get the latest internet marketing advice – while wearing their pajamas!

Top Seven Strategies to Help You Market Your Local Business Online and Market Your Virtual Business

Roughly 75% of the business owners I speak with in any given town or city see little, if any, need for an online presence.

Check this out: Virtual Earth Streetlevel

Remember how A9 took a car with a few cameras on it down streets of major cities and let you see what the storefront looked like at a particular address?

MSN Pulls A Street-Side Drive-By

The Virtual Earth team at MSN has managed to go from concept to launch in a matter of weeks with their on-the-street perspective of Seattle and San Francisco.

Microsoft Developing Virtual Wallet

Bill Gates showed off today a virtual wallet, code-named InfoCard, that will allow people to make transactions online without user names or passwords, and thus, without fear of those things being stolen.

Dumping Links

Okay, some stuff sitting around in open tabs:

NSA Wiretaps, MySpace, and Virtual Surveillance

Earlier this week, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales faced questioning from the Senate Judiciary Committee, in regards to legitimacy of the Bush Administration’s NSA wiretapping surveillance program.

Windows Live Local SuperBowl Tour

Windows Live Local, at the ViaVirtualEarth site, is running a virtual Super Bowl tour.

MSNIndia, Virtual earth, and Digital Geographics

Looking a bit deeper at some PR that Microsoft issued last week , part of the project billed at MSRIndia (Microsoft Research India) involves developing a web-based map of India with multi-lingual and community features – the project looks pretty interesting and detailed.

Cool Virtual Earth mashup

Chris Pendleton pointed this one out to me.