Microsoft enlisted former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Rob Schneider and disgraced baseball star Pete Rose to denigrate Google Docs in two new videos that posted to the Web Friday.
The videos posted on Microsoft's Office 365 blog suggest that users gamble every time they trust their productivity to Google Docs.
Of course, it's a time-tested strategy for Microsoft, which rolled out its Gmail Man videos two years ago, broadsiding Google's email service for its contextual advertising program.
AUSTIN, Texas -- Once again, Uncle Sam wants you. This time, the U.S. government is after your nerdy, data- and public policy-obsessed brains.
That was the message delivered by Acting Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller to a small but actively curious group of techie and policy wonks at South by Southwest today.
In a session entitled, "Mobilizing Ingenuity to Strengthen Mobile Security," Gottemoeller and CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman discussed the U.S. government's interest in getting the public more involved in disarmament and the detection of weapons of mass destruction. … Read more
The United States' top arms control official thinks the public can play a vital role in helping to combat international arms control violations and threats.
At South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, this Friday, Acting Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller will take part in a session, to be moderated by CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman, in which she will talk about the U.S. State Department's plans to develop initiatives that utilize technology and public participation in tackling some of the thorniest security problems the United States and its allies face today.
During … Read more
The State Department today unveiled three winners in its inaugural Innovation in Arms Control Challenge, a contest that tasked the public with coming up with new ideas for how to tackle arms control issues around the world.
During a Google Hangout moderated by CNET's Daniel Terdiman, Acting Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller introduced the winners and unveiled their three projects (see video below).
DANA POINT, Calif. -- Facebook wants to be the mobile-app developer's best friend. With more than a million apps across iOS and Android, Facebook thinks it can be the primary platform for discovering mobile apps. According to ComScore, 23 percent of time spent in mobile apps happens on Facebook. Of the billion-plus Facebook users, 680 million are accessing the service on a mobile device, and 70 percent come back to the service every day, compared with 40 percent on the desktop, said Dan Rose, vice president of partnerships for Facebook.
"We have made it so if they integrate … Read more
Jeff Bezos is the master of ecommerce, but is he ready to take on Walmart and others in the brick-and-mortar world?
In conversation with Charlie Rose, Bezos addressed the question.
We would love to but only if we can have a truly differentiated idea. We don't do a me-too product offering very well. When I look at physical retail stores, it's very well served. The people who operate physical retail stores are very good at it. The question we would always have before we would embark on such an thing is what's the idea, what would … Read more
With the Twitter developer community up in arms over recent moves limiting access to the service, CEO Dick Costolo said Tuesday that the company's decisions were motivated by wanting to build a deeper platform serving a wider variety of users than it does today.
During an appearance last night on Charlie Rose, just hours after unveiling Twitter's new "mobile first" strategy on the "Today Show," Costolo explained moves that have curtailed the functionality of some third-party Twitter clients in the context of developing a Twitter ecosystem for everyone from individual users to large corporations, … Read more
Digg founder Kevin Rose has become the newest partner at Google Ventures.
Google bought Rose's incubator Milk in March, and at the time, it appeared he would be working on Google+.
But now, according to All Things D, Rose will be coming aboard the search giant's venture arm.
In an email to CNET, Google Ventures confirmed Rose's new position.
Rose has been a tech star for years. He first made waves at TechTV, and became more prominent on various Revision3 shows. But it was Digg, a system that allowed Internet users to rank stories' popularity, that made … Read more
Google CEO Larry Page has blasted Facebook for not allowing Google to search its data. The battle goes back several years, and escalated when Google launched its social network, Google+, in June 2011. And in interview Monday with Charlie Rose, Page repeated his concerns about Facebook.
Rose, who is also co-host of "CBS This Morning," discussed his Page interview with correspondent Rebecca Jarvis in the video above. (Disclosure: CNET is a unit of CBS Interactive.)
"I think it's been unfortunate that Facebook has been pretty closed with their data ... and I think we would certainly -- … Read more