The Wall Street Journal reported on a leaked memo from inside Microsoft that was sent to top management and direct reports just before the press conference in San Francisco last Tuesday. De correspondence illustrates the displeasure of the company regarding the development of new services and products.
The problems occur after installing the patches Microsoft delivered with security bulletins MS05-038 and MS05-052. Both patches can cause problems with ActiveX controls, small programs designed to perform a simple task that can make a Web site more interactive. The MS05-038 patch can also hinder Java applications. After the patches are installed, some applications will no longer work in Internet Explorer!
According to OneStat, Mozilla's browsers have a total global usage share of 11,51 percent. The total usage share of Mozilla increased 2.82 percent since April 2005. Microsoft's Internet Explorer still dominates the global browser market with a global usage share of 85,45 percent which is 1.18 percent less then in April 2005.
Google has a new service that helps travellers to find flight information. When a user enters the city from where they depart and the destination that he wants to go to Google will generate the available travel schedules from companies that fly on those routes. Among them, there are links to websites of Expedia, Hotwire en Orbitz where you can find prices and flight data.
Google plans to hire new staff to improve OpenOffice.org, a demonstration of its affinity for open-source initiatives and one the company believes also shows sound practical sense.
"We want to hire a couple of folks to help make OpenOffice better," a manager for open-source programs said.