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80 Cases of Microsoft Influence

From Microsoft Windows 7 to Microsoft Entertainment Hotels

— October 22, 2009 — Tech
The latest operating system from Microsoft, Windows 7 has launched and it’s receiving good reviews, according to Reuters. Microsoft powers more than 90 percent of personal computers, so while there a lot of Mac lovers, there are many, many more Microsoft lovers.

Microsoft has had tremendous impact in our society, whether it’s a new and innovative product or a way of doing business. Even when the company receives bad press, it bounces back—the Microsoft Windows 7 launch is a prime example. From portable touchscreen tablets to Microsoft wine, here are 80 ways Microsoft has influenced us!
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
77
Virtual Pink Slips
Virtual Pink Slips
Read-Only E-Mails Sent to Ex-Microsoft Staffers Giving Them the Boot
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76
Phone Fail Compensations
Phone Fail Compensations
T-Mobile Sidekick Customers Receive $100 for Microsoft Error
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75
Thunderous Data Losses
Thunderous Data Losses
Danger! Sidekick Information Dissipates in Microsoft Cloud Crash
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74
Surface Makeover
Surface Makeover
Microsoft Spherical Surface Prototype
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73
Controller-less Games
Controller-less Games
Microsoft ‘Project Natal' Makes Xbox Games Without Controllers
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72
All-in-One Digital Entertainment
All-in-One Digital Entertainment
Microsoft Zune (UPDATE)
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71
Microsoft Offers $44.6 Billion for Yahoo
Microsoft Offers $44.6 Billion for Yahoo
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70
Commercial Breakups
Commercial Breakups
Microsoft Dumps Seinfeld from Ads
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69
Tech To Let Anyone Sing Like a Pro
Tech To Let Anyone Sing Like a Pro
Microsoft's MySong
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68
New Free Research OS
New Free Research OS
Microsoft Singularity
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67
Microsoft Ad Makeovers
Microsoft Ad Makeovers
Brand New "I'm a PC" Commercials
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66
Live.com: the new Microsoft Search Site
Live.com: the new Microsoft Search Site
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65
Microsoft Surface Launches
Microsoft Surface Launches
April 17 with AT & T
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64
Corporate Greenlite Giveaways
Corporate Greenlite Giveaways
Free CFL Bulbs for Microsoft Employees
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63
Computing Tryware
Computing Tryware
Microsoft Says You Can Pay as You Go
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62
Corporate Trash Talk
Corporate Trash Talk
Acer President Caught Dissing Microsoft and Vista
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61
Microsoft's Ballmer Blames Poor Vista Sales On Piracy
Microsoft's Ballmer Blames Poor Vista Sales On Piracy
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60
Computer-Branded Cell Phones
Computer-Branded Cell Phones
Is a Microsoft Smartphone Just Talk, Or is Bill Gates On the Line?
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59
$300 Million Comedic Rebuttals
$300 Million Comedic Rebuttals
Microsoft Responds to Mac with Jerry Seinfeld
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58
Search Engine Rivalries
Search Engine Rivalries
Microsoft Launches Bing to Out-Do Google
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57
Multiplying MP3 Platforms
Multiplying MP3 Platforms
Microsoft Expands ZuneHD Entertainment Services to XBox Live
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56
Ergonomic Ultra Mobile PC
Ergonomic Ultra Mobile PC
Jean Hong's Microsoft Pix-L
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55
Comedic Microsoft Ads
Comedic Microsoft Ads
Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates Commercial #2
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54
Gold-Dipped Media Player
Gold-Dipped Media Player
Microsoft Zune 2 Opulent Limited Edition
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53
Microsoft Photosynth
Microsoft Photosynth
Zoom and Scroll Through 1000s of Photos All at Once
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52
Microsoft Plan Leaked
Microsoft Plan Leaked
Zune 80 Secret Revealed
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51
Another Microsoft Lawsuit
Another Microsoft Lawsuit
Zune User Sues for Permanent Ear Damage
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50
Interactive Songwriting Software
Interactive Songwriting Software
Microsoft Songsmith Matches Background Music to Your Vocals
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49
Operating System Sneak Peaks
Operating System Sneak Peaks
Windows 7 Beta Link Leaked, Microsoft Servers Fail
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48
Recession-Fueled Entrepreneurs
Recession-Fueled Entrepreneurs
Former Microsoft Employees Head Out On Their Own
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47
Mainstream Gadget Glitches
Mainstream Gadget Glitches
Microsoft Zune Freezes with ‘Z2K9'
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46
User Created Xbox 360 Games
User Created Xbox 360 Games
Microsoft Wants Users to Get Creative
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45
The Rise of Open Source
The Rise of Open Source
Washington, DC Switches to Google Docs, Sorry Microsoft
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44
Mice for Any Surface
Mice for Any Surface
Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse with Blue Track
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43
Will Microsoft's Wallop be the new MySpace?
Will Microsoft's Wallop be the new MySpace?
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42
Interactive LED Banners
Interactive LED Banners
Mode Studios Builds 35-Foot Interactive Screens for Microsoft Campus
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41
Online Bazaars for Mobile Phones
Online Bazaars for Mobile Phones
Microsoft Takes On Apple With Cell Phone App Store
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40
Microsoft Leak
Microsoft Leak
Live Search Plan Exposed By Employee
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39
Online Space Data
Online Space Data
Microsoft and NASA Are 'Out of This World' Competition For Google Earth
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38
Ford & Microsoft Team For Breast Cancer
Ford & Microsoft Team For Breast Cancer
Pink Zune
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37
Marketing Against Google
Marketing Against Google
Microsoft Bing Commercial Highlights Mouse-Over Search
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36
Computers for Boomers
Computers for Boomers
Microsoft Senior PC + Ad-Funded PCs
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35
Microsoft Does Wine
Microsoft Does Wine
Blue Monster Reserve
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34
Dramatic Game Promos
Dramatic Game Promos
Microsoft Xbox Gears of War 2: “Last Day”
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33
Force Sensing Technology
Force Sensing Technology
Microsoft One Upping Apple?
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32
Comedian Tech Endorsements
Comedian Tech Endorsements
Seinfeld for Microsoft (UPDATE)
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31
PC Merchandising Expansions
PC Merchandising Expansions
With Experience Centers, Microsoft Plans to Dominate Retail
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30
Microsoft Branding Blunders
Microsoft Branding Blunders
"I'm A PC" Ads Made on a Mac
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29
Viral Microblogging Buyouts
Viral Microblogging Buyouts
Microsoft Acquires Twitter, the Blogosphere Erupts
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28
$25 Million Space Tours
$25 Million Space Tours
Microsoft Software Mogul Ready to Take Flight
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27
Microsoft Targets Blind
Microsoft Targets Blind
Word Docs Translated to Audio With Daisy
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26
1st Microsoft Surface Game
1st Microsoft Surface Game
Firefly
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25
Mega Gadget Hybrids
Mega Gadget Hybrids
X-Box 360 Handheld Is Microsoft Zune + X-Box 360 + Cell Phone
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24
Computer Geek Sodas
Computer Geek Sodas
Microsoft Takes Over the Carbonated Drink Sector
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23
Microsoft Ford Sync
Microsoft Ford Sync
Read Email Out Loud, Sync Your MP3s+Phone+iPod
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22
Microsoft's Ultimate Home Theater Setup
Microsoft's Ultimate Home Theater Setup
Ultimate PC
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21
Flying Robot Computers
Flying Robot Computers
Microsoft's Vision of the Future
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20
Masterpiece MP3s
Masterpiece MP3s
The Microsoft Zune 30GB is Ready For Battle With iPod
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19
Microsoft Eateries
Microsoft Eateries
Windows Cafe Opens in Paris in Anticipation of New Operating System
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18
Viral YouTube Spoofs
Viral YouTube Spoofs
WiiFit, Microsoft Touch, iPhone & More
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17
Wearable Computer Mice
Wearable Computer Mice
Upcoming Microsoft Mouse
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16
Microsoft Home of Future Unveiled
Microsoft Home of Future Unveiled
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15
Skydiving Mice
Skydiving Mice
Microsoft Uses Daredevil Rodent to Plug PC Peripherals
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14
Microsoft 'Surface' Demonstration
Microsoft 'Surface' Demonstration
Minority Report Becomes Reality
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13
Cross-Branded Computer Clothing
Cross-Branded Computer Clothing
'Softwear' by Microsoft
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12
Intelligent Whiteboards
Intelligent Whiteboards
Microsoft TouchWall
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11
Mobile With Transparent Screen
Mobile With Transparent Screen
Microsoft LucidTouch
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10
Super Thin Keyboards
Super Thin Keyboards
Microsoft Releases Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000
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9
Create your own video game using Microsoft Software
Create your own video game using Microsoft Software
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8
Microsoft-Style Windows for Your Home
Microsoft-Style Windows for Your Home
Fenestra 3.1 Window
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7
Sneak Peeks at Retail Stores
Sneak Peeks at Retail Stores
Microsoft Store Plans Leak From Lippicott
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6
Microsoft Entertainment Hotels
Microsoft Entertainment Hotels
Hotel Sax Chicago Has Guest Zunes, Xboxes
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5
Portable Touchscreen Tablets
Portable Touchscreen Tablets
The Microsoft Courier is Unveiled with No Word from Apple
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4
Self-Powered Tech Homes
Self-Powered Tech Homes
Microsoft Unveils the Futuristic New American Home (UPDATE)
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3
Censoring in Real-Time
Censoring in Real-Time
USPTO Grants Microsoft Patent
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2
Immigrant Child Charities
Immigrant Child Charities
Microsoft & Angelina Jolie Help ‘Kids in Need of Defense
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1
Gadget Inspired Coffins
Gadget Inspired Coffins
Apple iPhone & Microsoft Caskets
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