Building a Social Microsoft Network


On the same day as Google’s I/O began with the announcement of a music service in the cloud, Microsoft bought Skype. Microsoft paid $8.5 billion for one of the most ubiquitous messaging services outside of MSN and Facebook messaging. It probably wasn’t an accident that Microsoft announced their biggest acquisition since 2007 on the same day as Google’s biggest event for the year. Continue reading

Microsoft, Social and Gaming


Microsoft is the least talked about company in social media, yet they are involved in email, online gaming and provide personal profiles to millions of accounts. Windows Live is the online space that ties Windows Live Messenger, Hotmail and Xbox Live profiles together. This also includes their blog platform, online groups and other social tools. Continue reading