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Microsoft quietly offering ad-funded Works

A top Office executive says the "sponsored edition" of Works is just a pilot, not a major new source of revenue. However, the response thus far has been positive, especially to the price: free.

By April 18, 2008


Tesco to use eye-scanning tech to target ads at you

Eyeball-scanning tech will determine your age and gender, and fire what it thinks are suitable ads at you.

By November 3, 2013


More details on Microsoft's free Office

Microsoft's Chris Capossela details what--and what not--to expect with Office Starter 2010, the Works replacement that will start showing up on new PCs later this year.

By April 7, 2010


Hands-on with Microsoft's free Works

News.com's Ina Fried heads to a couple retail stores to check out Microsoft's ad-supported Works running on Sony laptops. The verdict: the ads aren't that obtrusive.

By April 21, 2008


Microsoft yanks Money off retail shelves

The software maker shifts its personal finance product to online-only sales with less frequent updates. Could it be a canary in the coal mine?

By August 8, 2008


Office subscription service ready to go

Circuit City will be the first to offer the $69 per-year service, which bundles Office Home and Student and Microsoft's OneCare antivirus software.

By July 2, 2008


Microsoft heads to 'Albany'

No, it's not getting into New York state politics. Rather the company has launched testing for a new consumer product, which may or may not be its ad-funded version of Works.

By March 21, 2008


EIC Squared: Soaring Google, Psystar mysteries, and Microsoft's Albany

In this week's EIC Squared podcast, Larry Dignan and I discuss Google's uplifting quarter, the mysterious Mac clone and Microsoft's hybrid software strategy.

By April 18, 2008


Microsoft Office heads to the Web

Coming soon: Beta of Office Live Workspace, a free tool for viewing, sharing and storing--but not editing--Office documents online. Video: Office Live Workspace looks to narrow Google Apps gap

By September 30, 2007


Microsoft eyes new ways to sell Office

An ad-supported or online version of the company's profitable software isn't coming soon. But Microsoft is thinking about options.

By July 11, 2007