The Microsoft Family Guy

October 14, 2009

What do you get when you cross Microsoft 7 with Family Guy? A totally sponsored 30 minute Microsoft centric episode of one of America’s most popular cartoon television shows.

This will be followed by a 12-week American college campus road tour where 4.3 million college students will get a chance to try Windows 7 and entertainment created by Fox Licensing and Merchandising such as outdoor movie nights hosted by Family Guy’s Stewie and Brian, online videos, and other customised Family Guy content and when they choose to buy they will receive a special student discount.

This is a huge investment in trying to woo the younger American user back to the Microsoft faith but come on Microsoft there are students in Australia too you know!. What about us? We can be bought as well you know!

ABC International Radio – Tech Spot – 17 July

July 17, 2009

teenagerIn this weeks segment we chat about Apple’s touch screen netbook to launch in October (the worst kept industry secret), China to get the iPhone without WI Fi and Microsoft takes on Google Office with its own free online offering and retail stores, before exploring a UK teenagers ad hoc handwritten comment of what he thinks of social media and who is actually using it – and here’s a clue it’s not him or his friends.

Take a look at the future through Microsoft’s eyes

March 3, 2009

A most interesting video, well worth a look: