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Microsoft’s Halo 4 will reportedly be unveiled on Leap Day

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There’s an extra day in February this year, and Microsoft will apparently capitalize on that extra time as the date for which the next iteration of Halo will be revealed. Halo 4 will be the focus of a company ‘Spring Showcase’ event, according to translations of a Finnish magazine. The...
Microsoft’s Halo 4 will reportedly be unveiled on Leap Day

Week in Microsoft: Windows 8 frenzy

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This week was a big one for Redmond, WA. Microsoft released a slew of new product previews from the long-awaited Windows 8 Consumer Preview to the Visual Studio 11 beta. It wasn't all roses though. Microsoft's Azure suffered a leap-day related outage and a beta release of Skype for...
Week in Microsoft: Windows 8 frenzy

Windows 8 Consumer Preview now available for download

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Don't say we didn't warn you. As anticipated, Leap Day is all about Microsoft in Barcelona, and Microsoft is all about you, the consumer. Redmond today officially unveiled the Consumer Preview of its forthcoming desktop operating system. Want to get an early look at the OS? Peep the source...
Windows 8 Consumer Preview now available for download

Microsoft Offers Credits for 'Leap Day' Azure Outage

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To make up for a string of outages that were caused by a software bug in its Azure cloud services Microsoft is granting affected customers a credit....
Microsoft Offers Credits for 'Leap Day' Azure Outage
The Raspberry Pi: One year since launch, one million sold
Outages prompt multi-cloud evaluations

Google Frog Leap Day Gioachino Rossini Birthday Logo

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The more obvious reason there is a signing frog on the Google home page is because today is a leap day, happens about every four years and Google decided to leap with a frog. But the reason the frog is signing like in an opera is because it is the...
Google Frog Leap Day Gioachino Rossini Birthday Logo

Google Analytics Now Data Sampling: What’s The Catch?

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Google made a significant event out of Leap Day 2012 by releasing a new version of Google Analytics featuring Data Sampling. The idea behind data sampling is commonplace in any statistical analysis: in order to get results faster, you analyze a sub-set of data to identify trends and extrapolate... Please...
Google Analytics Now Data Sampling: What’s The Catch?

Leap: Better Living Through Scavenger Hunts

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Do you ever wish you were more… I don’t know… awesome? Wish you remembered to hit the gym more often, or floss your teeth daily, or to call your mom once a week to say hello? Don’t worry. Me too. We can do it together. Well, we’d each floss...
Leap: Better Living Through Scavenger Hunts

The 10 Fastest Growing Companies In The S&P 500 (AAPL, GOOG, AMZN, CAT, HAL, CTL, NOV)

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This is a useful chart from Goldman's latest monthly equity chartbook. It ranks the fastest growing companies in the S&P 500 (excluding financials and utilities) based on estimated 2012 revenue growth for this year. The two that you might be unfamiliar with are National Oilwell Varco (which builds supplies,...
The 10 Fastest Growing Companies In The S&P 500 (AAPL, GOOG, AMZN, CAT, HAL, CTL, NOV)

Microsoft pins Azure outage on network miscue

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Thursday’s Windows Azure outage in Europe was caused by a misconfigured network device, according to Microsoft. Users reported that the cloud service went down early Thursday and Microsoft’s Azure dashboard confirmed a 2.5 hour outage. Now the company has offered its first clue into what went awry. In a blog post, Mike Neil,...
Microsoft pins Azure outage on network miscue

The Debrief: Leap’s Co-Founder On Facebook Woes, Being Inspired By Bacon, And The First Month After Launch

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And we’re back with another edition of The Debrief, our shiny, new, and hopefully somewhat-regular column where we talk to founders a few weeks after launch on the twists, the turns, and the lessons learned so far. The first Debrief was with Justin Kan, a seasoned vet of the...
The Debrief: Leap’s Co-Founder On Facebook Woes, Being Inspired By Bacon, And The First Month After Launch

New Shazam-enabled shows to air on Syfy, E!, and USA Network

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We’ve already talked about Shazam-enabled shows, which allow TV addicts to not only recognize what they’re watching but also to interact with the show. The “world’s leading media discovery company” is now announcing that the entire second season of Being Human on Syfy will renew the integration of Shazam for...
New Shazam-enabled shows to air on Syfy, E!, and USA Network

Apple secures patent on multiple-arm, multiple-frequency antenna design

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If not for Leap Day, Apple would've seen this one granted a year to the day after it was filed; as it stands, 365 days will just have to do. At any rate, Apple has not only managed to secure a patent this fine morning for an ejectable SIM tray,...
Apple secures patent on multiple-arm, multiple-frequency antenna design

Microsoft Takes a Leap of Faith With Windows 8

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In time for leap day, Windows 8 Consumer Preview garners early positive reviews, but we're a long way before it lands....
Microsoft Takes a Leap of Faith With Windows 8

Microsoft’s Windows Azure suffers extended outages

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Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, Windows Azure, has been experiencing outages in numerous regions around the world for much of the day, apparently resulting from a glitch related to Leap Day, the extra day in February that occurs once every four years. Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet has a play-by-play rundown...
Microsoft’s Windows Azure suffers extended outages
Indie game roundup: Runner 2, The Bridge, and Leap Day

Zillow traffic slows in February

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Zillow today released traffic numbers for February, reporting that unique visitors to its Web site and mobile applications reached 31.2 million during the month. That was an 86 percent increase over the same period last year, but down slightly from the 31.7 million visitors who interacted with Zillow in January....
Zillow traffic slows in February

Hop to it: our top 10 list on how to maximize your Leap Day potential

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A round-up of how the internet is spending its extra 24 hours this February 29 – and a call for a few more suggestionsIt only comes around once every four years, so we're determined to make Leap Year count today. And, judging by the online buzz, we're not the only...
Hop to it: our top 10 list on how to maximize your Leap Day potential

Microsoft's Azure Cloud Service Experiences a Bump in Europe Overnight

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Apparently bad days in the cloud aren’t limited to Amazon. Microsoft confirmed that its Windows Azure service experienced some outages in Europe during what were the early morning hours in the US. At 11:09 UTC or about 7:09 New York time, confirmed on its Windows Azure status page that its...
Microsoft's Azure Cloud Service Experiences a Bump in Europe Overnight
Microsoft tries to make good on Azure outage

Microsoft Explains Last Week's Azure Outage: Whoops!

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Microsoft has figured out why its Windows Azure cloud computing platform when down in Europe last week. In a blog post summarizing Microsoft’s root cause analysis of the incident, Mike Neil, general manage for Windows Azure writes that someone forgot to adjust a safety valve setting in the networking gear....
Microsoft Explains Last Week's Azure Outage: Whoops!
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Microsoft details leap day bug that took down Azure, refunds customers

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Microsoft is giving Windows Azure customers a 33 percent credit on their entire monthly bills because of an outage on Feb. 29 caused by a "leap day bug." Azure executive Bill Laing announced the credit Friday night in a post that also offered further details on how the leap day...
Microsoft details leap day bug that took down Azure, refunds customers

Windows Azure outage hits Europe

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Just in time for the Olympics, there’s a Windows Azure outage in Europe. A flag posted at 11:09 UTC  on the Windows Azure dashboard:  “We are experiencing an availability issue in the West Europe sub-region, which impacts access to hosted services in this region. We are actively investigating this issue...
Windows Azure outage hits Europe
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