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PSN playstation network status

"Lizard Squad", a group of hackers as Xbox Live Microsoft and Sony PlayStation Network on Wednesday night (NSP) is known, has the responsibility for both attacks is.

Xbox Live Xbox Live Microsoft showed the core of the service status page for this service in the company, declined to Xbox 360 on the evening of December 24. "limited".

It's Christmas Eve Xbox Live in the group of hackers, make sure that the various messages to Twitter.

"Xbox Disconnected," the group wrote. "Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Xbox felt my pleasure, my oh my moms basement is DDoS Heyy ...."

Business Insider A few hours after the attack on Microsoft, Sony PSN pirate has a similar manner. "PSN Disconnected," the group said. Sony confirmed the attack through his Twitter account AskPlayStation.

It all trains Lizard flooding the web traffic to temporarily disable the service is to be used in DDoS attacks. PSN and Xbox Live hacking Network group last week threatened to kill both this Christmas.

Currently PSN and Xbox Live, while modern IGN, Maxim and MLG.TV. Certain applications, including limited, the following services are emerging,
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Steve Ballmer Microsoft has tried to remake

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, a loud guide who directed a lethal calm decade for the tech titan, reported he will resign inside the following year.

It is very simple to say that Ballmer came up short. What's more, as it were, he did fall flat. In September 2000, nine months after Bill Gates named Ballmer CEO, Microsoft was worth $642 billion, an ostensible record for an American organization that wouldn't be obscured until Apple squeaked by in August 2012. Anyhow as the Nasdaq imploded, Microsoft fell hard, and leveled out. Also stayed level.

For a decade, Microsoft's stock value has worked as an indoor regulator set to $25. What's more shareholders have a tendency to not like thermostatic stock.

Rather than fall for some great man theory of technology, it's fairer to observe that Ballmer failed not because of some obvious product flop (even though Surface stinks) or some famous design snafu (even though Windows 8 is sort of a nightmare). Instead, he failed because he inherited a company whose success relied on desktop computers stuffed with Windows and Excel. And his tenure coincided with the rise of another sort of computer mobile computers that Microsoft couldn't continue to monopolize.

The long view is useful here. Windows, along with Intel, got its clock cleaned by Apple and Google in the last decade. Their global market share of operating systems fell from 96 percent around 2000 to 35 percent in 2012. Apple and Google wedged their way into our laptops, phones, and tablets, while Microsoft saw its sliver of the mobile market decline between 2005 and 2012.
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Microsoft Surface like a mirage

Microsoft’s statement about its Surface pills remaining a lot of un answered concerns. One key point that will help figure out how the item does in the marketplace has yet to be established — the cost. The Surface comes in two flavors: a edition that operates Ms windows RT and a edition that operates Ms windows 8 Pro. That indicates only the latter will be able to run all your Ms windows applications, significance that it’s likely, though not certain, to get a high cost tag.

But even without all information in place, it’s obvious that Ms has created a item that is designed to contest with high-end pills and even ultrabooks. Here is a look at the item, by the statistics, against Apple’s iPad.

Screen size: Both versions of the tablet boast 10.6-inch screens, bigger than the iPad’s 9.7-inch display. The company promises that the Surface will have an “HD display,” but hasn’t offered specifics that could be matched up against the iPad’s “Retina display.” CNET reports that the Surface has a 16:9 aspect ratio.

Weight: The RT version is lighter than its counterpart, weighing in at 1.5 pounds rather than 1.9 pounds. Both are heavier than the 1.4 pound iPad (well, the cellular version is 1.46 pounds), but still impressively light.

Casing: Microsoft made a big deal out of its “VaporMg” finish on the case, which is supposed to make the tablet easy to grip. And where the iPad is all smooth aluminum contours, Microsoft has opted for a more angular approach.

Thickness: The RT tablet itself is about iPad-depth at .37 inches thick, while the Windows 8 Pro version is .53 inches thick.

Ports: A point to Microsoft here: both versions of the Surface come with two USB ports (2.0 on the RT version, 3.0 on the Windows 8 Pro model), which also account for the device’s thickness. The need for extra dongles has been a persistent complaint about the iPad, and a major selling point for Android tablets.

Accessories: When Microsoft revealed its candy-colored cover on Monday, it immediately looked like a knock-off of Apple’s Smart Cover. But then, the Redmond, Wash.-based company offered a twist: the cover is the keyboard. The 3mm-thick keyboard also comes in two versions — with a difference in key construction— but both have a touchpad.
Apple, of course, has a whole range of accessories that can go with the iPad including its new Smart Case. But Apple itself doesn’t make a docking keyboard for the iPad in the same way Asus has embraced keyboards for its Transformer Prime, preferring to leave that to third-party manufacturers.
Microsoft also showed off a pen — yes, a stylus — that is included with the Windows 8 version of the tablet and attaches to it magnetically. Plus, the Surface is its own stand, with a built-in kickstand in the back.

Storage: Users can get the Surface with 32GB or 64 GB of memory on the RT tablet; or pick up its big brother with 64 GB or 128 GB. Overall, that’s more memory on offer than the 16GB, 32 GB or 64GB options you have with the iPad.

Connectivity: Microsoft touted a strong WiFi connection on Surface, but didn’t mention any cellular connectivity. The iPad, of course, has a WiFi and cellular option that runs on AT&T or Verizon networks.
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Paul Allen Six Takeaways

Paul Allen six takeaways: Friends since childhood, the Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Paul Allen has long been regarded as an "icon" of partnership with American industry. Allen left the company in early 1980, but the founders thought the relationship was typically very friendly ... up. His next memoir idea man: Memoir is a co-founder of Microsoft, Allen provides what is called "revisionist history", "bitterness" and the "unvarnished truth" of the early Microsoft days. Allen's account of an extract from Wednesday, Vanity Fair, has shocked the world of technology. This six takeaways:

1. Gates has always been ambitious

Allen Gates recalls meeting at the end of 1960. It was a "grader lanky, freckled eighth in the old Teletype machine. It was clearly a "very intelligent", "very competitive" and "very, very persistent." Young Gates Read the Fortune magazine religiously and Allen, once asked: "What do you think seems to run a Fortune 500 company?" Already a budding entrepreneur at 13, Gates said, maybe they have their business together one day.

2. Allen has been cheated of their fair share

When it came time to come up with the Partnership, Allen considered 50-50. Gates during 1960-1940, saying it had taken several hours. Allen agreed, but later, Gates said he thought 64-36 was a fair one. Perhaps the difference is the son of a lawyer, like Bill, and son of a librarian, as Allen. "I was taught that it was very much," Allen writes, "and your word is your bond." Wah, wah, "said Frederick E. Allen Forbes. Today, both Allen and Gates are" one of the richest men who ever lived. "

3. Gates was a tough boss

"Some say that the leadership of Bill has been a key ingredient in the success of Microsoft," Allen wrote. "But it made no sense to me." Gates was able to resolve conflicts rationally and can be a very demanding boss. Once, Gates seemed very confused at the request of a programmer to take a day off after working 81 hours over four days. He insulted people put down as "this is the dumbest fucking thing I've ever heard" and "I could code in a weekend." It may have been simply that Gates has been more focused and dedicated to the company that Allen says Nick Wingfield and Robert A. Guth in the Wall Street Journal. "As Microsoft grew, it attracted more people like Mr. Gates, who was single-mindedly focused on building Microsoft" and "ready to work day and night, sleeping in the office, and fight among themselves strategy and technical decisions. "

4. Gates conspired against Allen when Allen had cancer

In September 1982, Allen was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. He went through several weeks of radiotherapy and was left feeling very ill. Back in the office that December, he general Gates and Steve Ballmer, a Harvard friend of Gates, who was raised as a leader (and now CEO of Microsoft), complaints from Allen missing contributions, and plan cheat him of his fair share of the company. Current and former bigwigs Microsoft Issues Allen interpretation of the main events, "said Wingfield and Guth. M. Allen, for example, participate in meetings, people familiar with the meetings said that he had ever attended. "

5. Allen left because Gates

In 1983, Allen decided to leave Microsoft because, he says, after his illness, he realized "life is too short to spend, unfortunately." He painted his decision in large part due to dissatisfaction with Gates contradicts previous ideas, which was more related to health. Gates said it was unfair for him to keep his hand in the business and made a "lowball offers" to buy their shares. Allen denied, it maintained its population, and thus became one of the richest men in the world. "No need to feel sorry for Allen or barriers," said Frederick E. Allen Forbes.

6. Allen comes off as bitter

No wonder Gates has tried to put Allen, said Frederick E. Allen. "Any person who built great empires is clever, cunning, greedy, and sometimes stubbornly inflexible." The new surprise is that Allen has seen the public. It has long seemed that the two were at least cordial, and there is a real sequence of "bitterness" throughout the book, says Wingfield and Guth. Yes, but it is the story of "a number of successful technology start-ups," says Jennifer Valentino DeVries in the Wall Street Journal. "A tightly knit group of founders to develop an idea, but ultimately, a person who appears to be the head and drives the company forward. Even in the best case, may be bitter."
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Mobile World Congress as the CEOs from Google, Microsoft, Nokia, and RIM

Get set to take the stage at Mobile World Congress in February, the mobile OSes war looks set to get even tougher.
On Tuesday, show organizers GSM Association confirmed that Microsoft's Steve Ballmer, Nokia's Stephen Elop, and Jim Balsillie from RIM have all been confirmed as keynote speakers. Google CEO Eric Schmidt's participation had previously been confirmed.

The smartphone sector is going through a major transition in which Android is becoming the dominate platform except for the high-end market, where the Apple iPhone and iOS continue to rule, according to Mark Newman, chief research officer at Informa Telecoms and Media. The other main OSes -- Nokia's Symbian and MeeGo, Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 and RIM's BlackBerry OS -- will have to find a role in that world or perish, Newman said.

The CEO's representing those three platforms will have a lot to prove at Mobile World Congress, which will take place Feb. 14 to Feb. 17 in Barcelona.
Currently, all eyes are on Elop to see whether he can turn around Nokia in the high-end smartphone segment, according to Carolina Milanesi, research vice president at Gartner. Nokia is betting on Symbian and MeeGo to help it do that. Sony Ericsson and Samsung have backed away from the platform and have left Nokia holding the bag. Recently, Elop also said that the first MeeGo-based product from Nokia will arrive in 2011.

Today, Nokia is still very strong in emerging markets. But as these markets start adopting smartphones, Nokia will be challenged there as well, principally by Android-based devices from Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE, according to Newman.

On the surface, RIM is doing much better than Nokia, but the company is losing ground to Apple and the Android camp. RIM's smartphone market share in the U.S. fell from 28 percent to 22 percent in the third quarter compared to the second quarter, according to market research company NPD Group. That allowed Apple, whose market share grew to 23 percent, to take second place. Android-based smartphones accounted for 44 percent of devices sold in the U.S. during the third quarter, NPD said.
RIM is selling lots of phones thanks to its strength in the messaging sector, but it still has a lot to learn about developing phones for consumers, Milanesi said.

By the time Mobile World Congress comes around, it will also be known how successful the initial launch of Windows Phone 7 was.
On the other side of the spectrum, Google's Schmidt will get a chance to brag even more about Android's growing success, according Milanesi. However, Milanesi would also like to see Schmidt make announcements about how Google plans to improve the Market application store, which, today, is Android's Achilles' heel, she said.

Apple's Steve Jobs is missing from the list of speakers at Mobile World Congress, and there is no need for the him to talk at the show, according to Newman. Apple has a very clear idea about who its customers are -- they are consumers, and they aren't attending Mobile World Congress, he said.
Other CEOs speaking at the show will be Paul Otellini of Intel, who will give Elop some backup on MeeGo, Yahoo's Carol Bartz and chief executives from operators NTT DoCoMo, SoftBank, AT&T, China Mobile and Vodafone.
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Microsoft is looking to make it easier move apps to cloud

Microsoft is looking to make it easier to move existing Windows Server applications to the company's Windows Azure cloud platform via virtual machine technology.
The company unveiled this week Windows Azure Virtual Machine Role, intended to ease migration of these applications by eliminating the need to make costly application changes. Customers would get the benefit application management costs by moving software to the cloud, said Jamin Spitzer, Microsoft director of platform strategy.

"I think Virtual Machine Roles get customers and partners more comfortable with Windows Azure as a platform," Spitzer said. Virtual Machine Role leverages Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization technology. A public beta release of Virtual Machine Role is due by the end of 2010.
Microsoft announced Virtual Machine Role at PDC. The company at the event also reiterated its support for Java on Azure, intending to make it a "first class citizen" on the cloud and stressed efforts to improve Eclipse tooling for Azure. "It will get even better than it is today," Spitzer said.
Improved Java enablement is due in 2011.
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Microsoft is fitting its Visual Basic and C# languages

With an asynchronous programming model to help developers accommodate the growing complexity in applications.
With the release of its Visual Studio Async CTP (Community Technology Preview)  this week, the company is providing an example of an asynchronous programming pattern, said S. Somasegar, senior vice president of the Microsoft Developer Division, in a blog post.  Visual Studio Async CTP features a streamlined syntax for asynchronous development, extending Visual Studio 2010.

"Today, we are unveiling significant language and framework enhancements in C# and Visual Basic that enable developers to harness asynchrony, letting them retain the control flow from their synchronous code while developing responsive user interfaces and scalable web applications with greater ease," Somasegar said.

"Writing applications that effectively handle long latencies can be a daunting challenge.  As software applications grow more complex, more developers are building software that accesses remote resources, performs longer computations, and processes large data sets," Somasegar said. "Tasks we used to think of as being quick now may take orders of magnitude longer to complete or may never complete.  Without special care taken to manage conditions that may arise from these latencies, applications can become unresponsive or unable to scale.

"To accommodate these conditions, C# and VB are adopting a new asynchronous programming model," Somasegar said.
During a session at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference in Redmond, Wash. on Thursday, Anders Hejlsberg, Microsoft Technical Fellow, discussed the company's intentions to add asynchrony to the next versions of the two languages.

"[The] advantages of asynchrony are you get more responsive UIs because your UI can do other stuff while it is waiting for the results of an asynchronous operation," Hejlsberg said. "But also in servers, you get better scalability because you can free up threads when they're not doing any work because they're waiting for asynchronous requests."
While existing asynchronous paradigms offer ways to work with I/O and other high-latency operations without blocking threads, current patterns can be difficult to understand and can complicate simple operations with callbacks and custom-exception handling. This can result in error-prone code, Somasegar said.

"With Async, our goal now is to make asynchronous programming far more approachable so asynchronous code is as easy to write and maintain as synchronous code. Making your code asynchronous should require only simple changes and should be possible to implement in a non-disruptive manner in your code," Somasegar said.
Language and framework enhancements from Microsoft will help developers harness asynchrony in C# and Visual Basic, Somasegar said.
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Microsoft chief software architect Ray Ozzie to step down

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Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's chief software architect and the executive responsible for pushing the company into the cloud, plans to step down, Microsoft said on Monday.

Ozzie is retiring from Microsoft with no immediate plans following his departure, CEO Steve Ballmer wrote in a memo to employees that the company posted on its Web site.

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