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05.29.09

Bingeing with Microsoft and Ruining the Environment

Posted in Google, Mail, Microsoft, Search, Servers, Steve Ballmer at 4:12 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Another look at Microsoft’s online ambitions, online damages, and climatic damages too

MICROSOFT’S latest endeavors in search seem like just a rename and maybe a collaboration of some kind with Yahoo! TechCrunch claims to have found the logo of this ‘new’ Bing thing and it does not look so original.

Microsoft’s Bing Logo Leaked By Way Of Favicon?

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This favicon, which again, may only be a part of the logo, also looks a lot like the logo for Blinkx, the video search engine. That features a red lowercase “b” with an eye in the middle. See them side-by-side below.

Search engines happen to be an area where duplication of effort (competition) tends to entail a huge environmental toll. Bandwidth becomes just a secondary concern although that too requires a lot of routing, in addition to lots of brute-force processing (at both ends, not just that of search engines).

In other Internet news, Microsoft Windows continues to destroy E-mail. Over 90% of it is said to be spewed from Windows botnets, at least according to Symantec’s numbers.

Spam now accounts for 90.4 percent of all e-mail, according to a report released Monday from security vendor Symantec. This means that 1 out of every 1.1 e-mails is junk. The report also notes that spam shot up 5.1 percent just from April to May.

Some time ago in April we learned about the effect of SPAM on the world's climate. It contributes a considerable deal to climate change and Greenpeace is now slamming Microsoft (again) for harming for the environment.

Greenpeace gives Microsoft’s Ballmer score of 7 — out of 100

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That’s the score received by the Microsoft CEO in a new Greenpeace report card ranking the top technology executives on their environmental records. The report dings Ballmer for not speaking out on the environment. It also takes the company to task over its emissions reduction targets and political advocacy.

This is far from the first time Microsoft is slammed by Greenpeace. Other than words and hype, Microsoft offers nothing of substance to get its act together.

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