Microsoft isn’t too comfortable letting the world know about the bugs found in its product by announcing “bounty” for discovering bugs. But this time, the company goes big. For the first time ever, the Redmond software giant pays its first bug bounty to a Google engineer who discovered a critical bug in preview version of Internet Explorer 11.
One of the many reasons people think twice before buying a Chromebook is the inability to work with popular Microsoft Word and Excel files. Google Docs does not support Microsoft Office format files to be directly edited. But thanks to a recent developer update, Chromebook owners will soon be able to edit Word and Excel files in Chrome OS.
Microsoft came under Google’s threat when it built a YouTube application for Windows Phone operating system. Google said that ads within YouTube ads were not appearing on Microsoft’s YouTube app thus violates the terms of service. Google asked Microsoft to take down the application by May 22nd. But the company instead updated the application to comply with Google’s terms.
“Google Apps” has been seeing a lot of valuable customers since last year. After Colorado and the US Naval Academy, the latest in line to get Google Apps is Boston.[…]