AMNews: Microsoft Improves Ad Service & Defends Windows 8 Ribbon, DIRT 3 Keys Leaked

Microsoft Corp.’s Windows division president Steven Sinofsky came forward on Friday to defend the company’s decision to incorporate the “ribbon” mechanism in their forthcoming operating system platform Windows 8. He explained that despite hearing a lot of objections and disappointment from various corners, the company went ahead with the “ribbon” as it was, in their opinion, capable of providing far more user satisfaction in comparison to other available options.

According to a new study, over the past year, victims of cyber crime have lost over £71 billion worldwide. The study, conducted by security software provider Norton, claims that more than 50 percent of cyber crime victims reside in the UK.

AMD announced on Wednesday revenue shipments of the first processor belonging to the new X86 family line - the “Bulldozer” architecture. The first round of production of the world’s first ever 16 core x86 processor, known as “Interlagos,” was launched in mid-August.

Advanced Micro Devices, more commonly known as AMD, announced today that the activation keys for the game “Dirt 3," shipped along with many of its products, may have been compromised. The company has issued a warning stating there could be a delay before the compromised vouchers can be redeemed.

Microsoft has announced new tools and partnerships for its Internet display advertising business as Google and Facebook ramp-up competition. The company has partnered with AppNexus Inc. and MediaMath to offer new advertising tools that allow advertisers to tailor ads and effectively measure the impact of the ads on consumers.