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IT News Thread, Microsoft renames SkyDrive to OneDrive in Other News; Originally Posted by SYNACK Just look at what happened to Vista, yes it had its issues but they were nothing ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Just look at what happened to Vista, yes it had its issues but they were nothing compared to the press panning it got given largely without cause.
    *choke* the RTM version of Vista deserved everything it got. But that tainted it when it was sorted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Rupert Murdoch invented the word "One" in 1982.


    NO - he invented the word "ONC"

    Or was it "OCC"

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    Ummmmmmm Sky has a storage mechanism (that few use) called skydrive. This is why they sued. It is nothing to do with mistaking the channel with the storage area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    As to them having to change the name at all, its rubbish, who is going to mistake a dirty tv channel with a storage provider anyway, it is as bad as the rounded corners debacle and Apple got away with sharing with Apple Records, despite their foray into music. There are definitely two rules in the UK and MS seems to get the much harsher set.
    Sky operate in the same market - they are an ISP and run various online sites and services. So, as they have been using the term 'Sky' in relation to online services for longer than Microsoft and if they wanted to continue to own that trademark, they legally had to sue Microsoft to stop them using it in their products. If you don't protect your trademark, you lose it.

    In this country, ask anyone on the street who runs a service beginning with Sky and the average consumer will say Sky the TV company.

    I really doubt it'd be worth it to Microsoft to spend 14bn+ on BSkyB for a brand name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    It is nothing to do with mistaking the channel with the storage area.
    I know.

    Ubuntu One is similar to OneDrive though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Why isn't it Bing Drive? Why is their email service Outlook and not Bing Mail?
    Because anybody in tech has the same convulsive reaction to the word "Bing" as they do to an alarm clock buzzer. An involuntary shudder courses through your body and you find yourself making the sign of the three finger salute to ward off evil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Because anybody in tech has the same convulsive reaction to the word "Bing" as they do to an alarm clock buzzer. An involuntary shudder courses through your body and you find yourself making the sign of the three finger salute to ward off evil.
    Always makes me think of Chandler Bing. Probably not what they were going for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Because anybody in tech has the same convulsive reaction to the word "Bing" as they do to an alarm clock buzzer. An involuntary shudder courses through your body and you find yourself making the sign of the three finger salute to ward off evil.

    Err an Alarm clock buzzer is more like:

    MWEEEEP MWEEEEP MWEEEEP MWEEEEP MWEEEEP


    Whereas I'd associate "Bing" with a Microwave..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Err an Alarm clock buzzer is more like:

    MWEEEEP MWEEEEP MWEEEEP MWEEEEP MWEEEEP


    Whereas I'd associate "Bing" with a Microwave..

    I didn't meant the sound (didn't even think of it like that tbh ), just the involuntary overreaction I have to both that sound and to the word "Bing". Both make my skin crawl.

    +1 for Chandler Bing as well. I always hear it as shouted out by Janice as well, which makes it even worse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Err an Alarm clock buzzer is more like:

    MWEEEEP MWEEEEP MWEEEEP MWEEEEP MWEEEEP


    Whereas I'd associate "Bing" with a Microwave..

    or the python sketch

    ahh! i see you have a machine that goes bing

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeekyPete View Post
    I'm waiting for them to copyright "One". OneNote, Xbox One, One Note. May we'll see Windows One, Surface One, etc.

    I just want to see how they convince the courts that they invented "One".
    Just like Apple trying to convince them that they invented the word "App"

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    Actually, I find Bing Maps to be quite good. The angled view they have is really great quality.

    However, I have heard that Microsoft have confirmed that Bing Maps will not be undergoing rebranding to One Direction. But no denial over a rename for Windows Defrag either being renamed One Piece.

    As for the near future, there is speculation that to compete with the smartwatch they will be launching their own e-clothing line...called One The Bra!



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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    Actually, I find Bing Maps to be quite good. The angled view they have is really great quality.

    However, I have heard that Microsoft have confirmed that Bing Maps will not be undergoing rebranding to One Direction. But no denial over a rename for Windows Defrag either being renamed One Piece.

    As for the near future, there is speculation that to compete with the smartwatch they will be launching their own e-clothing line...called One The Bra!


    they could do a google glasses type thing called one vision at least they would have a good song already lined up lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    Actually, I find Bing Maps to be quite good. The angled view they have is really great quality.
    Agreed. I find it better than Google Maps most of the time. And more up to date for my area! The imagery of our school is around 4 years old here, unless you zoom right in, in which case it is around 10 years old!

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    It makes me think of ( Goodfellas, Law and Order, The Sopranos ) where they say something along the lines of Bada bing, Bada boom

    What is "Bada Bing"? What does it mean and where does it come from? I am English and confused!!? - Yahoo UK & Ireland Answers

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