Windows Phone

It may not make you want to buy their phone, but this ad, created for Microsoft Windows Phone by the brilliant minds at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, didn’t have to look far for its inspiration. We are a society consumed by our phones.

Microsoft Debuts Oxite Blogging Engine

WordPress has more competition to be. Microsoft’s Codeplex team has developed an open source blogging engine, called Oxite, that can support simple blogs and large web sites such as its own MIX Online.

Read more about it here.

What does this mean for you?

I don’t think this is big news for newbie bloggers, right away, as it is still in testing. But it will be interesting to see how the platform will compete with WordPress.

The screen shots showed a nice, easy-on-the-eyes look and design. Time will tell if it performs as well as it looks.