Author: Paul Thurrott

Paul Thurrott is an award-winning technology journalist and blogger with over 20 years of industry experience and the author of over 25 books. He is the News Director for the Petri IT Knowledgebase, the major domo at, and the co-host of three tech podcasts: Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte and Mary Jo Foley, What the Tech with Andrew Zarian, and First Ring Daily with Brad Sams. He was formerly the senior technology analyst at Windows IT Pro and the creator of the SuperSite for Windows.

Report Uncovers Decades-Long US Hacking Effort

by Paul Thurrott

Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab in Russia report that they have discovered how American intelligence agencies have subverted computer hardware, software and networks in an effort to spy on other countries. The surveillance and sabotage technologies have been discovered in systems in China, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and elsewhere. Kaspersky has a policy of not naming… Read More

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    Microsoft Will Reportedly Purchase Online Calendar Maker for $100+ Million

    by Paul Thurrott

    According to a report in TechCrunch, Microsoft's manic bid to dominate mobile productivity continued this week with an as-yet-unannounced $100+ million purchase of online calendar maker Sunrise. The Sunrise calendar is notable for a number of reasons, including its pervasive support for third-party data sources. And this purchase complements an earlier $200 million purchase of… Read More