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Ballmer discusses Surface pricing and Microsoft as a devices-and-services company

Microsoft will charge its divisions a ‘carbon fee’ in new environmental push

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 Microsoft says it will be carbon neutral for the first time in its upcoming fiscal year, beginning July 1 — reducing its carbon emissions as much as possible and buying carbon credits to make up the difference. It’s not uncommon for companies to commit to carbon neutrality, but Microsoft’s plan...
Microsoft will charge its divisions a ‘carbon fee’ in new environmental push

Report: Skype to replace Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger

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Microsoft will be phasing out its Windows Live Messenger instant-messaging and video calling software in the coming months and replacing it with Skype, according to a report this morning by Tom Warren in The Verge, citing unnamed sources. No official word yet from Microsoft on this (we’re checking) but it’s...
Report: Skype to replace Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger

Microsoft’s J. Allard and Robbie Bach Are Leaving The Company

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Microsoft is losing two high-profile executives. Both J. Allard, "Chief Experience Offer" and Entertainment and Device Division's CTO, and Robbie Bach, President of Entertainment and Devices Division, are leaving the company per a Steve Ballmer email from this morning. These are the guys behind the Xbox, Zune, Project Natal, and...
Microsoft’s J. Allard and Robbie Bach Are Leaving The Company
Daniel Karrenburg Helped Bring the Internet to Europe, Now He Keeps it Running

Microsoft reports a big jump in Skype usage, up 50%

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Microsoft reported its first-ever quarterly loss this week, thanks to the huge writedown of its 2007 aQuantive deal. But one acquisition, Skype, is turning out to be the little engine that could for the Redmond giant, at least based on the information Microsoft is providing. According to Microsoft’s Q4 earnings report,...
Microsoft reports a big jump in Skype usage, up 50%

Motorola And Microsoft Tangle Over Smartphone Patent Violation

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Microsoft is reported by Reuters to have dismissed a settlement offer from Motorola over a dispute that may yet see importation bans on some Android devices and Microsoft's best-selling Xbox game console. Motorola is pursuing the case because it says Microsoft owes it royalties...
Motorola And Microsoft Tangle Over Smartphone Patent Violation

Microsoft: New logo marks 'new beginning' for company

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Microsoft this morning unveiled a new logo, the first major revamp in 25 years, but the design won’t be a shock to anyone who has been tracking the company’s products. Here it is … What do you think? The font is the same one that the company has been using in...
Microsoft: New logo marks 'new beginning' for company

Silicon Valley's Top Engineers Can Answer These 7 Ridiculous Riddles (GOOG, AMZN, FB, ADBE, MSFT)

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Some of the top technology firms in Silicon Valley -- Google, Apple, Facebook and others -- have very strenuous hiring processes. Often times, that requires asking very weird brain teasers to test the logical abilities of each prospective engineer. We've gathered a new group of these questions (and answers) from MyCareerStacks,...
Silicon Valley's Top Engineers Can Answer These 7 Ridiculous Riddles (GOOG, AMZN, FB, ADBE, MSFT)

Does Your Company Twitter? 10 Tips To Become A Great Business “Twit”

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What do you think of when I mention Twitter?  Do you think about teenagers posting what color socks their wearing to school today?  Or do you think about the sales/conversions your company makes by utilizing these accounts?  Social media is a fantastic way to increase your brand exposure.  By creating...
Does Your Company Twitter? 10 Tips To Become A Great Business “Twit”
New era for Bungie: First glimpse of Destiny, the next big thing from Halo's creator

Windows head Steven Sinofsky to leave Microsoft

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Steven Sinofsky, the executive in charge of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system and the driving force behind its new OS, is leaving the company, Microsoft announced late Monday....
Windows head Steven Sinofsky to leave Microsoft

Microsoft profits top expectations, finance chief Klein leaving

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Peter Klein, Microsoft CFO. Microsoft this afternoon reported profits of 72 cents per share, an increase of 20 percent, beating Wall Street’s estimates by 4 cents when including revenue that was deferred from previous quarters because of accounting rules related to promotions for Windows 8 and other new products. Separately,...
Microsoft profits top expectations, finance chief Klein leaving

Microsoft Schedules LA Event For Some Windows Tablet Talk

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After months of being secretive about its work to bring Windows 8 to ARM-based tablets, Microsoft is about ready to raise the veil. The company has scheduled an event on Monday in Los Angeles where it is expected to show devices running the software as well as highlight some of...
Microsoft Schedules LA Event For Some Windows Tablet Talk

Google's Market cap passes Microsoft for the first time in history, closes $19B in 10 months

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Google’s market cap passed Microsoft this morning for the first time, as first noted by a Bloomberg news tweet. BREAKING: Google's market cap surpasses Microsoft in early trading— Bloomberg News (@BloombergNews) October 01, 2012 Google trailed Microsoft by $19 billion in market cap earlier this year. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company...
Google's Market cap passes Microsoft for the first time in history, closes $19B in 10 months

Barnes & Noble's new Windows 8 Nook app lets consumers log in with their Microsoft Account

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Today Barnes & Noble announced a new Windows 8 application that will allow consumers to log in using their Microsoft Account credentials. Microsoft owns a portion of Nook, after investing $300 million into it as a separate venture from its parent company. Microsoft’s stake in Nook amounts to 17.6% of the company. Today’s...
Barnes & Noble's new Windows 8 Nook app lets consumers log in with their Microsoft Account

Why Microsoft Had To Build The Surface Tablet (MSFT)

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Acer CEO sent out a warning shot to Microsoft saying it should "think twice" about building its own tablet. He warned that Microsoft was going to be making a huge mistake and it would damage the ecosystem. We were on CNBC today to defend Microsoft's decision to build its own...
Why Microsoft Had To Build The Surface Tablet (MSFT)

Microsoft CIO Tony Scott has left the company

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Microsoft CIO Tony Scott has left the company after five years....
Microsoft CIO Tony Scott has left the company

Update: Microsoft CIO Tony Scott has left the company

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Microsoft CIO Tony Scott has left the company after five years....
Update: Microsoft CIO Tony Scott has left the company
Microsoft's first Surface commercial shows off click-in keyboard [video]
EU prepares to charge Microsoft over 'technical error' with Windows 7 browser choice

Innovation by acquisition

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What do Flash, Android, Hotmail, Google Analytics and Powerpoint all have in common? Can you guess? The answer is: None of them were created by the companies who now own them. They were acquisitions. These products have continued to develop at their new homes, but the seed of innovation that...
Innovation by acquisition

Future of Xbox? Microsoft's secretive acquisition includes patents for the ultimate home remote

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Not much is known about id8 Group R2 Studios Inc., the stealthy home automation startup founded by former Sling Media co-founder Blake Krikorian that was reportedly acquired by Microsoft this week, beating out the likes of Apple and Google. But a search of U.S. patent filings provides more hints about where the...
Future of Xbox? Microsoft's secretive acquisition includes patents for the ultimate home remote

Microsoft Surface Pro coming Feb. 9, still $899 without keyboard

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Microsoft this morning announced a Feb. 9 release date for its upcoming Surface with Windows 8 Pro tablet, the version of the machine that runs on traditional Intel processors and supports legacy Windows applications. The date represents a delay from the January release previously signaled by the company. Microsoft noted that...
Microsoft Surface Pro coming Feb. 9, still $899 without keyboard

Microsoft says Yammer sales are booming

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With the backing of its new parent company, Yammer more than tripled its revenue year on year in the quarter that ended in March.Sales of Yammer's cloud-based enterprise social networking (ESN) software shot up 259 percent in Microsoft's third fiscal quarter, compared with the same quarter in 2012, when...
Microsoft says Yammer sales are booming

Microsoft’s Skype pokes at Facebook, Twitter in ad campaign

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Skype partners with Facebook on video calling, and Skype’s parent company, Microsoft, is a minority owner of Facebook. But all’s fair in love, war and advertising, apparently. A new outdoor advertising campaign from the newly minted Microsoft division takes aim at Facebook wall posts and Twitter tweets in an attempt to...
Microsoft’s Skype pokes at Facebook, Twitter in ad campaign
Microsoft paints Azure with open source brush

Microsoft Facing Quarterly Loss On Failed Ad Business

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Microsoft is writing down $6.2 billion on its 2007 purchase of aQuantive, an online ad serving system. According to the Guardian this places the software giant at risk of an accounting-based quarterly loss (when its sales and profitability had aimed it at a profit...
Microsoft Facing Quarterly Loss On Failed Ad Business
Microsoft's Yammer acquisition likely, but will not be announced on Monday
Adam Orth fired? Microsoft Xbox exec who insulted fans on Twitter has left the company
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