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Microsoft publishes Law Enforcement Requests Report, cites 70,665 inquiries worldwide

Apple reportedly puts ex-Rolls Royce director in the communication driver's seat for the EMEIA region

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Never far from the media and regulatory spotlight, Apple has reportedly bolstered its communications team covering Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), by hiring Rolls-Royce’s Josh Rosenstock as its new director of corporate communications, PR Week reports. Apple and Rolls-Royce have both declined to comment on the hire, but it...
Apple reportedly puts ex-Rolls Royce director in the communication driver's seat for the EMEIA region

Microsoft Launches YouthSpark to Empower 300 Million Kids Through Technology

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Microsoft said Thursday that it will invest about $500 million over three years to fund YouthSpark, a program designed to give 300 million kids around the world opportunities they wouldn't otherwise have. Closing The "Opportunity Divide" Brad Smith, Microsoft's executive vice president for legal and corporate affairs, said in a...
Microsoft Launches YouthSpark to Empower 300 Million Kids Through Technology
The Samsung CEO has stepped down; long live the Samsung CEO
In an effort to goose stock price, AOL sells the majority of its patents to Microsoft for $1B

Microsoft Brings Internet Explorer 10 Preview To Windows 7 PCs

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As promised last month, Microsoft today expanded access to its Internet Explorer 10 web browser, by launching a preview of IE 10 for Windows 7. Previously, IE 10 was only available on Windows 8. The update includes the same standards-based platform that Windows 8 users received, says Microsoft, including support...
Microsoft Brings Internet Explorer 10 Preview To Windows 7 PCs
President of HBO Sports says HBO Go will stream live events by the end of this year

Unleashing the Crocodile: What Alibaba's Jack Ma Can Teach American Entrepreneurs

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At the start of the new film “Crocodile in the Yangtze”, Alibaba founder Jack Ma comes onto an enormous stage in a packed stadium dressed in outlandish drag and sings “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” to 16,000 cheering fans. It turns out, however, that the fans are all Alibaba...
Unleashing the Crocodile: What Alibaba's Jack Ma Can Teach American Entrepreneurs

Alibaba: Our mobile strategy and Aliyun will continue unchanged

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has revealed that its mobile strategy and Aliyun operating system will continue unchanged despite becoming the center-piece of a dispute with Google that saw a key handset launch cancelled. The company, which is predicted to see its gross sales overtake Amazon and eBay combined this year, was...
Alibaba: Our mobile strategy and Aliyun will continue unchanged

HBO: The Key To Combating Piracy Is To Make Game Of Thrones More Available... Except Here

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We've had a number of stories concerning the hit TV show Game of Thrones and the issue of people downloading unauthorized copies of the show. Due to a variety of reasons mostly centered around HBO's cable relationships, HBO has not made the show available online, for the most part, unless...
HBO: The Key To Combating Piracy Is To Make Game Of Thrones More Available... Except Here

Plaxo CEO Ben Golub Steps Down, To Be Replaced By Justin Miller

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Plaxo President and CEO Ben Golub is leaving the company he’s led for the last five years, we’ve confirmed. Golub will be replaced by Justin Miller, who has been Plaxo’s General Manager for the last few months. As part of the transition, long-time Plaxo employee Ryan King will become Chief...
Plaxo CEO Ben Golub Steps Down, To Be Replaced By Justin Miller

Google and Alibaba Continue Warring Over Acer Phone

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Google and Alibaba are none too happy with each other this weekend after last week’s launch event in Shanghai for a new smartphone with Acer hardware and Alibaba software was postponed. Google says that Alibaba’s Aliyun operating system is built on top of Android but is not compatible with Android,...
Google and Alibaba Continue Warring Over Acer Phone

Report: Apple snags Rolls Royce exec to strengthen corporate communications for EMEIA

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According to a report from PRWeek, Apple has strengthened its European communications team with the hiring of Rolls-Royce’s director of external comms Josh Rosenstock in a newly created executive position. The report claimed sources close to the situation said the hire was based on “Apple’s desire to grow its corporate...
Report: Apple snags Rolls Royce exec to strengthen corporate communications for EMEIA
This Is The New, Hot Way To Steal HBO, And HBO Doesn't Even Really Care (TWX)

HBO Plans to Combat Game of Thrones Piracy, Sort Of

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With 4.3 million downloads per episode, Game of Thrones was the most pirated TV-show on the Internet last year. With the third season of the popular TV-series premiering at the end of the month, this questionable honor has been brought up a few times in the media. Last week the...
HBO Plans to Combat Game of Thrones Piracy, Sort Of

Microsoft: "Metro" out, "Windows 8-style UI" in, amid rumors of a trademark dispute

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Microsoft has been using the "Metro" name to describe the new geometric, typography-heavy look-and-feel that's central to Windows 8, and spreading across the company's entire range of products, ever since it first showed off Windows Phone. But sources are telling us that that's coming to an abrupt end, after the...
Microsoft: "Metro" out, "Windows 8-style UI" in, amid rumors of a trademark dispute
HBO making all original series available internationally one week after US airing

Microsoft Donates $8 Million In Pocket Change To Help Veterans Find Jobs

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For U.S. troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, they're coming home to a depressed job market and double-digit unemployment. That's why a little Washington-based software company called Microsoft is ponying up $2 million in cash and $6 million in software to help these new civilians find jobs. The Elevate...
Microsoft Donates $8 Million In Pocket Change To Help Veterans Find Jobs
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