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Ex-Microsoft Employee Launches 'Fixing Windows 8' Campaign

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The former worker isn't happy with Windows 8's sweeping design changes, and thinks that Microsoft can do better....
Ex-Microsoft Employee Launches 'Fixing Windows 8' Campaign

Microsoft's plan to give each of its employees a Surface is now underway

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If you are a full time employee at Microsoft, you should either have received a Surface from your employer, or will shortly. Employees in 12 countries are in the chute, including folks in France, China, Australia, Hong Kong, Austria, Ireland, Puerto Rico, New Zealand, Germany, and yes, the United States. According...
Microsoft's plan to give each of its employees a Surface is now underway

Microsoft couple Lee Dirks and Judy Lew killed in car accident in Peru

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Lee Dirks Lee Dirks and Judy Lew, a married couple who both worked at Microsoft, were killed in a car accident this week in Peru, where they were celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary. Their driver was also killed in the crash when the SUV they were riding in went off...
Microsoft couple Lee Dirks and Judy Lew killed in car accident in Peru

Counter rumor: Next Xbox won't require an always-on Internet connection to function

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The next Xbox console will not require a constant Internet connection, it now appears. Microsoft is out controlling its media cycle, at last it seems. Ars Technica’s Peter Bright has published information on the next Xbox console that he claims is cribbed from an internal memo. I believe him. One...
Counter rumor: Next Xbox won't require an always-on Internet connection to function

Apple hires former Windows security hacker to strengthen OS X

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It was discovered on Thursday that famed hacker and former Microsoft employee Kristin Paget is now working for Apple as a core operating system security researcher, suggesting the Cupertino company is beefing up OS X safeguards amid recent Mac-directed malware attacks....
Apple hires former Windows security hacker to strengthen OS X

New reality series: 'Be the Next Microsoft Employee'

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It’s like Top Chef for geeks. That’s the pitch from Microsoft for “Be the Next Microsoft Employee,” a new web series produced by Microsoft Learning, the part of the company that’s responsible for training and certification programs for people in the tech industry who use Microsoft technologies. The show...
New reality series: 'Be the Next Microsoft Employee'

Startup Spotlight: eVenues takes the headache out of finding event space

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Planning and organizing events can be extremely difficult.  There are so many details, from tickets to food to location.  eVenues is here to help by matching up a perfect venue for your needs.  They provide a simple online directory and marketplace where you can browse different venues, sort by different...
Startup Spotlight: eVenues takes the headache out of finding event space

Amazon, Google and Facebook among the top 25 toughest places to interview

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A sign outside Amazon’s HQ in Seattle. Photo: Matt Shobe We’ve heard stories about the grueling interview process at Amazon.com, spread over days and including tough questions from managers. Now, here’s evidence that the Seattle online retailer is one of the toughest places to land a job, asking obscure questions...
Amazon, Google and Facebook among the top 25 toughest places to interview

The Daily calls Microsoft’s bluff, says that Office for iPad is real, and was demoed

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Well, this is an interesting wrinkle in todays ongoing debate regarding Office for iPad. Earlier today, a statement from Microsoft was released, saying that recently outed images of the app for iPad were fake and that a story run by The Daily was inaccurate. Now, The Daily’s editor Peter Ha has...
The Daily calls Microsoft’s bluff, says that Office for iPad is real, and was demoed

Google Is Close To Acquiring Personalized News Startup Wavii (GOOG)

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Google is close to acquiring news reading startup Wavii, according to a source. We have reached out to the company and Google. Both Wavii and Google declined to comment. We don't know the price range. Wavii is a Seattle-based startup. It was founded in March 2009, and was in stealth...
Google Is Close To Acquiring Personalized News Startup Wavii (GOOG)
Microsoft reportedly facing SEC and DOJ investigation over claims of foreign bribery

Take that, Marissa Mayer: This startup's 'nomadic engineer' program lets developers work wherever they want

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We’ve seen tech companies do all sorts of crazy things to attract talented engineers — giving away cash, cars and more. But this is a new one on us. Pathable, a six-year-old Seattle startup that specializes in building social networks for events, just launched a “nomadic engineer” program in which...
Take that, Marissa Mayer: This startup's 'nomadic engineer' program lets developers work wherever they want

"Microsoft Is The Best!" — Unnamed Microsoft Employee

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Earlier today, I wrote an anti-Microsoft post. Actually, it wasn’t so anti-Microsoft, I thought I was decidedly fair. My thesis was basically that Microsoft was done in the consumer space, but that they’d continue to do well as an enterprise company going forward.  Essentially, they’d follow the IBM path. Nothing...
"Microsoft Is The Best!" — Unnamed Microsoft Employee

Microsoft Employee Sings Goodbye As She Quits For A Startup (MSFT)

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Here's a new spin on the resignation email or blog post: a resignation video. Karen X Cheng was a program manager on Excel. She just quit to take a new job as a designer at Justin Kan's new startup, Exec, which is similar to TaskRabbit -- a way for busy...
Microsoft Employee Sings Goodbye As She Quits For A Startup (MSFT)

Ex-Microsoft Employee: Sinofsky Was 'Tearing The Company Apart From The Inside' (MSFT)

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Microsoft's decision to part ways with Steven Sinofsky was surprising, but it wasn't sudden. Former Microsoft employee Hal Berenson says on his blog that he heard months ago Sinofsky was going to leave after the launch of Windows 8. Berenson also has some gossip about why Sinofsky is out. His...
Ex-Microsoft Employee: Sinofsky Was 'Tearing The Company Apart From The Inside' (MSFT)

Microsoft to Release Natal in October, or Is It?

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Microsoft's Saudi Arabia marketing manager, Syed Bilal Tari, said on Gamertag Radio that the motion-capture camera and gaming controller Natal will be released in October. "Definitely it is going to be October 2010," he said about the highly-anticipated camera that will capture gamers' motions for the Xbox 360, allowing them...
Microsoft to Release Natal in October, or Is It?

Indie game developer echoes Valve's Gabe Newell on Windows 8: "No thank you, Microsoft"

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An independent video game developer has added to concerns raised by Valve’s Gabe Newell about Windows 8 being a “catastrophe”. Chris Delay, Creative Director of Introversion Software and Designer of Uplink, Defcon, Darwinia and Multiwinia, said on a Reddit thread: “If Microsoft manage to close Windows and get to the...
Indie game developer echoes Valve's Gabe Newell on Windows 8: "No thank you, Microsoft"
Microsoft new Meet Your Match viral videos target iPhone and Android head-on

Boot up: Windows 8, Tech City's retort, Han gets bought, iPad's cool factor and more

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Plus HTC's woes, Orange's French outage, why Thunderbird is a zombie and moreA quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamJanuary 2007: New touch-sensitive screens could give us a whole new way to work with computers >> The GuardianJanuary 2007: Both [Jeff]...
Boot up: Windows 8, Tech City's retort, Han gets bought, iPad's cool factor and more

How Kinect, smartphones and programming are reshaping high school

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Tech-minded teachers from across the country are on the Microsoft campus in Redmond this week, sharing some of the new ways they’re incorporating technology into their classrooms. The event is the company’s Partners in Learning U.S. Forum. See the video above for highlights from my tour of the event...
How Kinect, smartphones and programming are reshaping high school

WSJ: Ten Percent of Microsoft Employees Use an iPhone

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Nick Wingfield, reporting for the WSJ: Nearly 10,000 iPhone users were accessing the Microsoft employee email system last year, say two people who heard the estimates from senior Microsoft executives. That figure equals about 10% of the company’s global work force. Employees at Apple, in contrast, appear to be more...
WSJ: Ten Percent of Microsoft Employees Use an iPhone

Winner of Microsoft reality show claims his prize -- a job

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Some reality show winners walk away with millions of dollars. Mike Kett’s big reward is a job in Microsoft’s IT department. And he’s very happy about it. The 36-year-old e-commerce and database specialist from the Boston area was crowned the winner of “Be The Next Microsoft Employee” this morning...
Winner of Microsoft reality show claims his prize -- a job

Inventor of the gTar: Hardware is the Next Big Thing in Silicon Valley

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The inventor of the ground-breaking gTar – an iPhone-enabled guitar that makes learning the instrument more fun and intuitive – says the next wave of innovation in Silicon Valley is destined to be in hardware. Idan Beck, a 27-year-old former Microsoft employee and Cornell electrical computer engineering graduate, invented the gTar...
Inventor of the gTar: Hardware is the Next Big Thing in Silicon Valley

Microsoft official admits he misspoke regarding Windows Phone 8 updates

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This is why companies have to be careful in their external communication: if a spokesperson reveals relevant details about an anticipated product, the news is going to be reported. Such a situation happened just two days ago, when Microsoft employee Nuno Silva went on the record -- on video,...
Microsoft official admits he misspoke regarding Windows Phone 8 updates
Microsoft: We're sorry if Orth offended you -- no comment on next Xbox
Microsoft job listing hints at Outlook for iOS, perhaps other Office apps

Buuteeq checks in with $2 million in funding to expand hotel marketing platform

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Buuteeq has reeled in an addition $2 million in capital from a long list of angel investors in Seattle and Silicon Valley, money that the fast-growing Seattle company will use as a cushion as it strives to become cash flow positive this year. Buuteeq now powers the Web sites for...
Buuteeq checks in with $2 million in funding to expand hotel marketing platform
Startup Spotlight: SPARQ uncovers the mystery of mobile marketing for big brands

Ridiculously embarrassing Microsoft dance routine is top story of the month (again)

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Sometimes it’s the odd, offbeat stories that grab the attention of our readers. How better to explain the fascination with the absurd techno-dance routine (posted above) that preceded Microsoft’s Windows Azure presentation at the Norwegian Developers Conference in June. For the second month in a row, the sexually-charged video...
Ridiculously embarrassing Microsoft dance routine is top story of the month (again)

How Microsoft's human resources culture drove away talent

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Ill-conceived HR policies can pitch staff against one another like rats in a cage, resulting in fights, horse trading and backstabbingThe idea for today's off-topic note came to me when I read "Microsoft's lost decade", an aptly titled Vanity Fair story. In the piece, Kurt Eichenwald tracks Microsoft's decline as...
How Microsoft's human resources culture drove away talent
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