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GeekWire's Top 50 Posts of 2012: Milestones, stunts and more craziness from the year in tech

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Photo via Creativity103 It’s that time when journalists take a moment to reflect on the past year. We’re doing that here on GeekWire too, with a series of stories that look back at 2012. (See our earlier recap: Startups 101: Advice from 63 entrepreneurs in the trenches and our special New...
GeekWire's Top 50 Posts of 2012: Milestones, stunts and more craziness from the year in tech

Microsoft Employees Leave The Windows Phone 7 Team…To Make Windows Phone 7 Apps

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All naysaying aside, people are pretty excited about Windows Phone 7. Our readers are excited for it. I’d be outright lying if I said I wasn’t excited about it, too. Know who else is excited? The Windows Phone 7 team — but perhaps not for the reasons you’d expect....
Microsoft Employees Leave The Windows Phone 7 Team…To Make Windows Phone 7 Apps
After Microsoft Denied It Hires People To Vote On Reddit, Reddit Removed A Controversial Post (MSFT)

And Microsoft's New Console Is Called... Xbox One

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Microsoft’s new gaming and media console will be called Xbox One, the company announced at an event on its campus in Redmond, Wash. this morning. The event, “Xbox: A New Generatioqn Revealed,” began with a video message from Microsoft employees, celebrities and Xbox players. “For the first time, you and...
And Microsoft's New Console Is Called... Xbox One
College grads would rather work at Microsoft over Amazon, Facebook

Steve Ballmer Explains Why He Chose Amy Hood For The CFO Job (MSFT)

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Amy Hood was just promoted to CFO of Microsoft today. She's stepping into a lucrative position and, as other publications are pointing out, she's the first woman to hold the CFO job at Microsoft. A woman CFO is hardly earth shattering. Oracle made Safra Catz its CFO in 2011. And...
Steve Ballmer Explains Why He Chose Amy Hood For The CFO Job (MSFT)
Please RT: Microsoft tries to save the future of Windows
Microsoft boosting rent for vendors, setting new terms for its shadow workforce
Facebook And Microsoft Are Working On A Deal, And It Could Change Everything About Advertising (MSFT, FB)

Microsoft Badly Wants to Rock Your Face off With its New Times Square Store

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The store in all her glory. (Photo: Joe Zaga on Instagram) Does employee training at Microsoft now just consist of watching CEO Steve Ballmer flipping his shit on loop? After attending the opening of the company’s new store in Times Square, we can’t help but wonder. The store itself–the first...
Microsoft Badly Wants to Rock Your Face off With its New Times Square Store
A marketing time-bomb explodes: Android user wins Windows Phone Challenge, gets cheated by MS employees

Dell exec to Steve Ballmer: Please rename Windows RT

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At least one person wasn’t happy with the way Microsoft was naming its new ARM tablet operating system. Dell vice-chairman Jeffrey Clarke spoke at a conference last week and told a story of how he urged Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer earlier this year to rename Windows RT because it couldn’t...
Dell exec to Steve Ballmer: Please rename Windows RT

Instagram is reportedly coming to Windows Phone later this year

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Last week, Facebook officially welcomed Instagram into its family as it passed the 5 billion photo milestone. In my coverage, I wrote: “It’s already on Android and iOS, so maybe a Windows Phone app is in order, although we haven’t heard anything of the sort.” Today, Tom Warren of The...
Instagram is reportedly coming to Windows Phone later this year

Microsoft warns you not to get 'Scroogled' in leaked internal video

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Microsoft employees poked fun at Google this week in a mock advertisement that was never meant to leave the Seattle company’s walls. Of course, it did, and now it’s available for everyone’s (except Google’s) enjoyment. The video mimics Google’s Chrome advertisement which attendees of Google I/O, the company’s developer...
Microsoft warns you not to get 'Scroogled' in leaked internal video
Ray Ozzie's stealthy startup Talko raises $4 million

Microsoft Is Suddenly Cool Again For Interns Looking At Tech Jobs (MSFT)

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Microsoft "feels cool again" while Google and Facebook feel "creepy" to a new crop of twenty-somethings looking for internships. At least that's what a few of Microsoft's 1,500 summer interns told Reuters. College students who are full of idealism want to use their talents to go out and change the...
Microsoft Is Suddenly Cool Again For Interns Looking At Tech Jobs (MSFT)

Here's Where All That Talent Microsoft Can't Hold Onto Ends Up (MSFT)

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Not surprising: Google employs the most ex-Microsoft employees. More surprising: Expedia employs more ex-Microsoft employees than Facebook. We did a search on LinkedIn for Microsoft, using "past company" as a filter. From there we tracked down where all the former Microsoft employees are landing. You'd think a company like...
Here's Where All That Talent Microsoft Can't Hold Onto Ends Up (MSFT)

Steve Ballmer's Memo on the Windows Unit Shake-Up

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Moments before announcing the departure publicly, CEO Steve Ballmer sent a memo to Microsoft employees announcing that Windows President Steven Sinfosky was leaving the company, effective immediately. Here’s a copy of the e-mail: From: Steve Ballmer Sent: Monday, November 12, 2012 5:16 PM To: Microsoft – All Employees (QBDG) Subject:...
Steve Ballmer's Memo on the Windows Unit Shake-Up

Windows 8 Phone Style RT Pro Live 3 Mesh

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Windows 8 Phone Style RT Pro Live 3 Mesh: Tom Warren: Microsoft is killing off the use of its Metro design name to describe a tiled interface in Windows Phone and Windows 8. We brought you news of the change earlier today, but a tipster has provided an internal memo...
Windows 8 Phone Style RT Pro Live 3 Mesh

iPhone-Loving Microsoft Employees Endure Hardship

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iPhone-Loving Microsoft Employees Endure Hardship
What To Do With Microsoft? Chop Up The Borg -- Now

Google Grabs DocVerse, aka Google Docs for Microsoft Office

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Google has gobbled up another small productivity company with today’s purchase of DocVerse, a plug-in that makes Microsoft Office software collaborative. The only surprise about this latest acquisition, perhaps, is that its founders didn’t previously work at Google. Word of the deal was first reported in December by TechCrunch, and...
Google Grabs DocVerse, aka Google Docs for Microsoft Office
Microsoft's Next Xbox Reportedly Won't Let You Play Games Unless You're Connected To The Internet (MSFT)

Same hacker may have targeted Ars, reporter Krebs, and Wired's Honan

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Security reporter Brian Krebs has uncovered some details about one of the people tied to the denial of service attack on his site and the fraudulent 911 call that brought armed police to Krebs' doorstep. It turns out the hacker may have delivered grief to another technology reporter not...
Same hacker may have targeted Ars, reporter Krebs, and Wired's Honan

Office for iPad referenced on French and Romanian Microsoft support sites

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Officially there is no Office for iPad... or iOS or Android. But, it seems a foregone conclusion that the premier productivity suite will be crossing those ecosystem boundaries. In addition to countless rumors and alleged screenshots, now references to the app are cropping up on Microsoft's own sites. Documents...
Office for iPad referenced on French and Romanian Microsoft support sites

You call Google Glass wearable tech? Heapsylon makes sensor-rich fabric

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True innovators are a little nuts. So when Davide Vigano starts talking about the need to reinvent the fashion industry via technology, anyone who has seen a person wearing Google Glass or the ubiquitous plastic wrist bands that track fitness goals might be forgiven for rolling their eyes: Both are...
You call Google Glass wearable tech? Heapsylon makes sensor-rich fabric

Microsoft employees getting Surface tablets, new work PCs and Windows Phone 8

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Microsoft employees are just getting out of their big company meeting at KeyArena in Seattle, and if you hear any of them comparing Steve Ballmer to Oprah, there’s a reason: The company announced a surprise package of tech products and upgrades for employees — including new Surface tablets for everyone....
Microsoft employees getting Surface tablets, new work PCs and Windows Phone 8
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Microsoft uses racketeering law to seize servers, take down botnets

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On Friday, armed with a federal warrant and backed by US marshals, Microsoft employees raided web hosting centers in Scranton, Pennsylvania and Lombard, Illinois to seize servers and take possession of hundreds of Internet domain names. The actions were part of a global legal effort by Microsoft and partners...
Microsoft uses racketeering law to seize servers, take down botnets

Google Acquires DocVerse

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Another week, another Google acquisition. This time, Google bought DocVerse, a company founded by two former Microsoft employees which built a plug-in for Microsoft Office that lets you collaborate with other people in real-time."DocVerse combines the benefits of web-based collaboration tools like Google Docs and Zoho with the power and...
Google Acquires DocVerse
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