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The next Xbox: Why this launch is so critical for Microsoft

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Next Tuesday, May 21, is a Very Big Day for Microsoft. With the rest of the technology world watching, the company will take the stage at 10 a.m. Pacific time in Redmond to reveal the new generation of Xbox, whatever form (or name) it may take. This is the...
The next Xbox: Why this launch is so critical for Microsoft

Ex-aQuantive, AdECN and AOL execs form stealthy SocialForce

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A new Seattle area startup company led by several online advertising executives is kicking around a new idea that it describes as “industrial-strength influencer marketing.” Not too much is known at this point about SocialForce, whose Web site simply boasts a logo. And Chief Executive William Urschel, the former CEO of AdECN,...
Ex-aQuantive, AdECN and AOL execs form stealthy SocialForce

Windows RT 32GB tablets actually only have 16GB of usable space nullifying storage cost advantage over iPad

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Here’s the Fun FAQ for Microsoft Surface users who are wondering why the 32GB version they bought actually only has 16GB of usable space: . While Microsoft certainly will be getting off on the wrong foot here in terms of customer expectations, they are still technically accurate – at least...
Windows RT 32GB tablets actually only have 16GB of usable space nullifying storage cost advantage over iPad

Klingons to invade Bing translator, BIjeghbe'chugh vaj bIHegh!

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Though some may look down on Star Trek's fictional Klingon language and invoke the infamous phrase uttered by William Shatner -- "Get a life!" -- Microsoft's Bing translation team doesn't see it that way at all. As part of a marketing join-up with Paramount Pictures, the service will be...
Klingons to invade Bing translator, BIjeghbe'chugh vaj bIHegh!

Filing: Microsoft's Sinofsky technically an employee through end of the year

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Steven Sinofsky in Anaheim in September. (Microsoft photo) Just in case you were worried: It looks like Steven Sinofsky will still get his employee discount on Microsoft products for the holidays.  A Microsoft filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission gives the official word on the Windows president’s departure, saying...
Filing: Microsoft's Sinofsky technically an employee through end of the year

Our spacecraft has arrived: Museum of Flight takes delivery of Soyuz

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Charles Simonyi and Museum Senior Curator Dan Hagedorn with the Soyuz capsule. (Museum of Flight via Twitter) Inside that gigantic wooden box is one a serious piece of space memorabilia. The box the capsule came in. (Museum of Flight via Twitter.) Seattle’s Museum of Flight today took delivery of the Soyuz...
Our spacecraft has arrived: Museum of Flight takes delivery of Soyuz

Week in Microsoft: multicore OS rewrites, WinPhone 7 casualties, IE security

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A Microsoft engineer last week said that to properly handle multicore processors, future operating systems should discard the multitasking systems of today, in favor of dedicating cores to specific tasks. This seems more than a little surprising.The lack of native code development on Windows Phone 7 Series was always...
Week in Microsoft: multicore OS rewrites, WinPhone 7 casualties, IE security

Christmas in Redmond: Microsoft employees finally get their Surfaces

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Its a great day to be a @microsoft engineer! I just picked up my @surface which is being given to every employee :) twitter.com/neilsikka/stat… — Neil Sikka (@neilsikka) December 13, 2012   It’s Christmas in Redmond! We all get our surfaces today! twitter.com/OmarShahine/st… — Omar Shahine (@OmarShahine) December 12, 2012...
Christmas in Redmond: Microsoft employees finally get their Surfaces
Android spam botnet revealed by Microsoft engineer

Hoops helper: An iPhone app to organize pickup basketball games

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Your parents can no longer sign you up for youth basketball. That college gym ID has long expired. And setting up a portable driveway hoop just isn’t going to happen right now. So where in the world are you supposed to play organized basketball? InfiniteHoops wants to help. The...
Hoops helper: An iPhone app to organize pickup basketball games

Mark Zuckerberg, a Microsoft engineer? Could have happened without Facebook

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Meet Mark Zuckerberg, an impressive and talented Microsoft engineer. That might have been a truthful sentence had Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, not gone off and revolutionized the social networking world. The young CEO spoke to entrepreneurs at Stanford this past weekend and said if not for Facebook, he’d most likely be...
Mark Zuckerberg, a Microsoft engineer? Could have happened without Facebook
Ex-Microsoft Engineer: PRISM Is Highly Improbable For These Four Reasons (MSFT)

Microsoft says Surface screen outperforms iPad Retina display

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Even though Microsoft's new Surface has a lower resolution screen than the Retina display on the new iPad, one Microsoft engineer has argued that the Surface offers superior picture quality because of "ClearType" display technology....
Microsoft says Surface screen outperforms iPad Retina display

Microsoft gives Windows 8 developers a head start on Windows Store app submissions

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If you've been jonesing to get your app into the Windows Store and don't want to compete for attention with the developing masses when Windows 8 ships, Microsoft might just have your ticket to the front of the line. Developer Evangelist Matt Harrington is offering a fast track for...
Microsoft gives Windows 8 developers a head start on Windows Store app submissions

New Yahoo app vulnerability explains Android spam

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After a Microsoft engineer claimed an Android botnet was sending out spam from Yahoo accounts, Google denied the allegations. Now a newly discovered vulnerability in the Yahoo Mail app for Android explains how an attacker could be sending out the spam from the mobile devices....
New Yahoo app vulnerability explains Android spam
International spam botnet found to be infecting Android devices

Startup Spotlight: Gazeable's iPad apps help travel nuts explore the world in photos

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Ram Singh loves to travel. And it’s that love that sparked the 42-year-old former Microsoft engineer’s latest pursuit: Gazeable. The company’s two iPad apps — Gazeable and TripRaves — essentially are pictorial guidebooks that help people answer questions like: “Which of my friends have been to Hawaii?” or “What are the...
Startup Spotlight: Gazeable's iPad apps help travel nuts explore the world in photos

Microsoft: Surface beats the iPad in display quality

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A Microsoft engineer tries to explain why he believes the display found on the Surface RT tablet is superior to that of the iPad even with a lower resolution. [Read more]...
Microsoft: Surface beats the iPad in display quality

Space robot venture includes Google’s Page and Schmidt, aims to grow Earth’s resources

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This space robot venture just keeps getting more interesting. Earlier today we told you about a new Seattle-area startup, led by big names from NASA and the commercial space business, that next Tuesday will unveil its plans “to revolutionize space exploration activities and ultimately create a better standard of living on...
Space robot venture includes Google’s Page and Schmidt, aims to grow Earth’s resources

Should Microsoft sell its Xbox business? Sorry, but it's probably too late

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The topic of splitting up Microsoft is one that I’ve spent a lot of time digging into over the years, and not just in the context of the company’s antitrust trial. For a presentation at the Seattle Rotary last year, I outlined a concept to divide Microsoft into three new companies, including...
Should Microsoft sell its Xbox business? Sorry, but it's probably too late
Meet the fastest dude in Seattle tech: Big data scientist and race car driver Jim Walsh

Former Windows boss Sinofsky denies he tried to take over Windows Phone division

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In the aftermath of former Microsoft (MSFT) President of Windows Steven Sinofsky’s departure, the word on the street is that he reportedly wasn’t keen on collaboration, blew off presentations and wanted CEO Steve Ballmer’s job. A new twist from former Microsoft engineer Hal Berenson suggests another reason: Sinofsky reportedly wanted to take over the Windows...
Former Windows boss Sinofsky denies he tried to take over Windows Phone division

Microsoft gobbles up a hatchling, acquires cloud monitoring startup MetricsHub

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MetricsHub’s Charles Lammana at the Windows Azure accelerator Demo Day Well, that didn’t take long. Less than two months after graduating from the TechStars Microsoft Windows Azure accelerator, Bellevue-based MetricsHub has been acquired by … Microsoft.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed. It is the first acquisition of a company...
Microsoft gobbles up a hatchling, acquires cloud monitoring startup MetricsHub
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