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"Flame" malware was signed by rogue Microsoft certificate

Microsoft Refuses To Answer This Simple, Critical Question About Windows Phone Software (MSFT, NOK)

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There was a lot of confusion late last night and this morning about whether or not the current line of Windows Phones would get the upgrade to the next major version of the OS.  We tried reaching out to Nokia (the maker of the Lumia 900 flagship Windows Phone) and...
Microsoft Refuses To Answer This Simple, Critical Question About Windows Phone Software (MSFT, NOK)

Follow-Up: Nokia's Odd Innovation Problem May Be Microsoft

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Microsoft is trying a bunch of tricks to boost its new smartphone business. It must be frustrating for Nokia.A recent Reuters article says that Microsoft is in a Catch-22 because it needs to attract developers to its Windows Phone platform if it's to stand a chance against Apple and Google,...
Follow-Up: Nokia's Odd Innovation Problem May Be Microsoft

14,000 students participate in Microsoft's WOWZAPP global hackathon

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Microsoft opened registrations for its WOWZAPP 2012 global hackathon three weeks ago, an event designed to encourage students and developers to collaborate and create apps for Windows 8. This hackathon weekend kicks off today, in more than 100 locations on five continents, and Microsoft has confirmed that 14,000 people are...
14,000 students participate in Microsoft's WOWZAPP global hackathon
Big Tech: For Business, Windows 8 Can Wait
Windows Phone 8 Random Reboot Fix Coming Over-The-Air Next Month, Says Microsoft

Microsoft stokes Windows app development with cash

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Once again, Microsoft has opened its coffers to app developers, offering them up to $2,000 to build new Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps. Microsoft will pay U.S. developers $100 per app published in the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store, with a limit of 10 published apps per...
Microsoft stokes Windows app development with cash
Meet ‘Surface,’ Microsoft’s New Windows 8 Tablet

WINDOWS 8 BOSS STEVE SINOFSKY OUT AT MICROSOFT

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Microsoft's Windows boss Steve Sinofsky is out at Microsoft. AllThingsD says Sinofsky left due to tension with other Microsoft executives. The decision for him to leave was mutual. It's a very strange move. Sinofsky was considered by many to be the next CEO after Steve Ballmer. We've pasted the full press...
WINDOWS 8 BOSS STEVE SINOFSKY OUT AT MICROSOFT
AOL sells 800 patents to Microsoft in $1 billion deal

Microsoft Surface: consumer version in 2011?

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Microsoft Surface is a tabletop computer that's controlled by physical touch instead of a mouse or keyboard. Image: Microsoft Microsoft's tabletop computer could appear in homes in three years or less, the executive in charge of its development said this week. Since unveiling the Microsoft Surface product last year, the...
Microsoft Surface: consumer version in 2011?

Microsoft partners with Devicescape to give WP8 users access to over 11 million WiFi hotspots

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Microsoft has secured access to over 11 million WiFi hotspots for Windows Phone 8 users today by inking a deal with virtual network provider Devicescape. Hoping to help people avoid pesky data overages, this partnership uses Windows Phone 8's Data Sense feature to locate participating hotspots from Devicescape's group...
Microsoft partners with Devicescape to give WP8 users access to over 11 million WiFi hotspots

ZTE agrees to Android, Chrome patent licensing from Microsoft

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Microsoft has inked an agreement with China's ZTE for its Android and Chrome patent licensing program.Financial details of deal were not disclosed. But the agreement gives ZTE access to Microsoft patents covering phones, tablets, computers and other devices running Google's Android and Chrome operating systems.ZTE joins others, including Samsung,...
ZTE agrees to Android, Chrome patent licensing from Microsoft
Apple May Never Regain Its Status As The World's Most Valuable Company

Microsoft airs its first Surface tablet ad, focuses on keyboard, kickstand and... dancers?

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Considering how interested we are in trying out Microsoft's new Surface Windows 8 tablets, it turns out we should've been practicing the art of dance instead of blogging. The first TV spot for the tablets aired tonight during Dancing with the Stars, fitting, since it featured an entire troupe...
Microsoft airs its first Surface tablet ad, focuses on keyboard, kickstand and... dancers?

Tuesday Shortbread

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Eight is Enough AnandTech's AMD Radeon HD 7950 review: Sewing up the high-end market Expreview: Small review of Radeon HD 7950 surfaced VR-Zone: More MSI Z77 motherboards get previewed and Intel's My WiFi Dashboard with Wi-Fi Direct unveiled TorrentFreak reports MegaUpload user data soon to be destroyed Ars Technica: New...
Tuesday Shortbread
Microsoft embraces git with new TFS support, Visual Studio integration

The 11 Most Revered Companies In The World

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People really love tech companies. That's one of the big conclusions from Harris Interactive's 2012 Reputation Quotient assessment, which evaluates the 60 "most visible" companies in the world. Tech, manufacturing and retail are the three industries that people feel are part of the solution to the current economic crisis, and it affects...
The 11 Most Revered Companies In The World

Microsoft kills more code-signing certs to stop Flame-like attacks

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Microsoft Microsoft has revoked more than two dozen digital certificates used to prove its wares are genuine after discovering some of them could be subject to the same types of attacks orchestrated by the designers of the Flame espionage malware. Tuesday's revocation of 28 certificates is part of a...
Microsoft kills more code-signing certs to stop Flame-like attacks
30 million-track Xbox Music service coming from Microsoft

Microsoft PR chief defends Ballmer, touts 'blistering pace'

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Microsoft’s PR chief took to the blogosphere and the airwaves today to tout what he described as the company’s “blistering pace” this summer, drawing comparisons between the company’s accomplishments and the intense hill training of Kenyan distance runners. He also took a moment to defend the track record of Steve...
Microsoft PR chief defends Ballmer, touts 'blistering pace'

European court upholds $1B antitrust fine vs. Microsoft

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Microsoft lost its bid to overturn a 2008 antitrust fine in Europe this morning, as the General Court of the European Union largely upheld the European Commission’s decision to impose a penalty of more than $1 billion against the company. Read the court’s statement summarizing its decision here: PDF The...
European court upholds $1B antitrust fine vs. Microsoft

Microsoft Takes a Shot at Google Privacy Concerns in Its New Ad Campaign [Microsoft]

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Microsoft is running a series of ads in major newspapers this week that take advantage of Google's not-what-you'd-call-popular new privacy policy. The boys and girls in Redmond suggest you ditch Google and use their online products instead. More »...
Microsoft Takes a Shot at Google Privacy Concerns in Its New Ad Campaign [Microsoft]

Windows Vista Infection Rates Climb, Says Microsoft

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Microsoft said that a skew toward more exploits on Windows Vista can be attributed to the demise of support for the operating system's first service pack....
Windows Vista Infection Rates Climb, Says Microsoft

Microsoft reveals Windows Embedded 8 and Windows Embedded Compact 2013 road map

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You, the consumer, probably don't care too much about Windows Embedded 8 and Windows Embedded Compact 2013. But businesses and OEMs, they're pretty psyched. The next generation of Microsoft's light-weight OS offerings will bring the improved touch and gesture support of Windows 8 to low power platforms like car...
Microsoft reveals Windows Embedded 8 and Windows Embedded Compact 2013 road map

Internet Explorer 10 Coming To Windows 7 - And That's It

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After a month's head start of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 users, Windows 7 users may be seeing their own IE 10 release as early as Tuesday, if rumors from Chinese blog iFanr have any validity. But will Microsoft's staggered release plan just cause more headaches for Web developers?...
Internet Explorer 10 Coming To Windows 7 - And That's It

Microsoft announces updates for Windows 8 built-in apps, just in time for October 26th launch

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All signs point toward the impending general availability of Windows 8, what with the upcoming OS launch event, the Surface RT finally hitting the FCC, and Paul Allen letting the world knows what he thinks of it. In light of this, the Redmond company has announced a final update...
Microsoft announces updates for Windows 8 built-in apps, just in time for October 26th launch
SkyDrive Assets Hint At Web-Based Streaming Music Player Coming From Microsoft

Microsoft's new Xbox Entertainment Studios diving into original content

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Nancy Tellum, president of entertainment and digital media at Microsoft. Photo via Microsoft. Microsoft has already been taking steps to turn the Xbox 360 into more than just a video game console. Now, they have an official entertainment studio that’s aiming to supercharge that effort. Speaking at the AllThingsD D:Dive Into Media...
Microsoft's new Xbox Entertainment Studios diving into original content

Microsoft reportedly building up to 5 million Surface tablets for the fall

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Just how confident is Microsoft that its Surface tablets will take off? To the tune of 3 to 5 million units shipped in the fall alone, according to the Wall Street Journal's supplier contacts. While that wouldn't be much when Apple already ships more than three times as many...
Microsoft reportedly building up to 5 million Surface tablets for the fall
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