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Moving To The Cloud Will Create 14 Million New Jobs By 2015, Microsoft Says (MSFT)

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Some 14 million new jobs will be created by 2015 thanks to cloud computing, a new study predicts. Buthalf of these jobs will be in India and China. Still, 1.2 million new "cloud-enabled" jobs will be created in the U.S. and Canada, the study says. And, if these predictions...
Moving To The Cloud Will Create 14 Million New Jobs By 2015, Microsoft Says (MSFT)
Microsoft Opens Online Flagship Store On Tmall, The 'Amazon Of China'

This week at Microsoft: Windows 8, Windows Phone, and Windows Server 2012

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It’s been Windows Week this past seven days, with a plethora of Microsoft products that share that title making the news. I hope that you are ready for a very firm dose of Windows. Now, like every week, I encourage you to hit the archives for a full look at...
This week at Microsoft: Windows 8, Windows Phone, and Windows Server 2012
US judge temporarily stops Motorola from blocking Microsoft products — in Germany
Microsoft’s Ballmer: Yammer’s ‘viral adoption model’ is key to $1.2B deal

What lengths did Microsoft go to keep the Surface a secret?

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That sound you hear coming from Silicon Valley this week? That’s the grumbling of Microsoft’s partners, who we now know were kept in the dark until days before the reveal of the Redmond, Washington company’s tablet on Monday.Reuters reports the earliest that any partner was told of the Surface was Friday,...
What lengths did Microsoft go to keep the Surface a secret?

Bill Gates on Reddit: Thoughts on Steve Jobs, Windows and the next disruption

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Bill Gates held court on Reddit on Monday, becoming just the latest notable figure to submit to the site's open question-and-answer sessions. Gates ostensibly started an "Ask Me Anything" conversation on Reddit to talk about his annual letter, which outlines his thoughts about the state of the world. But, in...
Bill Gates on Reddit: Thoughts on Steve Jobs, Windows and the next disruption

Microsoft's prior user rights may trump Motorola's push notification patent in Germany

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At least for the time being, German users of Hotmail and Microsoft Exchange are going to continue to receive BlackBerry-style push notifications of new emails despite a patent lawsuit by Motorola. At this stage, Motorola cannot enforce any of the four patents it asserted against Microsoft in Germany in July...
Microsoft's prior user rights may trump Motorola's push notification patent in Germany

"In my testing, the $999 128 GB model had 89.7 GB of free space after a clean install,..."

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"In my testing, the $999 128 GB model had 89.7 GB of free space after a clean install, up significantly from the 83 GB that was incorrectly confirmed by last week's statement." - Ed Bott, on his Apple malware blog where he occasionally discusses Microsoft products. 6.7 extra gigabytes after a consumer-friendly clean install!...
"In my testing, the $999 128 GB model had 89.7 GB of free space after a clean install,..."

Federal Judge Says Motorola Can't Hold Up Microsoft Shipments Over Standard-Essential Patents

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A federal judge in Seattle ruled Friday that Motorola isn’t entitled to an injunction on Microsoft products just because they could infringe on standard-essential patents. Given that Motorola committed to licensing its patents as part of submitting them to various standards bodies, Judge James Robard said that monetary damages are...
Federal Judge Says Motorola Can't Hold Up Microsoft Shipments Over Standard-Essential Patents

Microsoft makes list of top Linux kernel contributors

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Has Microsoft figured out a cure for cancer? The company, whose CEO Steve Ballmer once famously compared Linux to that disease, is now one of the top 20 contributors of code to the open-source operating system’s kernel, according to a new report out this morning from the nonprofit Linux Foundation. It’s...
Microsoft makes list of top Linux kernel contributors

stoweboyd: Burglars break into Microsoft campus, steal iPads,...

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stoweboyd: Burglars break into Microsoft campus, steal iPads, but 'no Microsoft products were reported stolen' (via 9to5 Mac) Story of our time....
stoweboyd: Burglars break into Microsoft campus, steal iPads,...

Microsoft adds new micro-store locations in Florida and New York, three more states slated

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Microsoft is expanding its line of ‘specialty’ stores in the United States, opening two locations in Florida and New York today. The company also made plans public to three more in Pennsylvania, Utah, and Rhode Island. ‘Specialty’ stores are smaller Microsoft Store installations, more ‘out in the open.’ They still...
Microsoft adds new micro-store locations in Florida and New York, three more states slated
Microsoft's holiday pop-up stores will open for Surface launch on October 26th

Why Facebook will start serving ads on Instagram soon

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Most of the media coverage of Facebook’s latest proposed revisions to its legal agreements with users has focused on one change: the proposed elimination of users’ right to vote. The reality, however, is that this change probably won’t have any practical effect because a vote by users would almost certainly...
Why Facebook will start serving ads on Instagram soon

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

Is 'Metro' now a banned word at Microsoft?

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Why is Microsoft allegedly telling those inside and outside the company to stop playing up "Metro" going forward when talking about the new wave of Microsoft products? [Read more]...
Is 'Metro' now a banned word at Microsoft?

Sorry Microsoft, 6 Year-Olds Don't Want Your Tablet (AAPL, MSFT)

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A study by Nielsen revealed that basically every kid in America wants an Apple product.  Microsoft products, though? Not so much. Microsoft has a lot of catching up to do, and it's at risk of losing an entire generation to Apple. Find out why below:   <div>Please enable Javascript to...
Sorry Microsoft, 6 Year-Olds Don't Want Your Tablet (AAPL, MSFT)

Inside Microsoft’s New Azure Accelerator — Will Redmond Get The Startup Mojo?

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Back in March this year Microsoft launched its first ever “direct” startup accelerator, based out of Tel Aviv, Israel. That meant it would, for the first time, be an accelerator owner/operator. Dubbed the Windows Azure Accelerator (WAA) it looked, at least on first inspection, to be designed to push its...
Inside Microsoft’s New Azure Accelerator — Will Redmond Get The Startup Mojo?

Judge Denies Injunction in Microsoft, Motorola Patent Suit

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A federal judge in Seattle has dismissed Motorola Mobility's request for an injunction on Microsoft products just because they could infringe on standard essential patents....
Judge Denies Injunction in Microsoft, Motorola Patent Suit

Dell Is On the Acquisition Prowl Again, Now Looking at Quest Software

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Those always-chatty bankers are at it again. Today they’ve told Bloomberg News that Dell is one of several companies in talks to acquires Quest Software. I’ve never heard of Quest Software, but its a 25-year old company that last year it reported $857 million in sales and a $44 million...
Dell Is On the Acquisition Prowl Again, Now Looking at Quest Software

Microsoft settles with Uniloc over software activation

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Microsoft has reached a settlement with Uniloc over its use of software activation that is rumored to be in excess of $100 million. An Australian inventor and co-founder of Uniloc, Ric Richardson, developed the patent for the software activation technology used in popular Microsoft products such as Office. After initially...
Microsoft settles with Uniloc over software activation

Yammer Could Really Fix A Bunch Of Microsoft's Products (MSFT)

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Yammer is already doing for Microsoft what Microsoft should be doing for itself—making a lot of it's software more social. So we're not surprised that Microsoft wants to buy Yammer for a reported $1.2 billion.   Yammer's thing is to give employees a private Facebook-like experience where they can chat, do...
Yammer Could Really Fix A Bunch Of Microsoft's Products (MSFT)

Apple co-founder Wozniak gives Microsoft props for design

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Has Steve Wozniak gone Team Microsoft? As the Huffington Post reports, the Apple co-founder said at an Entel technology press conference in Chile that he is impressed by the design of Microsoft’s new products. He said it’s as if “Steve Jobs came back reincarnated at Microsoft.” Yes, that’s really what he said....
Apple co-founder Wozniak gives Microsoft props for design

Apple updates iWork for iOS and Mac, brings tighter integration with Microsoft products

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Apple on Tuesday refreshed the iOS versions of its productivity suite, with Pages, Numbers and Keynote, all of which boast improved compatibility with their Windows counterparts....
Apple updates iWork for iOS and Mac, brings tighter integration with Microsoft products

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

'Gossip Girl' Secret: Don't Google It

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Microsoft products, from Bing to Windows phones, have been showing up on "Gossip Girl" as part of a paid sponsorship....
'Gossip Girl' Secret: Don't Google It

David Sacks Just Made Three Big Promises To Yammer Customers (MSFT)

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Yammer founder David Sacks sent an e-mail to Yammer customers today filled with vows for the future. He promised that the freemium version wasn't going away and that Microsoft would continue to improve it. He promised that Yammer would still remain his baby, as he took a job for Redmond....
David Sacks Just Made Three Big Promises To Yammer Customers (MSFT)

Microsoft files restraining order, offers $300M bond in Motorola patent case

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Microsoft has filed a restraining order and offered a $300 million bond in an attempt to ward off an injunction requested by Motorola that would affect a wide variety of Microsoft products....
Microsoft files restraining order, offers $300M bond in Motorola patent case

Microsoft lays out more Yammer integration plans

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Upcoming integration points between Yammer and Microsoft products will include email interoperability, document collaboration and enterprise search, as Microsoft pursues its plan to make Yammer a common enterprise social collaboration layer across its business software....
Microsoft lays out more Yammer integration plans
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