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Microsoft is now selling its Surface tablets direct to businesses
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How the Grinch stole Windows 8: Missing discount points to larger challenge for Microsoft

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Parents who want the Dr. Seuss classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” in app form for their kids this holiday season can find it right now for 99 cents — an 80 percent discount from the normal price — for the iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire, and Barnes & Noble...
How the Grinch stole Windows 8: Missing discount points to larger challenge for Microsoft
Windows 8.1: Microsoft confirms Start button's return and desktop bootup, plus new details

Microsoft opens the doors to its own ‘so.cl’ network

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Microsoft Research over the weekend began allowing members of the public to join its social network called “so.cl” that the company had previously been testing privately with students and researchers at a small number of universities. As described in our preview last year, the idea behind so.cl is to integrate search more...
Microsoft opens the doors to its own ‘so.cl’ network

Skype for Windows Phone app to begin beta testing soon, release imminent

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Microsoft first revealed the Skype for Windows Phone app back in MIX 2011 last year, way before Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype. It had almost been a year without further news about the app, and finally during CES 2012 in January, a Microsoft representative mentioned during a video interview that the...
Skype for Windows Phone app to begin beta testing soon, release imminent

U.S. Probes Microsoft, Partners Over Bribery Claims

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Federal regulators are investigating Microsoft Corp.’s relationship with business partners that allegedly bribed foreign government officials in return for software contracts, according to people familiar with the matter. Lawyers from the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission are examining kickback allegations made by a former Microsoft representative in...
U.S. Probes Microsoft, Partners Over Bribery Claims

Microsoft yanks Xbox's Twitter and Facebook apps, pointing users to Internet Explorer 9

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Please file this in the ‘well, what a moronic move’ bag. It has become known that Microsoft has removed applications supporting Twitter and Facebook usage from its app marketplace on the Xbox 360 console. Why would the company do such a thing? It appears to be doing so to boost usage of...
Microsoft yanks Xbox's Twitter and Facebook apps, pointing users to Internet Explorer 9
Visual Studio + Git: Microsoft development tools now support open-source version-control system Git
Move over, consoles — mobile is the future

Surface Pro surfaces in stores -- but sorry, there's no Surface RT trade-in program

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It’s launch week for Surface with Windows 8 Pro — the new Microsoft tablet that uses an Intel Core i5 processor and, unlike the previous Surface with Windows RT, runs legacy Windows applications. Despite a report that Surface RT users would be able to trade in their existing tablets toward...
Surface Pro surfaces in stores -- but sorry, there's no Surface RT trade-in program
Microsoft knew Kin phones were terrible before launch, according to leaked videos

The New Office is Here; Those Pesky iOS Apps Aren't

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That Microsoft is working on iPad versions of its Office apps is one of the worst kept secrets in technology. The company has nearly said as much several times. In one of many statements last year, Microsoft said that a forthcoming version of “Office Mobile will work across Windows Phones,...
The New Office is Here; Those Pesky iOS Apps Aren't

Microsoft's New Outlook.com Email Service Having Some Hiccups

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There appear to be some growing pains for Microsoft with its new Outlook.com webmail service. Users of the service, which left beta last month, have been getting error messages since earlier Tuesday. “Sorry, there seems to be a problem with Outlook right now,” reads the error message being seen by...
Microsoft's New Outlook.com Email Service Having Some Hiccups

Dolby Says It Doesn't See Windows 8 Shipping Until At Least October

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The most interesting thing about Dolby’s deal with Microsoft was not in the press release announcing the deal, but rather a statement in the company’s earnings report on Thursday. Dolby said it doesn’t expect the deal “to affect its fiscal 2012 outlook because Windows 8 is not expected to ship...
Dolby Says It Doesn't See Windows 8 Shipping Until At Least October

Microsoft 'retiring' Facebook and Twitter Xbox 360 Dashboard apps

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Eagle-eyed gamers may have already noticed that the Xbox 360's dedicated Twitter and Facebook apps have gone missing after the latest Dashboard update, and now Redmond has confirmed it's put the applications out to pasture. According to a Microsoft representative that spoke to IGN, the firm is "retiring the...
Microsoft 'retiring' Facebook and Twitter Xbox 360 Dashboard apps

Microsoft's Fancy Touch Cover Keyboard Is A Smash Hit (MSFT)

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When Microsoft announced the Surface tablet, the industry was amazed particularly by the keyboard cover. The magnetic keyboard comes in two varieties. The Touch Cover, which is a laser etched soft keyboard. It costs $119 and comes in five different colors black, white, red, cyan, and magenta. It has a fully...
Microsoft's Fancy Touch Cover Keyboard Is A Smash Hit (MSFT)
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Microsoft holds its ground as big advertisers blast IE10′s default privacy settings

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Microsoft’s Dean Hachamovitch introduces IE10. Microsoft’s decision to prevent Internet Explorer 10 users from being tracked online, by default, is getting an extraordinary response from some of the world’s largest advertisers, in the form of a letter to the Redmond company this week from the Association of National Advertisers, objecting to...
Microsoft holds its ground as big advertisers blast IE10′s default privacy settings
Microsoft revamps MSN -- just for Windows 8 and IE10

Microsoft features Jessica Alba and Gwen Stefani in new Windows Phone 8 ads

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Microsoft’s newest Windows Phone 8 ads will start airing tonight, featuring Jessica Alba and Gwen Stefani. The ads are fun and focused on people … which incidentally highlights Windows Phone’s core differentiation from both iPhone and Android-based smartphones. “The ads are designed to show how personal Windows Phone is while...
Microsoft features Jessica Alba and Gwen Stefani in new Windows Phone 8 ads

Microsoft: we're investigating the Internet Explorer mouse tracking vulnerability

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Microsoft is investigating vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer that would allow hackers to potentially gain access to any private information you enter on-screen. Yesterday ad analytics company Spider.io said that Internet Explorer is vulnerable to a simple hack that allows attackers to see what your mouse is doing on-screen … even...
Microsoft: we're investigating the Internet Explorer mouse tracking vulnerability

Salesforce.com CEO says Windows 8 spells doom for Microsoft OS

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Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 will mark "the end" of the computer industry's dominant OS due to increasing competition and choice sparked by alternatives, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff predicted Friday. Windows 8 is a catalyst or "gambit" for CIOs, forcing them to say "am I going to Windows 8, or...
Salesforce.com CEO says Windows 8 spells doom for Microsoft OS

Microsoft Slips Mobile Developer Conference Between Apple and Google Events

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Any mobile developers not from the Bay Area might just want to rent a place in San Francisco for the month of June. Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is set for the week of June 11, while Google’s I/O event runs June 27-29. Now, as noted by ZDNet, Microsoft has started...
Microsoft Slips Mobile Developer Conference Between Apple and Google Events

Video: Raunchy dance routine a PR nightmare for Microsoft

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Microsoft released an attention-grabbing set of updates to Windows Azure this week … and this is how somebody in Norway decided to celebrate, apparently. A techno-dance routine that preceded Microsoft’s Windows Azure presentation at the Norwegian Developers Conference this week featured a group of women jumping around on stage...
Video: Raunchy dance routine a PR nightmare for Microsoft
Skype adds seamless integration with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Denmark: Hey Microsoft, You Owe Us $1 Billion

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COPENHAGEN, March 4 (Reuters) - Denmark wants Microsoft to pay 5.8 billion Danish crowns ($1 billion) in back taxes in one of the biggest tax cases in the country's history, local media reported on Monday. The Danish tax authority is in negotiations with Microsoft over unpaid taxes stemming from the...
Denmark: Hey Microsoft, You Owe Us $1 Billion

Microsoft taking bribery allegations 'seriously'

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Microsoft is taking seriously allegations that business partners engaged in bribery to gain government contracts in three countries outside the U.S., the company said Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating Microsoft for possible...
Microsoft taking bribery allegations 'seriously'

Report: Microsoft is not making its own Windows Phone

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Microsoft says it doesn’t have any plans to bring its own Windows Phone devices to market, according to an Information Week article throwing cold water on a report from a Wall Street analyst last week. In the mobile phone market, the company has adhered to its tradition of making the...
Report: Microsoft is not making its own Windows Phone
Microsoft has no plans to fix 'crap'-looking Office Suite on Apple's Retina displays
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