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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

Zynga sues PyramidVille maker in trademark dispute

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Zynga, maker of FarmVille, CityVille and other popular social games,  has filed a trademark lawsuit against Kobojo, a startup based in France that makes a game called PyramidVille. Zynga says the game is being confused for one of its own, and the company asks the court to put a stop...
Zynga sues PyramidVille maker in trademark dispute
What entrepreneurs can learn from Nigerian email scammers

Microsoft's So.cl: A Brief Tour

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It's not a Facebook rival; rather, it's designed around sharing Web content pulled from Bing searches, and now anyone can check out the social network project brewing from Microsoft Research....
Microsoft's So.cl: A Brief Tour

Microsoft patent application details head-mounted display used to augment live events

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It's no secret that Microsoft has been experimenting plenty with wearable computing and augmented reality -- just take a look at some of Microsoft Research's projects -- but a patent application published today has offered a peek at one possible AR application the company has yet to demonstrate. While...
Microsoft patent application details head-mounted display used to augment live events

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

SanDisk co-founder: Flash to squeeze out hard drives and DRAM by 2020

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The co-founder of SanDisk and one of the illustrious fathers of flash memory, Eli Harari, says that flash memory will “checkmate” hard drives by 2020. This is in stark contrast to Microsoft Research and UCSD, which earlier this week claimed that solid-state storage would meet its maker by 2024.Speaking at...
SanDisk co-founder: Flash to squeeze out hard drives and DRAM by 2020
Current flash memory technologies won't scale beyond 2024, researchers say

Blab launches software to predict social media conversations

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No, Blab’s new platform can’t necessarily predict the future. But what the Seattle-based social analytics company did debut today is software that will help brands determine which of the millions of social media conversations they should focus on. Using Blab’s patented technology, the company analyzes 50,000 news and social...
Blab launches software to predict social media conversations

Microsoft Releases HomeOS, Hopes It Powers The Smarthome Of Your Dreams

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.Microsoft has long imagined much of the functionality of a smarthome, and has just released the computer code it hopes will stitch it all together: HomeOS. It's timely because with so many pertinent technologies evolving at the same time (powerful Wi-Fi, the...
Microsoft Releases HomeOS, Hopes It Powers The Smarthome Of Your Dreams

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)

SQL Server 2014 hastens transaction processing

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The next version of Microsoft's relational database management system (RDMS) promises to bring immense performance gains to online transactional processing systems.SQL Server 2014 will come with a new in-memory OLTP engine, one built with the company's Heckaton set of technologies, first developed by Microsoft Research."We're building our transactional processing...
SQL Server 2014 hastens transaction processing

Microsoft reveals new Xbox IllumiRoom concept

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Proof-of-concept system from Microsoft Research uses Kinect camera to combine virtual and physical worlds. [Read more]...
Microsoft reveals new Xbox IllumiRoom concept

Here are 5 tech companies from Seattle that could take the IPO plunge in 2012

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Which Seattle tech companies could take the IPO plunge in 2012? Photo via Bigstock The world may be waiting on a Facebook IPO. And while there’s some chatter about whether the $5 billion public offering from the social networking giant will open the floodgates for tech offerings, The Wall Street...
Here are 5 tech companies from Seattle that could take the IPO plunge in 2012
Google algorithm guy, Microsoft DSP expert get NAE nod

MIT event shows the many faces, challenges of big data

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The burgeoning tech industry movement around big data is churning up a variety of new applications, but remains an evolving field that faces lingering challenges, judging from an event held Wednesday at a Microsoft research facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts....
MIT event shows the many faces, challenges of big data

Microsoft ViralSearch project visualizes content as it spreads across Twitter

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It's not a new component of Bing (not yet, anyway), but Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new small-scale search project at its TechFest event this week -- one with a particular focus on so-called viral content. Appropriately dubbed ViralSearch, the effort from Microsoft Research currently uses Twitter...
Microsoft ViralSearch project visualizes content as it spreads across Twitter

Microsoft’s hit Photosynth app arrives on Windows Phone

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Microsoft’s Photosynth app has been a success on Apple’s iPhone, with more than 7 million downloads and strong ratings from reviewers and users. Today, at long last, the Redmond company released Photosynth for its own Windows Phone operating system. Photosynth lets users take many pictures of a scene from different...
Microsoft’s hit Photosynth app arrives on Windows Phone

Meet FUSE Labs, the formerly-obscure Microsoft division that built So.cl

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So.cl has been around for some time now, but it only recently ripped off its mask, and barred its teeth to the world. Microsoft is spinning the social app as as search-infused project for students, while some in the press are already calling shenanigans on that narrative. Either way, who...
Meet FUSE Labs, the formerly-obscure Microsoft division that built So.cl

Nissan pilots immersive Kinect experience at dealerships

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When Microsoft expanded its Kinect sensor to Windows and made a software development kit available for commercial applications, we wondered when we’d see the technology start trickle out into the business world. Well, here we go. Sixteen Nissan dealerships will pilot a Kinect application that lets car buyers experience...
Nissan pilots immersive Kinect experience at dealerships

Facebook hires: communications manager, director of partner engineering, finance manager, commercial counsel, more

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Facebook made a number of notable hires this week including a new communications manager who previously worked at Syncapse, a director of partner engineering, lead commercial counsel and more, according to LinkedIn and listings removed from the company’s careers page. The company also appears to have picked up a...
Facebook hires: communications manager, director of partner engineering, finance manager, commercial counsel, more

Apple And Microsoft Behind Patent Troll Armed With Thousands Of Nortel Patents

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You may recall last summer that Apple, Microsoft, EMC, RIM, Ericsson and Sony all teamed up to buy Nortel's patents for $4.5 billion. They beat out a team of Google and Intel who bid a bit less. While there was some antitrust scrutiny over the deal, it was dropped and...
Apple And Microsoft Behind Patent Troll Armed With Thousands Of Nortel Patents

Mandatory Password Changes Costs Billions in Lost Productivity [Passwords]

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Big enterprises that force their workers to change their access passwords on a regular basis, and adhere to complex rules when they do, might be their own worst enemy. At least that's how Boston Globe editor Mark Pothier sees it, and he cites a Microsoft research paper as part...
Mandatory Password Changes Costs Billions in Lost Productivity [Passwords]

Boot up: Facebook's coming crash, iPhone gender balance, drive-by Android malware and more

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Plus what Almunia actually said about Google, Microsoft gets sorting, tablet starts, Ryanair's cookie trick and moreA quick burst of 7 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamThe Facebook Fallacy >> Technology ReviewMichael Wolff: Facebook is not only on course to go bust, but will...
Boot up: Facebook's coming crash, iPhone gender balance, drive-by Android malware and more
Microsoft's 'HomeOS' automation platform detailed in research paper

Seattle, meet the Bing Fund: a hybrid angel fund and incubator

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After some hinting around the edges in recent days, Microsoft today unveiled the Bing Fund, its new tool that will both invest in and incubate startups. The Fund is sponsored by Bing, as you likely guessed. According to its FAQ, the Bing Fund is looking for “startups that are building...
Seattle, meet the Bing Fund: a hybrid angel fund and incubator

Don't Tech Nerds Read Ray Bradbury Any More?

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This is how it starts, guys. (Photo: screencap) Coming soon to a CES writeup near you: Microsoft is twerking that Kinect technology just as fast as it can, creating all kinds of weird futuristic use cases to help separate you from your hard-earned dollars. Fast Company reports that Microsoft Research has...
Don't Tech Nerds Read Ray Bradbury Any More?

Microsoft ‘Cliplets’ project blends video and still images

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Microsoft Research is showing a new project called “Cliplets” that lets users turn video clips into something closer to a moving still image by effectively freezing a portion of the frame and leaving another portion of the video to run as is. The project was unveiled this week as...
Microsoft ‘Cliplets’ project blends video and still images

Microsoft Launches GeoFlow 3D Data Visualization Tool For Excel

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Microsoft has released a public preview of GeoFlow today, a new 3D visualization tool for Excel which allow users to create, navigate and interact with time-sensitive data applied to a digital map. The idea is that users log all of the necessary data in Excel, and then reproduce it in 3D...
Microsoft Launches GeoFlow 3D Data Visualization Tool For Excel

Microsoft could bring curved, one-handed software keyboard to Windows Phone

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As with 8Pen and Flit, we’ve seen more than a few unconventional mobile keyboards. The latest oddball effort, however, could come from Microsoft. Windows Phone gadget blog WMPowerUser has unearthed a leaked screenshot of a new keyboard, which was taken from a Microsoft Research presentation. Unlike most keyboards, Microsoft’s...
Microsoft could bring curved, one-handed software keyboard to Windows Phone
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