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Google: 'Um, we're not sure why that company who keeps trying to screw us can't use our maps'

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Google didn’t even wait for the ink to dry on this week’s FTC decision  for it to start messing with its nemesis, Microsoft.  Windows Phone 8 users, all 8 of them, reported that they weren’t able to access Google Maps via the built-in IE browser this week.  Initially Google said...
Google: 'Um, we're not sure why that company who keeps trying to screw us can't use our maps'
Activist Hedge Fund Buys $2 Billion Worth Of Microsoft (MSFT)
Microsoft kills off Metro -- but, alas, the Start Screen lives on
Microsoft Wants Students To Give Office A Try, Gives Them Up To 6 Free Months Of Office 365, 20GB Of Extra SkyDrive Storage
Microsoft ditches 'Metro' design name for Windows 8, all other products

Microsoft fires Bing marketers after internal investigation

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Sean Carver and Eric Hadley in a 2010 video interview at the Sundance Film Festival Microsoft says it has terminated the employment of two people who helped to lead marketing for its Bing search engine: Eric Hadley, who was general manager of consumer marketing; and Sean Carver, who was director...
Microsoft fires Bing marketers after internal investigation
It's Official: Microsoft Brings Back Start Button In Windows 8.1, Adds Boot To Desktop Option, New Personalization Tools & Better Search

Microsoft launches Bing Offers to round up local bargains, gives Bing Deals the axe

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Call it a deal, offer or a bargain -- isn't a discount by any name just as sweet? Microsoft seems to think so, and it recently retired Bing Deals in favor of a locally focused newcomer: Bing Offers. Like its predecessor, Offers culls discounts from a number of sources,...
Microsoft launches Bing Offers to round up local bargains, gives Bing Deals the axe

Microsoft Says Outlook.com Gained More Than 1.5M New Users In The 12 Hours After Last Night's Official Launch

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Last night, Microsoft announced that it was taking its new webmail service Outlook.com out of beta and starting to transition its huge Hotmail user base over to the new interface and platform. That transition is scheduled to last until the end of the summer, when the old Hotmail interface will...
Microsoft Says Outlook.com Gained More Than 1.5M New Users In The 12 Hours After Last Night's Official Launch

Microsoft Resets India Store User Passwords Following Attack, Says Credit Card Info Not Affected

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Following the attack on Microsoft’s online store in India, in which a team of (purportedly) Chinese hackers defaced the site and stole user credentials, the company is now alerting users via email that their passwords will be automatically reset on their behalf. According to the email, Microsoft also says the...
Microsoft Resets India Store User Passwords Following Attack, Says Credit Card Info Not Affected
The Google bashing continues: Microsoft says 'Scroogled' campaign will go on

Microsoft is reportedly working on its own smartphone

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Has the Surface tablet whetted Microsoft's appetite to put its own brand on hardware? The answer is yes, according to Asian suppliers. Microsoft is now working with component suppliers in Asia on the smartphone of its own design, according to a report that appeared on The Wall Street Journal...
Microsoft is reportedly working on its own smartphone
Wowzapp: Microsoft Opens Registration For Its Worldwide Windows 8 Hackathon In November

Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 now available to download

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Microsoft has released a new version of its Security Essentials anti-virus software this week, bumping it to version 4.0. The latest update includes some UI enhancements, the usual bug fixes and performance improvements. and some changes to the Automatic Remediation feature — which quarantines viruses and malware without user...
Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 now available to download

Microsoft pins Windows Store app purchase exploits on insecure code

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Attention has swirled around what, at least initially, looks to be a surefire way to pirate Windows Store apps: as a warning to developers, Nokia engineer Justin Angel has detailed how at least some Windows 8 apps can be hacked to avoid paying for full versions or in-app purchases,...
Microsoft pins Windows Store app purchase exploits on insecure code

Microsoft's Internal Attack Video Against Google Chrome Is 'Leaked'

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An "internal" Microsoft video that parodies a Google Chrome commercial, warning consumers that the search engine is "following you" and "monetizing you" has somehow made its way to YouTube. According to a Microsoft spokesperson communicating with Mashable, the video strictly intended for internal use was "leaked."  The spoof ad (see below)...
Microsoft's Internal Attack Video Against Google Chrome Is 'Leaked'

Microsoft reveals Office 2013 and Office 365 pricing

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Microsoft unveiled Office 2013 and the new Office 365 a couple months ago and launched a public beta to give everyone an opportunity to test it out. There were still two big question marks, though: "When will it be available?" and "How much will it cost?" Now we know...
Microsoft reveals Office 2013 and Office 365 pricing
Microsoft: We Will Continue Our Scroogled Campaign "As Long As Google Keeps Scroogling People"
Microsoft Quietly Shuts Down Bing Deals, Launches Bing Offers As A Replacement
Big 'Halo 4' news coming from Conan O'Brien tomorrow, sources suggest November 6th release date

Here's how much games will cost on Microsoft's Xbox One

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Worried about Xbox One games hurting your wallet even more so than Xbox 360 titles already do? Here’s some relieving news for you. Microsoft’s first-party games (made by Microsoft Studios) for the Xbox One will sell for $60, the same price that new Xbox 360 games typically go for. This was...
Here's how much games will cost on Microsoft's Xbox One
Microsoft reportedly prohibiting workers from buying Apple products with company funds

Microsoft caves to Office 2013 licensing backlash

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Microsoft has heard the uproar from customers over the draconian Office 2013 licensing limitations, and it has relented. Today, Microsoft announced an update to Office 2013 retail licensing agreement that should quell the uprising and force customers to put away the torches and pitchforks. Effective immediately, customers who purchase...
Microsoft caves to Office 2013 licensing backlash

Confirmed: Microsoft’s VP of OEM relations is leaving his job

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Microsoft confirmed with TNW that Steven Guggenheimer, the company’s VP of its OEM division is leaving his role. However, Mr. Guggenheimer is not leaving Microsoft. Instead, he’ll be returning to a new role after what Bloomberg describes as a ‘sabbatical.’ The following statement comes via a Microsoft spokesperson: As a result of...
Confirmed: Microsoft’s VP of OEM relations is leaving his job

Microsoft Turns Off Streetside Imagery In Germany Over Photo Blurring Concerns

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Here’s a shocker*: Microsoft’s Streetside service has hit a bumpy road in Germany. The company says it’s shut down Streetside imagery in Germany after complaints about the way the company was handling blurring requests. Microsoft spokesperson Thomas Baumgartner tells PCWorld that... Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article....
Microsoft Turns Off Streetside Imagery In Germany Over Photo Blurring Concerns

Microsoft may not have plans for a second Windows 7 service pack, and it isn't talking

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Is Microsoft planning a Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows 7? Until today, I thought it was inevitable. It turns out that unlike previous Windows versions, the software giant might just end at one service pack. The company will instead urge consumers and businesses alike to upgrade to Windows 8....
Microsoft may not have plans for a second Windows 7 service pack, and it isn't talking
'New Xbox' comment from Microsoft manager referred to dashboard update, not new console

SkyDrive 3.0: Microsoft gave up fighting Apple's 30% cut and removed option to buy additional storage

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Microsoft on Wednesday released SkyDrive 3.0 for iOS out of the blue. Last time the app was in the news, we had broken the story that Apple was stopping Microsoft from pushing out an update in the App Store because the company doesn’t pay a 30 percent cut of the...
SkyDrive 3.0: Microsoft gave up fighting Apple's 30% cut and removed option to buy additional storage

Microsoft: Facebook's Graph Search is a "unified search experience" with Bing technology

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From Microsoft’s lips, Graph Search is Bing’s new best friend. Moments ago Facebook announced a new search tool, immediately sparking speculation that Bing was on the way out of the social giant. For now, that is not the case. Bing remains integrated into the core Facebook search experience, essentially providing it with breadth:...
Microsoft: Facebook's Graph Search is a "unified search experience" with Bing technology

Microsoft uses racketeering law to seize servers, take down botnets

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On Friday, armed with a federal warrant and backed by US marshals, Microsoft employees raided web hosting centers in Scranton, Pennsylvania and Lombard, Illinois to seize servers and take possession of hundreds of Internet domain names. The actions were part of a global legal effort by Microsoft and partners...
Microsoft uses racketeering law to seize servers, take down botnets
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