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Microsoft Spins Off Open Source, Hopes to "Build Bridges"

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Microsoft is spinning off its open source unit into Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., and promoting open source veteran [Jean Paoli](http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jean-paoli/0/5b8/68) to the role of president of the wholly owned subsidiary. The move gives the new company a measure of open source credibility and is likely to give Paoli more...
Microsoft Spins Off Open Source, Hopes to "Build Bridges"

Do IT managers prefer Microsoft for mobile?

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Almost half of IT managers in a survey last month said that they plan to standardize their company's mobile platform on devices running Microsoft operating systems, including smartphone OSes Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8 and tablet OS Windows RT, according to ThinkEquity, a research and institutional investment...
Do IT managers prefer Microsoft for mobile?

Google Maps Might Be Banned In Germany Over A Patent Dispute (MSFT, GOOG)

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The German courts are on the point of banning Google Maps over a patent dispute with Microsoft. A judge in Munich has told Google and its subsidiary Motorola Mobility that he is inclined to hold them responsible for infringing a key mapping patent, it has been reported. The patent refers...
Google Maps Might Be Banned In Germany Over A Patent Dispute (MSFT, GOOG)

Take that, This American Life? Microsoft releases feel-good video about patents

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How’s this for timing? Radio listeners around the country were given an inside look at the dark underbelly of the U.S. patent system this week in a fascinating and thorough report on This American Life, with new details from its investigation of Intellectual Ventures, the company run by former Microsoft...
Take that, This American Life? Microsoft releases feel-good video about patents

Like PhoneGap In The Cloud: Icenium Debuts A New Cross-Platform Mobile App Development Platform (Invites)

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Icenium is a brand-new integrated cloud environment (get it? i-c-e not i-d-e = Icenium) for mobile application development. The service, which is a spin-off product division at Telerik, is just now entering its private beta stage and is in search of developers willing to kick the tires. Initially, Icenium will...
Like PhoneGap In The Cloud: Icenium Debuts A New Cross-Platform Mobile App Development Platform (Invites)

Microsoft celebrates 7 million Microsoft Certifications in 20 years

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As part of the 20th anniversary of its technology certifications, Microsoft has announced that during that time 7 million people have been certified via Microsoft’s technology training programs. Microsoft introduced its certification program in 1992 to help validate skills associated with its products and services, providing a way for individuals to be recognised...
Microsoft celebrates 7 million Microsoft Certifications in 20 years

Intellectual Ventures, Olympus reach truce in patent dispute

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Nathan Myhrvold Intellectual Ventures, the patent holding company run by former Microsoft technology chief Nathan Myhrvold, just announced a legal settlement with Olympus, the digital imaging and recording technology giant — the fourth company to resolve patent litigation with IV in the last two months. With the settlement, Intellectual Ventures...
Intellectual Ventures, Olympus reach truce in patent dispute

Microsoft in Licensing Deal with Research in Motion

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Microsoft said it reached a licensing deal with Research In Motion, giving the struggling smartphone maker broad access to Microsoft technology that eases the transfer of larger files between personal computers and other devices....
Microsoft in Licensing Deal with Research in Motion

Microsoft buys cloud storage startup StorSimple

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Microsoft is bolstering its cloud storage business, acquiring Santa Clara, California-based appliance maker StorSimple in a deal of undisclosed size. In a blog post, StorSimple’s Patrick Phonsakkhwa says they “are thrilled about the scale and business agility that we’ll now be able to deliver for our customers and partners.” In a press...
Microsoft buys cloud storage startup StorSimple

Uhuru platform spans .NET, open-source worlds

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Start-up Uhuru Software’s new AppCloud Ready To Go service targets software developers who want to write applications that span the .NET and open-source worlds. The platform as a service runs atop Cloud Foundry’s open-source platform and supports Java, Ruby, PHP, Node.JS as well as the Microsoft .NET framework, said Michael Surkan, director...
Uhuru platform spans .NET, open-source worlds
Sneak peek: The ultimate Microsoft machine might be the geekiest car ever made

NFL commish says new multi-year partnership with Microsoft will 'change the game of football'

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The nation’s most popular sport is about to get real geeky thanks in large part to technology from Microsoft. During today’s big Xbox One launch in Redmond, Microsoft announced a new multi-year partnership with the NFL that will, according to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, “change the game of football.” NFL.com is reporting that the...
NFL commish says new multi-year partnership with Microsoft will 'change the game of football'
Inside Nathan Myhrvold’s office: The ultimate ‘geekspace’

Microsoft emerges as Waze investor, as Google and Facebook weigh $1B bids

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Bloomberg News says this morning that Google may try to acquire Waze, the traffic and mapping technology company that Facebook is reportedly also interested in buying. The stakes are high, with a reported asking price of more than $1 billion. The piece also mentions, as an aside, that Microsoft is...
Microsoft emerges as Waze investor, as Google and Facebook weigh $1B bids

Microsoft's iPad Killers Will Lack A Critical Feature (MSFT)

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As Microsoft fights the iPad with its next version of Windows, one of its biggest edges should be its strength in big companies' IT departments. But Windows tablets running on ARM processors will lack a critical feature that Microsoft's most loyal business customers want: these tablets will not be able...
Microsoft's iPad Killers Will Lack A Critical Feature (MSFT)
Attack against Microsoft scheme puts hundreds of crypto apps at risk

Nokia inks deal with Avanade to get more Lumia devices and services into large enterprises

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Smartphone and mobile services firm Nokia has struck a deal with Avanade, a business technology solutions and managed services provider that has long prided itself for its Microsoft product expertise (and was actually co-founded by the Redmond software giant over a decade ago). Under the terms of the deal, Avanade...
Nokia inks deal with Avanade to get more Lumia devices and services into large enterprises

Microsoft Azure: Open Source Is A First-Class Citizen

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Apple may be that kid who never learned to share, but Microsoft over the years hasn't been much better. While the company has long had a healthy partner ecosystem, if you really wanted tight integration with one of Microsoft's products, you pretty much had to work in Redmond. Microsoft Office...
Microsoft Azure: Open Source Is A First-Class Citizen
Veteran users buy storied online community The WELL from Salon

Why Klout is making its bed with Hadoop and … Microsoft

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Look under the covers of almost any data-focused web application — including Klout — and you’ll find Hadoop. The open-source big data platform is ideal for storing and processing the large amounts of information needed for Klout to accurately measure and score its users’ social media influence. But Klout also...
Why Klout is making its bed with Hadoop and … Microsoft

Microsoft, Research in Motion sign licensing deal

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Microsoft and Research in Motion announced Tuesday that they have signed a licensing deal for Microsoft technology that allows users to more easily move media and data between desktop PCs and other devices. Read full article >>...
Microsoft, Research in Motion sign licensing deal

Boot up: Android apps' SSL flaw, Gangnam Hitler, Bezos's advice, RIM v Nokia and more

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Plus execs' mobile preference, how the Sony Nexus X fake was done, Apple to unseal financials?, and moreA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamResearch shows serious problems with Android apps' SSL implementations >> ThreatpostThere are thousands of apps in the...
Boot up: Android apps' SSL flaw, Gangnam Hitler, Bezos's advice, RIM v Nokia and more

Letters: Worried by state snooping in US and UK

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Your reports on the Prism programme (Revealed: how US secretly collects private data from AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Paltalk, Skype, Yahoo and YouTube, 7 June) reinforce the evidence of whistleblowers over the last decade that the National Security Agency, despite official denials, has been massively extending its capacity to...
Letters: Worried by state snooping in US and UK

Microsoft rejects Motorola patent offer

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Google offer to settle Motorola Mobility patent disputes brushed off by MicrosoftMicrosoft has brushed off an offer by Motorola Mobility (MMI), the phone maker bought by Google, to settle patent disputes that are threatening to halt imports of Motorola's Android devices and Microsoft's Xbox 360 game consoles into the US.The...
Microsoft rejects Motorola patent offer

Myhrvold to Slashdot: We're more alike than you think

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Nathan Myhrvold answers Slashdot questions. Photo via Intellectual Ventures. With a caffeine-free Diet Coke and a cappuccino by his side, Nathan Myhrvold entered the “lion’s den” today — a.k.a. Slashdot — and tried to persuade the site’s denizens that he’s one of them … at least to an extent. “The fact is...
Myhrvold to Slashdot: We're more alike than you think

Ukrainian Students Develop Gloves That Translate Sign Language Into Speech

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There is no dearth of impressive student projects here at the finals of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup in Sydney, but one of the six finalists that caught my attention was a project called EnableTalk by the Ukrainian team QuadSquad. There are currently about 40 million deaf, mute and deaf-mute people and...
Ukrainian Students Develop Gloves That Translate Sign Language Into Speech

Microsoft Launches Bing Fund, Names Rahul Sood To Run It

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Software giant Microsoft today launched a an angel investment and business incubator. It will be called the Bing Fund, named obviously for its search engine. The plan is to offer US-based early stage companies to work at a Microsoft building in Bellevue, Wash. for at least four months. What selected...
Microsoft Launches Bing Fund, Names Rahul Sood To Run It

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

Tech pioneer Bill Gates still lugs around a giant bag of paper books

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It’s always interesting to keep track of what Bill Gates is reading, and for some reason I envisioned him taking advantage of an e-reader or tablet — or at least something digital — to read and process all that material. Nope. It turns out he takes a giant tote...
Tech pioneer Bill Gates still lugs around a giant bag of paper books
NUIverse app for Microsoft Surface 2.0 is a multitouch, universe simulating wonder
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