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Microsoft's Windows Chief: Hey, Our Windows 8 App Store Grew Faster Than Apple's (MSFT)

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One of the complaints against Windows 8 is the lack of apps. Windows 8 can't run older Windows apps in  "Metro" mode and the Windows RT version can't run Windows 7 apps at all. Seven months after launch, the Windows 8 app store now has 60,000 apps, Tami Reller, Microsoft's...
Microsoft's Windows Chief: Hey, Our Windows 8 App Store Grew Faster Than Apple's (MSFT)
OS X global market share passes Windows Vista

Box CEO Aaron Levie Talks About His Love/Hate Relationship With Microsoft (MSFT)

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Aaron Levie grew up in Microsoft's backyard. Today, Box's young CEO faces a strange problem with Microsoft. Redmond is Box's biggest competitor AND one its most important partners. Box's mainstay is a secure file-sharing and collaboration product. One of Microsoft's key products is SharePoint, which is, yes, a file-sharing and...
Box CEO Aaron Levie Talks About His Love/Hate Relationship With Microsoft (MSFT)
Windows 8 adoption reportedly growing more slowly than Windows 7
Microsoft: When Steve Ballmer Said Surface Sales Were 'Modest,' Here's What He Really Meant... (MSFT)
Microsoft reveals plans to update preloaded Windows 8 apps

There's Some Hope For Windows 8 After All (MSFT)

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Microsoft is getting ready to launch a new version of its Windows 8 operating system, codenamed Windows Blue, this summer that will reportedly fix many gripes people have with the current version. Microsoft's hardware partners are getting ready for the transition too. We've already seen some reports that smaller and...
There's Some Hope For Windows 8 After All (MSFT)

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, AMZN)

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Good morning. No kidding around, what follows is probably the best "10 things" you'll read all week. Good stuff out there today! Fancy tech types on Twitter are going nuts over this story from Buzzfeed: "Google's Lost Social Network." Watch out, Microsoft. Google will stop giving its Office clone away...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, AMZN)
1984 New York Times Article Says The Whole 'Windows' Fad Is Over (MSFT)
Microsoft reportedly doesn't care if its $199 Surface tablet pushes partners out of the market
Nokia CEO: Surface-branded smartphone would 'stimulate' Windows Phone 8

This Startup Opened An Office In Seattle Specifically To Poach Ex-Microsoft Staff (MSFT)

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PaperG, a startup dedicated to giving small and medium-sized businesses a self-serve platform to create full-blown web and mobile banner campaigns in seconds, has opened an office in Seattle simply to poach talent that's bailing out of Microsoft Advertising, CEO Victor Wong tells us. Microsoft's advertising unit has had a...
This Startup Opened An Office In Seattle Specifically To Poach Ex-Microsoft Staff (MSFT)
Lumia smartphones see deep discounts from Verizon, T-Mobile and Amazon
Top Google executive forced off Twitter

Booz & Co. names Apple the 'most innovative' for third year

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Praised not for the size of its R&D budget, but for the "fuzzy front end" of its innovation FORTUNE -- Although it spent less than Amazon (AMZN) on R&D last year, half as much as Google (GOOG) and IBM (IBM) and one third as much as Samsung and Microsoft (MSFT),...
Booz & Co. names Apple the 'most innovative' for third year

As Soon As Ballmer's Huge Re-Org Goes Through, These Three Executives Will Be The New Powers At Microsoft (MSFT)

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Microsoft is planning a major management reshuffling that will put three executives into higher profile positions, AllThingsD's Kara Swisher reported Monday.   The three execs are Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft's Server and Tools division; Tony Bates, who runs Skype and Lync; and Don Mattrick, head of the Interactive Entertainment division and...
As Soon As Ballmer's Huge Re-Org Goes Through, These Three Executives Will Be The New Powers At Microsoft (MSFT)
Microsoft gearing up to make smartphones, tablets and PCs in company-saving strategy shift

Tim Cook On Microsoft's Surface Tablet: It's Like A Car That Flies And Floats (AAPL, MSFT)

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On the company's earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked about Microsoft's attempt to crack the tablet market with the Surface. He warned that he hasn't played with one himself, but from what he's read, "it's a fairly compromised, confusing product." He added, that one of the toughest things...
Tim Cook On Microsoft's Surface Tablet: It's Like A Car That Flies And Floats (AAPL, MSFT)

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (FB, GOOG, MSFT, IBM, AAPL)

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Good morning! New York cops are getting Android phones. They don't make calls, but they do look up criminal histories. Twitter is launching a music discovery app this weekend at the Coachella festival. Apple is going to pay a $53 million settlement over iPhone warranty complaints. Here's a profile of Joe...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (FB, GOOG, MSFT, IBM, AAPL)
European Commissioner "almost 100% certain" to reject Google's antitrust proposals

Microsoft Exec Explains Why The Surface Pro Tablet Has Terrible Battery Life (MSFT)

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In our review of Microsoft's new Surface Pro tablet, we mentioned the device's terrible battery life. In most cases, it only lasted about four hours on a charge.  That's pretty bad compared to most laptops the Surface Pro is competing with.  Microsoft's Panos Panay is doing a Q&A session on...
Microsoft Exec Explains Why The Surface Pro Tablet Has Terrible Battery Life (MSFT)

Startup beats Apple in race to revolutionize the remote control

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Industry watchers have been waiting for Apple (AAPL) to burst into living rooms around the world for more than a year now. Either on an own-brand HDTV, a completely redesigned Apple TV or enhanced remote control functions on iOS devices, Siri is seen as the key to Apple’s revolutionary plans. Speaking...
Startup beats Apple in race to revolutionize the remote control
New Surface video shows more cool features, less oddball choreography [video]

Nokia's Lumia 920 Sold Out Many Places Over The Weekend, But There Weren't That Many To Begin With (NOK, T, MSFT)

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Nokia's new flagship phone, the Lumia 920 Windows Phone, went on sale November 9 through AT&T. The stakes are high. Nokia's business is flailing and it needs a monster hit to stay alive. Meanwhile, Microsoft still hasn't found a hero device to to complement its well-reviewed Windows Phone operating system.  But...
Nokia's Lumia 920 Sold Out Many Places Over The Weekend, But There Weren't That Many To Begin With (NOK, T, MSFT)

Space-travel startups take off

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Inside companies like XCOR and Virgin Galactic that are vying to win the privatized space age. By Peter Elkind, editor-at-large FORTUNE - The private space flight has largely been the province of stargazing billionaires, such as Microsoft (MSFT) co-founder Paul Allen, Tesla (TSLA) chief Elon Musk, and Amazon's (AMZN) Jeff...
Space-travel startups take off
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It's Been A Year Since Microsoft Bought Yammer And Ballmer's Grand Vision Has Yet To Materialize (MSFT)

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Microsoft insists that things are going well for Yammer since Microsoft bought it for $1.2 billion a year ago this week.  The user base has grown by 55% to 8 million and sales of paid networks are up by 200%, it says, though Microsoft won't reveal the actual sales figure....
It's Been A Year Since Microsoft Bought Yammer And Ballmer's Grand Vision Has Yet To Materialize (MSFT)

Santa Ditches Google For Microsoft (GOOG, MSFT)

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Since the 1950s, Norad, the North American Aerospace Defence Command, has been giving children updates on Santa's progress from the North Pole each Christmas Eve. Norad has teamed up with Google to track Santa's progress online for the last five years but this year Microsoft is sponsoring the service for...
Santa Ditches Google For Microsoft (GOOG, MSFT)

Here's Microsoft's First Commercial For Windows 8 (MSFT)

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Microsoft's first TV spot for Windows 8 started running this weekend. The new operating system, which features a brand new touch-friendly interface instead of the traditional Start menu, will launch on October 26.  We first spotted the ad on Neowin. Take a look: Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join...
Here's Microsoft's First Commercial For Windows 8 (MSFT)
Microsoft reveals new Windows 8 pricing details
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?