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Amazon adds down-under presence with new Asia-Pacific region in Sydney

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Amazon Web Services is bringing key services, including its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2_,  to a new Sydney, Australia-based region.  Sydney brings total number of AWS regions worldwide to nine including Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sao Paolo and Ireland, and three regions in the US. The company also hosts a CloudFront...
Amazon adds down-under presence with new Asia-Pacific region in Sydney
Microsoft: Windows 8 public launch expected in 'late October'

Windows 8 to debut on both x86 and ARM devices in October, report says

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While Microsoft hasn't confirmed a release date for the next version of Windows, Bloomberg reported last night that Windows 8 will be finalized this summer, and sales of both Intel-based PCs and ARM devices will begin "around October." More than 40 Intel-based PCs (including some tablets, presumably) will be...
Windows 8 to debut on both x86 and ARM devices in October, report says

Why Did Microsoft Buy Giant-Touchscreen-Maker Perceptive Pixel?

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Perceptive Pixel, the outfit behind the infamous "Magic Wall" displays trotted out every U.S. Election Day on the cable news networks, is now a Microsoft company. But Perceptive Pixel's software - not hardware - could be the key to the deal. Terms of the acquisition, announced during the effects-laden keynote...
Why Did Microsoft Buy Giant-Touchscreen-Maker Perceptive Pixel?

Citrix lets users access PCs and Macs from Kindle Fire

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Citrix Systems has released an enhanced GoToMyPC app for Android devices allowing anyone with an Android phone or tablet, including Amazon's Kindle Fire family, to access their Internet-connected Mac or PC over a mobile network. Features of the app include a 300 percent zoom, support for multitasking and full...
Citrix lets users access PCs and Macs from Kindle Fire
Ballmer on Microsoft's Surface: 'we may sell a few million'

Microsoft Says Windows 8 PCs Should Hit by the End of October (Duh!)

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Confirming what everyone already expected, Microsoft said on Monday that the code for Windows 8 should be final by early August with the first PCs running the new operating system available by the end of October. The company had already said that its goal was to hit the holidays, but...
Microsoft Says Windows 8 PCs Should Hit by the End of October (Duh!)

Microsoft: Windows 8 to hit the market at end of October

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Windows 8 is on track to be released to computer makers the first week of August, and it will be generally available to end users at the end of October, the company announced this morning — giving the first official release timeline for the most significant overhaul of the company’s...
Microsoft: Windows 8 to hit the market at end of October

Microsoft sets Windows 8 release time to late October

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Microsoft has revealed that Windows 8 will be on sale in stores in late October. Tami Reller, corporate vice president and CFO of the company's Windows and Windows Live Division, noted at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto that the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build will arrive in the...
Microsoft sets Windows 8 release time to late October

Ballmer vows to challenge Apple, sidesteps phone question

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. (Microsoft photo) Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is bordering on obsessive when it comes to Apple these days, or at least that’s the way he comes off in these excerpts from an interview with the CRN trade publication at the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto. “But...
Ballmer vows to challenge Apple, sidesteps phone question

"What's The Expression"?

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"What's The Expression"?: Steven Burke of CRN spoke to Steve Ballmer after Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto: "But we are not going to let any piece of this [go uncontested to Apple]," shouted Ballmer. "Not the consumer cloud. Not hardware software innovation. We are not leaving any of that...
"What's The Expression"?

Could Surface be coming to a retailer near you?

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First it was the turn of Windows 8, with reports of poor sales and questions about its early performance on the market going unanswered. With Microsoft stating some facts (though by no means giving a complete picture) that indicate brisk, if not unprecedented, sales, the kvetching about Windows 8's...
Could Surface be coming to a retailer near you?

Windows 8 PCs, tablets to go on sale late October, Microsoft confirms

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Windows 8 will be released to manufacturing the first week of August, and the first PCs running the operating system will go on sale in late October, Microsoft confirmed today. The timing is not a surprise. It's within the range of what we expected given the availability of a Release...
Windows 8 PCs, tablets to go on sale late October, Microsoft confirms

Get Ready For A Microsoft Store Near You: 44 Stores Will Be Open By Next June (MSFT)

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Microsoft will have 44 stores by next June, COO Kevin Turner said at the Worldwide Partner Conference happening now in Toronto, including its first international stores (Puerto Rico and Toronto). For some context, Apple has 300 stores worldwide. Currently, Microsoft has 20 stores. So, it's going to double its retail...
Get Ready For A Microsoft Store Near You: 44 Stores Will Be Open By Next June (MSFT)

HP CEO worries Android may be closed after Google-Motorola

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HP's chief Meg Whitman in a presentation at her company's Global Partner Conference on Wednesday was concerned that Google's likely completed Motorola acquisition would create a chilling effect in mobile. While she knew Apple's iOS by definition was closed, she was concerned Google might flip on the concept of openness...
HP CEO worries Android may be closed after Google-Motorola

THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Microsoft Just Declared War On Apple (MSFT)

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The Microsoft Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. MSFT Sliding With Tech Stocks were up in early trading but started sliding about an hour after the open on chips stocks losses. Shares of MSFT are also in the red with the...
THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Microsoft Just Declared War On Apple (MSFT)

Windows 8 to go on sale on October 26

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Windows 8 now has an official launch date: October 26. Microsoft announced that Windows would go on sale some time in October at its Worldwide Partner Conference earlier this month. Now we know when Windows 8 PCs, tablets, and software will actually go on sale. The software itself will be...
Windows 8 to go on sale on October 26

Microsoft vows to end Windows Phone's mindshare woes

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Ask the average person to describe Windows Phone, and watch what happens. They’ll either admit ignorance, make something up, or just stare at you. Microsoft’s mobile platform has a mindshare problem – people don’t know that it exists, or if they do, how it’s different from other platforms. According to...
Microsoft vows to end Windows Phone's mindshare woes

Microsoft acknowledges new risks to Windows business

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Smartphones and tablets pose a risk to Microsoft’s traditional Windows business. Meanwhile, the company’s Surface tablet computer will compete with its hardware partners and could make them less loyal to Windows in the end. Those might seem like obvious statements to anyone who has been following these topics, but up...
Microsoft acknowledges new risks to Windows business

New BlackBerry Q5 Targets Emerging Markets

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BlackBerry’s annual BlackBerry Live partner conference kicked off Tuesday morning with a keynote from CEO Thorsten Heins and the announcement of the company’s latest BlackBerry 10 handset, the BlackBerry Q5. Designed for emerging markets, the Q5 is entended to flesh out the lower end of BlackBerry’s new handset portfolio. Details...
New BlackBerry Q5 Targets Emerging Markets

Microsoft: Okay, Maybe We Are Alienating PC Makers With Surface

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Since it first debuted its new Surface tablet, Microsoft has insisted the device will not alienate its longtime PC manufacturing partners. The party line: By developing internally the tablet it evidently didn’t trust its partners to build, Microsoft isn’t stepping between them and their customers, it’s simply providing a reference...
Microsoft: Okay, Maybe We Are Alienating PC Makers With Surface

VMware: Stick with us because Amazon will kill us all

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VMware has gone to the mattresses —  telling its reseller and systems integration partners that if corporate workloads go to the Amazon cloud, everyone else is dead. I’m exaggerating, but not much. Accounts out of VMware’s partner conference in Las Vegas this week really lay it out: CRN quotes VMware CEO...
VMware: Stick with us because Amazon will kill us all

Amazon announces cloud expo this November in Las Vegas

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Mark your calendars: Amazon Web Services will be hosting its first global customer and partner conference later this year....
Amazon announces cloud expo this November in Las Vegas

Help Ars round out our 2012-2013 Tech Conference dance card

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We're deep into planning our coverage for the next 18 months of technology events, conferences, confabs, and demos. While we have our own ideas, we would love for you to help us round out our list by telling us which technology conferences and events you would like to see...
Help Ars round out our 2012-2013 Tech Conference dance card

Office 2013 Must Balance Mobile, Desktop Needs

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Reports are flying that Office 2013 may be officially revealed as early as Monday, July 16, when Microsoft tries to keep its most valuable source of revenue relevant to the mobile users it craves and the desktop users it still needs. According to USA Today and other reports, Microsoft CEO...
Office 2013 Must Balance Mobile, Desktop Needs

Microsoft to reach 44 retail store total by mid-2013

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Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner told Worldwide Partner Conference attendees more retail stores are coming, including two outside the U.S., in fiscal 2013....
Microsoft to reach 44 retail store total by mid-2013
The Era of Their Ways: Apple's Post-PC World Is Microsoft's PC-Plus Future

Microsoft says Apple's 'post-PC' view is wrong, claims it's a 'PC+' era

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Speaking at the company's Worldwide Partner Conference on Wednesday, Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner refuted Apple's "post-PC" view of the current computing industry climate, instead dubbing it a "PC+" era....
Microsoft says Apple's 'post-PC' view is wrong, claims it's a 'PC+' era

Windows 8 release confirmed for October: Here's how to get the best upgrade deal

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Every once in a while, tech rumors turn out to be true, and this happens to be one of those instances. Microsoft’s Tami Reller, Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Windows and Windows Live, confirmed at the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto something most tech observers...
Windows 8 release confirmed for October: Here's how to get the best upgrade deal
Big Tech: Microsoft Strengthens Patent Arsenal With Purchase of Perceptive Pixel
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