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Survey: A Quarter Of All Doctors In Europe Use iPads Professionally

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First, a word of caution: the Manhattan Research survey that yielded this data was performed online, so that’s going to skew the results straight away. But even taking that into account, it’s powerful data. According to the survey, just over a quarter of all doctors in the EU — primary...
Survey: A Quarter Of All Doctors In Europe Use iPads Professionally

Microsoft’s latest attack video against Google Apps is definitely ‘interesting’ [video]

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I was a really big fan of the Mac vs. PC ads and not just because I’m an avid Apple product user. The actors were fantastic, the production value was low, and they were genuinely cute and funny. Microsoft on the other hand has gotten out of control with its...
Microsoft’s latest attack video against Google Apps is definitely ‘interesting’ [video]

Google adds offline editing, viewing capabilities to Slides presentation software

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Google has added Slides, the latest version of its Docs presentation software, to its suite of offline applications, as it tries to play a spoiler role with the official releases of Microsoft Office 2013 and the home user version of Office 365 right around the corner. Slides users will...
Google adds offline editing, viewing capabilities to Slides presentation software

Do You Really Want to Subscribe to Microsoft Office? Yes, You Might

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For the first time this fall, consumers will have the choice between subscribing to Microsoft Office as a service - Office 365 - or buying a traditional license for the productivity software. The decision isn't simple: you'll pay less upfront for a subscription, but you may be allowing Microsoft's hand...
Do You Really Want to Subscribe to Microsoft Office? Yes, You Might

Microsoft criticizes Google Apps with ‘Googlighting’ video

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Microsoft released the above Google-lambasting video on—ironically—YouTube yesterday to take aim at Google Apps and decry the Mountain View, Calif.-based advertising business of sordidly selling productivity software “on the side.” Microsoft takes a curious spin on “moonlighting” and calls its competition the “Googlighting stranger” while making many jabs at the...
Microsoft criticizes Google Apps with ‘Googlighting’ video

“Office On The iPad” App CloudOn Raises $16 Million, Is Adding Group Collaboration

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CloudOn - yes, the company known best for bringing Microsoft Office to the iPad – has just closed a $16 million Series B round led by The Social+Capital Partnership with participation from Translink Capital as well as existing investors Foundation Capital and Rembrandt Venture Partners. Mamoon Hamid, General Partner at Social+Capital, will now...
“Office On The iPad” App CloudOn Raises $16 Million, Is Adding Group Collaboration

Microsoft Exec Says Google Doesn't Understand Enterprise Web Apps (GOOG, MSFT)

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Google's annual I/O developer conference is next week, and it usually includes a few sessions on how enterprises are ditching Microsoft Office in favor of Google Apps For Business, its suite of subscription-based Web productivity apps.   So Microsoft is once again boasting about how it knows enterprise customers much...
Microsoft Exec Says Google Doesn't Understand Enterprise Web Apps (GOOG, MSFT)

Evernote hit in hacking attack, users must reset their passwords

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Evernote, which makes business and consumer productivity software for things like taking notes and doing research, is forcing all of its 50 million users to change their passwords after detecting a hacker intrusion on its sytems....
Evernote hit in hacking attack, users must reset their passwords

Microsoft takes the offensive against Google, and it's about time

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Google was once a humble startup with a big dream--to be the David that takes down Microsoft's Goliath. Google has become a tech force to be reckoned with, challenging Microsoft in almost every area including Web search, browsers, email, operating systems, productivity software and mobile platforms. Over time, it...
Microsoft takes the offensive against Google, and it's about time

SkyDrive, Google Maps and other iOS app faves of 2012

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The top picks from CNET blogger Lance Whitney include games, productivity software, and a couple of navigation apps to help you find your way around. [Read more]...
SkyDrive, Google Maps and other iOS app faves of 2012

Googlelighting: The Google/Microsoft War of Words Continues, Now in Musical Form

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“Who knows what the future holds for Google Apps.” That’s the question Microsoft would like its customers to ask themselves before switching away from Microsoft Office and to Google’s cloud-based productivity suite. To underline its point, Microsoft just released a new video attack ad that accuses Google of running Google...
Googlelighting: The Google/Microsoft War of Words Continues, Now in Musical Form

Inside Startx Stanford’s Spring 2012 Demo Day [TCTV]

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Startx, the startup accelerator for Stanford University students, held its Spring 2012 Demo Day this past week at AOL headquarters in Palo Alto, California. Seven very diverse startups presented to a room of investors, media, and tech industry folks — the latest batch of Startx startups range from a...
Inside Startx Stanford’s Spring 2012 Demo Day [TCTV]

Office 2013 subscription pricing: Who is getting a deal, who is getting screwed?

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The genial Mary Jo Foley published the key pricing statistics of Office 2013 today, laying bare the revenue mechanisms that Microsoft intends to employ to wean its customers, big and small, off of software purchases, and acclimate them to paying for their productivity software on a recurring basis. What you once purchased,...
Office 2013 subscription pricing: Who is getting a deal, who is getting screwed?
The Great Ars Cloud office suite shootout

Microsoft showing off new Office 15 features

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Microsoft today held an event in San Francisco in which the company showed off the newest version of its Office productivity suite. The new software comes with a heavy focus on cloud capabilities, collaborative document management, and social networking. It also features a significantly redesigned style that brings the productivity...
Microsoft showing off new Office 15 features

LibreOffice goes for "cleaner and leaner code base" with major update

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LibreOffice version 4.0 came out today, with project organizers boasting a "cleaner and leaner code base" along with various new features and greater interoperability with business systems and document formats. LibreOffice was launched in 2010 to overtake OpenOffice as the preeminent open source office suite. Google Docs may still...
LibreOffice goes for "cleaner and leaner code base" with major update
Mailbox for iPhone Is Finally in the App Store, Along With Its 250,000+ Waiting List
Microsoft's Mobile Ambition: Not Dead Yet

BALLMER: 'It's Not Been A Lost Decade For Me!' (MSFT)

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Microsoft is under fire again thanks to a big Vanity Fair story titled "Microsoft's Lost Decade." The primary target of Vanity Fair's story is Steve Ballmer. Reporter Kurt Eichenwald says, "Ballmer's key business philosophy for Microsoft was so antiquated as to be irrelevant. The Microsoft CEO used to proclaim that...
BALLMER: 'It's Not Been A Lost Decade For Me!' (MSFT)

New Microsoft ad aims knife at Google's jugular

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New video attempts to accuse Google of Googlighting. Should you be unfamiliar with this term, it allegedly means an ad agency selling productivity software in its spare time. [Read more]...
New Microsoft ad aims knife at Google's jugular

37 Signals Founder: Yahoo's Remote Workers Are Being Scapegoated

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Jason Fried's forthcoming book Remote: Office Not Required can be read as many things--a how-to guide, a manifesto, a chronicle of modern work. It is also a refutation of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's assertion that remote work is incompatible with collaboration and productivity. (Mayer recently demanded that all remote Yahoo employees start coming...
37 Signals Founder: Yahoo's Remote Workers Are Being Scapegoated

Steven Sinofsky refused to build tablet support for Windows 7, frustrating Ballmer

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According to a report in ExtremeTech, internal tension leading to the exit of Steven Sinofsky from Microsoft was long in its building. No story involving this many actors, products, and decades, is simple. However, one specific instance that is listed in the ExtremeTech post is key in the eyes of...
Steven Sinofsky refused to build tablet support for Windows 7, frustrating Ballmer
"Screensucking" Is Sapping American Productivity And Innovation

This week at Microsoft: Yammer, Windows 8, and the Big Surprise

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I don’t know about you, but I’m more than a tad excited about Microsoft at the moment. The company, moving into a massive product release cycle, is all over the news, making it a fun time to stare and Microsoft and type. This week’s roundup is even more summary than...
This week at Microsoft: Yammer, Windows 8, and the Big Surprise

Evernote launches its business platform in China, as local Yinxiang Biji service crosses 4m users

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One year to the day since it launched its dedicated business in China – Yinxiang Biji — Evernote has deepened its push into the country after launching the Evernote Business platform there. Speaking at the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing — the same venue for last year’s launch — Evernote...
Evernote launches its business platform in China, as local Yinxiang Biji service crosses 4m users

Microsoft Acquires PhoneFactor To Keep Hackers From Destroying Your Life

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Microsoft wants to make sure that its customers don't suffer the fate of Wired's Mat Honan. Today they acquired a tiny 50-person company, PhoneFactor, that turns your cell phone into a password-verification device for an undisclosed sum. Hackers nearly destroyed Honan's digital life two months ago. On the hunt for...
Microsoft Acquires PhoneFactor To Keep Hackers From Destroying Your Life

VMware sharpens its focus -- and its knife

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VMware’s future is all about hybrid cloud, software-defined data center and end-user computing, and not so much about other things in its portfolio which will be “de-emphasized” this coming year, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger told analysts on the company’s fourth quarter earnings call Monday night. “I’ve learned the importance of prioritization...
VMware sharpens its focus -- and its knife

Here’s The Latest Incubator Class At Utah-Based BoomStartup

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BoomStartup, an incubator based in Salt Lake City, Utah, just announced the startups participating in its third annual session. The program runs from May to August. Participating companies get $20,000 in seed capital and $80,000 worth of infrastructure, office space, and services from companies like Microsoft, PayPal, and Rackspace.  Co-managing partner Robb...
Here’s The Latest Incubator Class At Utah-Based BoomStartup
CloudOn 2.0 brings the power of Microsoft Office to the iPad

Google Acquires DocVerse

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Another week, another Google acquisition. This time, Google bought DocVerse, a company founded by two former Microsoft employees which built a plug-in for Microsoft Office that lets you collaborate with other people in real-time."DocVerse combines the benefits of web-based collaboration tools like Google Docs and Zoho with the power and...
Google Acquires DocVerse
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