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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings leaving Microsoft's board

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Reed Hastings Breaking News: Reed Hastings, the chairman and CEO of Netflix, has decided to leave Microsoft’s board, according to a regulatory filing and news release from the Redmond company this afternoon. Here’s the full text of the news release. Developing, more to come. Microsoft Announces Reed Hastings Will Not...
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings leaving Microsoft's board

Stealthy video startup WebTuner raises $7.4 million

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A Redmond company by the name of WebTuner, led by former InfoSpace executive Bernee Strom, has landed $7.4 million in equity financing, according to a SEC filing. I’ve been unable to track down a company Web site, and this LinkedIn page only offers a smattering of evidence about what the...
Stealthy video startup WebTuner raises $7.4 million
How a high-five changed this Microsoft GM’s life, and helped a bunch of kids
Microsoft’s Ballmer: Yammer’s ‘viral adoption model’ is key to $1.2B deal
Hands on with Surface Pro, Microsoft's three-in-one PC

With Masters Still at Large, the Kelihos Botnet Returns

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Right after Microsoft and Kaspersky disrupted the activity of the Kelihos/Hlux botnet, a week ago the Redmond company having managed to identify one of its masterminds, researchers found that the botnet returned with some interesting new techniques. Kaspersky Lab Experts reveal that the method they utilized to bring down the...
With Masters Still at Large, the Kelihos Botnet Returns

FTC closes Google investigation, says search giant will change business practices

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The Federal Trade Commission has closed its antitrust investigation into Google, announcing what regulators describe as “landmark agreements” to change the search giant’s business practices in areas including patents and online advertising. The FTC says Google has agreed to “meet its prior commitments” to give its competitors fair, reasonable and...
FTC closes Google investigation, says search giant will change business practices

Amazon Web Services targets bigger companies, going toe-to-toe with Microsoft

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Amazon Web Services’ partner network has grown to more than 4,000 members, up from less than 1,000 a year ago — a key step for the company as it tries to expand its cloud-computing customer base beyond startups to more large companies. That’s the word from Reuters this morning in...
Amazon Web Services targets bigger companies, going toe-to-toe with Microsoft

Kouply: This mobile game might just save your marriage

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It’s the little things that make a marriage work. The flowers for no particular reason, the passionate kisses hello, the foot rubs, the gentle encouragement, the text messages saying you’ll be at the office another two hours so maybe just order pizza and put the kids to bed please? Love’s little...
Kouply: This mobile game might just save your marriage

Here comes Windows 8: What's at stake for Microsoft

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Later this morning, at a launch event in New York City, Microsoft will introduce Windows 8 to the world. Tomorrow Windows 8 will debut in stores. This is the biggest change in Microsoft operating systems since the move from MS-DOS to Windows more than 25 years ago, and the...
Here comes Windows 8: What's at stake for Microsoft
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1: Another push for the pen

Microsoft’s Skype arrives on Sony’s PlayStation Vita

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Microsoft’s Skype division is launching a video and voice calling app today for Sony’s latest handheld gaming device, the PlayStation Vita. The release isn’t a huge surprise, given that Skype also has an app for the PlayStation Portable, the PS Vita’s predecessor. But it’s notable because it comes after Microsoft’s...
Microsoft’s Skype arrives on Sony’s PlayStation Vita

Which browser for that app? Browsium's new tool lets the IT team decide

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Browsium, a Redmond company run by a team of former Microsoft managers, has developed a new tool that lets companies assign certain websites to specific browsers on user desktops — making sure that older sites and apps open in a browser that supports them, which often means an older version...
Which browser for that app? Browsium's new tool lets the IT team decide

Microsoft now provides developers with crash reports for apps that are rejected from its Windows Store

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Microsoft has taken a logical step towards helping developers build apps and content for its Windows 8 but introducing crash reports for submitted apps that fall short of the required standard and stability. “Most commonly, an app fails certification because it crashed or didn’t respond during the certification process,” Microsoft...
Microsoft now provides developers with crash reports for apps that are rejected from its Windows Store
Leaked Windows 8 tablet pricing suggests Microsoft may have already lost the war (and its marbles)

Key analysts downgrade Microsoft stock as traditional PC market struggles

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Two closely followed analysts downgraded Microsoft’s shares this morning, another blow to the Redmond company as it struggles to gain traction in smartphones and tablets, and feels the impact of slumping computer shipments. Goldman Sachs analyst Heather Bellini downgraded Microsoft to “sell” from her previous rating of “neutral.” Nomura analyst...
Key analysts downgrade Microsoft stock as traditional PC market struggles

Microsoft connecting Skype to Lync for business users

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One of the big questions when Microsoft acquired Skype for $8.5 billion was what would happen to Lync, the Redmond company’s unified communication service for companies. This morning, Microsoft delivered at least a partial answer, announcing plans to connect Skype with Lync for instant-messaging, voice calls and presence information. The...
Microsoft connecting Skype to Lync for business users

Nokia plans 10k job cuts, 3 top execs depart in shakeup

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Nokia CEO Stephen Elop Nokia this morning announced a major shakeup, acknowledging that “competitive industry dynamics” in the smartphone market are hurting its business more than previously expected. The company scaled back its financial forecasts, announced the departure of three top executives, and said it plans to reduce its workforce by up...
Nokia plans 10k job cuts, 3 top execs depart in shakeup

Microsoft stuck behind Samsung Bada in smartphone sales

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Microsoft is aiming to make Windows Phone a strong No. 3 in the smartphone market, behind Android and iPhone, but first it has a different rival to overcome: Samsung’s Bada smartphone operating system. Not to mention RIM and Symbian. The Redmond company remained in sixth place in smartphone operating system...
Microsoft stuck behind Samsung Bada in smartphone sales

Motorola wins German injunction on Windows, Xbox — but U.S. ruling blocks it for now

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Setting up an unusual conflict between courts on different continents, a judge in Germany ruled overnight that Microsoft violates two of Motorola Mobility’s digital video patents — ostensibly preventing the Redmond company from distributing Windows 7, the Xbox 360 and other products in the country. However, based on a...
Motorola wins German injunction on Windows, Xbox — but U.S. ruling blocks it for now

Microsoft Plans WorldWide Launch Of Project Natal In October

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In an interview with GamertagRadio, Microsoft Saudi marketing manager Syed Bilal Tariq reportedly spilled the beans on the launch date (well, month) of Project Natal, the Redmond company's motion-sensing camera for the Xbox 360. Not only did Tariq say that Project Natal would be hitting the market in October 2010,...
Microsoft Plans WorldWide Launch Of Project Natal In October

Data I/O reduces staff

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Data I/O, a 40-year-old Redmond company that makes device programming and IP management technologies for the wireless, consumer electronics and automotive industries, announced today that it is undergoing a restructuring in which employees and contractors are losing their jobs. The company didn’t say how many people are affected in the restructuring,...
Data I/O reduces staff

NYT board adds Seattle tech vet Brian McAndrews

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Madrona Venture Group partner Brian McAndrews, the former aQuantive CEO and Microsoft executive, has been elected to the New York Times Co. board of directors, part of a broader effort by the newspaper’s board to boost its tech experience. Also joining the NYT board is Joi Ito, the director of...
NYT board adds Seattle tech vet Brian McAndrews

Microsoft’s hit Photosynth app arrives on Windows Phone

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Microsoft’s Photosynth app has been a success on Apple’s iPhone, with more than 7 million downloads and strong ratings from reviewers and users. Today, at long last, the Redmond company released Photosynth for its own Windows Phone operating system. Photosynth lets users take many pictures of a scene from different...
Microsoft’s hit Photosynth app arrives on Windows Phone

Intel signals more rough times ahead for PC market

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The global market for personal computers has been stagnant for a while now, and Intel this morning delivered some bad news for Microsoft as the Redmond company looks ahead to the upcoming Windows 8 launch. Intel reduced its forecast for its third-quarter revenue, saying it expects the number to range...
Intel signals more rough times ahead for PC market

Microsoft revises agreements to prohibit class-action suits

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Microsoft has begun the process of updating the terms of service for its consumer products and services to prevent users from forming class-action suits against the software giant. The policy change, detailed in a post on the Microsoft on the Issues blog, puts a greater focus on private settlements and...
Microsoft revises agreements to prohibit class-action suits

Microsoft buying Nook? Reported $1B deal would escalate Amazon rivalry

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TechCrunch reports tonight that Microsoft is offering to pay $1 billion to buy the “digital assets” of Nook Media LLC, the Barnes & Noble subsidiary in which the Redmond company already has a 17 percent stake. The site says it has obtained internal documents detailing the potential acquisition. Nook Media...
Microsoft buying Nook? Reported $1B deal would escalate Amazon rivalry

Nokia CEO: A Microsoft device could help Windows Phone overall

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Microsoft is poised to release its first Surface tablet, so of course, speculation in the tech industry is turning once again to the possibility of the Redmond company coming out with its own Windows Phone, possibly under the Surface brand. Nokia CEO and former Microsoft exec Stephen Elop, who has...
Nokia CEO: A Microsoft device could help Windows Phone overall

This ‘big data’ startup is already generating revenue after 3 weeks in business

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Versium Analytics CEO Chris Matty Versium Analytics, a new startup led by former InfoSpace executives Chris Matty and Kevin Marcus, is just three weeks old. But the Redmond company has already locked up one customer — and is in discussions with a handful of others — as it rolls out...
This ‘big data’ startup is already generating revenue after 3 weeks in business

Report: NBCU wants to buy rest of msnbc.com from Microsoft

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NBCUniversal and its parent company, Comcast, have been talking seriously with Microsoft about buying out the Redmond company’s stake in their msnbc.com joint venture, according to a report this afternoon by AdWeek. The story quotes “several sources” with first-hand knowledge of the situation saying that Comcast is conducting its due...
Report: NBCU wants to buy rest of msnbc.com from Microsoft
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