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Netsuite Beats Expectations and Raises 2013 Sales Outlook

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Don’t look now, but Netsuite, the cloud-based software company that runs businesses large and small, just reported quarterly results, and when compared to traditional enterprise IT companies like IBM and EMC that have reported in the last few days, their fortunes couldn’t be more different, in a good way. A...
Netsuite Beats Expectations and Raises 2013 Sales Outlook
A closer look at Microsoft's Office 15 Technical Preview
Lenovo's profits climb 30% on strong PC shipments (but don't tell HP)

Microsoft Posts Mixed Q2 Earnings: $21.46B Revenue Misses Expectations, $0.76 EPS Exceeds Estimates

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Microsoft announced today its financial results for the second fiscal quarter of 2013, and it was an overall strong showing for the company. The Redmond, Washington-based software giant posted revenue of $21.46 billion and net income of $6.38 billion, with earnings per share of 77 cents. That’s largely in line...
Microsoft Posts Mixed Q2 Earnings: $21.46B Revenue Misses Expectations, $0.76 EPS Exceeds Estimates
IDC: Microsoft bets big on Surface with more than 3 million tablets on order for launch

Microsoft's "Magic Wall" Tech on Windows 8 Laptops & Tablets by Next Year

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Microsoft announced its acquisition of Perceptive Pixel just as it was preparing to launch Windows 8, Office 13 and the Surface tablet. The timing wasn't by chance: The maker of huge multi-touch screens - check out CNN's eight-foot "magic wall" - is an integral part of software giant's bet-the-company leap...
Microsoft's "Magic Wall" Tech on Windows 8 Laptops & Tablets by Next Year
Microsoft reveals plans to update preloaded Windows 8 apps

All Eyes on Microsoft's Windows 8

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When Microsoft reports its third-quarter earnings Thursday, investors will be watching closely for insights about Windows 8, a coming product vital to ensuring the software giant's relevance in computing....
All Eyes on Microsoft's Windows 8

Key executive exits Microsoft

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week in review Software giant loses its Windows boss, while Apple loses a patent foe. Also: Embarrassing e-mail goes to Washington. [Read more]...
Key executive exits Microsoft

Microsoft Bullies Users Into Office 365 Services

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Microsoft has confirmed Office 2013 licenses will be locked to one PC and one PC only, halting transfers of the office suite software to replacement computers and perhaps forcing users to use its new Office 365 services. If you install Office 2013 on any PC, that licensed copy belongs to...
Microsoft Bullies Users Into Office 365 Services

Microsoft's Ballmer challenges Vanity Fair's 'lost decade' claim

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In an interview with Forbes, Microsoft's CEO takes aim at the claim that the past ten years have been a "lost decade" for the software giant. [Read more]...
Microsoft's Ballmer challenges Vanity Fair's 'lost decade' claim

Microsoft, RIM ink patent deal for smartphone tech

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Microsoft announced today that it has licensed certain patents to RIM, yet another move by the software giant to use its arsenal of intellectual property. In this case, the BlackBerry maker is licensing patents related to what’s known as Extended File Allocation Table, a file system that allows large multimedia files...
Microsoft, RIM ink patent deal for smartphone tech

Jawbone Hires Microsoft's Mindy Mount as President to Turbocharge Ops

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In a key hire, Jawbone said today that had hired Mindy Mount, a top corporate VP at Microsoft, as its president. The move by the San Francisco-based maker of wireless, music and wearable devices is part of what has been a major upgrading of its management and board. Recently,...
Jawbone Hires Microsoft's Mindy Mount as President to Turbocharge Ops

Rackspace Buys Up SharePoint911 To Gird For Cloud Fight

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Rackspace US has acquired SharePoint911, one of the leading consultants on Microsoft SharePoint, and will add SharePoint hosting and consulting services to its cloud, VentureWire has learned. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Terms of the acquisition are not disclosed, although they are not material to Rackspace. The deal is expected to boost...
Rackspace Buys Up SharePoint911 To Gird For Cloud Fight

Lenovo's Q1 shows 'record high' market share, profits up 30 percent to $141 million

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After delivering an overachieving laptop, Lenovo has delivered financial results that also exceeded expectations, producing $8 billion in revenue and $141 million net profit. Those figures are up 35 and 30 percent respectively over last year, which the company has chalked up to a higher than ever market share...
Lenovo's Q1 shows 'record high' market share, profits up 30 percent to $141 million

Bing now loads related Facebook posts, lets you share search results from the social sidebar

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Competing with Google for search traffic is no easy task, even for a software giant like Microsoft. Unique features and customization have helped keep Bing afloat, though -- and now, MS is counting on some more comprehensive Facebook integration to boost appeal. Beginning today, the site's "Social Results" sidebar...
Bing now loads related Facebook posts, lets you share search results from the social sidebar

Microsoft buys PhoneFactor to protect users from password theft

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Microsoft has been pretty quiet on the acquisition front since its $1.2 buy of Yammer in July. But this week the software giant picked up a small, 11-year-old company Overland Park, Kansas company called PhoneFactor. PhoneFactor, with fewer than 50 employees, specializes in what’s dubbed “multi-factor authentication.” Essentially, it creates a...
Microsoft buys PhoneFactor to protect users from password theft

Microsoft's BUILD 2012 developer conference is now open for registrations

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Microsoft revealed full details of its annual BUILD developer conference a couple of weeks back, with the 2012 event running from October 30 – November 2 at its campus in Redmond, Washington. If you’re keen to attend and can stomach the $1595 fee (rising to $2095 if you’re not an...
Microsoft's BUILD 2012 developer conference is now open for registrations

Salesforce.com confirms it has completed the acquisition of Buddy Media

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Salesforce.com has confirmed that it has completed the acquisition of Buddy Media more than two months after the enterprise software giant first confirmed that the deal to buy the social media-focused site had been reached. No price is given in the announcement, which was made early but only added to...
Salesforce.com confirms it has completed the acquisition of Buddy Media

Fund Takes Stake in Microsoft

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A hedge-fund executive disclosed that his firm owns about $2 billion in Microsoft stock, stating that the value of the software giant's businesses wasn't appreciated by other investors....
Fund Takes Stake in Microsoft

This week at Microsoft: Windows 8, Outlook.com, and Metro's demise

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Happy Friday, dear friends. As we do every week, this post is a short look back at TNW’s coverage of Microsoft’s last seven days. Often, the post is light, as the Redmond-based software giant may have had a quiet week. Not this time. That in mind, and as always, check...
This week at Microsoft: Windows 8, Outlook.com, and Metro's demise

iPad Mini may be unveiled on Oct. 23 -- stealing limelight from Microsoft's Surface

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Most recently in the iPad Mini rumor mill, we heard that Apple was going to send out invites on October 10 for an event on the 17th. Well that date has come and gone without a peep from Apple. Now it looks like the company may be aiming for...
iPad Mini may be unveiled on Oct. 23 -- stealing limelight from Microsoft's Surface
Patent reveals Microsoft’s detachable dual display technology
Google’s Siri competitor to called ‘Assistant,’ report claims

As Microsoft scores another patent win over Motorola in Germany, will Google give in and license?

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Microsoft has secured its third patent lawsuit win against Google’s Motorola Mobility in as many months after Judge Voss, representing the Mannheim Regional Court, ruled that Motorola had infringed on Microsoft’s File Allocation Table (FAT) patent. Patent expert Florian Mueller reports that as a result of the ruling — which covers...
As Microsoft scores another patent win over Motorola in Germany, will Google give in and license?

Microsoft reportedly mulls bid for Nook Media's digital assets

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The software giant is considering paying up to $1 billion for certain digital assets of the joint venture, according to Internal documents obtained by Tech Crunch. [Read more]...
Microsoft reportedly mulls bid for Nook Media's digital assets

Microsoft Facing Quarterly Loss On Failed Ad Business

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Microsoft is writing down $6.2 billion on its 2007 purchase of aQuantive, an online ad serving system. According to the Guardian this places the software giant at risk of an accounting-based quarterly loss (when its sales and profitability had aimed it at a profit...
Microsoft Facing Quarterly Loss On Failed Ad Business
Motorola wins injunction against Windows 7 and Xbox 360 in Germany
Surface Pro sales begin on February 9th in the US and Canada, starting at $899

This is ridiculous: Microsoft no longer accepts long passwords, shortens them for you

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Microsoft doesn’t like it if you use long passwords in Hotmail. In fact, the software giant won’t let you use a really long one anymore, and recently started prompting users to only enter the first 16 characters of their password. As you can see in the screenshot above, courtesy of...
This is ridiculous: Microsoft no longer accepts long passwords, shortens them for you
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