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Microsoft Stores kicking off Black Friday sales on Thursday

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The Microsoft Store will start Black Friday earlier than most retailers by kicking off its sales extravaganza online on Thanksgiving Day starting at 12 a.m. Pacific time. It's not clear if there will be a difference between the sales online on Thursday and those at Microsoft Store locations on...
Microsoft Stores kicking off Black Friday sales on Thursday
Microsoft prices Office 2013 at $99.99 -- a year

Fujitsu Launches Big Data Software Suite, Targets US$1 Billion in Yearly Sales

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Fujitsu said Monday it will release a set of software suite tools aimed at processing and analyzing huge sets of diverse information known as big data....
Fujitsu Launches Big Data Software Suite, Targets US$1 Billion in Yearly Sales

Facebook halts U.K. release of HTC First as it remodels Home

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Bring on the hard hats. The social network is in construction-only mode, working to repair its Android software suite before trying to take over more phones. [Read more]...
Facebook halts U.K. release of HTC First as it remodels Home
Leaked video: New Microsoft Office Suite reveals cloud features

Second generation Razer Blade hands-on

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Razer's second attempt at a gaming laptop is just as sleek as its first try, and even more powerful. The second generation Razer Blade -- Razer Blade 2.0, we're calling it -- packs some serious hardware: an unannounced Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M graphics (a big step...
Second generation Razer Blade hands-on

Apple releases free updates for iWork, iMovie and GarageBand for iPad, pricing remains the same

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As part of its new iPad announcement, Apple released an update to its iLife software suite – iWork series, GarageBand and iMovies. Despite the update, pricing for new downloads remains unchanged at $9.99 for each app, while existing clients can get a free upgrade. The main changes to iWork are...
Apple releases free updates for iWork, iMovie and GarageBand for iPad, pricing remains the same

Intel to Bring TRIM Support to RAID SSDs with RST 11.5/11.6 Driver

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Intel will soon update its Rapid Storage Technology (RST) software suite to version 11.5 which, among other features, will also bring support for the TRIM command when using two or more SSDs setup to work in a RAID array. The TRIM command was specially designed to inform solid-state drives which...
Intel to Bring TRIM Support to RAID SSDs with RST 11.5/11.6 Driver
99designs & a trademark ain't one, or, the surprising relaunch of Pro Tools

Important vulnerability fix rolled out in Microsoft Office update

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Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out updates for both the 2008 and 2011 versions of its Office for Mac software suite, most importantly bringing a fix for vulnerabilities that allowed an attacker to overwrite a computer's memory with malicious code....
Important vulnerability fix rolled out in Microsoft Office update

Buddy Media acquires Brighter Option to bring ad management to software suite

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Social media management software company Buddy Media acquired Facebook Ads API partner Brighter Option to provide a comprehensive software package for marketers, the company announced today. Buddy Media now offers Facebook ad creation and optimization tools along with its social publishing, moderation, analytics and application software. The company says it...
Buddy Media acquires Brighter Option to bring ad management to software suite

ConceptDraw's flowcharting suite gets upgraded with better project handling, organization, and more

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CS Odessa, the creators of ConceptDraw, the business process diagramming software, has released an update to its PRO software. The upgraded version integrates with ConceptDraw’s Office software suite to let users better plan their projects using its visual interface. If you’ve ever been a fan of whiteboarding and sketching out your ideas,...
ConceptDraw's flowcharting suite gets upgraded with better project handling, organization, and more

Security firm VirusTotal snapped up by Google

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Startup cybersecurity firm VirusTotal has been acquired by Google, in a move likely to assist in protecting its Internet services from attack. The security aggregator's software runs every available protection software suite on a questioned document, then distributes the results, allowing for a broad cross-section of industry analysts to examine...
Security firm VirusTotal snapped up by Google
Moxie’s Spaces brings customers closer to your business’ social network

Microsoft brings Retina display support to Office for Mac

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Microsoft brought Office for Mac 2011 up to speed with Mountain Lion this summer, and it's now back with another update that finally adds support for the MacBook Pro's Retina display. That comes courtesy of version 14.2.4 of the software suite, and that added sharpness naturally extends across Word,...
Microsoft brings Retina display support to Office for Mac

Kinect for Windows launches Windows 8 support, improves API access, and moves into the Chinese market

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Today the Kinect for Windows team announced a slew of updates to its core software suite, and began support for the Chinese market, a large new region that it hopes will expand its reach and total penetration. TNW spoke to the Kinect team on the update, which it described as...
Kinect for Windows launches Windows 8 support, improves API access, and moves into the Chinese market

MacBook Users Say Microsoft Office Is "Practically Unusable" On Retina Display (MSFT, AAPL)

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MacBook Pro users are lobbying Microsoft to make Microsoft Office work better with the high-resolution Retina Display screen used in Apple's latest MacBook Pro computers, reports Gregg Keizer at Computerworld. Complaints started rolling in as comments on a July 25 blog post by the Office for Mac team. That post...
MacBook Users Say Microsoft Office Is "Practically Unusable" On Retina Display (MSFT, AAPL)
With $141 Cariden buy-up, Cisco's acquisition spree continues

MakeOffer: Investor LaunchEquity proposes to buy music tech firm MakeMusic for $13.5m

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Private investment management firm LaunchEquity Partners has submitted a proposal to NASDAQ-listed music technology company MakeMusic to acquire its operating assets, excluding cash, and assume all related liabilities for $13.5 million. LaunchEquity and certain of its affiliates currently own roughly 27.7 percent of MakeMusic’s outstanding common stock, and their proposal...
MakeOffer: Investor LaunchEquity proposes to buy music tech firm MakeMusic for $13.5m
Nitro, the other PDF software company, raises $3.5 million

Trackur Launches Free Version Of Its Social Media Monitoring Tool

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Trackur, a bootstrapped startup founded by Internet marketing consultant and writer Andy Beal, up until now offered only paid versions of its online reputation management and social media monitoring tools, albeit with free trial periods. Today, the fledgling company is introducing an entirely gratis version of the Web-based software suite,...
Trackur Launches Free Version Of Its Social Media Monitoring Tool

Millennial Media Acquires TapMetrics

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Though it has been rumored to be an acquisition target, after the sales of AdMob to Google and Quattro Wireless to Apple, Millennial Media is doing some buying of its own. That would be its just announced acquisition of TapMetrics, a San Francisco-based mobile analytics firm. Terms of the transaction...
Millennial Media Acquires TapMetrics

This 5-Year-Old Kid Just Spent Over $2,500 In 5-Minute iPad App Buying Spree

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Wherein tiny digits cost a U.K. family big, big bucks. A 5-year-old child in the U.K. astonished and dismayed his parents after running up a bill of £1,710.43 (over $2,500) in just five minutes by making a sequence of expensive in-app purchases in an otherwise free iPad game. He...
This 5-Year-Old Kid Just Spent Over $2,500 In 5-Minute iPad App Buying Spree

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

Leaked video promises Office 15 on a crane, on a train, in a boat, potentially with a goat

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What's this, then? It's purported a leaked promotional video for Office 15, the upcoming version of Microsoft's perennial favorite software suite. Not surprisingly, the animated short, which was "pulled from beta software," talks up the software's cloud functionality. "It's your Office," says the chipper voice. "It goes wherever you...
Leaked video promises Office 15 on a crane, on a train, in a boat, potentially with a goat

Facebook Home takes up residence outside U.S.

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The social network has packed up its software suite and shipped it to Android users abroad. [Read more]...
Facebook Home takes up residence outside U.S.
How to get your own preview of Office 2013

FBI Spying On... FarmVille?

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The FBI just announced plans to ramp up their social media monitoring, data mining, and analysis. The surprising thing is that they haven't done so already.The FBI wants to step up their monitoring of social media. Earlier this month the bureau posted a Request for Information (RFI) from potential vendors...
FBI Spying On... FarmVille?

Now two years old, LibreOffice is going strong

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It's almost difficult to imagine that two years ago, LibreOffice was a newcomer to the world of office productivity software, having only just been forked from the longstanding OpenOffice.org suite that so many people had come to know and love. Just a year later, all signs were already suggesting...
Now two years old, LibreOffice is going strong
‘Anonymous’ hackers leak Norton AntiVirus source code
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