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Live-action Halo "TV series" coming to Xbox One

Microsoft Renews Relevance With Machine Learning Technology

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Microsoft is incorporating advanced computing technologies into many of its products, allowing users to comb huge amounts of data and get recommendations based on their habits....
Microsoft Renews Relevance With Machine Learning Technology

RIM signs deal to license Microsoft exFAT technology

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Microsoft issued a statement today announcing a new licensing deal with Research In Motion (RIM). RIM will be licensing Microsoft's exFAT file system for use in BlackBerry mobile devices. With the deal between Microsoft and RIM, RIM will be able to incorporate exFAT into its BlackBerry devices to allow...
RIM signs deal to license Microsoft exFAT technology

iPad Retina display trumps Microsoft Surface, display expert says

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A display expert has debunked claims from Microsoft engineers that the Surface tablet display is sharper than the Retina display on the new iPad due to its use of ClearType technology. Microsoft Surface The Surface with Windows RT will start shipping October 26 with a 10.6-inch, 366-by-768-pixel display, while...
iPad Retina display trumps Microsoft Surface, display expert says

Microsoft: Windows 8 running on ARM chips will only support 4 desktop apps

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Today, Microsoft announced, formally, its plan for desktop app support on ARM-based Windows 8 machines. You aren’t going to like it. According to reporting on AllThingsD, only four desktop apps will run on Windows 8 machines that employ an ARM chip: Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote. All other desktop applications will...
Microsoft: Windows 8 running on ARM chips will only support 4 desktop apps

13 Weird Research Projects Microsoft Employed A Bunch Of Scientists To Study (MSFT)

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Like most major tech companies, Microsoft has a big research division geared toward solving some of the most complicated problems in computing. But Microsoft is also spending a lot of time and money employing scientists to solve other problems — like why scammers always say they are from Nigeria. We...
13 Weird Research Projects Microsoft Employed A Bunch Of Scientists To Study (MSFT)

Microsoft Launches YouthSpark to Empower 300 Million Kids Through Technology

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Microsoft said Thursday that it will invest about $500 million over three years to fund YouthSpark, a program designed to give 300 million kids around the world opportunities they wouldn't otherwise have. Closing The "Opportunity Divide" Brad Smith, Microsoft's executive vice president for legal and corporate affairs, said in a...
Microsoft Launches YouthSpark to Empower 300 Million Kids Through Technology

ITC Clears Microsoft's Xbox in Patent Case

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An administrative law judge ruled on Friday that Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox doesn’t infringe on wireless patents owned by Motorola Mobility, another in a series of legal decisions that could quiet patent litigation surrounding popular consumer electronic devices. The International Trade Commission judge determined the technology Microsoft uses for wireless communication...
ITC Clears Microsoft's Xbox in Patent Case
Qualcomm and Microsoft dole out Windows on ARM PCs to developers

Microsoft shares hit five-year high despite Windows 8 flop

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With solid earnings and big growth in corporate sales and cloud-computing technology, Microsoft's stock reaches levels not seen since 2007. [Read more]...
Microsoft shares hit five-year high despite Windows 8 flop

UPDATE: Steve Ballmer Treks To Hollywood To Tout Xbox One To TV Moguls And Agents

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EXCLUSIVE 10 AM… UPDATEd 12:30 PM : Deadline has learned the meetings were an intimate preview of the new Xbox One capabilities before next week’s E3 confab where secretive Microsoft will unveil details of the device’s technology. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was escorted by his entertainment studios president Nancy Tellem for the visit late last...
UPDATE: Steve Ballmer Treks To Hollywood To Tout Xbox One To TV Moguls And Agents

Microsoft Certification Turns 20 Today

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Today, Microsoft celebrates 20 years of Microsoft Certification. With a focus on bringing change to people’s work and to their lives, the Redmond-based company recognizes over 7 million people all around the world who are certified on Microsoft technology. Microsoft also announced a yearlong tribute, called “20 Years|20 Ways,&rdqu......
Microsoft Certification Turns 20 Today

Internet Explorer 10 is now live for Windows 7, bringing speed bumps and boosted standards compliance

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If you are a Windows 7 user that is frustrated with Chrome, today may be your lucky day. This morning Microsoft has released Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 in a total of 95 languages Internet Explorer 10, released first for Windows 8, is an obvious piece of software for...
Internet Explorer 10 is now live for Windows 7, bringing speed bumps and boosted standards compliance

Google's Got Microsoft In A Headlock: Pay $4 Billion A Year Or Stop Selling Xbox (GOOG, MSFT)

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The game Google is playing in court against Microsoft is absolutely brilliant. Today a judge will hear a case between Motorola Mobility and Microsoft, reports Reuters. Microsoft says that Motorola Mobility wants to charge it $4 billion A YEAR in royalties for patents Motorola holds on WiFi and video technology....
Google's Got Microsoft In A Headlock: Pay $4 Billion A Year Or Stop Selling Xbox (GOOG, MSFT)

Most Tech Startups Aren't Really 'Tech' Businesses At All

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Most of the potential "technology entrepreneurs" I meet aren't interested in launching technology companies. "What?" you ask. Let me explain: At its essence, most tech entrepreneurs are focused on addressing a specific, unmet market need. And, believe it or not, they tend to want their underlying technology to be off-the-shelf....
Most Tech Startups Aren't Really 'Tech' Businesses At All

Copyright Maximalism: Turning Satirical Works Into Ridiculous Reality

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Last week, we discussed Microsoft's patent filing on a content distribution system that counted heads and charged license fees accordingly. Utilizing the Kinect or some other unnamed technology, Microsoft had the beginnings of the copyright industries' wildest dreams: an opportunity to treat the public's living rooms like theaters and collect...
Copyright Maximalism: Turning Satirical Works Into Ridiculous Reality

Microsoft shows a new futuristic vision with huge touchscreens & Siri-like voice interactions (video)

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Microsoft has debuted a new video that shows what it imagines the future of technology will hold in the next five to ten years, and it includes massive touchscreens, Siri-like voice controls, and Microsoft’s Surface tablet. While Microsoft has shown us several astounding visions of the future before, this...
Microsoft shows a new futuristic vision with huge touchscreens & Siri-like voice interactions (video)

Microsoft joins Apple in EU complaints over Motorola patents

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Microsoft Deputy General Counsel Dave Heiner in a posting confirmed company was echoing Apple's strategy and filing a formal complaint against Motorola with the European Commission. The new dispute, like Apple's, alleges that Motorola is abusing standards-based patents by trying to charge unreasonable rates to license technology. Microsoft's case centered...
Microsoft joins Apple in EU complaints over Motorola patents

Switched On: Sell the hardware, attract the apps

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Microsoft has finally revealed details on the pricing for the all-singing, all-dancing Surface RT. True to Steve Ballmer's word, the Windows RT device is priced competitively with the iPad. It is, in fact, the same price as...
Switched On: Sell the hardware, attract the apps

Will One Company Become the Dominant Player in Cloud Computing?

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With each new milestone in technological evolution we've seen a company emerge as the clear leader. In the current landscape, we observe this happening in several key parts of the marketplace including networking, search and operating systems. Cloud computing is a new disruptive force that makes us ask the question...
Will One Company Become the Dominant Player in Cloud Computing?

7 ways Windows Server 2012 pays for itself

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Windows Server 2012 is a monumental release packed with new features that touch every facet of the operating system. You'll see changes ranging from how data is stored on disk to the protocol for moving data between client and server and much more in between. The major design themes...
7 ways Windows Server 2012 pays for itself

Switched On: Competing by hook or by Nook

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Microsoft has a long history of supporting bitter rivals -- even those that have long publicly disparaged the company, offering funds to Nokia, Corel and, most famously, Apple. It also has a long history of supporting e-reading....
Switched On: Competing by hook or by Nook

Microsoft takes $6.2 billion write-down over aQuantive

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Conceding that its giant acquisition of aQuantive Inc. hasn’t worked out as planned, Microsoft says it will write down the value of goodwill in its Online Services Division by a whopping $6.2 billion — almost as much as it paid for the Seattle-based online advertising company back in 2007, then...
Microsoft takes $6.2 billion write-down over aQuantive

Microsoft Prevails Against Google in ITC Xbox Case

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A federal trade panel has ruled that Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox doesn’t infringe on wireless patents owned by Motorola Mobility, another in a series of legal decisions that could quiet patent litigation surrounding popular consumer electronic devices. The International Trade Commission determined the technology Microsoft uses for wireless communication with the...
Microsoft Prevails Against Google in ITC Xbox Case

European court upholds $1B antitrust fine vs. Microsoft

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Microsoft lost its bid to overturn a 2008 antitrust fine in Europe this morning, as the General Court of the European Union largely upheld the European Commission’s decision to impose a penalty of more than $1 billion against the company. Read the court’s statement summarizing its decision here: PDF The...
European court upholds $1B antitrust fine vs. Microsoft

Can you hear them now? Windows Phone hires Verizon campaign vet

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Thom Gruhler Microsoft’s newest Windows Phone marketing executive, Thom Gruhler, is no stranger to advertising in the mobile industry. In fact, you’ve probably had a hard time avoiding his work. As an executive with McCann Worldgroup, the 42-year-old was for eight years the global leader of the agency’s Verizon business,...
Can you hear them now? Windows Phone hires Verizon campaign vet

The DeanBeat: the game platform wars revolve around the humble controller

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A simple video game controller could be the key to unlocking huge markets for games and disrupting existing platforms. That’s the conclusion of Charles Huang, co-creator of Guitar Hero and the founder of mobile game controller company Green Throttle Games, which came out of stealth this week with a...
The DeanBeat: the game platform wars revolve around the humble controller

Microsoft To Introduce Multi-Touch And Pen Devices Based On Perceptive Pixel Technology

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Microsoft plans to offer devices based on Perceptive Pixel technology that uses both pen and touch to create what is equivalent to the human as the user interface. Microsoft General Manager Jeff Han, who sold Perceptive Pixel to Microsoft earlier this year, hinted at the news with a slide in...
Microsoft To Introduce Multi-Touch And Pen Devices Based On Perceptive Pixel Technology
Windows 8 phones home, tells Microsoft every time you install a program

Microsoft officially releases Tag, its mobile barcode technology

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Microsoft Tag, a mobile barcoding service that the company first talked about 18 months ago, is getting its official launch today. To date, Microsoft says that more than one billion Tags have been created, establishing a new channel for people to obtain information about products or services in the real...
Microsoft officially releases Tag, its mobile barcode technology
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?