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Topic: Microsoft

EU fines Microsoft 561M euros for not giving customers a choice of browser

03/06/2013, 09:03 am

Microsoft's penalties with the European Union continue to grow, as the organization hit the Windows maker with another 561-million euro fine on Wednesday.

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Study finds mobile gaming on the rise among developers, interest in consoles waning

02/28/2013, 03:02 pm

Mobile platforms running iOS and Android are increasingly popular among North American game developers, according to a new study, while traditional consoles and their portable counterparts are seeing less interest.

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Sony's PlayStation 4 follows Mac OS X lead, in contrast to Apple's Post-PC direction

02/21/2013, 07:02 am

Sony's plans for its new PlayStation 4 gaming console closely follow Apple's development path for Mac OS X over the last decade. However, Apple's focus has shifted from OS X to iOS, following a "Post PC" trend that began to emerge in 2007.

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Gates disappointed at Microsoft's performance in mobile computing, calls for change

02/18/2013, 06:02 pm

Microsoft's chairman Bill Gates says the software giant hasn't been innovative enough with regard to the new era of mobile computing, saying the company's initial approach was "clearly a mistake."

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Microsoft raises Office for Mac 2011 prices, pushes customers toward Office 365

02/18/2013, 05:02 pm

Three weeks after Microsoft released Office 365 Home Premium, a subscription-based service that gives Macs, PCs and Windows tablets access to the complete set of Office applications, it was discovered that the Redmond company quietly upped the price of single use Office for Mac copies by as much as 17 percent.

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Apple reduced federal lobbying to $2M in 2012

02/18/2013, 01:02 pm

Apple's lobbying efforts in Washington D.C. were scaled back 13 percent in 2012 to $2 million, a sum below many of the iPhone maker's peers.

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Microsoft: 'No Plan B' as Surface struggles against iPad

02/14/2013, 04:02 pm

If Microsoft's Surface tablets fail to take off, the company does not have a backup plan so much as a plan to keep tweaking its approach until Surface succeeds, according to the company's chief financial officer.

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Microsoft leaving $2.5 billion per year on the table by holding back Office from iPad

02/14/2013, 02:02 pm

Microsoft's reluctance to bring its industry-standard Office productivity suite to Apple's iPad may give the software giant a modicum of leverage in the new computing environment, but one analyst says that policy means Microsoft is leaving $2.5 billion a year on the table.

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Apple says fix for iOS 6.1 Exchange syncing bug coming soon

02/13/2013, 11:02 pm

In an update to its support webpage on Wednesday, Apple said that a problem causing iOS 6.1 devices to see syncing issues with Microsoft's Exchange Server has been identified and a fix will be made available in an forthcoming update.

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Microsoft recommends blocking iOS 6.1 users due to Exchange Server issue

02/12/2013, 05:02 pm

In a post to its support webpage on Tuesday, Microsoft addressed a mailbox syncing issue some users are seeing with Exchange Server 2010, suggesting that administrators block or throttle devices running iOS 6.1 until the problem is fixed.

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Microsoft fixes 'Office for Mac 2011' licensing bug in update

02/12/2013, 12:02 am

Microsoft on Monday issued an update to the company's latest Office for Mac suite of productivity software, fixing an issue caused by a recent bug fix released at the end of January.

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Apple called to testify in Australian price gouging probe

02/11/2013, 01:02 am

Tech heavyweights Apple, Microsoft and Adobe have been subpoenaed to a public hearing by the Australian government to address allegations of unfair pricing practices in that country.

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Microsoft sells out of Surface Pro, just like the Zune HD did in 2009

02/09/2013, 07:02 pm

Microsoft has announced "amazing" customer response to its tablet/notebook hybrid Surface Pro, and reports have noted that the higher end 128GB model has sold out in some locations "immediately" after going on sale, just as the Zune HD did in 2009.

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Test finds Surface Pro's storage space comparable to MacBook Air

02/07/2013, 10:02 pm

After wide-ranging media reports bashed Microsoft over questionable claims regarding the new Surface Pro's built-in flash storage, a side-by-side comparison between the tablet and Apple's 11.6-inch MacBook Air reveal the two devices share the same amount of disk space.

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Apple now nearly as big as Microsoft Windows in personal computing sales

02/07/2013, 06:02 pm

Apple has passed Microsoft in profitability and revenues, but now the company is approaching a new, nearly unfathomable milestone: surpassing Windows in terms of global personal computing unit share.

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Review roundup: Microsoft's Surface Pro is about compromises

02/05/2013, 09:02 pm

With Microsoft's Surface Pro about to hit store shelves, review embargoes have been lifted and tech writers across the web are releasing their thoughts on the company's second ever attempt at building a personal computer.

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Dell going private in $24.4B deal, aided by $2B loan from Microsoft

02/05/2013, 09:02 am

Computer maker Dell announced on Tuesday that it would be going private in a $24.4 billion deal involving a private equity firm and software giant Microsoft.

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59% of iPhone users spend more than $100 per month on carrier bills

01/30/2013, 09:01 am

iPhone users have the highest carrier bills among all smartphone platforms, with with 10 percent spending more than $200 per month with their carrier.

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Microsoft's Surface Pro to ship with as little as 36% of advertised storage available to users

01/29/2013, 05:01 pm

Microsoft has promised its Surface RT follow-up, the Surface Pro, to be a full-featured Windows 8 tablet complete with a host of built-in apps, but the operating system and software will take up as much as 64 percent of the device's onboard storage depending on the model.

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Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium installs on up to 5 devices for $99.99 a year

01/29/2013, 09:01 am

Microsoft on Tuesday announced worldwide availability of Office 365 Home Premium for both Mac and PC, ushering in what the company called a "reinvention" of its flagship productivity suite with a new subscription-based plan offering access on up to five devices.

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