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Topic: Microsoft

Microsoft set to launch Xbox Music with free unlimited streaming

10/15/2012, 08:10 am

This week, Microsoft will step up its competition with Apple's iTunes with the launch of Xbox Music, a new service that offers unlimited streaming to Microsoft devices, including PCs running Windows 8.

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Microsoft, PC makers begin taking preorders for Windows 8 software & devices

10/12/2012, 03:10 pm

Microsoft continues to build toward the Oct. 26 launch of its new Windows 8 operating system, as it began taking preorders for the software on Friday, while PC makers also started accepting advance orders of their new Windows 8-powered machines.

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Microsoft expands Motorola patent case to target Google Maps

10/11/2012, 02:10 pm

Microsoft announced in a German court today that it would be expanding its patent infringement case against Motorola to include Google, specifically targeting the search giant's maps service for Android.

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UN roundtable tackles wireless patent disputes between Apple, Samsung, others

10/10/2012, 02:10 pm

Apple was joined by Google, Microsoft, Samsung and others in a meeting in Switzerland on Wednesday that discussed the potential patent litigation reform in the lawsuit-saturated wireless industry.

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Microsoft Office coming to Apple's iOS, Google's Android after March 2013 - report

10/10/2012, 10:10 am

A Microsoft product manager in the Czech Republic has reportedly indicated that native versions of Office for iOS and Android will arrive next year [updated]

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Microsoft begins guerrilla marketing campaign for Surface near Chicago Apple Store

10/05/2012, 12:10 pm

Microsoft has begun promoting its forthcoming Surface touchscreen tablets with an alternative, graffiti-style marketing campaign just a block away from an Apple Store in Chicago.

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Rapper's performance at Microsoft Store event cut short after destruction of several PCs

10/03/2012, 05:10 pm

A wild performance by Cleveland-based rapper Machine Gun Kelly, a.k.a. MGK, at a Microsoft retail store in Atlanta ended abruptly after the artist jumped on showroom tables, smashing a number of expensive laptops.

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Struggling Nokia may sell company headquarters in Finland

10/03/2012, 09:10 am

In yet another sign of how far it has fallen, Nokia is considering selling its corporate headquarters in Espoo, Finland, to cut costs.

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Microsoft adds Retina display support to Office for Mac 2011

09/19/2012, 03:09 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday updated its Office for Mac 2011 productivity suite to add Retina display support for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

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Nokia unveils Lumia 920 with 4.5" display, PureView camera

09/05/2012, 12:09 pm

Nokia on Wednesday announced its new flagship smartphone, the Lumia 920, with a 4.5-inch display, 1.5-gigahertz dual-core processor, and Microsoft's latest Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system.

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Parallels 8 now available with 30% faster 3D graphics, 25% faster Windows startup

09/04/2012, 08:09 am

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac officially launched to the public on Tuesday, offering new features like support for Apple's Retina display MacBook Pro, along with improved performance and faster startup times.

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Apple's OS X passes Windows Vista in worldwide usage

09/03/2012, 08:09 am

Total Web usage of Apple's OS X operating system has exceeded Microsoft's Windows Vista, while for the first time, Windows 7 has topped Windows XP to become the world's largest operating system.

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Microsoft's new logo emphasizes Windows, Metro

08/23/2012, 10:08 am

For the first time in 25 years, Microsoft has updated its logo, with a tiled symbol that evokes the logo for its Windows operating system, as well as the new tile-driven Metro interface being pushed by the company.

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Apple tops Microsoft to become most valuable company ever

08/20/2012, 12:08 pm

Apple's continued strong market performance has made it the most valuable stock by market capitalization ever, besting a record set by Microsoft in 1999.

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iPad demand expected to contribute to HP's largest-ever quarterly loss

08/20/2012, 12:08 pm

Facing declining PC sales in the wake of Apple's iPad, Hewlett-Packard this week is expected to report a record quarterly loss of nearly $9 billion.

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Apple licensed iPhone, iPad patents to Microsoft, with "anti-clone" restriction

08/13/2012, 02:08 pm

Apple's patent licensing director Boris Teksler testified that the company licensed a series of patents to Microsoft, but failed to reach a licensing agreement with Samsung despite reaching out to the company in October of 2010.

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iPad will keep eating away PC market, despite Windows 8 "excitement"

08/07/2012, 01:08 pm

Outside of Apple's Macs, sales in the global PC market have remained stagnant for several quarters, with many predicting a rebound after Microsoft ships Windows 8. But that's not going to stop the decline, an analyst with Barclays states.

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Google, Microsoft fight over standards to rival Apple's FaceTime

08/07/2012, 12:08 pm

Almost two years after Apple introduced FaceTime, Google and Microsoft are battling to introduce their own video chat acquisitions as new Internet web standards, while FaceTime remains proprietary to Apple.

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Microsoft still taking Apple on head-to-head in continued retail expansion

08/02/2012, 10:08 am

Microsoft continues to aggressively expand its retail presence, building new stores in close proximity to Apple's existing retail locations.

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Blizzard joins Valve in panning Microsoft's Windows 8

07/27/2012, 04:07 pm

An executive at Blizzard, the developer of hit games like "World of Warcraft" and "Diablo III," has joined in to deride Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8 operating system.

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