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Topic: Microsoft

Rumor: Apple's iCloud to be powered by Microsoft, Amazon servers

09/03/2011, 02:09 am

Apple's upcoming iCloud service is rumored to rely on both Microsoft's Azure and Amazon's AWS for hosting, as the company has played to its strength of building a consumer-facing experience rather than becoming a cloud provider.

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Kodak patent sale attracting 'large numbers' of interested buyers

08/31/2011, 01:08 am

Eastman Kodak revealed this week that interest in the company's digital imaging patents is high, as numerous people are seriously considering buying the patent collection.

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Apple continues to gain US smartphone share as iOS hits 27%

08/30/2011, 03:08 pm

Apple's stateside share of the smartphone market continued to grow last quarter, with the iPhone representing 27 percent of the domestic mobile operating system market.

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Briefly: Mac OS X 10.7.2 build; iOS market share; Starbucks promotion

08/22/2011, 10:08 pm

Apple recently issued a new build of Mac OS X 10.7.2 along with the eighth beta release of iCloud for Lion. Also, Research in Motion and Microsoft suffered heavy market share losses last quarter as Apple's iOS and Google's Android continue to grow. Finally, Starbucks is said to be adding TV shows and extended e-book previews, in addition to apps and music, as part of its "Pick of the Week" promotions.

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Microsoft shocked to find interest in Windows Phone 7

08/22/2011, 04:08 pm

After Microsoft's head of Windows Phone 7 offered free phones and training to any published webOS developers, he reported being "caught a bit flatfooted" to find 500 people interested in actually taking him up on the offer.

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Microsoft exec says PC 'not even middle-aged,' rejects post-PC label

08/20/2011, 10:08 pm

A Microsoft executive has spoken up in defense of the PC, insisting that the industry is in the "PC plus" era and rejecting the label of "Post-PC."

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Microsoft courting webOS developers with free phones

08/19/2011, 09:08 pm

Microsoft is looking to capitalize on HP's webOS failures by offering free phones, developer tools and training to developers left stranded by the demise of the platform.

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Apple, Microsoft and Intel to bid on 15 million unit tablet deal

08/18/2011, 05:08 pm

Apple, Microsoft and Intel are considering making a bid for a Turkish government project that would see the winning company build and supply of up to 15 million tablets, over four years, to school children.

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Microsoft reveals team working on Windows 8 'App Store'

08/17/2011, 11:08 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday revealed that it will follow in Apple's footsteps by building an "App Store" for the next generation of its flagship OS, codenamed Windows 8.

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Microsoft rewrites 10K filing to depict Apple as significant competitor

08/15/2011, 07:08 pm

Microsoft revamped this year's 10K filing with the Securities Exchange Commission to remove mention of Linux, Mozilla and Opera as significant competitors and amplify the role of Apple as a competitor in both software and online services.

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Motorola purchase gives Google 17K issued, 7.5K filed patents

08/15/2011, 09:08 am

With its purchase of Motorola Mobility, Google will acquire nearly 25,000 patents, including 17,000 issued, giving it greater leverage in the lawsuit-saturated Android landscape.

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Apple's Mac lineup seen taking 4.5% of PC sales in 2011, 5.2% in 2015

08/09/2011, 11:08 am

Apple's line of Mac computers are seen making further market share gains in the coming years, growing to 4.5 percent of sales in 2011, and 5.2 percent of new PCs sold in 2015.

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Microsoft says Google refused to join the Novell patent consortium

08/04/2011, 12:08 am

In response to a public complaint by Google accusing Apple and Microsoft of a patent-wielding conspiracy to hold back its Android platform, Microsoft's general counsel has pointed out that Google rebuffed an invitation to join the consortium, apparently with the hope of obtaining all of the Novell patents for itself.

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DoJ ramping up antitrust probe of $4.5B Nortel patent purchase by Apple, others

07/29/2011, 09:07 pm

Even as Nortel announced the completion of the sale of its 6,000 patents to a group of tech giants including Apple, Microsoft and Research in Motion, the U.S. Department of Justice is said to be intensifying an investigation into whether the deal would unfairly disrupt competitors.

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First Windows Phone 7 'Mango' handsets rumored to challenge iPhone 5 in Sept.

07/28/2011, 11:07 pm

On the heels of news that Microsoft's "Mango" update for Windows Phone 7 has been released to manufacturing, industry sources claim HTC, Samsung and LG will launch the first Mango-based smartphones in September, presumably coordinated to directly compete with Apple's next-generation iPhone.

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Office for Mac update to add versions, auto-save, full-screen for Lion

07/28/2011, 12:07 pm

Microsoft has revealed that a forthcoming update for Office for Mac 2011 will add support for new features in Mac OS X 10.7, including versions, auto-save and full-screen.

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Microsoft's Windows revenues disappoint with 2% decline in fiscal 2011

07/21/2011, 10:07 pm

After Microsoft on Thursday announced record revenue of $17.37 billion, analysts quickly voiced concerns over the news that revenue from the company's Windows division declined 2 percent in fiscal 2011.

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Apple paid $2.6B lion's share of $4.5B Nortel patent acquisition

07/21/2011, 12:07 pm

Apple supplied more than half of the $4.5 billion paid by a consortium of companies to acquire Nortel's patent portfolio, new regulatory filings show.

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46% of smartphone buyers prefer Apple's iOS, 32% choose Google Android

07/18/2011, 08:07 am

Among consumers who plan to buy a smartphone in the next three months, the iPhone is the top choice, with nearly half of all prospective buyers choosing Apple.

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Microsoft plans to counter Apple by building 75 retail stores in 2-3 years

07/13/2011, 04:07 pm

Microsoft plans to massively expand its retail presence in the U.S. in the next 2 to 3 years, with an aggressive goal of 75 new stores to take on Apple's own retail operations.

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