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Topic: Microsoft

Apple's iPhone 5c 'failure flop' outsold Blackberry, Windows Phone and every Android flagship in Q4

03/22/2014, 07:03 am

From the constant harping about the supposed "failure" of Apple's iPhone 5c, you'd think the phone is selling poorly. The reality is that middle tier model, while dramatically less popular than Apple's top of the line iPhone 5s, still managed to outsell every Blackberry, every Windows Phone and every Android flagship in the winter quarter, including Samsung's Galaxy S4.

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Microsoft releases free OneNote information organizer on Apple's Mac App Store

03/17/2014, 11:03 am

Microsoft on Monday released an all-new Mac OS X edition of its popular OneNote application for free on the Mac App Store, taking the venerable digital notebook cross-platform amid stiff competition from Silicon Valley startup Evernote.

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Microsoft to release free version of OneNote for Mac later this month - report

03/12/2014, 11:03 am

In an effort to directly take on popular cross-platform note taking application Evernote, Microsoft will finally be bringing its OneNote service to the Mac later this month in the form of a free app, according to a new report.

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Microsoft working to bring Xbox Live service to iOS, taking on Apple's Game Center

03/03/2014, 05:03 pm

Microsoft's Xbox Live social gaming service is set to go cross-platform, reaching beyond the Xbox consoles and Windows devices to Apple's iOS, and also Google's Android.

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Apple, Inc. sold more computers than all of Microsoft's Windows PC partners in December quarter

02/13/2014, 06:02 pm

Seven years after entering the mobile computing market with iPhone, the Cupertino-based company has now reached a peak of building and selling more computers than all of Microsoft's Windows licensees put together.

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Microsoft considering allowing Android apps to run on Windows - report

02/12/2014, 03:02 pm

In an effort to bolster its struggling Windows platforms, Microsoft is said to be "seriously considering" allowing Android applications to run in both the traditional Windows environment, as well as on the Windows Phone mobile platform.

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Microsoft officially names Satya Nadella CEO, Bill Gates steps down as chairman

02/04/2014, 11:02 am

Veteran Microsoft executive Satya Nadella will immediately replace retiring CEO Steve Ballmer while company founder Bill Gates will relinquish his position as chairman to take on a more active, product-focused role, the company announced on Tuesday.

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Microsoft reportedly ready to name new CEO, may replace Bill Gates as chairman

01/30/2014, 05:01 pm

After months of searching, Microsoft is reportedly on the verge of naming Satya Nadella as CEO, while the company's board mulls replacing Bill Gates as chairman.

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'Cortana,' Microsoft's Siri competitor, to go public in April - report

01/17/2014, 01:01 pm

Following in the footsteps of Siri and Google Now, Microsoft looks to be on track to release its own personal digital assistant --dubbed Cortana --later this spring.

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Microsoft considering Ericsson CEO to replace Steve Ballmer

01/16/2014, 10:01 am

In its ongoing effort to find a replacement for outgoing chief executive Steve Ballmer, Microsoft is now said to be considering Hans Vestberg, CEO of Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson.

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Editorial: 2013 was a terrible year for both Apple's competitors and its media critics

12/28/2013, 07:12 pm

Tech blogs and mainstream media reports in 2013 consistently presented Apple as beset by a series of unsolvable problems, from flagging sales and slipping market share to a generalized lack of innovation. In hindsight, the media was disastrously, egregiously wrong about the horses it chose to back in the technology market this year. Perhaps they'll do a better job in 2014.

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Steve Ballmer boasts profitability, reveals personal living room push in Microsoft exit interview

12/11/2013, 10:12 am

With Steve Ballmer's days left at Microsoft dwindling down, the outgoing CEO has participated in a new interview reflecting on his legacy, in which he boasts how profitable he made the company's business, and takes credit for the company's buzz-generating, but not particularly profitable, Xbox division.

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Topsy purchase gives Apple access to Twitter data Google doesn't have

12/03/2013, 08:12 am

While the exact purpose behind Apple's newly announced acquisition of social media data firm Topsy remains unknown, the acquired company is one of a handful of firms with access to exclusive data from Twitter the likes of which Google does not have.

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Microsoft's project 'Threshold' to further converge PC, phone & Xbox platforms

12/02/2013, 01:12 pm

Microsoft plans to continue to blur the lines between its traditional Windows PC platform, its Windows Phone mobile platform, and its Xbox One game console operating system with a forthcoming update codenamed "Threshold," according to a new report.

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Microsoft's new Surface ad calls out iPad over 'hands free' gestures, multiple user accounts

11/27/2013, 01:11 am

In what seems to be a never ending stream of vitriol against Apple's iPad, Microsoft on Tuesday released two more commercials bashing the iPad Air over its lack of features compared to the Surface 2.

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Former Microsoft CTO creates beautiful culinary app exclusively for iPad

11/14/2013, 03:11 pm

Microsoft's former chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold loves both science and food, a combination that resulted in Modernist Cuisine, a six volume foodie encyclopedia that's now available in a digital form exclusively as an iPad app.

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Microsoft Surface ad fails to Excel at math, according to Apple's Numbers

11/10/2013, 07:11 am

Less than a month after a Microsoft PR executive dismissed Apple's Pages, Numbers and Keynote productivity software as "watered down imitation apps," the company has erected giant billboards depicting its own Excel failing to add seven numbers correctly on a Surface tablet.

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Microsoft counters Apple's free iWork suite by bolstering its Office Web Apps

11/07/2013, 11:11 am

Following a major, free update to Apple's iWork productivity suite for Mac, iOS and Web, Microsoft responded this week with its own significant updates to the company's Web-based Office applications.

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Impressions: Working with Microsoft's Surface 2 & Type Cover 2

10/26/2013, 12:10 pm

In positioning its Surface tablets against the iPad, Microsoft has attempted to convince consumers that its devices are better built for productivity, while Apple's lineup is simply meant for media consumption. We decided to put Microsoft's claims to the test, and spent a few days using the Surface 2 in a work environment.

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Windows 7 driving enterprise PC sales, but Apple's new iPads expected to again hurt PC growth

10/25/2013, 10:10 am

Enterprise demand for PCs running Windows 7, Microsoft's previous-generation operating system, is currently boosting the overall PC market, but sales are expected to once again take a hit after the introduction of Apple's new iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display.

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