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Topic: Microsoft

'One Microsoft' realignment focuses on devices and services

07/11/2013, 10:07 am

Microsoft on Thursday unveiled a sweeping company-wide restructuring plan that Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said will enable the company to "innovate with greater speed, efficiency and capability."

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Touting Windows 8, Microsoft pokes Apple's iPad again over multitasking

07/09/2013, 06:07 pm

Still looking to carve out a space for itself in the new wave of mobile computing, Microsoft is once again taking shots at Apple's iPad, this time pointing out Windows 8 devices' ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time.

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Microsoft eyed as potential buyer of Nook business as Barnes & Noble CEO resigns

07/09/2013, 08:07 am

Market watchers believe Microsoft could swoop in to buy Barnes & Noble's Nook tablet business after the struggling bookseller has parted ways with its CEO and signaled plans to restructure.

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Windows 8 install base surpasses Vista, still trails all Mac OS X installs

07/01/2013, 02:07 pm

Coming off of a relatively strong month, Microsoft's Windows 8 has surpassed the much-maligned and six-year-old Windows Vista inWeb usage, though slow uptake of the new system means that it still lags behind the total install base of Apple's OS X.

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Microsoft's Xbox chief departs for Zynga after used game controversy

07/01/2013, 01:07 pm

Microsoft hopes to take a dominant role in the living room this fall with the launch of the Xbox One, but Don Mattrick, the executive who recently introduced the new game console and media center to the world, has reportedly left the company ahead of that launch for a position at Zynga.

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Mailbox gains iPhone landscape mode, Google Hangouts supports hotlinks

06/27/2013, 12:06 pm

A trio of popular iOS apps were updated on Thursday with major new features, as Mailbox has added a landscape mode on iPhone, Google Hangouts now includes support for tapping on links and inviting friends to chat via text message, and Skype now offers free video messaging.

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Looking to breathe life into Windows, Microsoft shows off 8.1 update with Start Menu

06/26/2013, 03:06 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday launched its latest effort to reverse the fortunes of its Windows platform, showing off a line of new devices and unveiling Windows 8.1, a new build designed to boost interest in the company's underperforming Windows 8.

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Microsoft to bring 'Age of Empires' to iOS, more titles may follow

06/24/2013, 11:06 pm

Microsoft is planning to bring a number of its PC gaming titles to Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile platforms, with "Age of Empires" already confirmed to be the first of a possible series of ports.

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Microsoft said plotting 'major restructuring' with reorganization to happen as soon as July 1

06/24/2013, 07:06 pm

As it struggles to adjust to the new mobile computing paradigm, software giant Microsoft is said to be mulling a shift in its organizational structure that may leave it better prepared to take on the likes of the iPad, iPhone, and Android devices.

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Report: Microsoft almost bought Nokia's hardware division, talks broke down in June

06/19/2013, 06:06 pm

Looking to gain ground on Apple's iPhone and devices running Android, Microsoft was reportedly close to purchasing Finnish phone maker Nokia's device business, with discussions going on as recently as this month.

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Microsoft undercuts Apple in education, selling Surface RT for $199

06/18/2013, 10:06 am

Attempting to carve out a niche for its low-selling Surface RT, Microsoft took a step into Apple's territory this week, offering the device to schools and universities for as low as $199.

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Skype Video Messages come to Apple's iOS, OS X

06/17/2013, 02:06 pm

Skype on Monday rolled out its new video messaging functionality for a number of platforms, including Apple's iOS and Mac, allowing users the ability to send up to three minutes of prerecorded video for free.

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Microsoft once again uses Siri to hawk Windows 8 tablets

06/14/2013, 06:06 pm

In yet another ad meant to sway new tablet buyers away from Apple, and toward the brave new world of Windows 8, Microsoft has once again enlisted Siri to pitch their product, this time for Dell's XPS 10 tablet.

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Office comes to iOS: Microsoft releases Office 365 app for iPhone

06/14/2013, 05:06 am

Microsoft on Friday released its Office Mobile 365 app for Apple's iPhone, allowing users with subscriptions to the productivity suite to access Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on the go.

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Following Apple, Microsoft to open mini-stores in Best Buy

06/13/2013, 01:06 pm

Much as the Redmond giant attempted to do with its own dedicated retail locations, Microsoft will now follow Apple's lead in opening mini-stores in Best Buy retail locations across North America.

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer personally visits Hollywood to sell studios on Xbox One

06/04/2013, 03:06 pm

In an effort to sell television studios on his company's forthcoming Xbox One game console and media center, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer personally paid a visit to Hollywood last week.

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Microsoft to slash Windows RT licensing fees in effort to boost soft sales - report

06/03/2013, 08:06 pm

Unable to gain much traction against Apple's iPad so far, Microsoft is cutting the licensing fees for its mobile-targeted Windows RT operating system, hoping that if manufacturers are able to make less expensive devices, the platform could show signs of life.

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Microsoft caught lying about tablet size in comparison to Apple's iPad

05/23/2013, 03:05 pm

In an attempt to draw interest away from Apple's iPad, Microsoft has set up a tablet comparison page that falsely presents the iPad as having a smaller screen than a Windows tablet with less screen area.

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New Microsoft Windows 8 ad turns Apple's Siri against her maker

05/22/2013, 08:05 pm

A recently aired Microsoft ad pits a tablet running the company's Windows 8 against the iPad, with the spot featuring an unlikely narrator: Apple's Siri virtual assistant.

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Microsoft unveils 'Xbox One,' a voice-controlled all-in-one entertainment hub

05/21/2013, 01:05 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled its next-generation home game console dubbed the "Xbox One," a device that aims to go beyond gaming and become the center of a consumer's living room entertainment experience.

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