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Topic: Microsoft

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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Editorial: Apple's billions are building an empire for the future

05/18/2013, 06:05 pm

Given that Apple now sits on well over $144.7 billion in liquid resources, there's lots of discussion about how the company could or should be spending it. What Apple is already doing with its cash is actually more interesting.

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IDC: Apple's iOS fell to 17% of smartphones shipped in Q1, Windows Phone passed BlackBerry

05/16/2013, 08:05 am

Gains made by Google's Android platform chipped away at the smartphone market share of Apple's iOS in the first quarter of 2013, while Microsoft's slow-growing Windows Phone managed to surpass BlackBerry in the battle for third place.

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Google tells Microsoft to take down unofficial YouTube app from Windows Phone store due to lack of ads [u]

05/15/2013, 08:05 pm

Google's YouTube on Wednesday sent a cease and desist letter to Microsoft requesting the company remove the made-for-Windows Phone YouTube client app from its store, citing a number of reasons for the takedown, one of which being an inability to garner advertising revenue.

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Doing double duty, Nokia announces new high-end, low-end handsets

05/10/2013, 02:05 pm

Reaching for any way to regain share lost to Apple and other competitors, Nokia on Friday revealed a new version of its flagship Lumia handset, redesigned and exclusive to Verizon, capping off a week in which it also looked to tackle the low end of the smartphone market with $99 phones.

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Microsoft wants iTunes for Windows 8; Apple not interested

05/10/2013, 09:05 am

Microsoft would love for Apple to bring iTunes one of the world's most popular software offerings to its Windows 8 "Metro" platform, but executives at the Redmond giant say Windows 8 users shouldn't expect a touch-friendly version of the application any time soon.

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Microsoft brings Office 365 support to Office for Mac 2011 in software update

05/07/2013, 09:05 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday updated Office for Mac 2011, the long-in-the-tooth productivity suite tailored to machines running Apple's OS X, with bug fixes, features and compatibility with the Office 365 subscription service.

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Smartphone companies, including Apple, have little to show for patent litigation

05/07/2013, 10:05 am

An all-out patent litigation war between the biggest players in the smartphone industry, including Apple, Samsung, Motorola and Microsoft, has yielded very little for all parties involved.

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