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Topic: Microsoft

Microsoft sells over half of its $1 billion AOL patent portfolio to Facebook

04/23/2012, 05:04 pm

Microsoft has signed a deal with Facebook to sell the social networking site $550 million worth of patents from the over $1 billion portfolio it recently acquired from AOL.

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Microsoft pulls Office 2011 SP2 AutoUpdate for Mac

04/20/2012, 10:04 pm

A little over a week after releasing an update to its Office 2011 for Mac, Microsoft has stopped pushing out auto-updates for Service Pack 2 over a flaw that corrupts identity databases in the company's Outlook mail client.

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Nokia reports $1.7 billion loss, "challenging" market for new Windows Phone 7 Lumia

04/19/2012, 11:04 am

Nokia reported net sales down 29 percent compared to the year ago quarter, along with a 1.3 billion Euro loss ($1.7 billion US) on what it called "mixed" sales of new Lumia phones running Windows Phone 7.

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Intel & Microsoft hope to push iPad's global market share under 50% in 2013

04/18/2012, 08:04 am

Both Microsoft and Intel are said to have been working closely with PC makers in hopes of pushing Apple's iPad to less than 50 percent of the global tablet market by mid-2013.

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Greenpeace slams Apple's iCloud for relying 'heavily on dirty energy'

04/17/2012, 10:04 am

A new report from Greenpeace accuses Apple of lagging behind other technology companies, such as Facebook and Google, in utilizing environmentally friendly power for its cloud-based services.

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Microsoft reveals 'Windows RT' as name of ARM-based version of Windows 8

04/16/2012, 10:04 pm

Microsoft on Monday revealed that there will be three editions of its next-generation desktop operating system: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT.

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Latest Mac trojan spreads through Microsoft Word documents

04/16/2012, 08:04 am

A new version of a backdoor trojan for Apple's OS X operating system takes advantage of an exploit in Microsoft Word to spread.

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Nokia warns of 'disappointing' smartphone sales in first half of 2012

04/11/2012, 10:04 am

Nokia on Wednesday issued a warning to investors that it was lowering its outlook for the first half of 2012 after the first quarter of the year proved "disappointing."

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Briefly: New Apple Store downtime sign; Lumia 900 free after data glitch

04/11/2012, 03:04 am

Apple's Online Store was down on Tuesday night and the company took the opportunity to roll out a new "We'll be back" sign. Also, Nokia is now offering a $100 credit on its $99 Lumia 900 flagship smartphone after a software bug affecting data connections was discovered.

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Apple's iPad projected to control 61% of tablet market in 2012

04/10/2012, 03:04 pm

New tablet sales projections from Gartner call for Apple to sell nearly 73 million iPads in 2012, and to remain the market leader through 2016.

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Facebook expected to join Apple, Google & Microsoft on Nasdaq

04/06/2012, 08:04 am

Facebook's forthcoming initial public offering is expected to be offered on the Nasdaq Stock Market, joining a host of other major technology companies like Apple, Microsoft and Google.

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Apple's iOS, Google's Android grow to 80% of US smartphone market

04/03/2012, 02:04 pm

Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile platforms continued to grow over the last three months, accounting for 80.3 percent of the U.S. smartphone market.

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European Commission investigating Motorola for suspected patent abuse

04/03/2012, 08:04 am

The European Commission announced on Tuesday that it has opened two formal investigations against Motorola Mobility, which were spurred by complaints from Apple and Microsoft.

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EU considering Apple, Microsoft complaints against Motorola

04/02/2012, 05:04 pm

The European Commission is deciding whether to act on complaints from Apple and Microsoft over Motorola's alleged abuse of standard-essential patents to keep ahead of competition.

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Nokia kicks off Windows Phone 7 campaign with Antennagate teaser spot

04/02/2012, 04:04 pm

In an effort to draw attention to its new Lumia branded Windows Phone 7 phones, Nokia has joined AT&T in preparing for a high profile launch, apparently starting with new spots that attempt to resurrect 2010's Antennagate.

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IDC predicts Apple's iOS to grow to 17% of all smart connected devices in 2016

03/28/2012, 10:03 pm

A new analysis combining PCs, tablets and smartphones into one category of "smart connected devices" projects iOS devices will grow from a 14.6 percent share of the market in 2011 to 17.3 percent in 2016.

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Microsoft rumored to stop funding employee purchases of Apple's iPads, Macs

03/21/2012, 12:03 pm

An e-mail claimed to be sent to Microsoft's employees states that they will no longer be able to use company funds to buy Apple's iPads or Macs.

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First wave of Windows 8 tablets rumored to arrive in October

03/21/2012, 01:03 am

On the heels of a report that Microsoft is aiming to release Windows 8 in September or October, a new rumor claims first-tier tablet vendors will launch their first Windows 8 devices in October.

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Microsoft eyes October Windows 8 launch amid growing competition

03/20/2012, 05:03 pm

As Microsoft scrambles to finish its next generation Windows 8 tablet and desktop operating system, some analysts say that the Redmond, Wash., company must launch by October to avoid being overrun by mounting competition from Apple and Google's Android.

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Microsoft challenging licensing of OnLive's Windows 7 virtualization for iPad

03/08/2012, 06:03 pm

After bringing Windows 7 to iPad as a virtualized desktop, OnLive is facing scrutiny by Microsoft over the legitimacy of its software licensing.

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