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Topic: Microsoft

Nokia unveils Lumia 920 with 4.5" display, PureView camera

09/05/2012, 12:09 pm

Nokia on Wednesday announced its new flagship smartphone, the Lumia 920, with a 4.5-inch display, 1.5-gigahertz dual-core processor, and Microsoft's latest Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system.

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Parallels 8 now available with 30% faster 3D graphics, 25% faster Windows startup

09/04/2012, 08:09 am

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac officially launched to the public on Tuesday, offering new features like support for Apple's Retina display MacBook Pro, along with improved performance and faster startup times.

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Apple's OS X passes Windows Vista in worldwide usage

09/03/2012, 08:09 am

Total Web usage of Apple's OS X operating system has exceeded Microsoft's Windows Vista, while for the first time, Windows 7 has topped Windows XP to become the world's largest operating system.

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Microsoft's new logo emphasizes Windows, Metro

08/23/2012, 10:08 am

For the first time in 25 years, Microsoft has updated its logo, with a tiled symbol that evokes the logo for its Windows operating system, as well as the new tile-driven Metro interface being pushed by the company.

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Apple tops Microsoft to become most valuable company ever

08/20/2012, 12:08 pm

Apple's continued strong market performance has made it the most valuable stock by market capitalization ever, besting a record set by Microsoft in 1999.

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iPad demand expected to contribute to HP's largest-ever quarterly loss

08/20/2012, 12:08 pm

Facing declining PC sales in the wake of Apple's iPad, Hewlett-Packard this week is expected to report a record quarterly loss of nearly $9 billion.

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Apple licensed iPhone, iPad patents to Microsoft, with "anti-clone" restriction

08/13/2012, 02:08 pm

Apple's patent licensing director Boris Teksler testified that the company licensed a series of patents to Microsoft, but failed to reach a licensing agreement with Samsung despite reaching out to the company in October of 2010.

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iPad will keep eating away PC market, despite Windows 8 "excitement"

08/07/2012, 01:08 pm

Outside of Apple's Macs, sales in the global PC market have remained stagnant for several quarters, with many predicting a rebound after Microsoft ships Windows 8. But that's not going to stop the decline, an analyst with Barclays states.

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Google, Microsoft fight over standards to rival Apple's FaceTime

08/07/2012, 12:08 pm

Almost two years after Apple introduced FaceTime, Google and Microsoft are battling to introduce their own video chat acquisitions as new Internet web standards, while FaceTime remains proprietary to Apple.

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Microsoft still taking Apple on head-to-head in continued retail expansion

08/02/2012, 10:08 am

Microsoft continues to aggressively expand its retail presence, building new stores in close proximity to Apple's existing retail locations.

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Blizzard joins Valve in panning Microsoft's Windows 8

07/27/2012, 04:07 pm

An executive at Blizzard, the developer of hit games like "World of Warcraft" and "Diablo III," has joined in to deride Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8 operating system.

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Valve's Gabe Newell predicts Windows 8 will be a 'catastrophe'

07/26/2012, 11:07 am

The co-founder of hit game maker Valve believes that Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8 operating system will spell disaster PC makers, some of which he believes will exit the market altogether.

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Samsung smartphone shipments estimated at 52M, doubling Apple's iPhone

07/26/2012, 09:07 am

A new estimate pegs Samsung's smartphone shipments for the second quarter of calendar 2012 at 52.1 million, which would be twice the 26 million iPhones Apple sold during the same period.

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Apple's iPad grows to 68% of global tablet shipments in Q2 2012

07/25/2012, 03:07 pm

A total of 25 million tablets were shipped worldwide in the second quarter of 2012 as Apple's iPad increased its market share, accounting for 68 percent of all shipments.

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Apple's iOS takes 'dramatic lead' over Android in enterprise apps

07/24/2012, 02:07 pm

For developers, Android is becoming more of a consumer-oriented platform, while iOS has taken the lead in business, according to a new survey.

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Microsoft posts first quarterly loss in company history

07/19/2012, 07:07 pm

Despite beating Wall Street expectations for the second calendar quarter of 2012, Microsoft on Thursday reported its first-ever quarterly loss since the software giant went public in 1986.

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Microsoft has no plans to release Office for Mac 2013

07/18/2012, 08:07 pm

When Microsoft recently announced an Office for Mac 2011 update was in the works it also confirmed that OS X users would not be able to take advantage of the newer Office 2013 as the software suite is reserved for Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines only.

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Windows 8 to launch on Oct. 26 with new hardware in tow

07/18/2012, 05:07 pm

It was revealed during Microsot's annual sales meeting that the company's next-generation operating system will hit shelves on Oct. 26 meaning new hardware will shortly follow including the Surface tablet.

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Updated My Xbox LIVE iOS app brings console control to iPad

07/17/2012, 03:07 am

In an update to its Xbox LIVE iOS app on Tuesday, Microsoft added support for the iPad bringing remote control capabilities first seen in the app's iPhone version to Apple's tablet.

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Nokia halves price of Lumia 900 as Windows Phone struggles persist

07/16/2012, 02:07 pm

Nokia has cut in half the price of its flagship Lumia 900 smartphone, a device won't run Microsoft's forthcoming Windows Phone 8 platform refresh.

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