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Topic: Microsoft

Microsoft says Apple's 'post-PC' view is wrong, claims it's a 'PC+' era

07/12/2012, 04:07 pm

Speaking at the company's Worldwide Partner Conference on Wednesday, Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner refuted Apple's "post-PC" view of the current computing industry climate, instead dubbing it a "PC+" era.

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US PC shipments drop 6% as Apple posts 4% gain

07/11/2012, 04:07 pm

Estimated quarterly PC shipments show the overall U.S. market declined 5.7 percent year over year in the second quarter of 2012 while Apple grew 4.3 percent.

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New Java malware attacks Apple's OS X along with Windows, Linux

07/11/2012, 10:07 am

A new form of browser-based cross-platform malware can give hackers remote access to computers running Apple's OS X, Microsoft's Windows, and even Linux.

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Microsoft says Surface tablet is 'just a design point'

07/10/2012, 07:07 pm

At Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference, CEO Steve Ballmer refuted recent speculation that the company is looking to compete with Windows 8-licensing hardware makers by saying Surface is merely a reference design.

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Steve Ballmer says Microsoft plans to compete with Apple in every market

07/10/2012, 04:07 pm

Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has said in a new interview that his company is "not going to leave any stone unturned" in competing against Apple.

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Steve Wozniak on Microsoft Surface: 'Steve Jobs came back reincarnated at Microsoft'

07/09/2012, 04:07 pm

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak quips Steve Jobs "came back reincarnated at Microsoft" referring to the Redmond-based company's recent design breakthroughs that have culminated in the new Surface, a tablet which sports a marriage of art and technology reportedly befitting of the late tech guru.

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Microsoft announces Windows 8 will launch in October

07/09/2012, 03:07 pm

With OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion set to arrive this month, Apple's latest operating system will become available at least two months earlier than Microsoft's competing Windows 8.

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Bill Gates: There is 'a strong possibility' Apple needs a Surface-like device

07/03/2012, 06:07 pm

During a PBS interview on Monday night Microsoft founder Bill Gates said that Surface may prompt Apple to shift its iPad strategy in order to compete with the capabilities offered by the upcoming Windows 8 tablet.

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HP reportedly ditches Windows RT as Microsoft readies Surface

07/02/2012, 06:07 pm

According to unconfirmed reports, HP has scrapped plans to build Windows RT-based tablets which would have been direct competitors to Microsoft's own upcoming Surface tablet that was announced in June.

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Google Nexus 7 seen as threat to Microsoft Surface, not Apple's iPad

06/28/2012, 11:06 am

Google's new Nexus 7 tablet will increase competition in the tablet market and threaten Amazon's Kindle Fire and Microsoft Surface, but isn't expected to have an effect on sales of Apple's iPad.

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Microsoft faces 'major dilemma' pricing Surface tablets against iPad

06/25/2012, 12:06 pm

In order to compete with Apple's iPad, Microsoft may have to price its Surface tablet models so low that it will alienate its longstanding PC partners, according to a new analysis.

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PC makers hope Apple's iPad is delaying, not replacing notebook purchases

06/22/2012, 11:06 am

Notebook manufacturers are hopeful that the recent debut of Intel's Ivy Bridge processors, as well as the forthcoming launch of Windows 8, will boost laptop sales and counter the effect of Apple's iPad.

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Rumor: First Microsoft Surface tablet units to be Wi-Fi only

06/21/2012, 09:06 pm

Details regarding the final specs of Microsoft's Surface tablet have been scarce since the device was announced on Monday but it was revealed on Thursday that the first units to be sold will only be equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity.

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Microsoft Surface just a ploy to sell Windows 8, says Acer founder

06/21/2012, 08:06 pm

Acer founder Stan Shih on Wednesday referred to Microsoft's recently-announced Surface tablet as merely a tool to boost adoption of Windows 8, saying that the Redmond-based company has no real intention to enter the hardware game.

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Nokia woes expected to worsen as Lumia won't run Windows Phone 8

06/21/2012, 11:06 am

Nokia's current flagship phone, the Lumia 900, won't be upgradeable to Microsoft's new Windows Phone 8 platform, leading some to expect Nokia's troubles will grow even more.

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Microsoft Windows Phone 8 launches this fall with e-wallet support

06/20/2012, 01:06 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off of Windows Phone 8, set to launch this fall alongside Windows 8 for PCs and the new Surface tablet, featuring e-wallet support with NFC chips, as well as support for high-definition screens.

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PC makers hint at feelings of 'betrayal' over Microsoft's Surface tablet

06/20/2012, 02:06 am

Some within the PC industry are experiencing a "sense of betrayal" over the secrecy behind Microsoft's recently-unveiled Surface tablet, which will compete directly with Windows licensees, a new report claims.

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Aggressive pricing seen as key to Microsoft Surface's chance of success

06/19/2012, 08:06 am

Microsoft's new ARM-based Surface tablet will likely need to undercut the price of Apple's iPad in order to have a fair chance in the marketplace, analysts believe.

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Microsoft warned PC partners it was entering tablet hardware space

06/19/2012, 12:06 am

On the heels of the unveiling of Microsoft's Surface tablet, CEO Steve Ballmer has revealed that his company gave PC partners a heads up that it was going to begin producing its own tablet hardware.

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Microsoft unveils 'Surface' Windows 8 tablet

06/18/2012, 07:06 pm

Microsoft took the wraps off its Surface Windows 8 tablet on Monday at a last-minute special event in Los Angeles, marking the tech monolith's entrance into the iPad-dominated tablet market.

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