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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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Windows 8 hits 100 million sales, Microsoft working to address user complaints

05/07/2013, 09:05 am

Even as Microsoft's Windows 8 reached a milestone in passing 100 million licenses sold, the software giant is preparing to rework its latest operating system in order to address the realities of a drastically changed computing market.

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Editorial: Apple's iOS is the new Windows

05/04/2013, 06:05 pm

Over the last six months, Apple earned $22 billion on revenues of over $98 billion, while selling 85 million iPhones and 42 million iPads globally. The profits Apple is now earning in mobile dwarf the best mobile profit performance records set by Nokia in 2008 by more than a factor of three. Why are Apple's competitors not beating back its advances?

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Slow start for Surface has Microsoft cautiously prepping smaller next-gen models - report

05/02/2013, 09:05 am

Microsoft is said to be planning to introduce its second generation of Surface tablets with smaller displays this June, but the company is reportedly taking a "cautious" approach after the initial models got off to a lukewarm start.

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IDC: iPad dipped to 40% of tablet shipments in Q1 2013

05/01/2013, 02:05 pm

Apple's iPad fell to 39.6 percent of total worldwide tablet shipments in the first quarter of calendar 2013, according to the latest market data from research firm IDC.

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Microsoft Windows Phone commercial mocks Apple-Samsung wars to promote Nokia Lumia

04/29/2013, 01:04 pm

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 platform may have stumbled out of the gates, but that hasn't stopped the software giant from poking fun at smartphone industry-leading rivals Samsung and Apple in a new commercial touting Nokia's Lumia 920.

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Windows 8 tablets grab 7% of shipments, Apple's iPad still controls nearly half

04/25/2013, 03:04 pm

Apple's iPad offerings continue to dominate the tablet segment, but tablets running Windows 8 have had a small impact, accounting for one in fourteen tablets shipped in the first quarter of 2013.

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