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News on Microsoft (Ticker: MSFT) continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

1 hr ago | Business Journal

Microsoft rebuffs N.Y. judge, won't turn over Irish emails

Microsoft Corp. said it will defy a New York judge's order to hand over emails stored at its data center in Ireland.

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1 hr ago | CIO

4 Smartphone OSs Fighting for Survival

The smartphone operating system market is dominated by Android and iOS, but you can never count out Microsoft, so let's say that Windows Phone, despite lagging in market share, rounds out the Big Three.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Google

1 hr ago | InformationWeek

Microsoft Product Placement: 4 Awkward Moments

To tech companies, product placement has become increasingly mandatory, especially as BYOD and other recent consumer-centric trends have begun to influence enterprise IT spending and policies .

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft

5 hrs ago | AmericanBankingNews.com

Short Interest in Microsoft Decreases By 3.6%

Shares of Microsoft saw a large decline in short interest in August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 86,181,905 shares, a decline of 3.6% from the July 31st total of 89,401,631 shares, Stock Ratings Network reports.

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5 hrs ago | BetaNews

China gives Microsoft 20 days to play ball in antitrust probe

China is turning up the heat in its antitrust probe into Microsoft, with the authorities laying down a deadline for Redmond to respond regarding allegations of the software giant unfairly leveraging its products.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

5 hrs ago | Computer Weekly

Natural Resources Wales takes to the cloud with Microsoft

Natural Resources Wales has started using Microsoft's cloud applications including Office 365 and Azure as part of its IT transformation programme.

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Related Topix: Tellme, Startups, Microsoft, Environment, Science, CIO News

8 hrs ago | MacRumors

Microsoft's New Cortana vs. Siri Ad Shows Off HTC One M8 for Windows, Mapping Features

Microsoft today launched a new commercial comparing its Cortana virtual assistant and the HTC One M8 for Windows to Siri and the iPhone 5s, showing a variety of hardware features and software integration that isn't possible with Apple's device.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, iPhone

Mon Sep 01, 2014

BetaNews

Windows 8.x gains usage share at the expense of Windows XP

New data which was just posted by web analytics company NetMarketShare shows us that, in August, Windows 8.x managed to gain precious usage share in the desktop operating system market.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Microsoft Windows, Startups

BetaNews

Goodbye Windows, I'm sticking with Chrome OS

Earlier this summer I wrote about moving to a Chromebook -- I'm working from my porch and I want something easily portable.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

Wired

Out in the Open: Hackers Build a Skype That's Not Controlled by Microsoft

The web forum 4chan is known mostly as a place to share juvenile and, to put it mildly, politically incorrect images.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Startups, Microsoft, P2P

Small Business Trends

Microsoft Temporarily Cuts the Price on the Surface 2

Microsoft is cutting the price on its Surface 2 just a month after cuts to the prices of its Surface Pro 2 devices.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Amazon

WinBeta

Time Warner Cable customers unable to access certain Microsoft sites

Time Warner Cable has taken it to Twitter to provide customers with reassurance that they are looking into an issue that is causing difficulties when accessing a Microsoft website.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Twitter

I4U Future Technology News

Microsoft teases its Lumia 730 'selfie phone' again

After being teased last month, Microsoft is cajoling its new Lumia phone again today by posting what appears to be a picture of a selfie, further corroborating reports that Microsoft is launching a "selfie phone," dubbed the Lumia 730.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft

Ubergizmo

Microsoft Teases Upcoming Nokia Selfie Phone

According to previous leaks and rumors, word on the street has it that Microsoft has a new Nokia Lumia handset in the works that could be aimed at users who enjoy taking selfies.

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Related Topix: Startups, Gadgets

GoMo News

Microsoft kills off MSN Messenger

It appears that Microsoft has decided to call a complete halt to its legacy IM [Instant Messaging] service which started out life as MSN Messenger and eventually mutated into Windows Live Messenger.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Reuters

China gives Microsoft 20 days to provide explanation in anti-trust probe

The State Administration for Industry and Commerce questioned Microsoft Vice President David Chen and gave the company a deadline to make an explanation, the agency said in a short statement on its website.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, SAIC, Software, CloudShield Technologies, Forterra Systems, Reveal Imaging Technologies

ABS-CBN News

Microsoft will not hand over overseas email, despite order

A judge on Friday lifted a suspension on her order directing Microsoft Corp to turn over a customer's emails stored overseas to U.S. prosecutors, but the software company said it would not release any emails while it appeals the ruling.

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WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Farm at Prophetstown suspends some operations

The joy of conference calls is that you can do them from anywhere with a phone line or an internet connection--no more being chained to boardrooms or flying across the country to attend meetings.

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Related Topix: Prophetstown, IL, Startups, Google, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Marketing

Ubergizmo

Cyanogen Reportedly Being Courted By Microsoft

The Cyanogen team is behind the most popular custom ROMs developed for Android smartphones and tablets.

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Related Topix: Startups, Gadgets

Customer Interaction Solutions

Microsoft resists court order to hand over foreign-held emails [ITP.net (United Arab Emirates)]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) A US judge on Friday lifted a suspension on her order to Microsoft Corp to hand over emails stored in an Ireland-based data centre to US prosecutors, but Redmond said it would not hand over the data while it appeals the decision, Reuters reported.

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Related Topix: Startups, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, World News

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