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Another Italian city announces it's ditching Microsoft Windows for open source

The City of Udine is moving from Windows for OpenOffice - and may soon ditch Microsoft at an operating system level too. If there's one thing that obsesses local government organizations in recession-ridden Italy nowadays, it's cutting spending.

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Related Topix: Italy, World News, Microsoft Windows, Science / Technology, Startups, Microsoft, Computers, Microsoft Office

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Small Business Trends

Getty Sues Microsoft: Why It Is Risky to Grab Images Off the Web

Microsoft has removed its Bing Image Widget after Getty Images, a major provider of licensed photos, sued the tech giant recently. That removal by the Redmond, Wash., tech giant came only a few days after Getty Images sued Microsoft in U.S. District Court.

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Related Topix: Startups, Getty Images, Redmond, WA, panels, Internet, Science / Technology, Small Business, Personal Finance

AmericanBankingNews.com

Microsoft Rating Increased to Outperform at RBC Capital

Microsoft traded down 0.97% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $46.24. The stock had a trading volume of 37,630,816 shares.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach

Sometimes a woman can be hard to find - if you're looking for one behind the wheel of a taxi in New York City. Sometimes a woman can be hard to find - if you're looking for one behind the wheel of a taxi in New York City.

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Related Topix: Minecraft, Video Games, Startups, Chemistry, Science, Tampa, FL

Business Journal

The 'devices and services' era is dead. Microsoft is all about people now, Nadella says

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke Monday, Sept. 15 at the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce meeting at the Westin Seattle.

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Silicon Alley Insider

Leaked Screenshots Show Microsoft's Virtual Assistant Cortana Is Likely Coming To Windows 9

After the Windows 8 largely failed to convince Windows 7 users to upgrade, Microsoft seems to be shaping Windows 9 into a mixture of old and new. One of Windows 9's new features could actually be something we've never seen on PCs and laptops, and that's Microsoft's virtual assistant, Cortana.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Laptops/Notebooks

Edmonton Journal

Microsoft to acquire Minecraft game maker for $2.5 billion

Check out pictures from the Kaleido Family Arts Festival held Sept. 13, 2014 on Alberta Avenue.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Minecraft, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Redmond, WA, Slightly Mad Studios, CARS

WATE-TV Knoxville

Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker for $2.5 billion

After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack... President Barack Obama on Monday will bestow the Medal of Honor on a pair of soldiers for their acts of bravery in the Vietnam War. By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A funeral will be held Thursday for a Pennsylvania State Police trooper who was killed in an ambush outside his barracks.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Minecraft, Video Games, Medal of Honor, Telltale Games, Jurassic Park, Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Weather

South China Morning Post

Weibo: Conspiracy theorists chat up Microsoft defection, iPhone 6 delay

Doug Young has lived and worked in China for 15 years, much of that as a journalist for Reuters writing about Chinese companies. He currently lives in Shanghai where he teaches financial journalism at Fudan University.

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Related Topix: Tellme, Tellme Networks, Startups, Groove Commerce, Sentillion, iPhone

International Business Times

'Minecraft PS Vita,' PS4 And Xbox One Updates And More On The Microsoft Deal

Coders rest in the Mojang company office in Stockholm January 21, 2013. A pool table, a pinball machine, board games and Lego dot the offices of Mojang, the small Swedish company behind the wildly popular Minecraft video game, and one of its founders is wearing a tuxedo and purple tie on a recent "formal Friday".

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Related Topix: Minecraft, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, X360, Games, Board Game, Startups

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Geekzone

Microsoft Azure: Cloud for the rest of us

Cloud computing is great. Yet anything beyond Dropbox, OneDrive or iCloud can be daunting for those of us who aren't IT professionals.

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Related Topix: Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Amazon, Science, Computer Science, Dropbox, Startups, Microsoft

Daily Mail

Rowan Pelling's sex column: Why is our sex life out of sync?

American who tore up tourist visa so he could be imprisoned 'to experience human rights abuses in North Korean prison' is sentenced to six-years hard labor Former U.S. air stewardess flying from New York to London for her honeymoon kicked cabin crew and shouted: 'F*** off.

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Related Topix: Human Sexuality, North Korea, World News, Asia, Startups

Cinema Blend News

Microsoft Testing Xbox One, Xbox 360 Game Streaming, Could Compete With PS Now

Microsoft had previously mentioned about utilizing their Azure cloud services for more than just offloading server data and hosting multiplayer games through titles like Titanfall . The company hinted at cloud streaming before, but new information indicates that they may be taking a similar approach to streaming in the same way that Sony is approaching the market with PlayStation Now.

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Related Topix: Halo, 343 Industries, Microsoft Game Studios, Video Games, Game., X360, Startups, Microsoft Xbox, Titanfall, Respawn Entertainment

Network World

Zero-day opens the way to hack back against fake Microsoft tech support scammers

While most stories about trolling scammers are amusing, it's considerably less so when a creep scams your grandparents and you are their 24/7 free tech support who mops up the mess on their PC. That is exactly what happened to Matt Weeks, aka scriptjunkie , who then developed a zero-day exploit to counter-exploit the scammers .

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mail on Sunday

Microsoft to the rescue: Co-founders Paul Allen and Bill Gates...

'A message to the allies of America': British aid worker beheaded by ISIS after being forced to condemn UK government for backing U.S. foreign policy as 'Jihadi John' threatens another Briton is next 'The United States stands shoulder to shoulder with our close friend and ally in grief and resolve': President Obama promises to destroy ISIS in wake of beheading of British hostage British hackers as young as 16 calling themselves ISIS face extradition to U.S. 'for threatening to carry out school massacres' Inside jihadi boot camp: Islamist fighters in Syria release video of training program showing extremists abseiling down rock faces and descending zip wires Is the net closing on Jihadi John? Latest beheading video comes after days of claims special forces are on his tail Django Unchained actress and her white husband hit out at 'racist' cops who handcuffed her 'mistaking her for a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Startups, Bill Gates, Microsoft, Prison, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Wedding

NewsFactor

Is Microsoft Buying Minecraft for $2B?

The New York Times cited "people briefed on the discussions" as saying Microsoft is in advanced talks with creator Markus Persson, the brains behind the wildly popular game. In case you aren't familiar with Minecraft, it's a game about breaking and placing blocks and it's not just kids who love it.

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Related Topix: Minecraft, Video Games, Startups, Microsoft, Publishing, Media, New Times, The, Deep Silver, X360

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Examiner.com

IPM Global releases suite of project control tools with Microsoft Project

A powerful yet easy to use workflow engine from Microsoft is also a part of the platform and allows companies to automate their business processes saving valuable time for their project teams. IPM Global was recently recognized by Constructech Magazine as a technology leader by being given their prestigious CT 50 award.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Microsoft Office, Startups

BetaNews

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is a worldwide success -- strong sales cause limited supply

When Microsoft introduced the first Surface Pro to the world, the reception was tepid at best. This is understandable, as it was expensive, had a small screen and ran a much maligned operating system in Windows 8. In a short time however, Microsoft transformed the negative perceptions with a new CEO, Windows 8.1 and eventually, the much improved Surface Pro 3. Yes, the 3rd iteration was the game-changer that the world was waiting for.

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Cinema Blend News

Weekly Recap: Microsoft Buying Minecraft Studio And 5 Other Crazy Stories

The big talk of the week was all about Microsoft's potential acquisition of the independent studio that developed Minecraft , Mojang AB. The studio was founded by Markus 'Notch' Persson and made waves throughout the industry with the little game that blossomed into a huge brand.

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Related Topix: Minecraft, Video Games, Startups, Activision, Destiny, Bungie Software, Crytek, EA Games, Crysis, Electronic Arts, The Sims, The Sims Studio, X360

Joystiq

Rumor: Microsoft testing browser-connected Xbox games

In the future, you may not need a big black box with Xbox branding to play Xbox games, according to tech news blog Neowin; the site reports that Microsoft is currently testing the ability for users of an as-of-yet-unannounced service to play Xbox games via their web browser. If details are accurate, the service will function similar to OnLive , the cloud-based platform that renders games via its own hardware before streaming them to users at home.

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Related Topix: X360, Video Games, Microsoft Xbox, Startups

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