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

2 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

More than half of Australians play at work: Microsoft

Microsoft commissioned market research company Ipsos MediaCT Australia to survey Australians in May 2014.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

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Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

6 hrs ago | WKBT

Microsoft considers new name for Internet Explorer

In an "Ask Me Anything" chat on Reddit last week, engineers from Microsoft's Internet Explorer team fielded questions about the world's most infamous Web browser.

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Related Topix: Tellme, Startups, Microsoft, Reddit, Microsoft Windows, Science / Technology

10 hrs ago | TechCrunch

Microsoft Tailors OneNote For Android Tablets, Updates OneNote For Windows

Fresh out this morning is a tablet optimized version of OneNote for Android, and several new features to OneNote for Windows.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft

12 hrs ago | Neowin.net

Steve Ballmer has stepped down from Microsoft's Board

This is a big move for Ballmer who is now fully separated from the company's management but you can bet that he still has Nadella's personal phone number.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Bill Gates, Personal Finance, Retirement

12 hrs ago | Reuters

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer leaves board

Former Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer will leave the software company's board with immediate effect, Microsoft said on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Startups

12 hrs ago | KING-TV Seattle

Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, bringing to a close 34 years with the software giant.

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Related Topix: Startups, Seattle, WA

15 hrs ago | CIO

The 5 most anticipated smartphone launches coming in September

September is shaping up to be a very exciting month for smartphone buyers around the world: We know that Motorola Mobility, Microsoft, Sony and Samsung Electronics will all launch new smartphones, and it looks like Apple will join the party too.

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Related Topix: Startups, Cameras

20 hrs ago | Business Journal

The Morning Rundown: Microsoft's Azure cloud service suffered hours-long outage

Microsoft's cloud-computing service Azure suffered a global outage yesterday, perhaps striking a blow to CEO Satya Nadella 's aspirations to dominate the cloud-services industry.

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Related Topix: Startups, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Amazon, Google

20 hrs ago | Business Journal

Up To Speed: Microsoft's Azure cloud service suffered hours-long outage

Microsoft's cloud-computing service Azure suffered a global outage yesterday, perhaps striking a blow to CEO Satya Nadella 's aspirations to dominate the cloud services industry.

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Related Topix: Tellme, Tellme Networks, Startups, Groove Commerce, Sentillion, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology

23 hrs ago | BetaNews

Microsoft shows Xbox One owners some love -- brings MTV and reddit to the console

In my day, video game consoles were made for video games. There was no confusion over which box did what.

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Related Topix: Video Games, X360, Microsoft Xbox, Startups, Richard Simmons, SCEI, PlayStation 4, SCEE

Mon Aug 18, 2014

CMSWire

Coralling Non-Microsoft Content in the Cloud

Ten years ago, Yahoo and Google offered rapid creation of free file sharing and collaboration spaces - perfect for group papers, sports teams, families - in short, any group of people who needed to see a common, centralized set of files.

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Related Topix: Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Dropbox

Bellingham Herald

Microsoft co-founder gives $500K to gun initiative

His Aug. 11 donation to Initiative 594 was made public when it posted on the state's Public Disclosure Commission website Monday afternoon.

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PC Magazine

Microsoft Azure Outages Felt Around the Globe

Microsoft Azure customers around the globe were on Monday experiencing interruptions to core services provided by the cloud application platform , including various cloud services and website hosting, as well as backup and site recovery.

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Related Topix: Tellme, Startups

Silicon Alley Insider

Here's A Sign That Windows Phone Could Become Successful After All

While Internet pundits have been making a compelling case lately on why Microsoft should just kill Windows Phone, here's a hopeful sign for the device: Nadella's plan to give the software away for free to manufacturers is working.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

WinBeta

Microsoft attempts to take on Chromebook with new HP device, specs leaked

Microsoft hasn't really made it's fear of Chromebooks a secret. After all, the company embarked on an entire campaign that focused on the Google OS-running laptops.

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Related Topix: Laptops/Notebooks, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Startups

WebWire

Microsoft Matter Center for Office 365 boosts law firm productivity

Addressing the unique document management and collaboration requirements of today's legal professionals, Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced a preview version of Matter Center for Office 365 at the International Legal Technology Association annual conference in Nashville, Tenn.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft

ComputerWorld

New Microsoft same as the old Microsoft

For all the talk by its CEO about a new and different Microsoft, the company's revenue and profit engines remain untouched, with money-making software groups tied to hardware-intensive divisions that increasingly drag down the firm's overall margin.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Securities and Exchange Commission, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Services, G!, Video Games, The, Deep Silver

WVKL-FM Virginia Beach

Bill Gates Geeks Up the Ice Bucket Challenge

We've gotten to the point where the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is losing its luster.

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Related Topix: Bill Gates, Startups

Seeking Alpha

Microsoft: Time For A Dividend Raise

As the summer comes to a close, it's time for technology giant Microsoft to raise its dividend again.

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

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Neowin.net

Poll: Should Microsoft re-brand Internet Explorer?

The team responded that they had considered doing such a thing but ultimately decided to stick with Internet Explorer as the name has significant consumer recognition to it.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

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