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1 hr ago | Seeking Alpha

Coca-Cola Or Microsoft?

Like most things in life, investing boils down to looking at various alternative options and selecting those that best fit with your desires and strategy.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Financial Markets, REIT, Personal Finance

5 hrs ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China

A veteran business traveler shares eight secrets he's learned over the years--from buying a Tom Bihn bag to carrying a spare battery.

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Related Topix: Nintendo, Wii U, Video Games, Startups, Microsoft, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Express India

Handset business deal with Microsoft Corporation may close by month end: Nokia

Nokia said it expects $7.2 bn deal with Microsoft for sale of its mobile devices and services business to complete by the end of this month.

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Related Topix: Nokia, Startups, Tellme, World News, India,

WinBeta

My top three favorite new features in Windows Phone 8.1: Action...

After much hype, Microsoft finally rolled out Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview to app developers on April 14th.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

InformationWeek

Microsoft Office: 4 Changes, Explained

Microsoft maneuvers to keep Office on top, touting data analysis power, tweaking office 365, and more.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Science / Technology, Microsoft Office

WinBeta

MsMpEng.exe application error renders Microsoft Security Essentials useless on Windows XP

Microsoft has rolled out a new antimalware engine and signatures to correct a bug with Microsoft Security Essentials, Forefront Client Security, Forefront Endpoint Protection, Windows Intune Endpoint Protection, and System Center Endpoint Protection, which rendered the security solutions unusable on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

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

Inside Bay Area

Now Microsoft too offers a virtual assistant

With the new Cortana virtual assistant, Windows catches up with Apple's iOS and Google's Android in a major way.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Microsoft

ITworld

Telerik frees HTML5 collection of components

Borrowing a page from the recently revised Microsoft playbook , development tools maker Telerik has released as open source the bulk of its Kendo software library of components for building Web and mobile applications The Kendo UI Core is a collection of user interface widgets and framework features, built from JavaScript and HTML5.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Tellme, Startups

Fri Apr 18, 2014

SiliconValley.com

Microsoft's Clippy returns in Windows Phone 8.1 'Easter egg'

Microsoft has sneaked Clippy, one of its most beloved and hated characters, into the latest version of its mobile software.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Redmond, WA

CMSWire

Your Crib Sheet for Microsoft's World of Data

When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and his data team took the stage in San Francisco on Wednesday to talk about the company's strategy , they used a few terms that are not yet in the vernacular.

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Related Topix: Startups

Business Wire

Microsoft Makes $250,000 Contribution to Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

It is the largest contribution received to date by the five-year-old organization, according to LCLD Executive Director Robert J. Grey Jr. "This is an extraordinary expression of confidence in what this generation of leaders in the law is doing to expand leadership opportunities in the profession," said Grey.

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Related Topix: Startups

Search Engine Watch

Microsoft's Scroogled Campaign: Dead ... Again?

Over the past couple of years, you've likely seen one of the many Microsoft Scroogled campaigns.

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Related Topix: Startups, Google

NewsFactor

Intel Reports Lower 1Q Net Income, Higher Revenue

Although revenue for the PC chip business fell, Intel saw signs of improvement. Intel credited solid growth in data centers and said it shipped 5 million tablet processors.

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Related Topix: Startups, Intel, CPU, Science / Technology, Computers

MarketWatch

Microsoft sells more than 5 million Xbox Ones

Microsoft Corp. on Thursday said it has sold more than five million Xbox One consoles to retail shops since the product was launched in November.

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Related Topix: Thief, Eidos Montreal, Square Enix, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Game., X360, Startups

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Reuters

Microsoft's Xbox One sales cross 5 million

Microsoft Corp has sold over 5 million Xbox One video game consoles to retailers since its launch in November, the company said on Thursday.

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Related Topix: The, 2010, Microsoft Xbox, Video Games, Deep Silver, X360, Startups, SCEI, PlayStation 4, SCEE

Examiner.com

A Quick look at the evolution of the Microsoft Operating System

While Windows 8 has a similar interface to AOL '96; it's making a shell of the windows we're familiar with... While Windows 8 has a similar interface to AOL '96; it's making a shell of the windows we're familiar with... In the beginning there was MS-DOS for operating your PC.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, PC, Computers, Microsoft Windows, Science / Technology

CNet News

Microsoft Moves Toward Next-Gen Computing With Kinect, Perceptive Pixel

Step right up. Microsoft "envisions" that users will soon walk up to giant, 3D-sensing displays to interact with data in a more intuitive manner.

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Related Topix: Startups, Kinect, Microsoft, Microsoft Game Studios, Video Games, Pixel, Rob Tom Roe, Computer Science, Science, Redmond, WA

Fortune

Nadella: Microsoft needs a 'data culture'

Neophyte CEO Satya Nadella held an event in San Francisco Tuesday, his third public appearance in three weeks.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, LinkedIn, iPhone App

National Public Radio

Tiny Power Plants Hold Promise For Nuclear Energy

Tiny nuclear power plants that could be far cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts could herald the future for an energy industry that has come under scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster.

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Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, Startups

BetaNews

Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard is ready for some HTPC action

Over the years, many hardware companies have had varying levels of quality. However, there are two companies that you can almost always depend on for solid input devices -- Logitech and Microsoft.

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Related Topix: Keyboards, Microsoft, Startups, Mice

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