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41 min ago | GuruFocus.com

Microsoft Reshaping its Smartphone Strategy

A month ago in one of our articles in Guru Focus titled: Is The Nokia Lumia 2520 Competing With Microsoft Surface 2 In The Market? we mentioned the ongoing competition between the Lumia and Surface brand both from the Microsoft stable post acquisition of Nokia handset business by Microsoft and had predicted a trend of the Lumia outperforming the Surface. After keeping a close watch on both these tech gizmos, if we are to believe the street whispers, Microsoft is on its path to walk the Lumia way.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Sentillion, Wireless, Telecom, Nokia

4 hrs ago | CNet News

Microsoft Readies Dynamics CRM 2015 for Release

Scheduled for a fourth-quarter release, the customer relationship management software will include features that bring both sales and marketing teams to the table. Microsoft is gearing up for the release of the next major update to its customer relationship management platform, Dynamics CRM 2015, the company announced today.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Marketing, Sales

8 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

Microsoft: The Era Of $99 Windows Tablets Is Here

Toshiba says the $119 price tag of the Encore Mini 7-inch Windows 8.1 with Bing tablet is likely to drop to $99. The introduction of a $99 WinTel tablet may help Microsoft improve Windows' 2.1% market share in global tablet sales.

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Related Topix: Laptops/Notebooks, Tellme, Tellme Networks, Startups, Microsoft, Sentillion

Tue Sep 16, 2014

CNet News

Microsoft's Digital Assistant Cortana Spied on Windows 9

New leaks reveal that one of Windows Phone 8.1's standout features, Cortana, is on the "threshold" of appearing on Microsoft's next desktop operating system. New screenshots of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 9 operating system have surfaced online, lending pixel-based proof to rumors that the company's digital assistant is making the leap from Windows Phone.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft

West Australian

Microsoft boosts dividend 11 percent, adds new directors

Microsoft Corp on Tuesday announced the smallest percentage increase in its quarterly dividend since 2009 and appointed new directors to replace two board members who decided not to seek re-election. The increase, 11 percent to 31 cents per share, is in line with the software company's revenue growth last fiscal year but half of last year's 22 percent hike.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft

InfoWorld

Jive adds Office 365 connectors for its enterprise social suite

Jive has built links between its ESN suite and Microsoft's Office 365 to let users leverage Jive collaboration features with the cloud versions of Outlook, Office, SharePoint, and OneDrive for Business. ESN vendors like Jive realized years ago that for their products to gain adoption in workplaces, they have to be threaded into the third-party applications that workers use every day, like the ones for email, CRM, ERP, accounting and the like.

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Related Topix: Startups, Social Software, Facebook, Salesforce

SFGate

The Next Wave Of Microsoft Layoffs Is Expected To Hit Thursday

Even though most of the 18,000 employees affected in Microsoft's massive layoff have already been cut, there's still about 5,000 more employees on the hook to be let go. And it looks like the next round of Microsoft employees will be let go this week, on Sept.

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Related Topix: Startups, Business News

BetaNews

Microsoft OneNote gains Android Wear support plus new iOS 8 and Windows Phone apps

Microsoft continues its recent trend of bringing exciting new features to rival platforms by adding Android Wear support to OneNote. The most recent version of Microsoft's note-taking tool -- suitably named OneNote for Android Wear -- and a new iOS 8-friendly version of the app is also due to launch today.

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

Mashable

Microsoft Debuts an Xbox Controller for Windows

Microsoft is launching a slew of new hardware accessories on Tuesday, including an Xbox controller built specifically for Windows. Other devices include new mice and a keyboard made for any kind of tablet, including an iPad .

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Related Topix: Tellme, Startups, Kinect, Microsoft, Microsoft Game Studios, Video Games, X360, Microsoft Xbox

TheStreet.com

Will This Ratings Upgrade Have A Positive Affect On Microsoft (MSFT) Stock Today?

The firm said it raised its rating on the software products company as it believes Microsoft has multiple near term drives, and can create value with its shift in focus toward cloud and mobile computing, CNBC.com reports. Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates MICROSOFT CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of A-.

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Related Topix: Startups, Financial Markets, Business News

ZDNet

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

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