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Microsoft has a Chromecast dongle in the works and it has passed through the FCC

While not exactly the same, Google has a product called the Chromecast that is very similar , according to what we know, to what Microsoft is building.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, TV, Electronics

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Slashdot

Microsoft Lobby Denies the State of Chile Access To Free Software

A prolific magazine from the South American country says that the powerful Microsoft lobby managed to turn around a law that would allow the authorities to use free software .

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Related Topix: Startups, Sentillion, Science / Technology, Open Source Software, Linux

CIO

Microsoft jumps into NoSQL market with new Azure data store

The document database is well suited for organizations or startups that need a back-end database for storing data on a mobile or Web application, according to Vibhor Kapoor, Microsoft Azure product marketing manager, who introduced the service in a blog post Thursday .

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Wall Street Journal

Does Microsoft Need a Big Windows Unveiling at the End of September?

The big question: Does it matter? The Verge reported Thursday that Microsoft is planning a preview of the next version of its Windows operating system around Sept.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Science, Computer Science, Marketing

The Inquirer

Microsoft Azure and IoT to modernise London Underground monitoring systems

MICROSOFT HAS TEAMED with British internet systems installation company Telent and IT consulting company CGI in a bid to modernise London's tube network using the Internet of Things .

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ComputerWorld

Opera Mini becomes default browser for Microsoft's fading feature phones

Opera Software and Microsoft have struck a deal that will replace Nokia's Xpress browser with Opera Mini on Microsoft's dying line of feature phones.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Sentillion, Opera Software

CIO

Does Microsoft Really Love Open Source?

Microsoft is involved in many major open source projects, including Hadoop and Docker.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Linux, Science, Computer Science

BetaNews

Microsoft updates Bing Maps, adds loads more 3D cities and Streetside views

Microsoft's Bing Maps team has made a major update to its service, adding Streetside views to 64 new cities, and 3D maps to 29 new cities.

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Related Topix: Startups

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Light Reading

Could Google, Microsoft Help Iliad Win Over T-Mobile?

Iliad is now turning to Google and Microsoft for some help padding its rejected $15 billion bid for T-Mobile, reports suggest.

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Related Topix: T-Mobile, Google, Startups, Enterprise Mobile, WebMD, Widevine Technologies

ComputerWorld

HP reports surprise growth as PC sales climb

HP's revenue climbed 1 percent to $27.6 billion for the quarter ended July 31, the company announced Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Startups, Science / Technology, Microsoft Windows

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Bank of America reaches $17B settlement with US

The robots are coming--and they want jobs. Here's what the experts say will happen by the year 2025.

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

Polygon

Xbox 360's 500 GB HD is cheaper than its 320 GB cousin but still expensive

You'll soon have the option to upgrade your Xbox 360 with a 500 GB hard drive for $109.99, according to a product listing on the official Xbox website.

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Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Activision, Call of Duty , X360, Pop/Rock, 360'S, Startups

InfoWorld

In his own words: Best quotes of Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer's decision to step down from Microsoft's board draws to a close a 34 year-long career that took him from business manager to CEO.

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Related Topix: Startups, Apple, Media Players, Digital Rights Management, Science / Technology, Google, WebMD

IGN

Microsoft Pushed Blizzard to Hit 1080p With Diablo 3

Diablo III on Xbox One was originally set to launch with a resolution of 900p, but Blizzard was told this was "unacceptable" by Microsoft.

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Related Topix: Startups, Diablo III, Blizzard Entertainment, Video Games

Tue Aug 19, 2014

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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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

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

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

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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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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