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Microsoft kills off MSN Messenger

It appears that Microsoft has decided to call a complete halt to its legacy IM [Instant Messaging] service which started out life as MSN Messenger and eventually mutated into Windows Live Messenger.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Reuters

China gives Microsoft 20 days to provide explanation in anti-trust probe

The State Administration for Industry and Commerce questioned Microsoft Vice President David Chen and gave the company a deadline to make an explanation, the agency said in a short statement on its website.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, SAIC, Software, CloudShield Technologies, Forterra Systems, Reveal Imaging Technologies

ABS-CBN News

Microsoft will not hand over overseas email, despite order

A judge on Friday lifted a suspension on her order directing Microsoft Corp to turn over a customer's emails stored overseas to U.S. prosecutors, but the software company said it would not release any emails while it appeals the ruling.

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Related Topix: Startups

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Farm at Prophetstown suspends some operations

The joy of conference calls is that you can do them from anywhere with a phone line or an internet connection--no more being chained to boardrooms or flying across the country to attend meetings.

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Related Topix: Prophetstown, IL, Startups, Google, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Marketing

Ubergizmo

Cyanogen Reportedly Being Courted By Microsoft

The Cyanogen team is behind the most popular custom ROMs developed for Android smartphones and tablets.

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Related Topix: Startups, Gadgets

Customer Interaction Solutions

Microsoft resists court order to hand over foreign-held emails [ITP.net (United Arab Emirates)]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) A US judge on Friday lifted a suspension on her order to Microsoft Corp to hand over emails stored in an Ireland-based data centre to US prosecutors, but Redmond said it would not hand over the data while it appeals the decision, Reuters reported.

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Related Topix: Startups, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, World News

Examiner.com

'State of Decay' heads to Xbox One with new features, content

Zombie fans were pleasantly surprised when Undead Labs ' Xbox Live Arcade title, State of Decay , first released on the Xbox 360 in 2013.

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Related Topix: Video Games, Decay, The, Deep Silver, X360, Microsoft Xbox, Undead Labs, State of Decay, Microsoft Game Studios, Startups

Forbes.com

MSN Messenger Is Completely Shutting Down On October 31st

I have been writing about technology since 2006 and have written over 17,000 articles on Pulse2 , a popular media news blog that I co-founded.

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Related Topix: Samhain, Life, Holidays, Blog News, Social Software, Startups, Google

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Motley Fool

Huawei Abandons Microsoft's Windows Phone

We have tried using the Windows Phone OS. But it has been difficult to persuade consumers to buy a Windows phone.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Apple, Google

Slashdot

Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

The judge has now ordered both Microsoft and federal prosecutors to advise her how to proceed by next Friday, September 5. Let there be no doubt that Microsoft's actions in this controversial case are customer-centric.

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Related Topix: Prison, Startups, Microsoft

The Motley Fool

Why a $100 Price Cut Can't Save Microsoft Corporation's Surface 2

Those steep discounts tell us that the Surface 2, which was launched last October as the successor to the Surface RT, is probably selling very poorly.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Laptops/Notebooks, Ipad, Instagram, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

Lifehacker

Microsoft's Upgraded EMET 5.0 Offers More Windows Protection

Microsoft recently upgraded it to version 5.0 with even more protection against Internet nasties.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

CMSWire

Building a Hybrid Bridge to the Microsoft Cloud

When Satya Nadella announced Microsoft's new Mobile-First, Cloud-First strategy, he drew a line in the sand with Microsoft employees and set the company on a new course.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft

InfoWorld

Good news for Microsoft: China wants to dump Windows

Losing data is costly. IT professionals have spent years learning how to protect their organizations from hackers, but how do you ward off both external and internal threats when employees are seeking ways to collaborate more and more? more Discover how a real-life data access scenario is solved.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga, Ubuntu, Open Source Software

Ars Technica

An era ends as Microsoft completely shutters MSN Messenger

The last trace of Microsoft's once-dominant Messenger network will disappear at the end of October, reports TechNode .

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Related Topix: Tellme, Startups, Skype

Fri Aug 29, 2014

CIO

IDC: Tablets sales growth to slow this year

Tablet shipments worldwide will continue to grow this year, but not as quickly as previously expected, according to a forecast released Friday.

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Related Topix: Startups

West Australian

U.S. judge lifts suspension on Microsoft overseas email seizure

Chief Judge Loretta Preska of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan had on July 31 upheld a magistrate judge's ruling on the emails, which have been held in a data center in Ireland.

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Related Topix: Startups, Redmond, WA

Business Journal

Palo Alto startup Cyanogen may help Amazon, Microsoft, others compete with Google

Cyanogen, led by CEO Kirk McMaster, is reportedly being considered for either acquisition or investment by a number of big names in technology including Amazon.com, Microsoft, Yahoo and Samsung.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Google, Startups, Tellme, Widevine Technologies, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

ComputerWorld

Did Microsoft help seed the market for Windows Store scam apps?

Microsoft has finally begun cleaning out the Windows Store by killing 1,500 scams and copycat apps .

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

KLTV Tyler

Prosecutor: McDonnells had 'corrupt understanding'

Prosecutors urged jurors on Friday to focus on two questions at the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen: Why did a businessman give the couple more than $165,000 in gifts and loans,... When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Startups, Richmond, VA, Tobacco, Star Scientific, Wedding

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