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Microsoft Is Fighting for Your Email Privacy, and So Should You

In a police state, the government thrives on information. Knowing who is doing what and with whom is a valuable commodity - even when the activity is generally benign.


Related Topix: Startups, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Opinion

Tue Aug 26, 2014


The Giant iPad That Apple Is Working On Could Be A Dream Device

For months, there have been rumblings throughout Apple's supply chain that the company is working on a new iPad with a larger screen.


Related Topix: Ipad, Science / Technology, Laptops/Notebooks, Apple, Startups, iPhone


Microsoft: Fix for Surface Pro 3 overheating issues coming soon

There have been reports by some recent Surface Pro 3 users -- specifically those buying the Intel Core i7 devices -- that their tablets are overheating .


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

Network World

Customers praise Microsoft's 'no BS' explanation of cloud service outage

A Microsoft executive last week gave what some users called a "refreshingly direct" and "no BS, straight-talking" explanation of a several-hour outage of the cloud-based Visual Studio Online, collecting kudos for acknowledging mistakes and spelling out what happened.


Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft

ABC News

Remember Netscape Browser? Class of '18 Doesn't

If you want to feel old, this might do it: Madonna's daughter, Lourdes Ciccone Leon, has enrolled as a freshman at the University of Michigan.


Related Topix: Beloit College, Startups, Weird

Electric Playground Network

Age of Empires: Castle Siege Announced

It's being made for Windows 8 computers and Windows Phone 8 mobile devices, with controls designed for touchscreens.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups


Opera becomes default browser on Microsoft feature phones

In a surprise move Microsoft has decided to equip its feature phones with Opera Mini rather than the company's own Internet Explorer browser.


Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Sentillion, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, Opera Software


China antitrust regulator says Microsoft not transparent with sales info

A Chinese antitrust regulator said on Tuesday that Microsoft Corp had not been fully transparent with its sales data on the software it distributes in China, including information on sales of its media player and web browser software.


Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Albany Times Union

Google Docs Makes Major Updates That Could Potentially Replace Microsoft Office 365

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides made major updates to its iPhone and iPad apps Monday that could potentially replace Microsoft's Office 365 subscription service.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Microsoft Office, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, Google Drive, iPhone App, Ipad, iPhone, Startups, Microsoft


Huawei exec: Tizen has no chance, Windows Phone success is difficult

Huawei has taken over the no. 3 smartphone sales spot in the world and has no plans to changes its strategy of using Google Android.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups


Coke, Microsoft And 3 Other Big Companies That Have Used Crowdfunding

Artists, musicians and entrepreneurs started the crowdfunding concept to pay for projects that could not have been made without the help of others.


Related Topix: Startups, Beverages, CocaCola, UC Berkeley, Social Media Marketing, Marketing, Dodge Dart, Sedan, Dodge

WFAA-TV Dallas

Bill Gates, wife, donate $1M to gun initiative

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, bringing the total amount the campaign has brought in up to nearly $6 million.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Bill Gates


The PS4 may be stealing players from Microsoft and Nintendo

A recent Nielson study may point to a dramatic shift in consumer preference in the initial sales of the current generation of consoles, a Re/code article reports .


Related Topix: Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Startups, SCEI, PlayStation 4, SCEE, PS3, Kinect, Microsoft Game Studios


Microsoft Windows As A Service Planned?

Microsoft may be working on a cloud-based version of Windows to go alongside Office 365.


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


Microsoft prunes deceiving apps from Windows Store, VLC caught in crossfire

When Microsoft released its Windows 8 operating system with a store component everything looked great on first glance.


Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Online Music, iPod


Ongoing Xbox Live Issues Affect Online Gaming

Recent Xbox Live issues preventing Xbox 360 and Xbox One users from signing in have been resolved , according to Microsoft.


Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, X360, Microsoft Xbox, Startups

Will Microsoft (MSFT) Stock React To 40,000 Tablet Sales?

The rollout is set to begin in October and will be completed by the end of December, with every employee in the Royal Caribbean fleet receiving a tablet, noted Microsoft.


Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Financial Markets


Microsoft Counters Google Chromebook | EE Times

Microsoft is gearing up in its fight to bring Windows to the lower end of the laptop market.


Related Topix: Laptops/Notebooks, Startups, Microsoft, Intel, Marketing, Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Linux

Common Dreams

Microsoft Admits Keeping $92 Billion Offshore to Avoid Paying $29 Billion in US Taxes

Microsoft Corp. is currently sitting on almost $29.6 billion it would owe in U.S. taxes if it repatriated the $92.9 billion of earnings it is keeping offshore, according to disclosures in the company's most recent annual filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Related Topix: Startups, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, US News, Liberal Political News

Sun Aug 24, 2014


Microsoft Surface Pro 3 With Core i7 Faces Overheating Issue

When it comes to tablets, have you ever wondered just how marvelous those devices work, as they do not require any kind of humming fan that we are so used to hearing when it comes to our older notebooks and computers? Well, with the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 , it looks like the hardware might have run into a little bit of complications.


Related Topix: Computers, Startups, Gadgets


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