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23 min ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

17 hrs ago | PC World

Time Warner Cable admits problems accessing Microsoft sites

Days after reporting a nationwide outage, Time Warner Cable on Thursday admitted that customers were having problems accessing Microsoft-owned sites.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KATU-TV Portland

Wash. gun background check expansion foes to start ads

TV and radio ads in support of an initiative to prevent the expansion of gun sale background checks will begin next week, the campaign announced Thursday.

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Related Topix: Startups, Bill Gates

CRN

Microsoft Fixes Faulty Windows Security Patch That Was Causing Blue Screen Of Death For Some

Microsoft reissued a security update Wednesday after pulling it from distribution to investigate reports that it had caused problems for some users, including the notorious "Blue Screen of Death" condition.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Redmond, WA

InfoWorld

Microsoft unifies OneDrive consumer and workplace versions on Android app

Microsoft has consolidated the consumer and enterprise editions of OneDrive under a single Android app, a move it plans to replicate across all the platforms that the cloud storage service runs on.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

Ubergizmo

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Makes Its Way To 25 New Markets

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has been available in certain countries for quite a while now, but the good news is that if you were living in a country where the tablet was not officially available, hopefully it will be now.

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Related Topix: Startups, Gadgets

InfoWorld

Amazon's file sharing service Zocalo now generally available

Web browser or Office suite? Microsoft's and Google's office productivity and collaboration clouds pit rich and complex against simple and lean more The average computer room today has cooling capacity that is nearly four times the IT heat load.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Google, Startups

CIO

Microsoft Purges 1,500 Copycat, Fraudulent Windows 8.1 Apps

Starts scrubbing the Windows Store after report last week identified widespread junk apps that tricked customers into paying for free software Microsoft has begun clamping down on sham Windows Store apps that try to dupe users into paying for free software, the company announced Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Blog News

The Washington Post

Microsoft targets vacationing Hill staffers with e-mail privacy ad campaign

Imagine you're a Hill staffer, taking some time to enjoy the end of summer at your favorite nearby beach.

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Related Topix: Startups, Rehoboth Beach, DE, Privacy, Sports

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Re/code

Microsoft Cracks Down on Misleading Apps in its Store, Though Plenty of Work Remains

Microsoft noted Tuesday that it has begun to crack down on apps whose icon, description or name can be misleading.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

Reuters

Exclusive: Microsoft CEO Nadella to visit China amid antitrust probe - source

Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world's largest software company.

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Related Topix: Startups, Travel, Beijing, China Travel, Asia Travel, China Travel

PC World

Microsoft rolls out DLP to SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business

Microsoft has extended the data loss prevention features in Office 365 so that they are available not only for its email tools but also for data in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.

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Silicon Alley Insider

Microsoft Thinks Customers Will Spend $150 On A Standalone Kinect

Earlier this summer, Microsoft stripped its Kinect motion controller from the Xbox One , effectively dropping the price of its fledgling console by $100 in the process.

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Related Topix: Kinect, Microsoft Game Studios, Video Games, Startups, 2010, Dance Central, X360, Microsoft Xbox

Cybercast News Service

Cold cash just keeps washing in from ALS challenge

Since late July, the "ice bucket challenge" of donate-or-get-doused has raised about $9 million a week for those with the condition better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft

ComputerWorld

Microsoft reissues patch that crippled Windows PCs

Microsoft today re-released a security update that was pulled two weeks ago after users packed the company's support discussion forum with reports of crippled computers.

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Network World

Chrome sings 'When I'm 64' on Windows

Google yesterday released a 64-bit Windows version of Chrome, touting it as a performance and stability improvement over the six-year-old 32-bit edition.

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Related Topix: ITA Software, Google, Startups

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