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8 min ago | 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

1 hr ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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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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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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

Neowin.net

Windows XP 'Unofficial Service Pack 4' brings updates to Microsoft's obsolete OS

Back in April, Microsoft finally pulled the plug on Windows XP , bringing an end to its support for the elderly OS.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Microsoft Windows, Startups

InfoWorld

Friend or foe? Microsoft partners wary of Office 365 migration plans

Microsoft's self-interest may leave solutions providers in the lurch, but for now there's still a need for third-party help Last week, I advised third-party developers to be as aggressive as Microsoft in making the shift to the cloud via Windows Azure and Office 365.

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US News & World Report

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.

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

Tue Aug 26, 2014

SFGate

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.

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

CNET News.com

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 .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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3G

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.

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

ABS-CBN News

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.

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