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News on Microsoft (Ticker: MSFT) continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

1 hr ago | InfoWorld

Layoffs cool Microsoft employees' opinion of CEO Satya Nadella

Although Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's approval rating before the company's biggest-ever layoff was high enough to place him in the top 30 of U.S. chief executives, the percentage of employees, both current and former, who say they approve of him as the firm's leader has dropped since the job cuts.

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Related Topix: Startups, Redmond, WA, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, Glassdoor, Facebook, Opinion

1 hr ago | GigaOM

Chinese authorities raid several Microsoft offices

It's not clear why the company is being investigated, but based on earlier statements by the Chinese government it is most likely to do with the security of Windows.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Startups, Microsoft,

5 hrs ago | TheStreet.com

Huge Bullish Activity in Microsoft

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Related Topix: Startups, Mozilla, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, TheStreet

5 hrs ago | The Inquirer

Cortana humiliates Siri in Microsoft's latest Windows Phone 8.1 advert

MICROSOFT has taken a leaf out of Samsung's book and has gone after Apple in its latest advert, pitting its Cortana digital voice assistant against Siri.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, iPhone

7 hrs ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

It's all over but the arguing in Sterling trial

Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

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Related Topix: Startups

7 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

Death toll mounts as clashes intensify in Ukraine

A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.

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Related Topix: Startups

Sun Jul 27, 2014

West Australian

JD.com to sell Microsoft's Xbox One games console in China

JD.com Inc, China's second-biggest e-commerce company by market share, will accept pre-orders for Microsoft Corp's Xbox One games console in China from July 28 to July 30, the firm said on Monday.

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Related Topix: Microsoft Xbox, Video Games, X360, Internet, Science / Technology, Startups, Tencent

NewsFactor

Microsoft Takes CRM to Gov't Cloud

Analyst Brad Shimmin expects Microsoft to "make hay" with its push to provide Dynamics CRM in the government cloud.

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Related Topix: Startups, Salesforce.com, Heroku, Salesforce, Assistly, Dimdim

ZDNet

Now Microsoft knows what it has to do - but can it make it happen?

His comments during Microsoft's Q4 earning call last week gave some of the clearest explanations yet of how he has sharpened the company's focus, giving it a more confident strategy for a more complicated world.

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Related Topix: Startups, Skype, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Ipad, Science / Technology, iPhone

WinBeta

In case you missed it: Windows 9 build 9795 screenshots, Lumia 530 launch, FY14 Q4 results, and more

This week has been quite interesting in the world of Microsoft. We've covered a lot over the past week and chances are you most likely missed an important piece of news.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Video Games, Microsoft Xbox

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Fast food workers vow civil disobedience in fight for higher wages

Research finds that early-rising employees behave less ethically at the end of the day when their energy is low.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Fast Food, Startups, Microsoft, Google, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Restaurant Management, Mcdonalds

TechNet Blogs

Blog Post: Over 1 Million FREE Microsoft eBooks Given Away in 2 days! ...

Eric Ligman , Microsoft Sr. Sales Excellence Manager wrote a blogpost about the largest collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks ever, including: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365, Office 2010, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, Lync 2013, System Center, Azure, Cloud, SQL Server, and much more Over 130 ... (more)

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

[H]ard OCP

Microsoft Anti-Malware Support for XP Is Counting Down

Another nail in the coffin of Windows XP has entered its countdown phase. All Anti-malware updates for XP are scheduled to end next July.

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Related Topix: Startups, Science / Technology, Microsoft Windows

Sat Jul 26, 2014

NewsFactor

Will Laid-Off Microsoft Workers End Up at Startups?

Forced out the door, ex-Microsoft employees are poised to see plenty of demand from quickly growing startups.

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Related Topix: Startups

Engadget

Microsoft flashes its 'Halo 2' remake and Atari documentary at Comic-Con

What do Halo: The Master Chief Collection and the Atari landfill-dig have to do with comic books? Not much, really, but that doesn't mean that Microsoft isn't at this year's San Diego Comic Con trotting them out to those in attendance.

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Related Topix: Startups, Gadgets

CNet News

Why Acquiring InMage Made Sense for Microsoft

A Microsoft exec sheds light on the rationale behind the acquisition of cloud data protection specialist InMage.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Socialcast

TheStreet.com

Microsoft Is Using Bing as a Trojan Horse to Rival Google

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Mozilla, The Amazing Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield

Silicon Alley Insider

A Former Microsoft Employee Shares His Experience Of Getting Fired After 15 Years

One employee who found himself on that blacklist turned to YouTube to share his experiences and tell the world what it was like to be fired from Microsoft after 15 years of work.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Microsoft makes design central to its future

Before Ralf Groene helped devise the look and feel of Microsoft's Surface tablet, he designed food -- or "food concepts," he says, for people on the go.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Dining, Science, Computer Science, Redmond, WA, Computers

Neowin.net

Microsoft wirelessly charges a Lumia 930 using apples and potatoes

Many of you may remember, from your school days, being able to generate electrical current from a potato.

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