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1 hr ago | International Business Times

'Minecraft PS Vita,' PS4 And Xbox One Updates And More On The Microsoft Deal

Coders rest in the Mojang company office in Stockholm January 21, 2013. A pool table, a pinball machine, board games and Lego dot the offices of Mojang, the small Swedish company behind the wildly popular Minecraft video game, and one of its founders is wearing a tuxedo and purple tie on a recent "formal Friday".

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Related Topix: Minecraft, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, X360, Games, Board Game, Startups

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Geekzone

Microsoft Azure: Cloud for the rest of us

Cloud computing is great. Yet anything beyond Dropbox, OneDrive or iCloud can be daunting for those of us who aren't IT professionals.

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Related Topix: Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Amazon, Science, Computer Science, Dropbox, Startups, Microsoft

Daily Mail

Rowan Pelling's sex column: Why is our sex life out of sync?

American who tore up tourist visa so he could be imprisoned 'to experience human rights abuses in North Korean prison' is sentenced to six-years hard labor Former U.S. air stewardess flying from New York to London for her honeymoon kicked cabin crew and shouted: 'F*** off.

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Related Topix: Human Sexuality, North Korea, World News, Asia, Startups

Cinema Blend News

Microsoft Testing Xbox One, Xbox 360 Game Streaming, Could Compete With PS Now

Microsoft had previously mentioned about utilizing their Azure cloud services for more than just offloading server data and hosting multiplayer games through titles like Titanfall . The company hinted at cloud streaming before, but new information indicates that they may be taking a similar approach to streaming in the same way that Sony is approaching the market with PlayStation Now.

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Related Topix: Halo, 343 Industries, Microsoft Game Studios, Video Games, Game., X360, Startups, Microsoft Xbox, Titanfall, Respawn Entertainment

Network World

Zero-day opens the way to hack back against fake Microsoft tech support scammers

While most stories about trolling scammers are amusing, it's considerably less so when a creep scams your grandparents and you are their 24/7 free tech support who mops up the mess on their PC. That is exactly what happened to Matt Weeks, aka scriptjunkie , who then developed a zero-day exploit to counter-exploit the scammers .

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mail on Sunday

Microsoft to the rescue: Co-founders Paul Allen and Bill Gates...

'A message to the allies of America': British aid worker beheaded by ISIS after being forced to condemn UK government for backing U.S. foreign policy as 'Jihadi John' threatens another Briton is next 'The United States stands shoulder to shoulder with our close friend and ally in grief and resolve': President Obama promises to destroy ISIS in wake of beheading of British hostage British hackers as young as 16 calling themselves ISIS face extradition to U.S. 'for threatening to carry out school massacres' Inside jihadi boot camp: Islamist fighters in Syria release video of training program showing extremists abseiling down rock faces and descending zip wires Is the net closing on Jihadi John? Latest beheading video comes after days of claims special forces are on his tail Django Unchained actress and her white husband hit out at 'racist' cops who handcuffed her 'mistaking her for a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Startups, Bill Gates, Microsoft, Prison, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Wedding

NewsFactor

Is Microsoft Buying Minecraft for $2B?

The New York Times cited "people briefed on the discussions" as saying Microsoft is in advanced talks with creator Markus Persson, the brains behind the wildly popular game. In case you aren't familiar with Minecraft, it's a game about breaking and placing blocks and it's not just kids who love it.

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Related Topix: Minecraft, Video Games, Startups, Microsoft, Publishing, Media, New Times, The, Deep Silver, X360

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Examiner.com

IPM Global releases suite of project control tools with Microsoft Project

A powerful yet easy to use workflow engine from Microsoft is also a part of the platform and allows companies to automate their business processes saving valuable time for their project teams. IPM Global was recently recognized by Constructech Magazine as a technology leader by being given their prestigious CT 50 award.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Microsoft Office, Startups

BetaNews

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is a worldwide success -- strong sales cause limited supply

When Microsoft introduced the first Surface Pro to the world, the reception was tepid at best. This is understandable, as it was expensive, had a small screen and ran a much maligned operating system in Windows 8. In a short time however, Microsoft transformed the negative perceptions with a new CEO, Windows 8.1 and eventually, the much improved Surface Pro 3. Yes, the 3rd iteration was the game-changer that the world was waiting for.

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Cinema Blend News

Weekly Recap: Microsoft Buying Minecraft Studio And 5 Other Crazy Stories

The big talk of the week was all about Microsoft's potential acquisition of the independent studio that developed Minecraft , Mojang AB. The studio was founded by Markus 'Notch' Persson and made waves throughout the industry with the little game that blossomed into a huge brand.

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Related Topix: Minecraft, Video Games, Startups, Activision, Destiny, Bungie Software, Crytek, EA Games, Crysis, Electronic Arts, The Sims, The Sims Studio, X360

Joystiq

Rumor: Microsoft testing browser-connected Xbox games

In the future, you may not need a big black box with Xbox branding to play Xbox games, according to tech news blog Neowin; the site reports that Microsoft is currently testing the ability for users of an as-of-yet-unannounced service to play Xbox games via their web browser. If details are accurate, the service will function similar to OnLive , the cloud-based platform that renders games via its own hardware before streaming them to users at home.

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Related Topix: X360, Video Games, Microsoft Xbox, Startups

Eurogamer

Sorry, Microsoft, but you can't own Minecraft

Microsoft might be about to buy Mojang, which means, I guess, that Microsoft might be about to buy Minecraft. Let's think about that for a second.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft

NewsFactor

Patch Tuesday: IE Again Top Priority

One, a cumulative patch for Internet Explorer, is rated critical and three are rated important. The bulletins fix 42 unique common vulnerabilities and exposures in Microsoft Windows, IE, Lync and .NET Framework.

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

Fri Sep 12, 2014

WinBeta

Baybrook Mall and NorthPark Center in Texas will soon get a brand new Microsoft Store

For those of you in Texas, Microsoft is set to open up two brand new Microsoft Store locations. The two new store locations are in Friendswood at the Baybrook Mall and in Dallas at NorthPark Center.

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Related Topix: Startups, Texas

CNet News

Microsoft Increases OneDrive File Size Support to 10GB

While it may take users a while to transfer that much data, they "can now upload files up to 10GB using the desktop apps for Windows and Mac, all of the mobile apps, and the OneDrive Website," announced Jason Moore, group program manager of OneDrive, in a company blog post . Customers of the company's enterprise-flavored OneDrive for Business offering will have to wait a little longer for Microsoft to implement the new limits, he added.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

Switched

'Minecraft' Fans Freak Over Rumors Of 'Selling Out' To Microsoft

Fans of the ultra-popular game "Minecraft" are revolting against creator Markus "Notch" Persson as rumors swirl about a sale to Microsoft. The fans are saying Persson's a sellout.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Minecraft, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, 2012, Gliese Games, Social Software

KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Contributes $9 Million to Fight Ebola

The children of the Arizona weapons instructor who was killed last month when his 9-year-old student lost control of an Uzi submachine gun and accidentally shot h... -- Oscar Pistorius was found guilty on a firearms charge on Friday morning and could still be convicted of culpable homicide and other charges, as ver... -- Ready, set ... go!The hotly anticipated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are available Friday for preorder.The phones officially went on sale at midnight on Apple.com ... -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has confirmed Enterovirus 68 in seven states, with at least 84 individuals infected.On Thursday, the CDC confirmed the... -- Keke Palmer made history when the curtain opened earlier this week in the Broadway production of Cinderella.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, World News, South Africa, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Control Group

DNA India

Microsoft, SAP bring cloud and mobile partnership to India

Global tech giants Microsoft and SAP will bring their cloud and mobile partnership to India to help improve cloud and data interoperability and deliver new mobile and productivity to enterprises. Under the partnership, SAP applications will be available on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform.

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Related Topix: Tellme, Startups

Independent.ie

Microsoft co-founder Allen to donate $9m for Ebola fight

Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen's charitable foundation is to donate $9m to support US efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a source familiar with the matter said. The gift to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention comes at a time when international groups, including Doctors Without Borders and the World Health Organization, have said resources to contain the epidemic and treat those affected are falling tragically short.

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Related Topix: Startups, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Microsoft co-founder Allen to give $9 million for Ebola fight

A Liberian health worker disinfects a taxi that had transported an Ebola patient to the ELWA Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia, on Sept. 9. A Liberian health worker disinfects a taxi that had transported an Ebola patient to the ELWA Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia, on Sept.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Startups, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Travel

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