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

3 hrs ago | Network World

Analyst: Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 ranked among the best tablet displays

PCWorld raved about Microsoft Surface Pro 3's display. Now, professional display analyst Raymond Soneira has done so as well, proclaiming Microsoft's tablet among the best in display quality.

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6 hrs ago | Reuters

Microsoft Xbox One to launch in China September 23

Microsoft Corp will launch its Xbox One gaming console in China on September 23, making it the first foreign company to start selling consoles in the world's third biggest gaming market after a ban on the devices was lifted this year.

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7 hrs ago | InfoWorld

Microsoft gets smart to the 'dual user' -- and to reality

CEO Satya Nadella gets how the world has changed and how Microsoft needs to fit in the new tech landscape In the six months since Satya Nadella has taken the reins from previous CEO Steve Ballmer, we have seen Microsoft state its vision: mobile-first, cloud-first.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Skype, Dropbox, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, PC, Computers

11 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Microsoft spreads Cortana abroad in Windows Phone

The company's corporate vice president of operating systems, Joe Belfiore, said Wednesday in Beijing that Chinese and British users of Windows Phones will get the voice-recognizing app in an update to Windows Phone 8.1 that will begin rolling out to developers next week and to users in the coming months.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Information Technology

Apps4Rent Offers Free Trial of Hosted Virtual Desktop at CloudDesktopOnline.com

Apps4Rent LLC today announced the launch of its new site, clouddesktoponline.com , with its focus on hosted virtual desktops based on " Hosted virtual desktops are a solution to today's corporate IT departments that wish to take advantage of virtualization, cloud services, and bring-your-own-device trends by using Windows desktops in the cloud that ... (more)

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International Business Times

Microsoft Updates Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL With App Switcher, Outlook, OneDrive & OneNote

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures as he speaks at the company's "build" conference in San Francisco in this file photo taken April 2, 2014.

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E-Commerce Times

China Trumps Up Anti-Monopoly Charges Against Microsoft

It looks as though the Chinese figured out how to use their antitrust laws to prevent Microsoft from using authorization codes to fight piracy, said tech analyst Rob Enderle.

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Mashable

Microsoft OneNote Update Lures Students and Pros Alike

The company updated OneNote for Mac and iOS with new features meant to appeal to the app's professional and student users.

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Gadgetell

Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana adds Foursquare integration

In February of this year, Microsoft invested $15 million in Foursquare. In exchange, Foursquare agreed it would offer their assistance to Microsoft in regards to the latter's products and services.

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Examiner.com

Best spreadsheet apps for iPhone: Comparing Microsoft Excel to Apple Numbers

Microsoft's Office software package is coming to the iPhone for the first time Friday, offering people the ability to read and edit their text documents, spreadsheets and slide presentations at the doctor's office or at a soccer game.

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Related Topix: Numbers, iPod touchiPad App, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone, Laptops/Notebooks, Science / Technology, Microsoft Office, Apple, Startups

TheStreet.com

How Will Microsoft (MSFT) Stock Be Affected By This Investigation?

Officials from the SAIC raided the company's headquarters in Beijing and branches in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu yesterday after the agency said that initial inquiries did not put the company "above suspicion".

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WinBeta

Microsoft reportedly launching Lumia 'Superman' and...

Earlier this year, we heard about Lumia 'Superman', a smartphone Microsoft is rumored to be working on for quite some time now.

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Switched

6 U.S. Teens Compete To Become World Champs Of Microsoft Office

The 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championships, which are currently talking place in California and finish up on Wednesday , encourages students between the ages of 13 and 22 to show off their skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or other Microsoft programs.

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The Gaston Gazette

Today in History: Vincent van Gogh, 37, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound

On July 29, 1914, transcontinental telephone service in the U.S. became operational with the first test conversation between New York and San Francisco.

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WinBeta

Microsoft seeks a way into Raspberry-Pi market with $299 Sharks Cove

It seems like everyone wants a stake in the mini-single-board-computer market. Microsoft has partnered with chip-makers Intel and CircuitCo to make a $299 'Sharks Cove' machine.

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Insider Monkey

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Hess Corp. (HES), Colony Financial Inc...

This fund holds an equity portfolio valued at more than $228 million. It focuses on financial stocks, which comprise almost 45% of its total portfolio, and, to a lesser extent, on basic materials .

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CNet News

Microsoft Improves Bing Maps Rendering

A couple of subtle changes aren't just eye candy. They add a lot of usability and clarity to Bing's online maps, says Microsoft.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Employees work inside Microsoft Corp.'s China headquarters in Beijing, China.

Microsoft Corp. said it's being probed by regulators in China as U.S. companies face increased scrutiny in the world's second-largest economy.

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AmericanBankingNews.com

Insider Selling: Microsoft COO Unloads 64,323 Shares of Stock

Microsoft COO Brian Kevin Turner unloaded 64,323 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 25th.

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KWWL-TV Waterloo

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

The ruling is a defeat for Donald Sterling, who sought to block his estranged wife from selling the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

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