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Despite warnings, computers still vulnerable to hackers of start-up codes

A multi-year effort to prevent hackers from altering computers while they boot up has largely failed because of lax application of preventive steps, researchers say, despite disclosures that flaws are being exploited.

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Related Topix: Startups, Intel

Fri Aug 01, 2014

ABS-CBN News

Microsoft sues Samsung in US, alleging contract breach

Microsoft on Friday sued Samsung in US federal court, claiming the South Korean giant had breached a contract over licensing of technology used in the fiercely competitive smartphone market.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, iPhone

Wall Street Journal

Microsoft Says It Is Suing Samsung

The dispute involves technology included in Android, Google Inc.'s operating system for mobile phones and tablets.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics

WinBeta

Microsoft now focused on Windows 9, 'unlikely' to deliver a ...

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

U.S. Firms Dealt Another Blow by Order to Microsoft to Surrender Overseas Emails

If U.S. goverment officials really want to promote American business and give the economy a boost, forget the crony-tastic Export-Import Bank ; they should just stop making services based here look like convenient extensions of snoopy government agencies.

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Related Topix: Prison, Startups, US News, Privacy, Ireland, World News, Marketing

ComputerWorld

Preston Gralla: Anti-privacy ruling shows Microsoft is one of privacy's best friends

If you're worried about your privacy, Microsoft is one of your best friends. Microsoft's decision to appeal a court ruling that it has to turn over to the federal government email stored in Ireland shows once again that the company is fighting for your electronic privacy rights.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Privacy

Forbes.com

US Judge Insists Microsoft Break EU Law To Obey US Law Over Email In Ireland

A US judge has agreed that Microsoft should release under a US search warrant an email that is being stored on servers in Ireland.

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Related Topix: Startups, Privacy

Mashable

Sony Sold 3x as Many Consoles as Microsoft Last Quarter

Sony 's PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles outsold the Xbox 360 and Xbox One three to one last quarter, though it remains unknown exactly how many of each console was sold.

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Related Topix: Video Games, Kinect, Microsoft Game Studios, Startups, X360, PS3, Microsoft Xbox

Thu Jul 31, 2014

ComputerWorld

Microsoft security tool EMET 5.0 puts a leash on plugins

The latest release of a Microsoft security tool that's designed to stop exploits lets administrators control when third-party plugins are launched, a long favored route for attackers.

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

CIO

Windows Server 2003 support expiration could push sales next year

Server sales could spike with the expiration of extended support for Microsoft's Windows Server 2003 OS in July next year, a Dell executive said.

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Related Topix: Startups, Laptops/Notebooks, Microsoft Windows, Science / Technology, Intel

Sys-Con Media

Microsoft Selects 911 Enable for Lync Online Dedicated

As part of their trusted relationship, Microsoft will refer clients to 911 Enable to help meet their E911 requirements.

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Related Topix: Startups, Tellme, Tellme Networks, Groove Commerce, Sentillion, Unified Communications

Bellingham Herald

NY judge: US warrant can reach email in Ireland

She said she agreed with the findings of a magistrate judge who approved a sealed search warrant in December for a consumer email account that Microsoft stores in Dublin, Ireland.

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Related Topix: Startups, Ireland, World News, Redmond, WA

Shefinds.com

Microsoft To Launch A 'Selfie' Phone With A Front-Facing Camera

Microsoft is going to launch two new phones, and one is supposedly going to change our Instagrams, Snap Chats, and maybe even Tinder messages forever.

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Related Topix: Startups

International Business Times

How Microsoft and IBM Get Ahead of Amazon: Cloud is the Future

For years, Amazon.com has been the uncontested leader in the Cloud infrastructure.

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

Iol.co.za

Microsoft challenges US on overseas data

In a case closely watched by the tech sector, Microsoft will challenge on Thursday a US court order requiring it to give prosecutors electronic mail content associated with an overseas server.

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Related Topix: Startups

Wed Jul 30, 2014

TechNet Blogs

Blog Post: What is Microsoft Azure StorSimple?

In the enablement of people centric IT or BYOD, people are empowered at their organization to use devices such as smartphones and tablets to consume and create content on behalf of their organization.

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Related Topix: Startups

Business Journal

Tech's lobbying power: Google, Microsoft, Facebook lead in spending

Google Inc. led the tech lobbying field during the second quarter of 2014, but fellow politically inclined tech companies like Amazon, Yahoo and Twitter also set quarterly spending records this spring.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, ITA Software, Widevine Technologies, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, AdMob

International Business Times

Microsoft to Debut Windows Phone 8.1 Based Lumia Superman and Lumia Tesla Shortly

Apparently, the upcoming Lumia handset will be launched in August. AT&T and Verizon are the two major carriers slated to offer this Lumia Superman .

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Cameras

Canada Online Explorer

Best Buy CEO says tablet sales are 'crashing': report

Best Buy Co Inc chief executive Hubert Joly said tablets sales were "crashing" and the PC business was seeing a revival in sales, according to the website, Re/code.

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Related Topix: Best Buy, Retail, Startups

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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Related Topix: Startups

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