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

2 hrs ago | Business Journal

'Urban cool' Redmond mega project near Microsoft to get two hotels, conference center

Esterra Park, a large mixed-use project near Microsoft's headquarters, will have two hotels, 1.2 million square feet of commercial space, 1,400 residences and a park.

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6 hrs ago | CMSWire

Is Microsoft the Caped Crusader of Email Privacy?

Jumpin' Jehoshaphat, Batman! Looks like Microsoft is defending email privacy. This, after it confirmed over the weekend that it would not be handing over email data to US federal regulators.

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Related Topix: Startups, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology

6 hrs ago | Re/code

Evernote's Phil Libin Has Come to Bury Microsoft Office, Not Praise It

It's a question that Evernote CEO Phil Libin gets asked all the time, especially after Microsoft made the note-taking app free earlier this year.

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

6 hrs ago | Entrepreneur Magazine

Microsoft Accidentally Teases Windows 9, Quickly Deletes Post

In the modern age of constant connection and promotion, it's hard to keep a secret.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Social Software

7 hrs ago | MacRumors

Microsoft Office Apps for iPad Gain Support for Monthly Subscription Purchases [iOS Blog]

Microsoft today updated its Word , Excel , and PowerPoint iPad apps to allow users to purchase a monthly subscription to Office 365 directly in the apps.

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

7 hrs ago | Mobile Burn

Mobile Security in-depth: Windows Phone is the most secure platform says Microsoft

With frequent reports of insecurity on Android, it is time to throw the spotlight on Google's main mobile platform rivals.

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Related Topix: Tellme, Startups, Microsoft, Google, CPU, Science / Technology, Opinion

7 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Microsoft Might Be About To Make A Giant Move Into Android Phone Software

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has met with the founders of open source Android software company Cyanogen, The Information reports, citing a source who had been briefed by Microsoft.

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Related Topix: Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

10 hrs ago | Business Journal

Microsoft rebuffs N.Y. judge, won't turn over Irish emails

Microsoft Corp. said it will defy a New York judge's order to hand over emails stored at its data center in Ireland.

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10 hrs ago | CIO

4 Smartphone OSs Fighting for Survival

The smartphone operating system market is dominated by Android and iOS, but you can never count out Microsoft, so let's say that Windows Phone, despite lagging in market share, rounds out the Big Three.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Google

10 hrs ago | InformationWeek

Microsoft Product Placement: 4 Awkward Moments

To tech companies, product placement has become increasingly mandatory, especially as BYOD and other recent consumer-centric trends have begun to influence enterprise IT spending and policies .

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft

14 hrs ago | AmericanBankingNews.com

Short Interest in Microsoft Decreases By 3.6%

Shares of Microsoft saw a large decline in short interest in August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 86,181,905 shares, a decline of 3.6% from the July 31st total of 89,401,631 shares, Stock Ratings Network reports.

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14 hrs ago | BetaNews

China gives Microsoft 20 days to play ball in antitrust probe

China is turning up the heat in its antitrust probe into Microsoft, with the authorities laying down a deadline for Redmond to respond regarding allegations of the software giant unfairly leveraging its products.

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14 hrs ago | Computer Weekly

Natural Resources Wales takes to the cloud with Microsoft

Natural Resources Wales has started using Microsoft's cloud applications including Office 365 and Azure as part of its IT transformation programme.

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Related Topix: Tellme, Startups, Microsoft, Environment, Science, CIO News

18 hrs ago | MacRumors

Microsoft's New Cortana vs. Siri Ad Shows Off HTC One M8 for Windows, Mapping Features

Microsoft today launched a new commercial comparing its Cortana virtual assistant and the HTC One M8 for Windows to Siri and the iPhone 5s, showing a variety of hardware features and software integration that isn't possible with Apple's device.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, iPhone

Mon Sep 01, 2014

BetaNews

Windows 8.x gains usage share at the expense of Windows XP

New data which was just posted by web analytics company NetMarketShare shows us that, in August, Windows 8.x managed to gain precious usage share in the desktop operating system market.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Microsoft Windows, Startups

BetaNews

Goodbye Windows, I'm sticking with Chrome OS

Earlier this summer I wrote about moving to a Chromebook -- I'm working from my porch and I want something easily portable.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

Wired

Out in the Open: Hackers Build a Skype That's Not Controlled by Microsoft

The web forum 4chan is known mostly as a place to share juvenile and, to put it mildly, politically incorrect images.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Startups, Microsoft, P2P

Small Business Trends

Microsoft Temporarily Cuts the Price on the Surface 2

Microsoft is cutting the price on its Surface 2 just a month after cuts to the prices of its Surface Pro 2 devices.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Amazon

WinBeta

Time Warner Cable customers unable to access certain Microsoft sites

Time Warner Cable has taken it to Twitter to provide customers with reassurance that they are looking into an issue that is causing difficulties when accessing a Microsoft website.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Twitter

I4U Future Technology News

Microsoft teases its Lumia 730 'selfie phone' again

After being teased last month, Microsoft is cajoling its new Lumia phone again today by posting what appears to be a picture of a selfie, further corroborating reports that Microsoft is launching a "selfie phone," dubbed the Lumia 730.

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