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

2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

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

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

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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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Redmond, WA

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

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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Related Topix: Startups

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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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Sentillion, World News, China, Asia, CloudShield Technologies, Computers

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