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1 hr ago | National Public Radio

Tiny Power Plants Hold Promise For Nuclear Energy

Tiny nuclear power plants that could be far cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts could herald the future for an energy industry that has come under scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster.

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Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, Startups

2 hrs ago | BetaNews

Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard is ready for some HTPC action

Over the years, many hardware companies have had varying levels of quality. However, there are two companies that you can almost always depend on for solid input devices -- Logitech and Microsoft.

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Related Topix: Keyboards, Microsoft, Startups, Mice

6 hrs ago | Engadget

Buy Halo: Spartan Assault on one Windows 8 device and kill Covenant on the others you own

One of the big promises that came out of Microsoft's Build conference this year were apps that'd work across a number of Windows devices with a single purchase , and Redmond is using Halo to lead that charge.

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Related Topix: Halo: Spartan Assault, 343 Industries, Microsoft Game Studios, Video Games, Startups, Halo, Skulls of the Shogun, 17 Bit, Gadgets

Wed Apr 16, 2014

CRN

Microsoft Flexes Big Data Muscle With SQL Server Update, Brings Azure Cloud Services Into The Game

Most companies get that data analysis is important in the context of doing business.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Social Software

Reuters

Two incompatible gun ballot measures lead in Washington state

Two incompatible ballot measures on background checks for gun buyers in Washington state enjoy majority support in a poll released on Tuesday, but the one advancing stricter gun controls is more popular.

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Related Topix: Guns, Startups

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Review: Forward to the past with Windows update

Even as Microsoft prepares for a future dominated by touch-screen devices, it is steering its Windows system to embrace more of the past.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Mice, Keyboards

Small Business Trends

Microsoft's First Digital Assistant, Cortana, Is Here

Sometime ago buzz began about a new digital assistant that would be available with the unveiling of Windows Phone 8.1. Now, Microsoft's first assistant, Cortana, is here.

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Related Topix: Startups, Google

AdExchanger.com

Facebook's Atlas To Support 'Programmatic Direct' Buys, Beginning With Microsoft Inventory

Beginning in early 2015, Atlas will begin supporting programmatic purchases of Microsoft ads directly through the Atlas interface.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Groove Commerce, AppNexus

TechNet Blogs

Blog Post: Microsoft chosen by Emirates Airline as key partner for World Cup ad campaign

Emirates Airline and its media agency Havas Media Group have chosen Microsoft Advertising as a key partner for the airline's World Cup advertising campaign.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Groove Commerce, Commercial Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus A380, Airbus Aircraft, Kinect, Microsoft Game Studios, Video Games

Tue Apr 15, 2014

CNet News

Microsoft Launches Office 365 Personal, Issues Office Online Updates

The company releases a new, low-cost edition of its Office 365 suite for consumers while the Web apps gain additional functionality.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Skype, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Ipad, Science / Technology, Apple

CIO

Nokia to Add Microsoft PlayReady Mobile DRM to S60, Series 40 Devices

CIO - Nokia , the Finnish handset maker, has expanded its partnership with Microsoft to include licensing of the software giant's PlayReady mobile digital rights management technology, according to an Aug. 6 press release .

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Related Topix: Digital Rights Management, Science / Technology, Nokia, Tellme, Startups, Microsoft, Computers

Business Journal

A congresswoman, Microsoft lawyer and the ACLU walk into UW law school

Brad Smith, Executive Vice-President and General Counsel at Microsoft, speaks on a panel discussion at the University of Washington titled "Protecting Privacy and National Security in the Digital Age".

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Related Topix: Startups, ACLU, University of Washington, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Suzan DelBene

Redmond Reporter

Former Microsoft senior program manager charged with rape will go on trial May 13

Vineet Kumar Srivastava, who was charged with second-degree rape of a Microsoft Corp. janitor last July, had his scheduled April 14 trial continued to May 13 at King County Superior Court.

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Reuters

New CEO Nadella pushes data culture at Microsoft

Microsoft Corp needs a "data culture" to thrive in the new computing environment, according to chief executive Satya Nadella, in his third public appearance in three weeks putting his imprint on the software company.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Science, Computer Science, Computers

CRN

Microsoft Unveils SQL Server 2014, New Azure Big Data Analytics Service

Microsoft brought its big data strategy into sharper focus Tuesday, unveiling a trio of products that it says will help customers gain valuable business insight from the mountains of data they're generating.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Social Software, Redmond, WA

IPod Observer

Microsoft Word for iPad Gets Touch Word Processing (Mostly) Right

Through the decades, we've never known anything else but Microsoft Word for Windows and Mac.

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

Business Journal

Apple, Microsoft, Google all (much) richer than the U.S. government, report finds

Tallying Apple's billions: The Silicon Valley hardware titan had more than $158 billion on hand at the end of 2013, or roughly three times the amount reported in U.S. government reserves.

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Hispanic Business

Microsoft and Pacific Controls Cloud Services Jointly Unveil New...

Microsoft Gulf announced its partnership with Pacific Controls Cloud Services , the leading provider of Data Centre Infrastructure and Cloud Services, as they jointly unveiled www.cloudservicesme.com , an exclusive portal providing range of PCCS products and software based on popular Microsoft applications like Exchange email, SharePoint, Lync and ... (more)

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Business Journal

Microsoft to announce partnership with UTSA

University of Texas at San Antonio President Ricardo Romo, Mayor Julian Castro and executives with Microsoft Corp. will announce details of a partnership on Wednesday, April 16. Stay tuned for more details.

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Related Topix: Startups, Tellme, Tellme Networks, Groove Commerce, Sentillion, University of Texas at San Antonio

TheStreet.com

Jennings: Backlash in China as Microsoft Cuts XP Support

Microsoft's decision to end XP security updates for the 13-year-old operating system as of April 8 shows "extremely irresponsible behavior" and "lack of trustworthiness," said Chinese state mouthpiece Xinhua News Agency .

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Startups, Microsoft Windows, Science / Technology, Public Relations, Business News

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