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

4 hrs ago | SiliconValley.com

Microsoft's Clippy returns in Windows Phone 8.1 'Easter egg'

Microsoft has sneaked Clippy, one of its most beloved and hated characters, into the latest version of its mobile software.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Redmond, WA

8 hrs ago | CMSWire

Your Crib Sheet for Microsoft's World of Data

When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and his data team took the stage in San Francisco on Wednesday to talk about the company's strategy , they used a few terms that are not yet in the vernacular.

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Related Topix: Startups

12 hrs ago | Business Wire

Microsoft Makes $250,000 Contribution to Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

It is the largest contribution received to date by the five-year-old organization, according to LCLD Executive Director Robert J. Grey Jr. "This is an extraordinary expression of confidence in what this generation of leaders in the law is doing to expand leadership opportunities in the profession," said Grey.

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Related Topix: Startups

17 hrs ago | Search Engine Watch

Microsoft's Scroogled Campaign: Dead ... Again?

Over the past couple of years, you've likely seen one of the many Microsoft Scroogled campaigns.

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Related Topix: Startups, Google

21 hrs ago | NewsFactor

Intel Reports Lower 1Q Net Income, Higher Revenue

Although revenue for the PC chip business fell, Intel saw signs of improvement. Intel credited solid growth in data centers and said it shipped 5 million tablet processors.

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Related Topix: Startups, Intel, CPU, Science / Technology, Computers

Yesterday | MarketWatch

Microsoft sells more than 5 million Xbox Ones

Microsoft Corp. on Thursday said it has sold more than five million Xbox One consoles to retail shops since the product was launched in November.

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Related Topix: Thief, Eidos Montreal, Square Enix, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Game., X360, Startups

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Reuters

Microsoft's Xbox One sales cross 5 million

Microsoft Corp has sold over 5 million Xbox One video game consoles to retailers since its launch in November, the company said on Thursday.

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Related Topix: The, 2010, Microsoft Xbox, Video Games, Deep Silver, X360, Startups, SCEI, PlayStation 4, SCEE

Examiner.com

A Quick look at the evolution of the Microsoft Operating System

While Windows 8 has a similar interface to AOL '96; it's making a shell of the windows we're familiar with... While Windows 8 has a similar interface to AOL '96; it's making a shell of the windows we're familiar with... In the beginning there was MS-DOS for operating your PC.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, PC, Computers, Microsoft Windows, Science / Technology

CNet News

Microsoft Moves Toward Next-Gen Computing With Kinect, Perceptive Pixel

Step right up. Microsoft "envisions" that users will soon walk up to giant, 3D-sensing displays to interact with data in a more intuitive manner.

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Related Topix: Startups, Kinect, Microsoft, Microsoft Game Studios, Video Games, Pixel, Rob Tom Roe, Computer Science, Science, Redmond, WA

Fortune

Nadella: Microsoft needs a 'data culture'

Neophyte CEO Satya Nadella held an event in San Francisco Tuesday, his third public appearance in three weeks.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, LinkedIn, iPhone App

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

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

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

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