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

2 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

Huawei Abandons Microsoft's Windows Phone

We have tried using the Windows Phone OS. But it has been difficult to persuade consumers to buy a Windows phone.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Apple, Google

6 hrs ago | Slashdot

Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

The judge has now ordered both Microsoft and federal prosecutors to advise her how to proceed by next Friday, September 5. Let there be no doubt that Microsoft's actions in this controversial case are customer-centric.

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Related Topix: Prison, Startups, Microsoft

10 hrs ago | The Motley Fool

Why a $100 Price Cut Can't Save Microsoft Corporation's Surface 2

Those steep discounts tell us that the Surface 2, which was launched last October as the successor to the Surface RT, is probably selling very poorly.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Laptops/Notebooks, Ipad, Instagram, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

13 hrs ago | Lifehacker

Microsoft's Upgraded EMET 5.0 Offers More Windows Protection

Microsoft recently upgraded it to version 5.0 with even more protection against Internet nasties.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

17 hrs ago | CMSWire

Building a Hybrid Bridge to the Microsoft Cloud

When Satya Nadella announced Microsoft's new Mobile-First, Cloud-First strategy, he drew a line in the sand with Microsoft employees and set the company on a new course.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft

21 hrs ago | InfoWorld

Good news for Microsoft: China wants to dump Windows

Losing data is costly. IT professionals have spent years learning how to protect their organizations from hackers, but how do you ward off both external and internal threats when employees are seeking ways to collaborate more and more? more Discover how a real-life data access scenario is solved.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga, Ubuntu, Open Source Software

Yesterday | Ars Technica

An era ends as Microsoft completely shutters MSN Messenger

The last trace of Microsoft's once-dominant Messenger network will disappear at the end of October, reports TechNode .

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Related Topix: Tellme, Startups, Skype

Fri Aug 29, 2014

CIO

IDC: Tablets sales growth to slow this year

Tablet shipments worldwide will continue to grow this year, but not as quickly as previously expected, according to a forecast released Friday.

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Related Topix: Startups

West Australian

U.S. judge lifts suspension on Microsoft overseas email seizure

Chief Judge Loretta Preska of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan had on July 31 upheld a magistrate judge's ruling on the emails, which have been held in a data center in Ireland.

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Related Topix: Startups, Redmond, WA

Business Journal

Palo Alto startup Cyanogen may help Amazon, Microsoft, others compete with Google

Cyanogen, led by CEO Kirk McMaster, is reportedly being considered for either acquisition or investment by a number of big names in technology including Amazon.com, Microsoft, Yahoo and Samsung.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Google, Startups, Tellme, Widevine Technologies, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

ComputerWorld

Did Microsoft help seed the market for Windows Store scam apps?

Microsoft has finally begun cleaning out the Windows Store by killing 1,500 scams and copycat apps .

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

KLTV Tyler

Prosecutor: McDonnells had 'corrupt understanding'

Prosecutors urged jurors on Friday to focus on two questions at the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen: Why did a businessman give the couple more than $165,000 in gifts and loans,... When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Startups, Richmond, VA, Tobacco, Star Scientific, Wedding

PC World

Time Warner Cable admits problems accessing Microsoft sites

Days after reporting a nationwide outage, Time Warner Cable on Thursday admitted that customers were having problems accessing Microsoft-owned sites.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KATU-TV Portland

Wash. gun background check expansion foes to start ads

TV and radio ads in support of an initiative to prevent the expansion of gun sale background checks will begin next week, the campaign announced Thursday.

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Related Topix: Startups, Bill Gates

CRN

Microsoft Fixes Faulty Windows Security Patch That Was Causing Blue Screen Of Death For Some

Microsoft reissued a security update Wednesday after pulling it from distribution to investigate reports that it had caused problems for some users, including the notorious "Blue Screen of Death" condition.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Redmond, WA

InfoWorld

Microsoft unifies OneDrive consumer and workplace versions on Android app

Microsoft has consolidated the consumer and enterprise editions of OneDrive under a single Android app, a move it plans to replicate across all the platforms that the cloud storage service runs on.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

Ubergizmo

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Makes Its Way To 25 New Markets

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has been available in certain countries for quite a while now, but the good news is that if you were living in a country where the tablet was not officially available, hopefully it will be now.

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Related Topix: Startups, Gadgets

InfoWorld

Amazon's file sharing service Zocalo now generally available

Web browser or Office suite? Microsoft's and Google's office productivity and collaboration clouds pit rich and complex against simple and lean more The average computer room today has cooling capacity that is nearly four times the IT heat load.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Google, Startups

CIO

Microsoft Purges 1,500 Copycat, Fraudulent Windows 8.1 Apps

Starts scrubbing the Windows Store after report last week identified widespread junk apps that tricked customers into paying for free software Microsoft has begun clamping down on sham Windows Store apps that try to dupe users into paying for free software, the company announced Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Startups, Microsoft, Blog News

The Washington Post

Microsoft targets vacationing Hill staffers with e-mail privacy ad campaign

Imagine you're a Hill staffer, taking some time to enjoy the end of summer at your favorite nearby beach.

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Related Topix: Startups, Rehoboth Beach, DE, Privacy, Sports

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