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33 min ago | Seattle Times

2 to retire from Microsoft board; more layoff notices coming

Microsoft's board is losing two members and gaining two in the latest round of changes for a board that has seen some major shifts this year. Longtime board members Dave Marquardt and Dina Dublon are stepping down, deciding not to seek re-election.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Computers, Seagate Technology

4 hrs ago | Information Technology

Software-Defined Storage Leader Gridstore's Accelerate Partner Program Gains New Momentum

Both new members cite Gridstore's expertise in enabling the Hybrid Cloud and their solution purpose-built for Hyper-V as the key criteria for their decision to join the program. Integrating seamlessly with business clients, these new partners provide industry-proven storage solutions that promote satisfied customers, profitable businesses, and communities that thrive.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA, Twitter, Computers, VoIP, Science / Technology

8 hrs ago |

Microsoft Earns Hold Rating from S&P Equity Research

's stock had its "hold" rating restated by investment analysts at S&P Equity Research in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. A number of other firms have also recently commented on MSFT.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Tellme Networks, Startups, Groove Commerce, Sentillion, Stanley

9 hrs ago | MediaPost

Microsoft Upgrades RTB Exchange, Adds Mobile, Windows 8 Inventory

The inventory will be available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the UK and the U.S. Microsoft has spent the past 10 months growing its exchange by entering new marketers -- it's up to 37 now, according to Microsoft's Display Monetization and Yield Analytics Director, Esco Strong -- and is now focused on making the exchange more suitable for today's cross-screen advertisers. The exchange now features inventory from Skype, Outlook, MSN, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Phone apps.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Groove Commerce

14 hrs ago | PC Magazine

Microsoft Keyboard Works With Windows, iOS, and Android

Microsoft has a few new peripherals on its hands, and while not everything is a surprise, there is one unexpected move: a keyboard that embraces Android and iOS devices as well as Windows. Along with an OS-agnostic keyboard, Microsoft is also announcing a new version of the Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse, three new limited-edition models of the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500, and the new Xbox One controller for PCs.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Keyboards, Mice, Bluetooth

17 hrs ago | Ambot ah!

Hello 'Windows': Microsoft to wipe out 'Nokia' and 'Windows Phone' brands

With the release of new mobile handsets running on Windows 8.1 such as the Cherry Mobile Alpha Luxe and Play and the HTC One , one can notice that they refer to the new gizmos as Windows , sans the Phone from the branding. This seems to be the case for the Redmond giant, as a leaked official internal document details the company's plans to not only remove the 'Windows Phone' branding on all partner manufacturer handsets; as well as the 'Nokia' branding from the recently acquired Finnish manufacturer phones, keeping the 'Lumia' as their primary brand alive.


Related Topix: Nokia, Microsoft, Startups

18 hrs ago | Benzinga

Microsoft 'Doubles Down' On Gaming With 'Minecraft' Purchase

Microsoft Corporation has agreed to acquire Mojang, the company behind the popular "Minecraft" franchise, for $2.5 billion. "I think it makes sense for them to double down on gaming," Evercore Partners analyst Kirk Materne told Benzinga.


Related Topix: Minecraft, Video Games, Microsoft, Startups, Tellme Networks, Groove Commerce, Sentillion

22 hrs ago |

Cue The Competitor Barbs, Says It's Over For Box

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Marketing, Dropbox, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Business News

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Silicon Valley Internship Summit in Mountain View

The Silicon Valley Internship Summit is Nov. 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Microsoft Silicon Valley, 1065 La Avenida St., in Mountain View. Admission is $25, and includes continental breakfast and lunch.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA, Microsoft, Tellme Networks, Startups, Arizona State University

The New Zealand Herald

Mojang founder puts sanity first in Minecraft sale

In an outpouring that had to be reposted after crashing his server yesterday, Persson, who founded the game Minecraft through his company Mojang, told his millions of fans that he never meant for his product to become such a big hit and change the gaming industry. Now he's set to walk away with his majority share of a "smooth $2.5 billion" after selling Mojang to Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft.


Related Topix: Redmond, WA, Twitter

Insider Monkey

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Not Responsible For Minecraft Owner's exit

The $2.5 billion deal that Microsoft Corporation finalised today to gain the ownership of Minecraft wasn't the reason why Markus Persson, the founder of the game has decided to leave the company. The issue was discussed by CNBC 's Squawk Alleay team.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Tellme Networks, Groove Commerce, Sentillion

Oppenheimer Reiterates "Positive" Rating for Microsoft

In other Microsoft news, SVP Lisa E. Brummel sold 57,618 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction dated Thursday, September 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.05, for a total value of $2,595,690.90.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Tellme Networks, Startups, Groove Commerce, Sentillion, Stanley


Bing Ads Enhances Geo-Targeting and Ad Scheduling

"The increase in mobile volume has made hyper-local targeting more relevant from user intent and location accuracy point of view," says Piyush Naik, senior program manager at Microsoft. "Location accuracy is also greater on mobile due to more precise device location signals such as GPS being available, when users choose to share that," he adds.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

Eastside Pathways tackles education reform in Bellevue

With a focus on data and a commitment to collectivism, the Bellevue nonprofit is mobilizing the city to "support every child, step by step, from cradle to career." When the late Bill Henningsgaard saw a presentation about student demographics in his city, one number lodged in his head: 70 percent of the students at Lake Hills Elementary in south Bellevue qualified for free or reduced lunch in the 2011 to 2012 school year.


Related Topix: Non-Profit, T-Mobile

Business Journal

It's official: Microsoft buying 'Minecraft' creator for $2.5B

Microsoft made it official on Monday: It announced it is buying Swedish game developer Mojang and the company's "Minecraft" franchise for $2.5 billion.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Tellme Networks, Startups, Groove Commerce, Sentillion

South China Morning Post

Weibo: Conspiracy theorists chat up Microsoft defection, iPhone 6 delay

Doug Young has lived and worked in China for 15 years, much of that as a journalist for Reuters writing about Chinese companies. He currently lives in Shanghai where he teaches financial journalism at Fudan University.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Tellme Networks, Startups, Groove Commerce, Sentillion, iPhone

Sys-Con Media

SoftServe Achieves Microsoft Windows Azure Circle Membership in the UK

The Microsoft Azure Circle is a group of specialized Microsoft partners that are committed and focused on cloud computing, as well as providing deployment planning services for customers interested in moving to the Azure cloud. With a proven history of outstanding service and performance helping customers adopt and develop applications through Microsoft Azure, SoftServe is a perfect fit for this program.


Related Topix: SoftServe, Microsoft Windows, Science / Technology, Microsoft, Startups, Cloud Computing

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Sky News

Mobile Technology Adds Twist To Catwalk

Designers team up with Microsoft to film a show using smartphones, streaming the footage live on to a giant interactive pyramid. Designers Fyodor Golan teamed up with the tech giant to film its show using smartphones, streaming the footage live on to a giant interactive pyramid which took centre stage on the runway.


Jerusalem Post

Why the global tech sector should follow Israel's lead

Israel's success as an innovator is also reflected by its global standings in various high-tech industries, especially those closely associated with the defense industry. Living under the constant threat of conflict has produced a remarkable determination within the people of Israel.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Microsoft, Tellme Networks, Startups, Groove Commerce, Sentillion, Opinion


Windows 9 Screenshots Leaked?

Rather, leaked Windows 9 screenshots are circulating on the Internet and, if they are bona fide, offer a glimpse into what the future of desktop computing may look like for Windows users. ComputerBase and WinFuture, two German technology sites, got their hands on 20 images that claim to depict the "Windows Technical Preview."


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


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