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Microsoft brings Cortana to China and India on 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 a coming update to Windows Phone 8.1. Users in Australia, Canada and India will also get a version of Cortana, although the company said that would be an earlier ... (more)


Related Topix: Microsoft

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

AT&T selects San Antonio for faster internet

The company says its GigaPower network has a 1 gigabit per second speed. That's about 100 times faster than what U.S. consumers typically get.


Related Topix: AT&T, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, Versant, ATT, Myrtle Beach, SC, Business News

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Folks on social media ask: Where is mysterious woman in black?Folks...

Folks on social media ask: Where is mysterious woman in black? She's been spotted in Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia, according to the Facebook page.


Related Topix: Facebook

Park Record

OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

This week, OKCupid became the latest company to admit that it has manipulated customer data to see how users of its dating service would react to one another.


Related Topix: Facebook, Privacy, Golden Gate University, Park City, UT

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Facebook: Get Messenger or else

For mobile users who text with friends via Facebook, it's almost time to download the social-media giant's dedicated app for doing so, or lose the ability.


Related Topix: Facebook, Autos

China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

The State Administration for Industry and Commerce said it opened a case in June after complaints Microsoft improperly failed to publish all documentation for its Windows operating system and Office software.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Wilmington, DE

Park Record

Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination?

The 30-year-old entrepreneur has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago, and that knowledge is fueling an audacious attempt to change the way people connect at work, where the incessant drumbeat of email has become an excruciating annoyance.


Related Topix: Social Software, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Park City, UT

The Daily Democrat

Beyonce house hunting without Jay Z?

The ubersuperduperstar was seen checking out a $21.5 million penthouse in Chelsea, close to the building in which Katie Holmes barricaded herself after her divorce from Tom Cruise, a source reportedly told New York Daily News.


Related Topix: Publishing, Media, IGN Entertainment, News Corporation, Century Media Records, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, FOX News Network, Music, Entertainment

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experiment

OkCupid, a top US matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive service said on Monday, weeks after Facebook admitted to misleading users in a psychological study.


Related Topix: Social Software, Facebook, Science, Computer Science

Bellingham Herald

$1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

In less than six months, prescriptions for Sovaldi have eclipsed all other hepatitis C pills combined, according to new data from IMS Health.


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Health Insurance, Medicaid

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Buddy: Beautiful smiling dog is out of time at high-kill upstate shelter

According to Facebook: Greenville County Pet Rescue , this beauty is running out of time at the high-kill upstate shelter.


Related Topix: Greenville County, SC, Facebook, Greenville, SC

Chambersburg Public Opinion

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

The ruling is a defeat for Donald Sterling, who sought to block his estranged wife from selling the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Opinion

Silver City Sun-News

Batkid documentary in the works

Batkid is, of course, leukemia survivor Miles Scott, who as a 5-year-old last year "saved Gotham" as part of his Make-a-Wish Foundation dream wish.


Related Topix: Gotham, Advertising, Siskiyou County, CA, Tulelake, CA, Publishing, Media, IGN Entertainment, Ottaway Newspapers

WLUC-TV Negaunee

Report for Detroit creditor boosts value of art

One of the companies challenging Detroit's bankruptcy plan has a higher estimate for the value the Detroit Institute of Arts collection as well as an estimate of the worth of city-owned real estate.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Publishing, Media, News, IGN Entertainment, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, Fox Filmed Entertainment, FOX News Network

Farmington Daily Times

One Direction's Zayn Malik causes furor over Palestine tweet

A few celebrities have weighed in on the Israeli-Palestinian crisis in Gaza in recent weeks by tweeting support for Palestine, but most, including Rihanna and Dwight Howard, quickly deleted their tweets after experiencing a huge backlash by supporters of Isreal.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Publishing, Media, IGN Entertainment, News Corporation, Century Media Records, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, FOX News Network, Music

Silver City Sun-News

Freddie Prinze Jr. rips Kiefer Sutherland

Freddie Prinze Jr. ripped Kiefer Sutherland last weekend at Comic-Con, saying the "24" actor made him want to quit acting.


Related Topix: 24, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Celebrities, Freddie Prinze Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, IGN Entertainment, Century Media Records, Publishing, Media, Ottaway Newspapers, Music

Real estate website Zillow to buy rival Trulia for $3.5 billion

Real estate website operator Zillow is buying rival Trulia in a $3.5 billion deal that would make the biggest player in the online real estate market.


Related Topix: Zillow, Trulia, Real Estate

Fox News

China Officials Suddenly Stop at Microsoft Offices

Chinese government officials have made sudden visits to Microsoft Corp offices in China, a spokeswoman for the company said on Monday, but declined to give any reason for the inspections.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Microsoft, Business News

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Zillow buying Trulia in $3.5 billion stock deal

Trulia's stock rose more than 16 percent in Monday premarket trading, while Zillow's stock fell more than 3 percent.


Related Topix: Trulia

News9 Oklahoma City

US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Tennessee


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