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3 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Microsoft Says It Is Suing Samsung

The dispute involves technology included in Android, Google Inc.'s operating system for mobile phones and tablets.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics

6 hrs ago | The Mac Observer

Microsoft's Sobering Realization: It Can Never Win, Place or Show in the Hardware War

Microsoft has struggled over the years to develop its own hardware. The Xbox has been the only notable success, and even that product has had its share of struggles.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

7 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

US judge: Microsoft must turn over customer data stored in Ireland

Joe Belfiore, vice president of the operating system group at Microsoft, holds up a pair of mobile phones featuring the new Windows 8.1 at the Build conference in San Francisco.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Ireland, World News,

9 hrs ago | Ars Technica

Microsoft security sandbox for IE: Still broken after all these years

There's a trivial way for drive-by exploit developers to bypass the security sandbox in almost all versions of Internet Explorer, and Microsoft says it has no immediate plans to fix it, according to researchers from Hewlett-Packard.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Hewlett Packard, Hewlett-Packard, Computers

12 hrs ago | BetaNews

Microsoft unveils Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad 1.1, adds user-requested features

All three apps gain exclusive new features, but all gain the ability to export documents to PDF, improved picture editing tools and support for third-party fonts.


13 hrs ago | SNL Financial

Microsoft's new momentum on the Street

From trading at just below $4 in January 1995, Microsoft shot up over 1,300% a scant five years later to nearly $56 a share, adjusted for splits.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

17 hrs ago |

Lenovo has not abandoned 8-inch Windows tablets

On the heels of drastic job cuts at Microsoft comes the news that the world's biggest PC vendor Lenovo will stop selling small-screen Windows tablets in the U.S. Lenovo confirmed the move Thursday in a statement to PC World, saying the 8.3-inch... Contrary to many media reports that "Americans don't want small Windows tablets," Lenovo denies that ... (more)


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

21 hrs ago | Ubergizmo

Alleged Nokia Tesla Is Actually The Lumia 1520

We do know that Microsoft is not content to rest on their laurels, otherwise the company would not be where it is today.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Gadgets

Thu Jul 31, 2014


Microsoft security tool EMET 5.0 puts a leash on plugins

The latest release of a Microsoft security tool that's designed to stop exploits lets administrators control when third-party plugins are launched, a long favored route for attackers.


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


Microsoft announces Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Halo Limited Edition: The Master Chief

Nerds love things that are "limited edition". Once we hear that something will be in limited supply, we just have to have it.


Related Topix: Halo, 343 Industries, Microsoft Game Studios, Video Games, Microsoft, Tellme, Startups, Game of Thrones, Cyanide Studios, Atlus Co., X360

Microsoft imposters, Tech scams & Identity theft

Have you received an email offering you a free virus scan? Have you received a phone call warning you that your computer has been infected with a virus or malware? According to the Federal Trade Commission, tech scams have been around for years, but lately scammers have become even more brazen by calling people pretending to be from Microsoft .


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups


Microsoft launches new Office for iPad features, still dominates on Apple's home turf

Check out this article! NOTE: GrowthBeat -- VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event -- is a week away! We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing.


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

NY judge: US warrant can reach email in Ireland

She said she agreed with the findings of a magistrate judge who approved a sealed search warrant in December for a consumer email account that Microsoft stores in Dublin, Ireland.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Ireland, World News, Redmond, WA


Partners Say New Azure Machine Learning Service Could Be Microsoft's Secret Weapon In The Cloud

Microsoft earlier this month launched a preview of a new cloud service called Azure Machine Learning, and some partners are already using it to build the sort of apps that used to require a team of expensive data scientists to pull off.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups


Microsoft's Office for iPad Apps Gain New Picture Tools, Fonts, and Ability to Send Files as PDFs

Microsoft's Office for iPad apps, including Word , Excel , and PowerPoint received a major update today that adds several new user-requested features to each app.


Related Topix: Ipad, iPod touchiPad App, iPod touch App, iPad App, Keynote, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Keyboards

Christian Science Monitor

'Kill switch' tech cut iPhone thefts by 40 percent in San Francisco

Ever have your phone stolen? If so, it's likely you wished for a "kill switch," a button that would immediately disable your phone, rendering it useless to a thief and protecting your valuable data.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Google, Startups, WebMD, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar

Electronics Weekly

DevBoard Watch: Microsoft swims into Sharks Cove with Windows dev board

It's an interesting, if pricey, development. Specifically, it intended to help develop hardware and drivers for Windows and Android, but you can also think 'appcessories'.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

Wed Jul 30, 2014

KOTA-TV Rapid City

OKCupid's experiment is lazy, unethical and a creative failure

The presumptions we have about what makes a great candidate are oftentimes not based on things that lead to results.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Marketing

International Business Times

Microsoft to Debut Windows Phone 8.1 Based Lumia Superman and Lumia Tesla Shortly

Apparently, the upcoming Lumia handset will be launched in August. AT&T and Verizon are the two major carriers slated to offer this Lumia Superman .


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Cameras

Silicon Alley Insider

Microsoft Just Nabbed A Mobile Industry Guru For Its Board Of Directors

Microsoft has added a new board member to its ranks: John Stanton. Stanton is known as one of the early pioneers of the wireless telecom industry.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Tellme, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics