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Erika Morphy
Microsoft, Nokia March to Altar
04/22/14 3:32 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 628 Words

There have been some minor changes to the deal since its announcement, Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith said in a Monday blog post.

The original deal did not address the management of online assets, for example. The two companies have agreed that...

Kris Holt
PS4 Reigns Supreme in Huge Video Game Sales Month
04/18/14 12:59 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 887 Words

... PlayStation 4 remains top dog among the latest generation of consoles after March sales figures showed it continuing to outpace Microsoft's Xbox One. Sony revealed earlier this week it had sold more than 7 million PS4 units worldwide, while Microsoft said...

David Vranicar
Popular UK Sports File-Sharing Site Shuttered
04/22/14 10:35 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 550 Words

Microsoft, Nokia to (Finally) Close Deal
Microsoft will formally complete its acquisition of Nokia's handset business on Friday, although there have been a few changes to the original terms of the US$7.2 billion deal announced last year.

The...

John P. Mello Jr.
Banking Trojan Enters Mobiles via Facebook
04/21/14 12:06 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1721 Words

Antivirus software maker Avast releases survey results finding that 21 percent of Windows XP users are unaware that Microsoft ended support of the product April 8, and 27 percent of the OS' users don't plan on doing anything now that support has ended.

Katherine Noyes
Heartbleed and Heartache in FOSS Town
04/21/14 9:58 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1067 Words

Well it's been a wild few weeks here in the Linux blogosphere, thanks not just to XP's demise but also the...

Rob Enderle
Transcendence and Analytics: What If the End of Mankind as We Know It Were a Good Thing?
04/21/14 6:01 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1529 Words

Microsoft is fighting Google with search , a free product, and Bing has become a huge money hole. You'd think the company would come up with a service that was both better and more secure, but charged a nominal fee instead. Pulling...

Jack M. Germain
Adobe's Open Source Tightrope Walk
04/19/14 2:35 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1692 Words

A striking recent example is Microsoft, which put C# compiler with many other tools to open source and opened the .NETfoundation website," Uzhviev told LinuxInsider.

Process vs. Cost
The complexity of the application is a factor in determining whether...

Chris Maxcer
Google This: Yahoo Wants Apple's Search Business
04/18/14 11:53 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 893 Words

While end users can manually switch this setting to Yahoo or Microsoft's Bing, most don't. Why? For starters, Google's search is effective. It's familiar. It's fast and functional. Even if you don't like Google's business model, it's hard not to turn to...

John P. Mello Jr.
Microsoft Adds Sci-Fi Series to Xbox Originals
04/08/14 12:23 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 860 Words

Game of Eyeballs
In producing original content for online streaming, Microsoft is following the lead of Netflix and Amazon, but it plans to add some new wrinkles to its offerings. Humans , for instance, will allow viewers to follow development...

Erika Morphy
Microsoft's Nokia Deal Clears China Hurdle
04/09/14 6:19 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 594 Words

What Microsoft Promised
Microsoft has promised pledged to honor fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) patent licensing principles for at least eight years under the conditions imposed by China's regulatory authorities.

Perhaps more significantly, at least to China's regulatory authorities,...

Richard Adhikari
Microsoft's Office for iPad Scores Big
03/31/14 6:40 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 661 Words

Users who want to create or edit documents with the office suite have to subscribe to Microsoft Office 365.

Android tablets account for 62 percent of sales worldwide, based on figures from Gartner , but Microsoft is focusing on the iPad...

Katherine Noyes
Microsoft's Merry-Making MS-DOS Code Caper
03/31/14 10:56 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1169 Words

As if on cue, Microsoft recently made an eminently Fools' Day-worthy move.

"On Tuesday, we dusted off the source code for early versions of MS-DOS and Word for Windows," wrote Roy Levin, distinguished engineer and managing director for Microsoft Research Silicon Valley,...

David Vranicar
Microsoft Touts Privacy Bona Fides to European Customers
04/11/14 12:36 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 465 Words

... become the first company to formally meet the European Union's data protection rules, Microsoft is trying to turn its trustworthiness into business in privacy-wary Europe. "For customers who care about privacy and compliance, there is no more committed partner than Microsoft," wrote...

David Vranicar
Microsoft Launches Public Cloud in China
03/27/14 10:02 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 564 Words

... is now offering general availability of its Azure cloud service in China, becoming the first multinational company to provide public cloud services in the Middle Kingdom. Microsoft is partnering with 21Vianet, a Chinese data center services provider, a marriage that likely helped...

Rachelle Dragani
Cortana Reports for Windows Phone 8.1 Duty
04/03/14 12:27 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 637 Words

Microsoft has added a notification Action Center to Windows Phone 8.1. Users can pull it down from the top of the phone's screen and customize notifications such as texts and emails.

The update also features deeper integration with Skype, which comes...

Rob Enderle
The Earth Is Moving Under the Smartphone Market
04/07/14 5:24 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1490 Words

... thing that Apple made clear when it took the smartphone market by storm and away from then-dominant players Palm , BlackBerry and Microsoft is that to win you need to make big bets and change the battle. The market is now dominated...

Jack M. Germain
New Linux Office Suite Too Soft to Be King
03/27/14 2:48 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1208 Words

... Kingsoft Office Suite holds the promise of bringing a near perfect clone of Microsoft Office to Linux desktop users. However, Kingsoft's developers still have some work to do on the Linux Alpha release to make it a beta deal.

All three...

John P. Mello Jr.
Windows Phone 8.1 Becomes Available to Devs and Risk Takers
04/15/14 4:03 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 671 Words

... an 18-month lull, Windows Phone took a step closer to an upgrade on Monday as Microsoft released version 8.1 of the operating system to developers. Unlike most developer versions of software, however, consumers can download and run the latest edition of Windows...

Richard Adhikari
XP Users Have a Bad Headache Coming On
04/07/14 1:01 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 637 Words

... will be the biggest problem users of Windows XP will face when Microsoft officially stops supporting it on Tuesday. "While many customers have already completed their migrations to a modern OS, some large customers with complex Windows XP deployments may not have...

John P. Mello Jr.
Clock Counting Down on Windows XP Support
04/01/14 11:06 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1767 Words

... Microsoft prepares to cut off support for Windows XP, hackers are sharpening their knives in anticipation of carving up the operating system's carcass. Web predators will pounce on XP 10 minutes after Microsoft pulls the support plug on the software, predicted one...

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