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The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) is trying to win back public trust after being accused of hoarding information about serious vulnerabilities in computer …

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Microsoft has finally entered the crowded wearable-computer market with its first major wearable device. It’s called Microsoft Band, and it comes with both watch …

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According to a Forbes report, Microsoft’s foray into the wearable tech market is imminent and the software giant is getting ready to launch a …

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On Tuesday, Microsoft-owned Skype released Skype Qik, a new social app that makes sending short videos extremely easy. The app is free and available …

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Microsoft Corp. has reportedly signed a letter of intent to acquire Israeli text analysis startup Equivio, an individual acquainted with the matter revealed, as …

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Microsoft Corp., Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. have issued open letters to the United States Department of Justice, seeking to establish that they have only ’obliged’ to the role of revealing data they possess within the limits of law and have not provided unlimited access to their databases.

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The Windows 8 launch by Microsoft Corp., was designed to meet the operating system needs of mobile devices which are gaining popularity. Both of hand-held forms of mobile devices have immense computing power and advanced touch-based small display screens. Hence, to maximize user interface these smart devices typically use icons that are selected by users in the classic hand movement of ‘pinching’ as opposed to traditional clicking on the icon by using a mouse.

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On the 23rd of May, Google Inc. was at the receiving end of a suit it had filed against Microsoft Corp. The Android software major had sued for royalties from Microsoft Corp. owed to Motorola Mobility on the use of a number of communication patents employed in the Xbox game system and Windows Operating System.

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The big day has come. On the 21st of May, Microsoft Corp. is due to present its Xbox 720 game console as the tech giant aims to win a bigger market share in the gaming market. The new Xbox 720 game console is expected to help the company strengthen its position in the market which has been dented by the emergence and growing popularity of mobile devices. But the fact is that Microsoft Corp. will witness also stronger competition from Sony Corp. which is due to launch its new PlayStation 4 in June. The competition gets tougher not only in the computer gaming industry, it gets tougher in the console market as well.

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The Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Operating System’s latest version is finding its way to meet user expectation. Windows 8 debuted back in 2012 and has seen most buyers of the OS, grumble, rant and finally downgrade to the previous version – crisp and comfortable Windows 7. That Microsoft Corp. thinks that it is in trouble is understood by the recent admission by some of its high-level personnel admitting that Windows 8 is not meeting expected sales figures.

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Microsoft Corp. proved successful in getting Android phone makers to sing on patent sharing agreements on the 23rd of April. This announcement closely follows on the heels of similar deal Microsoft Corp. announced with Foxconn which is owned by Hon Hai.

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Despite the results of poor performance by the PC industry per se, it appears that Redmond-based giant Microsoft Corp. has flown-past profit forecasts with only revenue earning hiccup in the third quarter. Announcing the performance in the third quarter ended March 31, the company also broke unexpected news.

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In what many regard as a much-anticipated triumph of Microsoft Corp., Foxconn through its parent company Hon Hai has agreed to pay license fees to the US-based giant every time a Microsoft-patent is used in a product that the Tucheng-based company manufactures. Through its various manufacturing units located in Taiwan and across industrial units of China, Hon Hai produces nearly 40 percent of the world’s smartphones, tablets and other devices.

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Microsoft Corp., the software giant, considers the $3 billion investment in Dell Inc. which happens to be the world’s third largest PC maker. However the stake purchase might be risky as it could lead to denting the relations between the software giant and PC computer makers. The situation is rather tense as relations have already been affected by the 2012 launch of the Microsoft Corp.’s tablet. Analysts underline the possibility of the emergence of new misunderstandings between Microsoft Corp. and its partners.

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On the 29th of October in San Francisco, Microsoft Corp. is due to launch its long-awaited Windows Phone 8. The Windows Phone 8 release is the company’s latest attempt to regain smartphone market share lost to two main rivals, Apple Inc. and Google Inc.

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The release of Microsoft Corp.’s Windows 8 is getting closer. Users of Microsoft Corp.’s operating systems might be in shock as Windows 8 brings revolutionary changes. New Windows 8 has got a completely new look that will force Microsoft Corp.’s customers to learn how to use it.

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The all new digital music service from Microsoft, the Xbox Music is ready and set to take on the Cloud Player of the Amazon.com Inc. and iTunes from Apple Inc. for music on Xbox game consoles.

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According to the antitrust chief of the European Union, charges are going to be levied against Microsoft Corp. for failure to conform to the terms of a 2009 ruling which stated that the company should provide consumers with a choice of Internet browsers. This could result in a hefty EU penalty for Microsoft.

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Microsoft Corp. has revealed that its widely used Internet explorer web browser has a bug in its security system. Microsoft has warned its users of this IE security flaw that makes their PCs vulnerable to the attack of the hackers. They have therefore urged their customers to use a security software that will minimize the risk of their PCs being infected by the hackers.

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The who’s who of electronics, including Hewlett-Packard Co, Microsoft Corp, Dell Inc, Motorola Inc., and Lenovo Group Ltd, among others, showed off their thin, …

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