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Bing Adds New Twitter Search Features

Bing announced on Friday that it is rolling out a feature that lets you search for specific Twitter profiles or hashtags. If you just do a hashtag search, it will give you results for recent tweets for it like so: If you start your search with an “@,” it will recognize that you’re looking for a Twitter handle: It will …

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Google Looks At Apparent IE Sponsored Post Spam

Tech blogger/investor Michael Arrington revealed that someone who claimed to be a “social strategist on behalf of Microsoft” tried to get him to write about Internet Explorer for payment. The message he got says: Hi Michael, I work as a social strategist on behalf of Microsoft, and I wanted to invite you to collaborate on a sponsored post opportunity for …

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Windows Phone Finally Gets Pinterest App

Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore announced that Pinterest has finally released an app for Windows Phone. You can find it in the Windows Phone Store. It looks like your pretty basic Pinterest app. WELCOME TO #WP, PINTEREST! Get it now! http://t.co/C7qsZP145J — joebelfiore (@joebelfiore) June 11, 2014 The description is as follows: Pinterest is a tool to help you discover and plan …

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Bing: It’s Taking Us Some Time To Build A ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tool

Most of the whole “right to be forgotten” storyline has been focused on Google as it has always been at the center of the story, but don’t forget, the recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union applies to other search engines as well. Microsoft has put out a statement on the matter, buried in its help …

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Microsoft Outlook Web App Hits Android

Microsoft announced that a native Outlook Web App (OWA) is now available for some Android phones. The company first announced its intention to bring the app to Android in March at the Microsoft Exchange Conference. The current release is considered a pre-release version. Senior product marketing manager Steve Chew explains, “During this pre-release, we’ll be gathering feedback, fixing bugs and …

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Microsoft Adds Yammer Conversations To OneDrive, SharePoint Online Files

Microsoft is rolling out new enterprise social experiences across Office 365, as announced at the SharePoint Conference earlier this year. First, they’re launching Yammer conversation capabilities in Office apps. “Instead of going back and forth with email attachments for feedback on a document, new Yammer document conversations allow people to share ideas, questions, images and videos directly alongside their content,” …

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Microsoft Dynamics Gets Updates, Expands To New Markets

Microsoft announced that “significant new capabilities and marketing, customer care and social listening” are now available globally as part of its spring wave of updates for Dynamics CRM in 54 markets and 42 languages. Also new is a “Unified Service Desk” for on-premises customers. The new capabilities are part of Dynamics CRM 2013 Service Pack 1. Microsoft is expanding availability …

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Microsoft And Salesforce Launch Strategic Cloud Partnership

Microsoft and Salesforce just announced a strategic partnership, which will see the two creating new solutions that connect Salesforce’s CRM apps and platform to Microsoft Office and Windows. The company announced two specific products: Salesforce1 for Windows and Windows Phone 8.1 and Salesforce for Office 365. The former will let customers access Salesforce “and run their business” from their Windows …

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Microsoft Acquires App Analytics Company Capptain

Microsoft announced today that it has acquired Capptain, a platform for app developers that combines analytics with push notifications and in-app messaging campaigns. Here it is in a nutshell: Microsoft will integrate Capptain with Azure. “With Capptain’s solution, organizations can analyze customer and employee behavior in real-time, and respond by pushing targeted messages, announcements, information or offers,” says Microsoft’s Omar …

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Skype Is Getting Real-Time Translation Later This Year

There’s no denying that Microsoft’s Skype has played a huge part in international communication, as it’s one of the most popular ways for person A to see and hear person B across the globe. Of course, person A and person B often speak a different language, which can obviously hamper communication. In order make Skype even more useful, Microsoft says …

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Will ‘Evidence’ Show Google Stole Money From Publishers?

There are a lot of claims by AdSense publishers who say Google has not paid them what they’re owed. Recently, a person claiming to be an ex-Google employee described (at length) a plot by the company to keep from having to pay publishers, and shutting down their accounts ahead of payment dates. Since then, a lot of people have said …

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Microsoft Announces New Version Of Windows Called ‘Windows 8.1 with Bing’

Microsoft announced on Friday that some lower cost Windows devices will come with a new edition of Windows called Windows 8.1 with Bing. Microsoft hardware partners, the company says, will be announcing new Windows devices over the next couple of weeks. With the Windows 8.1 update, it says, it has enabled partners to build lower cost devices with only 1GB …

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