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Steve Ballmer’s Final Shareholder Letter Is Full Of Optimism Steve Ballmer’s Final Shareholder Letter Is Full Of Optimism
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Steve Ballmer’s days at Microsoft are numbered. The board has until the end of the year to find a replacement, but he’s already resigned to his fate that today’s shareholder letter will be his last. In classic Ballmer style, the …

Get Ready For Lots Of Microsoft Enterprise Releases This Fall Get Ready For Lots Of Microsoft Enterprise Releases This Fall

Microsoft has announced a bunch of new enterprise cloud solutions coming this fall. On October 18th, the company will release Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 for businesses to create data centers, as well as Visual Studio …

Microsoft Launches ‘Bing Offers Card-Linked’ Deals Microsoft Launches ‘Bing Offers Card-Linked’ Deals

Earlier this year, Bing announced Bing Offers, its latest foray into the local deals space. The product launched across the United States. Today, the company has announced an expansion of that with “Bing Offers Card-Linked”. This is a program they’re …

MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis Talks 3D Printers, Windows 8.1 MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis Talks 3D Printers, Windows 8.1

Over the past few years, MakerBot has quickly grown from a promising 3D printer startup to one of the biggest suppliers of desktop 3D printers in the world. The company’s success even led to it being acquired by Stratasys, one …

Apparently Microsoft Recycles Email Addresses Too Apparently Microsoft Recycles Email Addresses Too

Yahoo has been making headlines in recent weeks thanks to an account recycling program it implemented recently, and the apparent security issues that have come along with it. It turns out that Microsoft has pretty much been doing the same …

Microsoft Wants To Put Windows Phone On Android Handsets [Report] Microsoft Wants To Put Windows Phone On Android Handsets [Report]
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I think we can all agree that Nokia’s Windows Phone hardware is great. It’s the Samsung and HTC Windows Phones that are debatable. Microsoft wants to change that. Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft is currently in talks with HTC to …

Bing: We Don’t Track The ‘Bing It On’ Results Because Of Privacy, Have No Idea If People Are More Likely To Select Bing Bing: We Don’t Track The ‘Bing It On’ Results Because Of Privacy, Have No Idea If People Are More Likely To Select Bing
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Bing has no idea if people are more likely to select Bing results when using its Bing It On challenge, and has admitted as much in a blog post defending its campaign. Despite being over a year old, the Bing …

Government Says Tech Companies Can’t Reveal Data Request Numbers Because Terrorism Government Says Tech Companies Can’t Reveal Data Request Numbers Because Terrorism
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Ever since PRISM’s reveal in early June, tech companies named as participants in the program have been trying to distance themselves from it. Part of that effort involved asking the federal government to let them publish the number of federal …

New Kinect Features Previewed in New Video

Microsoft is betting big on its next-generation version of its Kinect motion sensor. The device has been packed in with every one of its upcoming Xbox One consoles, ensuring that all Xbox gamers will have a Kinect. This has caused …

Yale Law Students, Freakonomics Slam Microsoft’s ‘Bing It On’ Campaign Yale Law Students, Freakonomics Slam Microsoft’s ‘Bing It On’ Campaign

Bing is really clinging on to this “Bing It On” thing. The campaign began over a year ago, and is still going strong with Microsoft setting up shop at at NFL games to get people to try the “blind taste …

Bing Ads Finally Get Those Skype-Integrated Call Extensions Bing Ads Finally Get Those Skype-Integrated Call Extensions

Earlier this year, we reported that Bing was readying Skype-integrated click-to-call mobile ads, and now it has finally announced them. On the Bing Ads blog, Microsoft’s Ambrish Verma introduced Bing’s new Call Extensions, which work across all devices, and utilize …

Microsoft Will Be Back At CES In 2014 [Report] Microsoft Will Be Back At CES In 2014 [Report]

At CES 2012, Microsoft announced that it would be their last year at the technology trade show. The news came as somewhat of a shock considering that Microsoft traditionally presented a keynote at the show. Now it appears that Microsoft’s …

Microsoft Revives Hover For Internet Explorer 11 Launch
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Later this month, Windows 8.1 will roll out to the millions of Windows 8 machines currently in the hands of consumers. The updated OS includes a number of enhancements, including Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft promises that it’s new browser features …

Surface Pro 2 Tablet: Does Microsoft Get It? Surface Pro 2 Tablet: Does Microsoft Get It?
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The race is on in Technologyland, with the new realease of the Kindle Fire HDX, the iPad Mini 2, and the Microsoft Surface Pro during the fall. Who will take home the trophy for best tablet? Well, I wouldn’t bet …

Surface Team Is Working On Multiple Tablet Sizes Surface Team Is Working On Multiple Tablet Sizes

One of the most persistent rumors regarding Microsoft’s Surface tablets is that the company would be making a 7-incher. That turned out to not be the case when the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 were revealed last week as …

Report: New Surface Tablets Won’t Help Microsoft Report: New Surface Tablets Won’t Help Microsoft

One week ago, Microsoft announced its updated Windows tablet lineup, the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2. The announcement was greeted with little fanfare, but proved that Microsoft is pushing ahead with its tablet plans, despite the failure of …

Ford CEO Alan Mulally To Replace Steve Ballmer At Microsoft [Rumor] Ford CEO Alan Mulally To Replace Steve Ballmer At Microsoft [Rumor]

It was announced last month that Steve Ballmer would be stepping down as CEO of Microsoft after 33 years with the company and 13 years as its CEO. Since then, there’s been no word out of Microsoft’s board of directors …

Xbox One Tour Coming to NA and EU

The launch of the Xbox One is less than two months away, and Microsoft knows it has a large perception gap to close against Sony’s PlayStation 4. In order to educate people about its recent Xbox One policy reversals and …

Alan Mulally Could Run Microsoft Alan Mulally Could Run Microsoft

After Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer announced his plan to retire within the next 12 months, the company has been trying to figure out the best candidate to replace him. According to a new report, it could be Ford Motor …

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s Tearful Goodbye Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s Tearful Goodbye

Steve Ballmer announced to an arena of Microsoft employees that, after 33 years with the company, he will resign as its CEO within 12 months. On June 11, 1980, ┬áSteve Ballmer became the 30th member of the Microsoft company and …

Microsoft Rumored to Ship 3 Million Surfaces Next Year Microsoft Rumored to Ship 3 Million Surfaces Next Year

Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled its next-generation tablets, the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2. The upgraded tablets are relatively conservative improvements on Microsoft’s Surface lineup, and the company did not significantly drop the price of the tablets. DigiTimes …