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Microsoft Says The Government Isn’t Doing Enough To Promote Transparency Microsoft Says The Government Isn’t Doing Enough To Promote Transparency

In late June, Google and Microsoft both filed suit with the FISA court demanding that the government let them publish the number of federal data requests they receive. The companies had hoped to work out a deal with the government …

Surface Pro Price Cut Is Now Permanent Surface Pro Price Cut Is Now Permanent

The Surface Pro is much too expensive. That’s at least what some consumers think as the tablet isn’t exactly flying off store shelves. In an attempt to remedy that, Microsoft introduced a temporary price cut, but it has apparently proved …

Microsoft Just Doubled The Size Of Exchange Online Mailboxes Microsoft Just Doubled The Size Of Exchange Online Mailboxes

Microsoft announced that it is doubling the size of user mailboxes in all Exchange Online and Office 365 service plans. Inbox sizes are going from 2 5GB to 50 GB. Better yet, users won’t have to pay any more for …

Skype 3D Video Conferencing Soon To Be Reality Skype 3D Video Conferencing Soon To Be Reality
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In today’s world of online communication, Skype has become synonymous with home-based online video conferencing, and utilizing Skype has become one of the most prominent ways to video chat with other people around the world, especially since its merger with …

Microsoft May Soon Invest In Foursquare, Android App Gets ‘Smarter’ Microsoft May Soon Invest In Foursquare, Android App Gets ‘Smarter’
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Foursquare is reportedly in talks with multiple companies about a potential strategic investment, and one of them is Microsoft. Bloomberg first reported the news, citing people with knowledge of the situation, then later reported that Microsoft specifically is in advanced …

Surprise: The Xbox One Mic Will Have Superior Audio Quality Surprise: The Xbox One Mic Will Have Superior Audio Quality

Microsoft hit upon a stroke of genius when it included a mic with every premium Xbox 360 sold in 2005 and 2006. It ensured that nearly everybody in an online match could talk to one another thus fostering a better …

Foursquare Makes Its Way To Windows 8 Foursquare Makes Its Way To Windows 8

Windows 8 needs apps, and not just any apps either. It needs the big apps that every other platform has. It won’t be able to compete with iOS and Android until it does. It still has a ways to go, …

Xbox Time Warner Cable App Released Xbox Time Warner Cable App Released

Back in June, Microsoft and Time Warner Cable announced that they had reached a deal for Xbox 360 consoles to stream hundreds of live cable TV channels to Time Warner customers. This week, the fruits of that deal have been …

Xbox One Lowered Shipment Rumors Disputed Xbox One Lowered Shipment Rumors Disputed

Yesterday, rumors surfaced that shipment forecasts Microsoft‘s upcoming Xbox One console have been dialed down. The number of Xbox One units shipping this year was reportedly lowered to 6.2 million from 7 million. The cause of the cuts was reportedly …

This Is How The Cloud Will Enhance Games On The Xbox One This Is How The Cloud Will Enhance Games On The Xbox One

Cloud computing isn’t the mystical magic power that some make it out to be. It’s not going to make your games suddenly look better, or in the case of Sim City, play better. It will, however, be beneficial to the …

Windows 8.1 Goes Out To OEMs Today, Developers Won’t Get It Early Windows 8.1 Goes Out To OEMs Today, Developers Won’t Get It Early

Today’s the day – Windows 8.1 RTM is now being shipped out to OEMs so they can have the latest incarnation of Windows 8 on their devices ahead of its October 18 launch date. Unfortunately, everybody else, including developers, will …

The Xbox One Will Launch On November 8 [Rumor] The Xbox One Will Launch On November 8 [Rumor]

At Gamescom, Sony announced that the PS4 would be launching on November 15 in North America. At the same show, Microsoft refused to commit to an actual date for the launch despite delaying the console’s launch in a number of …

Xbox One Shipments Lowered Over Manufacturing Delays [Rumor] Xbox One Shipments Lowered Over Manufacturing Delays [Rumor]

Sony garnered goodwill with gamers at this year’s E3 expo by simply announcing it would not implement hardware-level DRM it its upcoming PlayStation 4 console. Though Microsoft has since dialed back its ambitious plans to have the Xbox One locked …

Microsoft Employees Get A White Xbox One Microsoft Employees Get A White Xbox One

If alternate colored video game consoles are your thing, get ready to be a little jealous. As you can see in the lead image, courtesy of AllGamesBeta.com, Microsoft employees who are the Xbox One team will be rewarded with a …

There Is A Reason Behind Ballmer’s Sudden Retirement [Report] There Is A Reason Behind Ballmer’s Sudden Retirement [Report]
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On Friday, Steve Ballmer announced that he would be retiring as CEO of Microsoft within the next 12 months. The stock market had a field day with the news, but the rest of us were were wondering why the longtime …

Bing Uses Machine Learning To Improve Product Search Bing Uses Machine Learning To Improve Product Search
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Bing announced today that it is launching a new product search experience, which utilizes its index of tens of millions of products, along with machine learning, to show products on the main results page, rather than making users go to …

Microsoft Stock Surging on Ballmer Retirement News Microsoft Stock Surging on Ballmer Retirement News

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced this morning that he will be stepping down from his position within the next 12 months. The executive has been a part of Microsoft for over 33 years, joining the company as its first business …

Steve Ballmer To Retire As Microsoft CEO Within 12 Months Steve Ballmer To Retire As Microsoft CEO Within 12 Months

For the past 13 years, Steve Ballmer has ruled Microsoft as its CEO. He oversaw the rollout of four Windows operating systems including the most recent Windows 8. Most of us thought he’d be around for the release of Windows …

Here’s the Microsoft Xbox Gamescom Presentation That Wasn’t Streamed Here’s the Microsoft Xbox Gamescom Presentation That Wasn’t Streamed

Though Microsoft declined to livestream its major Gamescom presentation on Tuesday, that didn’t mean the event wasn’t being filmed. Microsoft today released the full 35-minute presentation through its YouTube channel. The news coming out of this conference was nearly as …

Microsoft Offering Excess Surfaces to Schools Through Bing Microsoft Offering Excess Surfaces to Schools Through Bing

As the price cuts for both the Surface RT and the Surface Pro indicate, the Surface hasn’t challenged the iPad in the way Microsoft hoped it would. In fact, Microsoft announced a $900 million inventory adjustment charge for the millions …

Kinect Sports Rivals Might Just Sell You On Kinect Kinect Sports Rivals Might Just Sell You On Kinect

The original Kinect Sports titles were some of the best selling Kinect games on the Xbox 360. Now Microsoft and Rare are bringing it back on the Xbox One with a ton of new features enabled by the newly improved …