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Could Google Lose Apple Like It Lost Firefox? Could Google Lose Apple Like It Lost Firefox?

Google may be in danger of losing a major deal for its search engine, which could result in a reduction in market share. Google has already lost out to Yahoo as the default search engine for Mozilla’s Firefox browser in …

Microsoft Sues IRS For Not Delivering On FOIA Request Microsoft Sues IRS For Not Delivering On FOIA Request

Microsoft has sued the IRS in relation to a Freedom of Information Act request. The company wants information related to an IRS investigation into its tax records as it conducts an audit. The audit focuses on a fee charged between …

Microsoft Adds Skype Document Chat To Office Online Microsoft Adds Skype Document Chat To Office Online

Microsoft announced the addition of Skype document chat to Office Online. It’s avaialble when you collaborate with others in real-time in Word or PowerPoint. To use it, click the Chat button. You can continue chats after leaving the document via …

Bing Launches Homepage Improvements Bing Launches Homepage Improvements

Microsoft announced that it will now feature high-definition images on its home page, as well as new image captions, customization features and quick access to Office Online. The daily homepage image will be wide-screen and HD (1920×1080 pixels). “We get …

Yahoo Takes Major Search Partner Away From Google Yahoo Takes Major Search Partner Away From Google

Yahoo may have lost its way in search over the years, but it would appear that CEO Marissa Mayer is determined to bring search back to the forefront. Going to head with her former employer in its specialty may not …

Microsoft Launches Office 365 Video Microsoft Launches Office 365 Video

Microsoft announced the launch of Office 365 Video, which gives businesses and organizations a destination for posting, sharing, and discovering relevant video content. The company names onboarding new employees, distributing a message from the CEO, and community contributions as examples …

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple & Other Tech Companies Call For Government Surveillance Reform Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple & Other Tech Companies Call For Government Surveillance Reform

About a year ago, the Reform Government Surveillance coalition was formed. Today, it includes AOL, Apple, Drobpbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo. The companies have since maintained a website on the issue, and have now penned an …

Skype for Web Lets You Skype From Your Browser Skype for Web Lets You Skype From Your Browser

Microsoft announced the beta launch of Skype for Web, which lets you use the product from a web browser. You can use it from skype.com. Just sign in, and you’ll see all your contacts and latest conversation history. This will …

Microsoft Open Sources, Expands .NET To Linux, Mac Microsoft Open Sources, Expands .NET To Linux, Mac

Microsoft announced that it is open sourcing the full server-side .NET stack, and expanding .NET to run on Linux and Mac OS. The company also released Visual Studio Community 2013, which is a free edition of Visual Studio that provides …

Microsoft Lync Is Becoming Skype For Business Microsoft Lync Is Becoming Skype For Business

Microsoft announced that the next version of Lync will actually be Skype for Business, which the company says brings together “the familiar experience and user love of Skype with the enterprise security, compliance, and control from Lync to create the …

Bing: We’re Not Giving Up On Search [Updated] Bing: We’re Not Giving Up On Search [Updated]

Update 2: Asked for additional comment or further clarification on Stefan’s comments, the spokesperson says, “We have nothing further to share.” Update: The initial headline to this article was “Bing Abandons Hope Of Competing With Google (In ‘Pure’ Search)”. Bing …

Bing Ads Get Targeting Changes, App Extensions Bing Ads Get Targeting Changes, App Extensions

Microsoft rolled out tablet-related device targeting changes for Bing Ads last month, putting PC and tablet targeting together across campaigns. Now, device targeting is changing some more. Bing is eliminating explicit mobile device targeting. Microsoft’s Gyan Trivedi explains, “Advertisers will …

Microsoft Announces New Office Apps For Android, iOS Microsoft Announces New Office Apps For Android, iOS

Earlier this year, Microsoft finally launched its Microsoft Office apps for iPad. Expanding on the offering, the company has now announced the apps for Android tablets, updated iPad apps, and new Office iPhone apps. iPhone uses are getting new apps …

CNN Talking Heads Use Product-Placed Surface Tablets As iPad Stands CNN Talking Heads Use Product-Placed Surface Tablets As iPad Stands

Once again, Microsoft is having a hard time controlling the variables of its product placement. You may have been watching CNN’s election coverage last night. If so, you may have seen a bunch of shiny, new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 …

Microsoft, Dropbox Partner On Office Integration Microsoft, Dropbox Partner On Office Integration

Microsoft and Dropbox announced a strategic partnership, which will see Dropbox integration with Microsoft Office on phones, tablets, and the web. As the announcement notes, there are already over 35 billion Office files being hosted by Dropbox. Users will be …

IAB Opens Pubic Comment On OpenDirect Spec IAB Opens Pubic Comment On OpenDirect Spec

AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Yieldex have worked together on the new OpenDirect technical specification for programmatic ad sales, and have provided an early version to the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), who has opened up public comment on it. Comments will …

Bing Ads Get Universal Event Tracking Bing Ads Get Universal Event Tracking

Microsoft announced the general availability of Universal Event Tracking for Bing Ads to advertisers worldwide. This lets advertisers create and track various performance metrics associated with conversions with one tag. A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews it “lays the …

Microsoft Earnings Released With Record Revenue For The Quarter Microsoft Earnings Released With Record Revenue For The Quarter

Microsoft just released its earnings for its Fiscal Year 2015 Q1, posting record first-quarter revenue thanks to its cloud and hardware offerings. The company managed to beat Wall Street expectations with EPS at $0.54 and revenue at $23.2 billion, down …

Google Discovers ‘POODLE’ Vulnerability In SSL 3.0 Google Discovers ‘POODLE’ Vulnerability In SSL 3.0

Google announced that it has discovered a vulnerability (referred to as POODLE) in SSL version 3.0, the details of which can be found here. Bodo Möller of the Google Security Team found the issue along with fellow Googlers Thai Duong …

Vine App Hits Xbox One For Xbox Live Members Vine App Hits Xbox One For Xbox Live Members

Microsoft announced today that Twitter’s Vine is now available for the Xbox One. This is surely good news for anyone looking to up their Vine loop count. The Xbox Wire staff writes: Starting today, you can entertain yourself with hours …

Microsoft Gives Businesses New Way To Share Files With Outlook Web App, OneDrive Microsoft Gives Businesses New Way To Share Files With Outlook Web App, OneDrive

Microsoft announced a couple of new ways to share files with Outlook Web App (OWA) and OneDrive for Business. The features are aimed at helping people better share and collaborate with one another. In OWA, when you send an email, …