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Will ‘Evidence’ Show Google Stole Money From Publishers? 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 …

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

Bing Ads Report Suite Gets New Geo Location Report Bing Ads Report Suite Gets New Geo Location Report

The Bing Ads Report suite and API now features a new geographical location report. This had apparently been an highly requested feature. “In response to your feedback, we’ve redesigned how location information is displayed in the report to show you …

Microsoft Unveils Thin Surface Pro 3 Microsoft Unveils Thin Surface Pro 3

Microsoft introduced the Surface Pro 3 tablet on Tuesday. It’s actually a tablet and laptop in one with multiple processor, RAM and storage options. For those of you who like it thin, it’s 30% thinner than an 11-inch MacBook Air. …

Here’s What’s In ASP.NET vNext, The Next ASP.NET Here’s What’s In ASP.NET vNext, The Next ASP.NET

At the TechEd event in Houston earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled ASP.NET vNext, once known as Project K. It’s the next version of ASP.NET, which has been redesigned from the ground up. Microsoft says the goal is to create a …

You Can Get a Refund If You Cancel Xbox Live Gold You Can Get a Refund If You Cancel Xbox Live Gold

On Tuesday, Microsoft did something that Xbox users have wanted them to do for years–the company finally tore down the part of the Golden Paywall that encompassed entertainment apps. What this means is that starting June 9th, Xbox users will …

Microsoft Adds New Features To Outlook.com Microsoft Adds New Features To Outlook.com

Microsoft announced on Tuesday the addition of new Advanced Rules, new Undo functionality, in-line replies, and more personal messaging. It calls its advanced rules the most sophisticated rules in webmail. Users can create multi-condition and multi-action rules, and set their …

Xbox One Price Slashed to $399 Without Kinect Xbox One Price Slashed to $399 Without Kinect

In yet another huge Xbox announcement from Microsoft, the price of the Xbox One will soon be cut to just $399. This price brings Microsoft’s new console down to the same price as Sony’s PlayStation 4. The new $399 Xbox …

Netflix on Xbox without Gold Now a Reality Netflix on Xbox without Gold Now a Reality

It appears the rumors are true. Xbox head Phil Spencer has just announced that they are tearing down the Golden Paywall–at least for entertainment apps. In under a month, you’ll be able to stream Netflix (and all other entertainment apps) …

Netflix May Be Leaving Xbox’s Golden Paywall Netflix May Be Leaving Xbox’s Golden Paywall

UPDATE: Microsoft made it official. Original Article: Unlike many of its competitors, Microsoft forces Xbox users to pay for the company’s console subscription service, Xbox Live Gold, if they want to stream content from media apps like Netflix, Hulu, and …

Battlestar Galactica’s Sackhoff Voices EVE: Valkyrie

Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff is starring in CCP Games’ upcoming multiplayer virtual reality dogfighting shooter, EVE: Valkyrie, playing the role of Rán Kavik. Sackhoff’s Rán isn’t a playable character, but rather a voice that can be heard in the player’s …

Cloud Storage: Microsoft Offers 1TB To Every OneDrive For Business User Cloud Storage: Microsoft Offers 1TB To Every OneDrive For Business User

Cloud storage isn’t quite as expensive as it used to be. It used to cost hundreds of dollars just to store a terabyte via cloud solutions. Now Microsoft is joining others in lowering the cost barrier to record lows. Microsoft …

Xbox One Launching in China in September, a Year After Lift on Console Ban Xbox One Launching in China in September, a Year After Lift on Console Ban

Fourteen years ago, China enacted a console ban as the Ministry of Culture derided both the political and violent content in many games. Sure, black market console sales skyrocketed–but it was technically illegal to sell consoles like the Xbox 360 …

Office For iPad Gets Printing, Other New Features Office For iPad Gets Printing, Other New Features

Roughly a month ago, Microsoft launched the much-anticipated Office for iPad to much fanfare. Today, the company announced that it now has printing support, a key feature for office documents. This comes in the first update, and the company says …

Microsoft Now Officially Owns Nokia’s Devices & Services Business Microsoft Now Officially Owns Nokia’s Devices & Services Business

Well, it’s official. Microsoft announced on Friday (as expected) that it has completed its acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services business. It’s been approved by shareholders, and all the government regulatory bodies. Microsoft can now go forward full-throttle with its …

Microsoft Earnings Released, Revenue $20.4 Billion Microsoft Earnings Released, Revenue $20.4 Billion

Microsoft just released its earnings report for its fiscal year 2014 Q3. Revenue was $20.4 billion for the quarter ended March 31st. The company managed to pretty much meet analysts’ expectations. New CEO Satya Nadella said, “This quarter’s results demonstrate …

Bing Now Shows Predictions For The Voice, American Idol & Dancing With The Stars Bing Now Shows Predictions For The Voice, American Idol & Dancing With The Stars

Microsoft announced announced that it is adding predictions to Bing search results pages for some queries. These are based on data from searches that have taken place and social input from Facebook and Twitter. Bing will show such predictions for …

Microsoft To Close Nokia Devices And Services Acquisition, Signs Licensing Agreement With Motorola Microsoft To Close Nokia Devices And Services Acquisition, Signs Licensing Agreement With Motorola

In 2011, Microsoft and Nokia partnered to create a “third” smartphone horse in the race against Apple and Android. In September, it became more than a partnership when the two companies announced that Microsoft would buy Nokia’s Devices & Services …

Schema.org Enters Its ‘Next Chapter’ Schema.org Enters Its ‘Next Chapter’

In 2011, Google, Microsoft (Bing) and Yahoo, the big three search engines (Yandex later joined), teamed up to launch Schema.org, an initiative to support a common set of schemas for structured data markup on webpages. This week, the companies announced …

Bing’s Answer To Google Now Comes To The Desktop Bing’s Answer To Google Now Comes To The Desktop

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it is launching personalized cards on the Bing Homepage, which will let users keep track of news, weather, flights, stocks, and eventually more. Kind of like an early version of Google Now on the desktop, …

Ad Spend Growth For Bing Is More Than Double That Of Google’s Ad Spend Growth For Bing Is More Than Double That Of Google’s

In its “State of Paid Search” report for the first quarter of the year, The Search Agency finds that Bing’s growth has more than doubled the rate of Google’s in ad spend. Of course, with Google being such a dominant …