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Yahoo Really Wants That Apple Deal

Yahoo made some big waves in late 2014 when it partnered with Mozilla to replace Google as the default search experience in Firefox. Apple’s similar deal with Google is near its expiration, and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer seems really interested in that. Do you think Apple should drop Google and go with a different search provider like Yahoo or Microsoft? …

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Microsoft Posts Tutorial On Running ASP.NET 5 Apps In Linux Containers With Docker

Last fall, Microsoft announced a Docker partnership and Windows Server and Azure integrations. The company recently put up a blog post about running ASP.NET 5 apps in Linux containers with Docker. It says it’s actively working on making apps written in ASP.NET 5 easy to desploy and ship in Linux and Mac OS X. Microsoft recently released its first official …

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Microsoft Is Buying Revolution Analytics To Make Companies Smarter

Microsoft announced that it has agreed to acquire Revolution Analytics, which provides software and services for statistical computing and predictive analytics programming language “R”. Microsoft says it will use the acquisition to help companies take advantage of R and data science. The company intends to help reduce the data science and analytics skills gap in organizations in the financial, manufacturing, …

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Microsoft Office 2016 Coming In 2015

On Wednesday, Microsoft unveiled a whole bunch of Windows 10 stuff. The fun continues on Thursday with the company showing off the next version of Microsoft Office. The Windows announcement included Office universal apps, which the company said would offer a touch-first experience across phone, tablet, and PC with new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook. Here’s a …

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Microsoft Shows Off A Bunch Of Windows 10 Stuff

In September, Microsoft unveiled Windows 10, launching an early technical preview for PC on October 1. With the release, Microsoft highlighted advancements for the enterprise and collaboration as well as consistency across devices. It adapted to Xbox, PCs, phones, tablets, and other “tiny gadgets” to delivery that consistency. On Wednesday, Microsoft showed off a bunch of new Windows 10 stuff …

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Microsoft Expands Preview Of Office Apps For Android Tablets

Early last year, Microsoft finally launched its long-awaited Office apps for iPad. In November, the company announced their Android counterparts, making Word, Excel, and Powerpoint available in preview mode. Microsoft promised general availability of the apps in 2015. That isn’t happening just yet, but they did just expand the preview. In a blog post, the Office 365 Team writes, “Over …

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Microsoft Reportedly Working On New Browser

Microsoft has a new web browser in the works, according to a new report. ZDNet reports, citing more than one source, that Microsoft is building a new browser, codenamed Spartan, which is separate from Internet Explorer. Spartan, according to the report, would be part of Windows 10. Mary Jo Foley reports: Spartan is still going to use Microsoft’s Chakra JavaScript …

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Bing Launches Updates For iPhone, iPad Apps

Bing announced some updates to its apps for iPhone and iPad in time for the holidays, when many will no doubt be unwrapping these devices. The iPhone app has a redesigned home screen with the larger size of the newer models in mind. The search box has been moved to the middle of the screen, and it’s been made larger. …

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Facebook Gets Rid Of Bing In Search Results

Last week, Facebook began rolling out an update to its search experience, finally enabling users to search keywords and get actual posts from their network. One part of the update that the company didn’t exactly announce, but that some have noticed, is that the search experience no longer includes web results from Bing . Facebook and Bing have been partners …

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New MSN Apps Released For iOS, Android

Microsoft has launched some new MSN Apps for iOS, Android, and Amazon devices. These are platform expansions of apps currently available for Windows. There are six in all: Sports, Finance, News, Health & Fitness, Food & Drink, and Weather. They provide users with content from publishers and Microsoft’s partners as well as personalized experiences to let users follow topics of …

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Microsoft Office Online Gets A Bunch Of New Features

Microsoft took the opportunity on Wednesday to run down a list of features that have either rolled out very recently or are in the process of rolling out. One is Insights for Office. This lets you right click on a word, select “Insights,” and get info from Bing Snapshot, Wikipedia, Bing Image Search, Oxford English Dictionary, and the web. This …

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Google Cloud Platform Gets Expanded Windows Support

Google announced expanded Windows Support for its Cloud Platform. This comes in the form of Microsoft License Mobility, Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition availability, and an optimized version of the Chrome RDP app for Windows. Microsoft License Mobility for Google Cloud Platform lets users move their existing Microsoft server application software licenses (like SQL Server, SharePoint and Exchange Server) …

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