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Microsoft Launches Cortana In More Countries

Microsoft announced today that it is launching Cortana (its Siri competitor) in four new countries in Europe: France, Italy, Germany, and Spain. “When we introduced Cortana as a beta as part of Windows Phone 8.1 in the U.S. this past spring, she generated worldwide interest and excitement which was amazing to see,” says Microsoft’s Marcus Ash in a blog post. …

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Microsoft Enables Video Calling Between Lync And Skype

Microsoft announced today that it has now enabled video calling between Lync and Skype. “As you may remember, in 2013, Microsoft enabled Lync users to contact people on Skype using Instant messaging, presence, and audio calling between Lync 2013 and the latest Skype for Windows desktop client and today’s announcement is the next step, with the addition of video calling,” …

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Xbox One: Is It Time To Get One?

The Xbox One is a little over a year old this month. In that year, Microsoft’s next-gen console has gone through more changes than most consoles do in their lifetime. Does that mean the console is now worth owning? Like any new console, the Xbox One launched without any real must own games. It had titles like Dead Rising 3 …

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Bing Ads Campaign Planner Gets An Update

Microsoft announced the launch of a new version of its Campaign Planner tool for the holidays. The tool, which was first released in September, has new features for vertical and product trends, keyword research and competitive insights. “Campaign Planner’s search volume research tool can be used broadly to pull general vertical or product trends,” explains Microsoft’s Chan Liu. “The left …

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Yahoo Bing Network Search/Click Volumes Double YoY

Yahoo Search has been making headlines lately thanks to a five-year partnership with Mozilla, which sees the search engine become the default in the Firefox browser. The version that implements this just came out this week. When Yahoo released its latest earnings report, it revealed that its search business is actually doing better than its display ad business. It would …

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Microsoft Acquires Email App Provider Acompli

Microsoft just announced it has acquired mobile email app provider Acompli, which currently has apps for both Android and iOS. Microsoft says the move is part of its effort to “help people accomplish more with their mobile devices,” an effort that also includes its recent launch of Office mobile apps. Rajesh Jha, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Outlook and Office …

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Bing Reveals Top Searches Of 2014

Bing has released its top searches of 2014. “Each year, billions of searches on Bing.com reveal the people, moments and events that captivate people’s attention,” a Bing spokesperson tells WebProNews in an email. “From celebrities, to sports controversies, to top apps and vacation spots, Bing’s top searches reveal a unique, behind the scenes look at the people, moments and events …

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Microsoft Office, Dropbox Integrations Arrive

Earlier this month, Dropbox and Microsoft announced a partnership, which would see Dropbox integrations with Microsoft Office on phones, tablets, and the web. Dropbox announced on Tuesday that the integrations are now here. Users can access Dropbox from Office apps, edit Office files directly from Dropbox (and sync them across devices), and share new or edited files from the Office …

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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 the U.S. While Google will remain the default experience for Firefox in Europe, that could change in the future. Mozilla …

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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’s subsidiaries, or transfer pricing, used between 2004 and 2009. Specifically, the company wants details on a contract and proposals …

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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 Skype from your desktop computer or phone. “The Office Online real-time co-authoring feature makes it easy for you to work …

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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 a lot of feedback about the homepage image, whether you’re trying to figure out where or what the image is …

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