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Microsoft Reports Record $24.52 Billion In Revenue In Q2 Microsoft Reports Record $24.52 Billion In Revenue In Q2

Over the holidays, Microsoft launched a number of new hardware products, including the Xbox One and Surface 2. As it turns out, those product launches combined with its new focus on devices and services led to a record quarter for …

Internet Explorer Thinks Its Time To Rethink The Modern Web Internet Explorer Thinks Its Time To Rethink The Modern Web

Internet Explorer has come a long way since it became the butt of every Internet browser joke back in the mid-2000s. While it’s still looked down upon by those who use any other browser, Microsoft has transformed what was once …

Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Microsoft Again Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Microsoft Again

The Syrian Electronic Army has hacked a Microsoft blog again. You may recall earlier this month when the organization gained control of the company’s official Skype blog and Skype social media accounts. At the time, it advised readers against using …

Microsoft, Nokia Might Be Making An Android Device Microsoft, Nokia Might Be Making An Android Device

Last year, Microsoft acquired Nokia’s devices and services business in what appeared to be an effort to make its own Windows Phone hardware going forward. While Microsoft will still continue making Windows Phones under the Nokia brand, it looks like …

Microsoft Extends Anti-Virus Support For Windows XP Microsoft Extends Anti-Virus Support For Windows XP
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Windows XP’s long overdue death is quickly approaching. After extending support numerous times, Microsoft is finally going to pull the plug on Windows XP on April 8. While Microsoft hopes this gives XP users a reason to upgrade to Windows …

Microsoft Scroogles Danny Sullivan Out Of A Scroogled Mug Microsoft Scroogles Danny Sullivan Out Of A Scroogled Mug

It looks like Microsoft is “scroogling” the people that are actually buying into its “Scroogled” campaign. Back in November, the company added a Scroogled product page to its online store, where it started selling Scroogled mugs, a Scroogled hat and …

Microsoft Envisions The Future Of Retail, Thinks Everybody Will Have Windows Devices Microsoft Envisions The Future Of Retail, Thinks Everybody Will Have Windows Devices
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What’s been the most innovative technology in retail over the past few years? If you immediately thought of Square, you win. The POS hardware/software combo has made it easier than ever for small businesses to accept and process credit card …

Microsoft, GoDaddy Team Up To Offer Office 365 To Small Businesses Microsoft, GoDaddy Team Up To Offer Office 365 To Small Businesses

If you own a small business, you’re going to need some productivity software for your employees. If you use GoDaddy as your Web host, you won’t have to look far. Microsoft and GoDaddy announced today that the two are teaming …

Xbox One Games Are Apparently Too Real

With this latest generation of games, Microsoft and Sony are promising games that look and feel more real than ever before. Microsoft took this line of thinking to the extreme with a new trailer that’s a little creepy. In a …

Marvel Skin Pack For Minecraft Out Now

Activision’s Marvel games have vanished from digital storefronts as the publisher’s license with the comic book company has expired. What’s a Marvel fan who wants to play as their favorite heroes to do then? Well, there’s always the odd used …

Twitch: Xbox One Streaming Still A Few Months Away

In 2013, Microsoft and Sony both announced that players would be able to stream their gameplay to Twitch through their consoles. As we approached November, we learned that only the PS4 would have this functionality at launch. Microsoft said the …

Microsoft Buys Parature For Dynamics CRM Microsoft Buys Parature For Dynamics CRM

Microsoft announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire cloud-based customer service software provider Parature. The company will add the software to its Microsoft Dynamics CRM suite. ‚ÄúCustomers are more connected and better informed than ever before. Organizations are …

Microsoft Sold More Than 3 Million Xbox One Consoles Last Year

Months away from the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles in November, both Sony and Microsoft are now settling in for a long console competition in the coming years. Microsoft today announced that it sold over 3 …

Skype Finally Restores Blog After Attack Skype Finally Restores Blog After Attack
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Last week, Microsoft’s Skype had its Twitter account, Facebook page and blog compromised, with the Syrian Electronic Army taking control of all three to spread an anti-spying/anti-Microsoft email message. On Monday, Skype finally announced that its blog is back and …

Microsoft Upgrades The Surface Pro 2′s CPU Microsoft Upgrades The Surface Pro 2′s CPU
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Late last year, Microsoft revamped its Surface tablet line with the launch of the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2. The Surface 2 received the biggest changes, but the Surface Pro 2 also received a slight bump in specs. …

Apathy May One Day Be The Death Of Microsoft Apathy May One Day Be The Death Of Microsoft
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When was the last time you really cared about Microsoft or its products? It was probably when you first bought a Windows XP desktop or laptop during the PC revolution of the late 90s/early 2000s. At that time, you were …

Skype Blog Hacked To Tell People Not To Use Microsoft Email Skype Blog Hacked To Tell People Not To Use Microsoft Email

Microsoft’s Skype had its Twitter account, Facebook page and blog compromised on Wednesday, with the Syrian Electronic Army taking control of all three to spread its anti-spying/anti-Microsoft email message. Back in the summer, leaked slides from the NSA came out …

Should Apple Move On From Google Search? Should Apple Move On From Google Search?
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Could Apple take on Google in search? Apple has been making some rather interesting moves of late, and some of them are search-related, and lead one to wonder if Apple could legitimately give the search giant a run for its …

Microsoft Senior Manager Charged With Insider Trading Microsoft Senior Manager Charged With Insider Trading
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today announced that Microsoft Senior Manager Brian Jorgenson has been charged with insider trading. Jorgenson is accused of using confidential information about Microsoft to influence stock trades. The SEC believes that Jorgenson leaked …

Ryse: Son Of Rome Gets Its First Batch Of DLC

It was revealed last month that Ryse: Son of Rome would continue the proud tradition of games selling DLC season passes before it even comes out. We’re not even a month out from the Xbox One’s launch and we’re now …

Microsoft to Release Documentaries on Xbox Consoles

At Microsoft’s big Xbox One announcement this summer, the company chose to focus on its new console as a multimedia machine and heavily promoted the use of the device to watch TV. Though Microsoft’s marketing message has shifted slightly toward …