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Microsoft Says Windows 8 Selling Well

Microsoft believes that the latest version of Windows is off to a great start, but it’s going to take more to prove that the revamped software will win over people.

11/29/2012

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“Halo 4” Sales Topped $220 Million In 24 Hours

“Halo 4,” the latest installation of Microsoft’s video game franchise, has proven that Master Chief is still king. Microsoft reported that sales reached $220 million in 24 hours.

11/13/2012

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Microsoft Drops Messenger & Switches To Skype

Microsoft is scrapping its instant-messaging program and forcing most users to switch to Skype. Microsoft bought Skype for $8.5 billion last year.

11/07/2012

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From Text To Touch, A Look At Microsoft Systems

With Friday’s release of the touch-centric Windows 8 software, Microsoft continues more than three decades of making operating systems for personal computers.

10/25/2012

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Early Windows 8 Look Baffles Consumers

The release of Microsoft’s Windows 8 is a week away, and consumers are in for a shock. Windows is getting a completely different look.

10/22/2012

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Windows 8 Tablets To Get Free On-Demand Music

Buyers of tablets that run Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 8, are in for a pleasant musical surprise: they’ll be able to handpick from a selection of millions of songs and stream them for free as long as they put up with an audio ad every 15 minutes.

10/15/2012

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AT&T To Sell Nokia’s 1st Windows 8 Phones

AT&T said that it will be selling Nokia smartphones that run Windows Phone 8, Microsoft’s upcoming software release. The phones are part of Nokia’s attempt to stem its rapid decline.

10/04/2012

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Microsoft To Launch Windows 8 On October 25

Microsoft sent out a “save the date” to members of the press on Monday for an event planned for October 25 in New York City. “You’re invited to celebrate Windows 8,” in the invite reads.

09/18/2012

Apple's Phil Schiller announces the new iPhone 5 during a special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on September 12, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Announces New iPhone 5

Apple is holding an event in San Francisco during which it is announcing a new iPhone, capable of faster data speeds and sporting a taller screen.

09/12/2012

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Apple Sets Record For Company Value at $624B

On Monday, Apple’s surging stock propelled the company’s value to $624 billion, the world’s highest, ever.

08/21/2012

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Google Buys Plano App Maker Quickoffice

Google is escalating its rivalry with Microsoft with the purchase of Quickoffice, the maker of a mobile app for working on documents created in Microsoft Office programs.

06/06/2012

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Bing To Duel Google With Facebook-Friendly Format

Microsoft’s Bing search engine is heading in a new direction as it drills deeper into Facebook’s social network and Twitter’s messaging service to showcase information unlikely to be found on Google.

05/10/2012

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