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A woman plays with an Xbox 360 game console. (credit: FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Xbox 360 Still Most Popular Gaming Console

Research firm NPD released its game-market sales for January on Thursday. Microsoft led U.S. console sales for the 25th consecutive month, tallying 281,000 units sold.

02/15/2013

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Dell To Go Private In $24.4 Billion Deal

Slumping personal computer maker Dell announced Tuesday that it is selling itself for $24.4 billion to its founder and a group of investors that includes Microsoft.

02/05/2013

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announces the customer preview of the new Microsoft Office on July 16 in San Francisco, California. The next release features an intuitive design that works beautifully with touch, stylus, mouse or keyboard across new Windows devices, including tablets. The new Office is a cloud service so documents are always available across your devices. (credit: Microsoft)

Microsoft Debuts New-Look Office Software

Microsoft’s retooled version of its Office software is hitting the market as the company tries to extend one of its key franchises beyond personal computers.

01/29/2013

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Microsoft Prices Pro Surface At $899

Microsoft’s Surface tablet running a full version of Windows 8 Pro will start selling in January for $899 and up, the company announced Thursday.

11/30/2012

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Irving Mom Wins ‘Next Big App’ Contest

The single mother of three was watching CBS 11 News one night when she heard about a Frisco software development company looking for the next big app idea.

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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

A screenshot shows the new Windows 8 user interface. (credit: Ed Rhee/CNET)

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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