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Microsoft's big reveal

Jun 18, 2012
The company lifts the lid on something new today. But can anything make the tech giant relevant again?
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Microsoft’s Surface: Will it be worth scratching?

Jun 18, 2012
A forthcoming tablet from the makers of Windows and Xbox offers a built-in keyboard and a lot of things that might remind you of the iPad.
Posted In: Microsoft, tablets, apple, iPad, Google, censorship

E3: Video game consoles aren’t just for video games

Jun 5, 2012
As a new generation of consoles looms, current models are being packaged up for movies and socializing.
Posted In: video games, e3, Microsoft, nintendo, xbox, wii u

Giant video gaming conference E3 gets going in L.A.

Jun 5, 2012
And it's all about the game consoles. How will Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony stave off mobile and social games?
Posted In: video games, e3, nintendo, Sony, Microsoft

Microsoft makes 'Do Not Track' the default

Jun 4, 2012
Advertisers are not amused. In the upcoming version of Windows, Internet Explorer will have its "Do Not Track" feature turned on by default. Goodbye creepy ads that seem to follow you around -- hello, more generic ads for great deals on car insurance?
Posted In: Microsoft, web tracking, do not track, tracking, browsers, internet explorer, online advertising, QR code, health care

Barnes & Noble teams up with Microsoft on Nook

Apr 30, 2012
We found out this morning that Microsoft is investing $300 million in Barnes & Noble's digital book business. Why would the sometime rivals decide to join together?
Posted In: Barnes & Noble, Nook, Microsoft

An unlikely partnership to build the e-textbook business

Apr 30, 2012
When you think ebooks, the iPad and the Kindle come to mind -- not Microsoft Windows. But Microsoft's been losing enough ground in tablets and e-readers that today it's decided to spend $300 million to invest in Barnes & Noble's Nook digital-book business.
Posted In: Nook, textbooks, Barnes & Noble, Microsoft

Microsoft invests in Nook

Apr 30, 2012
Add another player to the digital textbook market. Microsoft announced at $300 million investment in Barnes & Noble's Nook reader.
Posted In: Barnes & Noble, textbooks, e-books, Nook, nook tablet, Microsoft

Google wants to store your stuff in its cloud

Apr 25, 2012
Google Drive premieres, offering users five gigabytes or more of space for documents, pictures, videos, what-have-yous. Plus, learn this term: liquidmetal.
Posted In: Google, cloud computing, apple, Microsoft, iPhone, macbook pro

Is the newest cool kid on the block … Microsoft?

Apr 20, 2012
The software graybeard may have a future in mobile after all.
Posted In: Microsoft, mobile, android, apple, iPhone, ios, zynga, Draw Something

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