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Why Microsoft wants a piece of Dell

Feb 4, 2013
As Dell explores going private, Microsoft is an interested investor. It needs computer companies that focus on Windows-powered machines.
Posted In: Microsoft, Dell, Tech, windows

Happy Birthday, MIDI and the New MS Office

Jan 30, 2013
A protocol that lets musical instruments talk to and trigger one another turns 30 years old today. MIDI is still used by the likes of dance-punk band !!!. It’s inventor Dave Smith explains its use. A new version of Microsoft Office turns purchasers into subscribers. And, the IRS has had a Tumblr for months, but it’s just now getting noticed.
Posted In: Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Music, music technology

Tweeting videos through the Vine; Should Skype be more like Google?

Jan 25, 2013
Twitter new acquisition, Vine, allows users to share short videos. And, privacy advocates are demanding Skype be more transparent about what data it shares with the government.
Posted In: skype, Microsoft, Google, Twitter, social media, online privacy, China

PODCAST: Microsoft meet Dell, stashing foreign cash, and Florida's No. 2 tourist spot

Jan 23, 2013
Microsoft could chip in as much as $3 billion to the buyout of computer maker Dell, why U.S. firms are stashing foreign cash in American banks, and the second-most popular tourist destination in Florida is not what you think.
Posted In: McRib, Microsoft, Dell

Microsoft may invest in Dell buyout

Jan 23, 2013
Microsoft is reportedly considering investing billions of dollar in Dell, as part of a deal to take the company private.
Posted In: Dell, Microsoft

Deep Space Industries takes mining to infinity and beyond; The benefit of employee benefits at Google

Jan 23, 2013
Forget coal mining in Appalachia and mineral mining in Africa, a new outfit called Deep Space Industries aims to take drilling to the final frontier. The company is seeking investors for a project to mine asteroids. Also, Google shows just how much employers can benefit from employee benefits.
Posted In: Google, Dell, Microsoft, aerospace

Windows 8 sales soft in changing market

Dec 24, 2012
Microsoft launched Windows 8 to capture a share of the touch screen computing market. But PC sales are down and tablet competition is stiff
Posted In: Microsoft, windows 8

Google users get 'Scroogled' in Microsoft's new ads

Nov 28, 2012
Microsoft's Bing is doing all it can to gain market share from Google.
Posted In: Google, bing, Microsoft

Behaving badly at Apple and Microsoft

Nov 16, 2012
Since when did being “difficult” become a handicap in tech?
Posted In: Tech, apple, Microsoft

Windows 8 boss exits Microsoft in surprising shake-up

Nov 13, 2012
Steven Sinofsky, who was president of Microsoft's flagship product Windows, is leaving the company. His departure comes as a surprise, less than one month after the release of Windows 8.
Posted In: Microsoft, Tech, Steve Ballmer, windows 8

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