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Facebook Removes Microsoft Bing from Its Search

By Peter R - Dec 13, 2014 09:18 PM EST

The social networking giant says its wants to utilize information existing within Facebook.

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Ford Prefers BlackBerry QNX to Microsoft For Developing In-Car Infotainment System Sync 3

By Kamal Nayan - Dec 12, 2014 12:39 PM EST

Ford Motor has ended partnership with Microsoft and instead collaborated with BlackBerry to develop next version of its car infotainment system Sync 3. It will be rolling out with new vehicles in the next couple of years.

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Buy Apps And Games With Bitcoins at Microsoft Windows And Xbox Store, Because Now You Can

By Kamal Nayan - Dec 11, 2014 01:20 PM EST

Microsoft will be accepting Bitcoin as a payment option on Windows and Xbox stores. Users will be able to use their Bitcoins to add credit to their Microsoft account and buy apps and games for their devices.

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Microsoft Corporation Update: Tech Giant Accepts Bitcoins for Purchases

By Peter R - Dec 11, 2014 11:57 AM EST

Without making a formal announcement, Microsoft began accepting bitcoin payments for services.

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Microsoft Delays Windows 10 Release; Expected To Come Next Fall, Says Company’s COO

By Steven Hogg - Dec 11, 2014 09:10 AM EST

Microsoft is facing some delay in the official launch of its Windows 10 operating system, with the company's COO Kevin Turner expecting a release sometime in September.

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After Smartwatches, Microsoft Launches Its 'Ok Google' Alternative App 'Torque' For Android

By Kamal Nayan - Dec 06, 2014 12:34 PM EST

Microsoft has released an app for Android smartphones called Torque that lets you perform instant search similar to Google's 'Ok Google' command. However, instead voice, you need to shake your device to activate the app.

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Clip Art By Microsoft Has Been Laid To Rest

By Kamal Nayan - Dec 02, 2014 12:25 PM EST

Microsoft is getting rid of Clip Art - the iconic collection of images known for their whimsy and ease of insertion into Microsoft Word and Powerpoint. As an alternative, the company is pointing users to use Bing search.

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Microsoft Buys 8-Month Old Email Startup Acompli For More Than $200M

By Kamal Nayan - Dec 02, 2014 01:36 AM EST

Microsoft's quest to support all platforms with its software continues to be more evident with its latest acquisition of Acompli - a mobile email app startup. The Acompli team of around two dozen will be joining Microsoft as a part of $200 million+ deal.

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Microsoft To Release Windows 10 Consumer Preview After CES 2015: Report

By Sarah Price - Dec 01, 2014 09:29 AM EST

Microsoft is reportedly planning to demonstrate the consumer features of the Windows 10 OS in a special event to be held in late January, sources confirmed to The Verge.

Microsoft Windows Apps For PC and Phone Surpass 525,000 Combined

Microsoft Windows Apps For PC and Phone Surpass 525,000 Combined

By Sarah Price - Nov 17, 2014 11:18 AM EST

Microsoft has revealed the latest statistics of its app stores for PC and smartphones, which puts the total number of apps at more than half a million.

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Microsoft Acquiring ‘Minecraft’ Maker Mojang for $2.5 Billion

By Steven Hogg - Sep 16, 2014 03:11 AM EDT

Microsoft Corp., the famous software giant announced Monday, Sep 15 that it has reached an agreement to acquire Mojang, the maker of the super popular game “Minecraft,” for a deal worth $2.5 billion.

My Go's GoFone: Microsoft’s First Windows Phone With New Windows Branding

My Go's GoFone: Microsoft’s First Windows Phone With New Windows Branding

By Sarah Price - Sep 15, 2014 11:57 AM EDT

Microsoft has already kicked off its unofficial rebranding of Windows Phone to just Windows with a new GoFone smartphone spotted in the wild.

Microsoft To Expand Its Retail Presence With First Store In New York City

Microsoft To Expand Its Retail Presence With First Store In New York City

By Sarah Price - Aug 08, 2014 08:48 AM EDT

Microsoft is reportedly planning to open its first retail store in New York City just blocks away from Apple's NYC flagship cube store.

Chinese authorities raid DaimlerChrysler offices in Shanghai

Chinese authorities raid DaimlerChrysler offices in Shanghai

By Dustin M Braden - Aug 05, 2014 08:52 AM EDT

Chinese anti-monopoly officials have raided the offices of DaimlerChrysler just one day after it announced it would lower the cost of spare parts for Mercedes-Benz vehicles by an average of 15 percent.

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