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Windows 8 license sales exceed 40 million

An announcement at the Credit Suisse Annual Tech Conference in late November drew the interest of many in the IT field. Tami Reller, the Chief Marketing and Financial Officer for windows, announced that license sales for MS Windows 8 OS, now at 40 million in one month, is on track to exceed the previous record

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Microsoft Joins the BlackBerry to develop a Smarter Smartphone

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced yesterday at a conference in Orlando, Florida that come this fall the creative minds behind (RIM) Research in Motion would launch the Blackberry Bold 9900 and 9930. As the newest and smallest phones to date, both 9900 and 9930 come equipped with the browser platform BlackBerry 7, and with Microsoft

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Microsoft Announces Launch of Office 365

Microsoft announced its opening Office 365 to public beta. Office 365 includes updated versions of SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, Lync Online, and Office Web Apps. All will be available as a subscription. In addition, the company has launched Office 365 Marketplace. This will give customers a means of finding third-party apps and services to be

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Beginning Signs of Windows 8 Builds

Although it may take up to one year to complete, Microsoft Windows 8 is already in the works. By invitation only, builds have begun to be distributed. The news, spilled from the WinRumors site, supposedly includes a build number of 7971.0.110324-1900. The long waited Windows 8 has been anticipated even before Windows 7 was introduced.

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IE6’s Decline Celebrated by One and All

Seemingly everyone, including web developers, designers and users, are hailing the decline of Internet Explorer 6 ? and that includes Microsoft, the company that released it over 10 years ago. At the website Microsoft launched recently to track the browser’s use, or lack of, the company wrote: “This website is dedicated to watching Internet Explorer

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Bing’s Yusuf Mehdi Sounds Off About Google’s Accusations

In recent days, Google accused Bing of copying its search results, which has set off yet another Microsoft versus Google debate. Bing executive Yusuf Mehdi, senior vice president of Microsoft’s Online Services Division, blogged about the accusation, remarking that, “We do not copy results from any of our competitors. Period. Full stop.” In the same

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Call of Duty: Black Ops

The video game “Call of Duty: Black Ops” is a new first-person shooter from Activision. It smashed a record by generating $650 million in worldwide sale in the first five days of release. Call of Duty: Black Ops was released simultaneously for the Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo Wii and PC.

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One Million Kinect sold in 10 Days

As reported by Reuters, Microsoft sold 1 million units of Kinect in less than 2 weeks. Most likely Microsoft will sell even 5 million controllers by the end of the year The new device is a motion controller camera for the XBox 360. Kinect was launched in North America on November 4, 2010. Kinect is

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Google is suing the United States government

Google claims that its products were excluded from a $58m deal to restore e-mail systems at the Department of the Interior. Google declares that the terms of the 5-year contract favor Microsoft. Google wanted to offer its Google Apps software for that contract, but at the Department of the Interior required to use only Microsoft’s

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Yahoo Powered by Bing

Yahoo and Microsoft start the public phase of their huge search deal from last year. Starting this week, Yahoo searches will be “Powered by Bing.” Under that deal between those two companies, Microsoft provides the back-end crawling, listing, and ranking technologies that generate search results, while Yahoo is responsible for presenting those results on search

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