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Microsoft Corp. is partnering with Paramount Pictures on a promotional effort for the studio's "Star Trek Into Darkness." It represents the biggest such undertaking ever for the software giant. The Redmond, Wash., company's campaign isn't short on...
According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. The deal would give Microsoft Barnes & Noble's e-books, homegrown games and...
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Looks like the iPad is about to cause another casualty. The latest victim: Netbooks. You remember those small, cuddly laptops launched just a few years ago, with lower power, less functionality and lower prices to match. They were kind of computing...
Tags: Apple iPad
Microsoft, looking to catch up to rivals, could soon be putting out its own 7-inch tablet. The Wall Street Journal says the Redmond, Wash., company plans to launch a smaller version of its Surface tablet later this year. The report, which cites...
Pandora, one of the most notable apps that was missing from Windows Phone devices, is now downloadable for smartphones running the latest version of Microsoft's mobile operating system. The Internet radio company released the Pandora Windows Phone 8 app...
IFixit, the California company known for its tech tear-ups and how-to-fix guides, has posted a helpful "tablet repairability list" that ranks tablets based on how easily they can be fixed. The list includes many of the most popular tablets and is a...
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Bill Gates may not be involved with the day-to-day operations of Microsoft Corp. anymore, but he's still got plenty of opinions about the company he founded nearly four decades ago. "There's a lot of things like cellphones where we didn't get out in...
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News that Microsoft planned to sunset the Hotmail brand wasn't the biggest of shocks. As the company has been quietly nudging users to switch to Outlook.com, the writing was on the wall. When the company made it official Monday, though, I found it to...
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Even after a string of critical product launches, Microsoft is not done. After months of beta testing Outlook.com, the company has opened its new Web mail service to the general public. In doing so, the company is also making a mighty big decision to...
The iPad has a lot of apps, but if there's a glaring hole, it's the absence of Microsoft Office. Although there have been reports that Microsoft has built an iPad version of its Office suite of programs, the Redmond, Wash., company has yet to release...
Microsoft is back with more break dancing to promote its latest Surface tablet. The company premiered a new commercial over the weekend during the Grammy Awards and on YouTube, this time to promote the Surface Pro, which launched Saturday. The ad is...
This post has been updated. See the note below for details.Windows 8 debuted last year, but it'll truly arrive Saturday with the release of the Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro tablet. The Surface Pro is the first Microsoft-branded device capable of running a full version of the company's Windows 8 Pro...
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