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Xbox Chief At Microsoft Quits, Joins Zynga As CEO

Xbox Chief At Microsoft Quits, Joins Zynga As CEO

When social games on Facebook started gaining traction, Zynga was the company that spear-headed the wave. After hitting the peak of popularity, however, the company has been on a downward spiral. Now, the head of Xbox at Microsoft, Don Mattrick, is quitting his position to assume the role of CEO at Zynga.

By On July 3, 2013 Respond
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Google Adds Microsoft Word/Excel Editing Support In Chrome OS

Google Adds Microsoft Word/Excel Editing Support In Chrome OS

Google has quietly rolled out a significant feature in its latest build of Chrome OS. The new feature essentially allows users to edit Microsoft Word and Excel files without any hassles. Interestingly, Google didn’t highlight or announce the new feature when releasing the new build.

By On June 30, 2013 Respond
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FTC Sends Warning Letters To Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Over Ads Labels

FTC Sends Warning Letters To Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Over Ads Labels

Search engines conventionally display such results towards the top which are most relevant to the user’s query. Same is usually true for the ads that are displayed alongside this content. However, search engines increasingly display paid ads without explicitly stating so. FTC has now sent warning letters to a number of companies over such practices.

By On June 28, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Joins Hands With Deem To Offer Local Deals Through Ads

Microsoft Joins Hands With Deem To Offer Local Deals Through Ads

Deem is an e-commerce platform that helps advertisers reach out to the relevant audience. The platform is usually focused in letting a local business target users within that locality. Microsoft has now inked a deal with Deem, hoping to offer more local deals from Deem through the ads displayed across Microsoft products.

By On June 26, 2013 Respond
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Facing Backlash, Microsoft Changes Xbox One DRM And Used Games Policy

Facing Backlash, Microsoft Changes Xbox One DRM And Used Games Policy

Before Microsoft unveiled Xbox One, gamers had been waiting for it eagerly. But once the company unveiled the game console, it was quite disappointing because it came with many limitations. As the gamer community lashed back at the company over such limitations, Microsoft has decided to change the DRM and used games policies in Xbox One.

By On June 20, 2013 1 Response
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Microsoft Offers Siri Rival On Windows Phone Devices

Microsoft Offers Siri Rival On Windows Phone Devices

When Apple originally launched Siri, it was hailed as the most accurate and effective voice-based personal assistant. Since then, many rivals to Siri have arrived in the market. Now, Microsoft has rolled out an updated voice-based search feature to Windows Phone users, offering a functionality that is really good and accurate.

By On June 18, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Giving $200 Discount On Surface RT For Schools

Microsoft Giving $200 Discount On Surface RT For Schools

According to the pricing list of Surface RT Tablets revealed by Microsoft, until now people were able to buy a 32GB Surface RT tablet at $499 and 64GB Surface RT at $699. But lately, Microsoft has rolled out a giant discount on the Surface RT tablets for educational institutions till August 31.

By On June 18, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Pays Developers As Much As $100,000 For Windows Phone 8 Apps

Microsoft Pays Developers As Much As $100,000 For Windows Phone 8 Apps

Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform has emerged as a significant player in the mobile arena, but it is still lagging far behind the likes of iOS and Android. To bridge that gap, the company has been trying hard to appease the developer community and has paid as much as $100,000 to entice certain developers.

By On June 17, 2013 1 Response
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Microsoft Shared 0-Day Exploits With US Government Before Patching Them

Microsoft Shared 0-Day Exploits With US Government Before Patching Them

The furor over the role of NSA and US government in wiretapping users’ data has not been ended. A fresh revelation made by Bloomberg claims that when Microsoft stumbles over a bug in any of its software, it shares that information with NSA and other intelligence agencies, before patching the bug.

By On June 16, 2013 1 Response
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Facebook, Microsoft Reveal Stats Of Government Data Requests

Facebook, Microsoft Reveal Stats Of Government Data Requests

In the wake of the PRISM leaks, users of popular services such as Facebook, Gmail, Outlook have been increasingly concerned about the privacy of their accounts. To reassure these users, these companies have started revealing the exact number of data-related legal orders they have received from the US government and intelligence agencies.

By On June 15, 2013 Respond
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Used Games Will Work On Xbox One, Says Microsoft

Used Games Will Work On Xbox One, Says Microsoft

When Microsoft first unveiled Xbox One, it stated that the new console will not play original Xbox games. Gamers were concerned as to whether or not the Microsoft will allow used games on Xbox One. The company has now dispelled these concerns by affirming that used games will work on Xbox One.

By On June 8, 2013 1 Response
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Internet Explorer 10 Is The Most Energy Efficient Web Browser: Microsoft

Internet Explorer 10 Is The Most Energy Efficient Web Browser: Microsoft

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) first came with Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS. The browser was a big boost in performance compared to earlier web browsers from Microsoft. Based on a Fraunhofer study, Microsoft claims that its new browser is the most energy efficient in the market.

By On June 8, 2013 1 Response
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Microsoft Compares Windows Tablets With iPad

Microsoft Compares Windows Tablets With iPad

Comparisons with Apple products and criticizing them have long been a part of Microsoft’s marketing and advertising strategy. The company conventionally compares its product with those of Apple, ruling that its products are certainly better. In the same streak, Microsoft has launched a new page comparing Windows tablets to Apple’s iPad.

By On June 2, 2013 Respond
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Social Tools Increase Employee Productivity, Microsoft Study Suggests

Social Tools Increase Employee Productivity, Microsoft Study Suggests

The social media has virtually exploded in recent years, acquiring an audience of more than a billion world over. However, most social tools are usually banned in workplaces simply because executives tend to think these tools are a waste of time. A new Microsoft study suggests that these tools actually enhance the productivity of the employees.

By On June 1, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Still Hopes To Sell 25 Million More Xbox 360 Units

Microsoft Still Hopes To Sell 25 Million More Xbox 360 Units

Microsoft recently launched its new game console, the Xbox One. Gamers around the globe have been eagerly waiting for this next-generation Xbox release. However, despite Xbox One, Microsoft still intends to sell another 25 million Xbox 360 units before giving up on it.

By On May 26, 2013 Respond
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