Microsoft Targets Windows and Office Pirates
Dec09

Microsoft Targets Windows and Office Pirates

Piracy is a controversial subject, but the truth is many people out there are using Microsoft's products (Office and Windows) illegally, activating them without purchasing the product. Microsoft is taking measures to clamp down on serial pirates and is ready to go to war with those doing it. Torrent Freak reports that the software giant is going to be more pro-active in taking out pirates and will be taking more of them to court when...

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talks rivals and Windows
Nov12

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talks rivals and Windows

Microsoft has managed to keep both revenue and profit respectable in recent years, the legacy of Steve Ballmer is that he knew how to make money. However a change of CEO has brought another shift in strategy for a company that some think is losing its identity, while the Windows Phone platform has struggled to gain ground in mature markets. Steve Ballmer during the final years of his stay as Microsoft CEO turned the company into a...

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Microsoft renames Bing apps as MSN
Oct01

Microsoft renames Bing apps as MSN

Microsoft has made some changes to its Bing suite of apps, giving them a professional new name that falls under the MSN branding. The company has changed all Bing apps, although the original Bing Search will stay as it is. It is thought that Microsoft sees the MSN branding as more serious as it looks to entice users to its suite of applications. The new MSN (Microsoft Network) apps are available across form factors so you can catch...

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Microsoft opens Apple rival flagship store in New York
Sep29

Microsoft opens Apple rival flagship store in New York

Microsoft is ramping up its retail ambitions and has opened a new flagship store in New York City, and it happens to be on the same street as Apple’s showpiece space. I doubt that Microsoft’s place on Fifth Avenue will match up to Apple’s famous glass cube (image) on the same street, but it will give the company a showpiece space in the city. Interestingly, there is a legitimate question to ask as to how Microsoft even keeps its...

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First image of Windows only branded smartphone
Sep15

First image of Windows only branded smartphone

When HTC and Microsoft launched the HTC One M8 on the Windows Phone platform last month there was a subtle hint in the name towards the future of the ecosystem. The device was called the HTC One M8 for Windows, with Microsoft choosing not to use “Windows Phone” because the company instead wants to unify the platform. Microsoft is eager for there to be no differentiating names between its products and the company wants the brand to be...

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