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Bill Gates fifth most powerful person in the world, says Forbes

Bill Gates fifth most powerful person in the world, says Forbes | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Forbes Magazine has named Bill Gates the fifth most powerful person in the world, behind President Barack Obama, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, China's President Hu Jintao, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Windows 8 in August 2012, Windows 9 in November 2014?

Windows 8 in August 2012, Windows 9 in November 2014? | Microsoft | Scoop.it

A leaked roadmap suggests that Microsoft's upcoming operating system Windows 8 will be released to retail channels in August 2012.

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The inside story of how Microsoft killed its Courier tablet

The inside story of how Microsoft killed its Courier tablet | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft's decision to cancel its innovative Courier tablet computer a year and a half ago reverberates today, as the software giant plots strategy to catch up the the market-leading iPad. Read this blog post by Jay Greene on Microsoft.

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Worst Miss Ever? Microsoft Tried To Buy Netscape In 1994

Worst Miss Ever? Microsoft Tried To Buy Netscape In 1994 | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft tried to buy browser maker Netscape in late 1994. But Netscape turned down the offer because the price was too low. That could be the biggest miss in history: Microsoft eventually created its own browser and...

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Office 2007 SP3, another Mango phone event and more Microsoft news of the week

Office 2007 SP3, another Mango phone event and more Microsoft news of the week | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft rolled out its latest Office 2007 service pack and System Center 2012 test builds; invited press to a Windows Phone event on November 7 and...

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HP CEO confirms Windows 8 tablet plans

HP CEO confirms Windows 8 tablet plans | Microsoft | Scoop.it

HP CEO Meg Whitman has confirmed that the company will be making and selling tablet devices using Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system for release sometime in 2012.

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2012 MVP Global Summit

2012 MVP Global Summit | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) are invited to attend the 2012 MVP Global Summit. The MVP Global Summit will be hosted in Bellevue and at Microsoft headquarters, in Redmond, Washington from February 28 – March 2.

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With New Smartphones, High Hopes for Nokia and Microsoft

With New Smartphones, High Hopes for Nokia and Microsoft | Microsoft | Scoop.it

The Lumia models, unveiled Wednesday, are the first fruits of the phone maker's alliance with the software giant.

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What does Windows XP's tenth birthday mean to you?

What does Windows XP's tenth birthday mean to you? | Microsoft | Scoop.it

For all its wide usage and market share, I never liked Windows XP, and never ran it on any system I've owned.

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Infographic: 10 years of Windows XP

Infographic: 10 years of Windows XP | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft is celebrating 10 years of Windows XP on Tuesday.
The software maker has created an infographic to detail the changes during the past 10 years. The infographic also pushes people to upgrade to Windows 7 and Office 2010.

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Another Android and Chrome OS device developer pays Microsoft patent royalties | ZDNet

Another Android and Chrome OS device developer pays Microsoft patent royalties | ZDNet | Microsoft | Scoop.it
With a newly minted agreement with Compal Electronics, Microsoft officials say that they now have more than half of the worldwide ODMs for Android and (Another Android and Chrome OS developer pays Microsoft patent royalties:
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Microsoft ‘flattered’ by Android 4.0 similarities to Windows Phone

Microsoft ‘flattered’ by Android 4.0 similarities to Windows Phone | Microsoft | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s Windows Phone chief Andy Lees has compared Google’s recently announced Android “Ice Cream Sandwich” operating system with Windows Phone and is flattered by the similarities.
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Nokia to Announce Its Windows Phones On October 26

Nokia to Announce Its Windows Phones On October 26 | Microsoft | Scoop.it
Nokia will show off the first Nokia Windows Phones to the world at the Nokia World event, which is held October 26-27 in London.
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Nokia Chief Open to Windows 8 Tablets

Nokia Chief Open to Windows 8 Tablets | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Beleaguered cell phone giant Nokia is poised to reenter the US market in early 2012 with Windows Phone handsets targeting "multiple carriers," but the company's CEO is also open to the idea of expanding Nokia's computing horizons a bit.

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Bill Gates Helped Kill Microsoft's "Tablet for Creatives"

Bill Gates Helped Kill Microsoft's "Tablet for Creatives" | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Sometimes, doing the right thing is actually pretty dumb. Courier needed a fix, not the death penalty.

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Bill Gates says Steve Jobs’ criticism of him is “very understandable”

Bill Gates says Steve Jobs’ criticism of him is “very understandable” | Microsoft | Scoop.it
Responding to criticism that Steve Jobs levelled at him in his biography, Bill Gates said in an interview on ABC’s “This Week” that “none of that bothers me at all” and even ...
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Memo: Microsoft’s Ballmer finds an employee survey to love

Memo: Microsoft’s Ballmer finds an employee survey to love | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Anonymous third-party surveys of Microsoft employees don't always turn out so well for Steve Ballmer.

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Windows Phone Is Back, Full of Great Tricks - State of the Art

Windows Phone Is Back, Full of Great Tricks - State of the Art | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft’s software answer to Android and the iPhone first appeared, incomplete, about a year ago. The blanks have been filled in: speech recognition, Twitter integration and app updates.

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Microsoft unveils amazing new vision of the future video

Microsoft unveils amazing new vision of the future video | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft has created a follow-up to its “Office 2019″ video and the latest concept of the future provides some amazing insights into how technology will impact our lives in the future.

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Why licensing Windows 8 now isn't such a bad idea

Why licensing Windows 8 now isn't such a bad idea | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Microsoft licensing is always difficult, so it might be good to start thinking about licensing Windows 8 now -- even before its release.

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Former Microsoft exec Kai-Fu Lee writes about angry Ballmer, emotional Gates

Former Microsoft exec Kai-Fu Lee writes about angry Ballmer, emotional Gates | Microsoft | Scoop.it

Kai-Fu Lee, the former Microsoft exec whose jumping of ship to Google in 2005
prompted suit and countersuit between the two companies, is back with a book in
which he dishes about his former Redmond employer.

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Rumor: Windows 8 Launching August 2012; Win 9 in 2014

Rumor: Windows 8 Launching August 2012; Win 9 in 2014 | Microsoft | Scoop.it

ZDNet (blog)Rumor: Windows 8 Launching August 2012; Win 9 in 2014Tom's Hardware GuideMonday brought reports of a leaked Microsoft road map revealing an August 2012 commercial launch schedule for Windows 8.

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Ballmer: 70% Of The Time, Google & Bing Are The Same, So Try Bing!

Ballmer: 70% Of The Time, Google & Bing Are The Same, So Try Bing! | Microsoft | Scoop.it

It’s perhaps one of the strangest product pitches I’ve heard.

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Microsoft’s YouTube channel hacked and defaced

Microsoft’s YouTube channel hacked and defaced | Microsoft | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s official YouTube channel appears to have been hacked and defaced. The software giant’s YouTube channel includes just three videos after the pranksters removed all of Microsoft’s historical videos.
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Bill Gates among mourners at Steve Jobs memorial - GeekWire

Bill Gates among mourners at Steve Jobs memorial - GeekWire | Microsoft | Scoop.it
http://t.co/wO2QUSLy Bill Gates among mourners at Steve Jobs memorial - GeekWire...
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