Category Archives: Microsoft

Microsoft cuts 18,000 jobs as part of its largest layoff ever

Asd reported on Engadget BY MATT BRIAN Microsoft today announced that it’s cutting 18,000 jobs, the biggest round of layoffs in its history, as part of ongoing restructuring efforts. In a release, the company says that Nokia’s Devices and Services business, … Continue reading

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Google, Microsoft and Instagram rush to fix Flash flaw that could steal your data

As reported on Engadget. BY STEVE DENT  Yet another critical security flaw has been found for Adobe’s notoriously sieve-like Flash plug-in, this time by Google Engineer Michele Spagnuolo. His exploit tool, called “Rosetta Flash” is just a proof of concept, but could allow hackers to steal your … Continue reading

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Microsoft Bolsters Encryption For OneDrive And Outlook.com

As reported on TechCrunch. by Alex Wilhelm Microsoft announced this morning that it has bolstered the security of several of its digital products, bringing stronger encryption tools to its OneDrive and Outlook.com services. In the wake of revelations that the United … Continue reading

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Microsoft resists US government demand to seize offshore emails

As reported on Engadget. BY STEVE DENT Microsoft has filed a court challenge to a US government demand that it hand over emails from its data center in Ireland. That appears to be the first time a US corporation has opposed such an … Continue reading

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Android Likely To Get Touch-Friendly Office Before Windows

As reported on TechCrunch.  by Alex Wilhelm  #SatyasMicrosoft Earlier today, ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley reported that the tablet-touch build of Office for Android will land before the touch-ready build for Windows. Yes, this is the real world. Microsoft declined to comment. Keep in mind that … Continue reading

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Microsoft slashes Surface Pro 2 prices by up to £150

As reported by Engadget. BY JAMIE RIGG Microsoft might be gearing up for the launch of its bigger, better Surface 3 tablet, but it still hopes to shift some older slates in the interim, with help from an enticing discount. In the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Is Technology’s Comeback Kid

As reported on TechCrunch. by Danny Crichton Microsoft. For a generation of technology executives, the name strikes fear into even the most iron-willed business leaders. A lion among gazelles, its very gaze into a market could cause investors and analysts to … Continue reading

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Microsoft Boosts OneDrive Storage For Corporate Clients From 25GB To 1TB Per User

As reported on TechCrunch.  by Alex Wilhelm Facebook Plans To Break Ground On A Second Iowa Data Center Soon In the cloud storage wars, capacity is a weapon, and one that is rapidly losing its dollar value. Put simply: Companies that offer … Continue reading

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Good luck, Microsoft: Nokia’s phone sales are down 30 percent

As reported on Engadget. BY DANIEL COOPER Nokia, at least in the form that we once knew it, is no more. The handset business has been cleaved off and sold to Microsoft, but that union isn’t beginning on a happy note. In … Continue reading

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Serious Internet Explorer flaw puts XP users especially at risk

As reported on Engadget. BY NICOLE LEE We hope that you heeded our advice to finally ditch Windows XP in favor of a more modern operating system, because there’s a new security exploit that’ll leave stubborn XP users in the cold. In a … Continue reading

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