Bing and Twitter search deal renewed, Google not interested

The two year search deal between Microsoft’s Bing and Twitter was renewed for the next two years. Google had similar search deal with Twitter for the last two year, that ended on July 2. But, Google decided (or was it Twitter?) not to renew it again leaving Bing the sole search service provider of Twitter….

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Microsoft Office 365 launched officially

Microsoft, on June 28, 2011, launched Microsoft Office 365, an online MS Office Suite. Although Office 365 was available in a test version for the last year, the official release opens door for the businesses to opt in. In addition to web-based versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other applications, Office 365 helps bringing…

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Skype made ‘Microsoft Skype’ for 8.5bn

When Reuters started the rumor about Skype buyout talks, it was Google and Facebook and Microsoft wasn’t in picture. But, suprisingly MS inked the deal on Monday to buy the  popular Internet telephony company for $8.5 billion. In addition, Microsoft will also take the $686 million debt Skype has accumulated over its life. With the…

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Bing iPad app, a bold move of Microsoft

Microsoft has gone an extra mile to rebuild its search engine, Bing, specific to the Apple’s iPad tablet computer. From within the Bing App, users can search whatever they like including news, movies times, weather reports, and local businesses. It also features maps with road, areal and birds eye views, turn-by-turn direction, transit info search,…

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iPad – Microsoft points out its enterprise weaknesses

Microsoft hasn’t been able to offer a viable competitor to Apple’s iPad, even after a year of it’s release. Initially it was thought to be consumer-only device focused for a general consumer. But, when Apple claimed that 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies are piloting or deploying iPads, Microsoft should have felt the heat. Last…

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Acer’s unveiled MS Windows and Android tablets, dual screen laptop, and a smartphone

The second largest computer manufacturer, Acer, might be one more tablet device player in the market to compete with Apple’s iPad. Acer is releasing Android based 7-inch and 10.1-inch tablets arriving to the store by next April. A 10.1-inch tablet running Microsoft Windows 7, with front- and rear-facing cameras, is expected to hit the store…

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Apple, now the second most valuable company in the world

Apple, is now the second largest company in the world, in terms of it’s market value. In May, Apple made news when it left Microsoft behind with Wall Street value of $222.12 billion, becoming second most valuable company in the United States. Now, Apple is worth $265.8 billion — ahead of $265.5 billion worth PetroChina….

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Android gaining market share in expense of other mobile OS

ComScore published its quarterly mobile subscriber market share report that tracks total smart phone subscribers for the three months. The report says that 53.4 million US residents own smart phone. That was 11% increase from the previous quarter. In the report, among the top five platforms, only OS gaining the market share was Google’s Android….

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Microsoft Funeral Ceremony for Windows Phone Rivals

Microsoft tried to show it’s confidence on its upcoming Windows Phone 7 operating system by hosting a mock funeral ceremony of it’s rival phones including Apple’s iPhone and RIM’s Blackberry. In the ceremony, hearses for the iPhone and the BlackBerry were carried along with Microsoft employees dressed up in Windows Phone 7 garb. The Microsoft…

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Ballmer: ‘iPad is a PC’

  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said Apple’s iPad tablet and Windows-powered personal computers are fundamentally same. The only difference according to Ballmer is that the iPad can’t do much of computing when compared to PCs. In an interview with Wall Street Journal tech columnist Walt Mossberg, Ballmer said that iPad is only “a different form…

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