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China to Launch OS, Challenge Microsoft and Google

In what is likely to become a major challenge to Microsoft Corp.'s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows and Google Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android, China will release its own operating system. According to ...
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Will Windows 9 Transform Microsoft? More Windows 8 vs. Back to Windows 7

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) has had two things going for it since Satya Nadella took over the role of Chief Executive Officer from Steve Ballmer. The most obvious is that ...
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Intel Stock Surge Good News for Microsoft and HP

Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) reached a 52-week high after it announced its sales would be better than it had anticipated earlier in the year. Intel's news is almost certainly good ...
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Microsoft Is Bringing Office to Google’s Android

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is planning to release a version of its Office software suite for Google’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android operating system, according to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley. Notably, this version ...
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Google’s Dirt Cheap Laptops Are Coming to Nine More Countries

Google’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Chromebooks, the low-cost laptops powered by Google’s web-dependent Chrome operating system, are coming to nine more countries. Google announced, via poem, that Chromebooks would soon be available ...
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Ballmer Replaces Gates As Microsoft’s Biggest Shareholder

There may be one or two institutions which own larger blocks of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) than Steve Ballmer does, but for the first time in history, Ballmer owns more shares ...
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Finally, Office for iPad a Fact

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) has confirmed that it wants in on the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPad. Consumers have been able to use Microsoft's key Office programs on the Mac, ...
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Microsoft Drops Price of Office 365 as Low as $6.99 a Month

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) has offered a large tier of pricing in the hopes of driving adoption of its Windows Office 365 software. The latest is the most radical departure ...
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Google Offers $15 for App Referral Sign Ups

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) is desperate to get businesses to use its apps. It has gone to a great length to add customers. Under a new plan, it will pay ...
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Windows 8.1 Available Early

Microsoft Corp.'s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows 8.1 Update 1, which is not supposed to be available until later this year, can be downloaded now, if PC owners know a very few ...
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Breaking Microsoft Into Two Companies

The discussions about breaking Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) into two companies have gone on for years. As Satya Nadella moves into his role as the giant software company's third chief ...
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Weak Lumia and Asha Sales Create Earnings Worry for Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) is buying Nokia Corp.'s (NYSE: NOK) mobile phone and devices business to boost its presence in the ultra-competitive smartphone market. But the question is whether the ...
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Rumors of Windows 9 Release: Microsoft’s Next Gamble

The tech media are awash with rumors that Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) will release Windows 9 in early 2015. The code name for the operating system is "Threshold," according to Digital ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for Microsoft in 2014

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) surprised many investors in 2013 with an astonishing 44% return. The S&P 500 rose by 29.6% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by 26.5%. Both major ...
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Android Surges as iPhone Market Share Falls

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has enjoyed a huge success with the iPhone variations to date. Apple still has the world's most valuable company status, but there is a problem rising ...
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