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Barnes & Noble Buys Microsoft's Stake in Nook Media, Ending Two-Year Partnership
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Barnes & Noble Buys Microsoft's Stake in Nook Media, Ending Two-Year Partnership

The company said it would buy Microsoft's stake in Nook Media for $62.4 million in cash and about 2.7 million in shares.
Erase the Line Between Cause and Marketing
Charity

Erase the Line Between Cause and Marketing

The need to keep corporate-social-responsibility efforts distinct from pure promotion may be vanishing.
Derek Newton
Will Big Companies Follow Microsoft's Lead and Make It Harder for Startups to Win?
Startup Culture

Will Big Companies Follow Microsoft's Lead and Make It Harder for Startups to Win?

A large player starts to get wise to the ways of newcomers that are experimenting rapidly.
Peter S. Cohan
Microsoft Says 11-Hour Azure Outage Was Caused by System Update
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Microsoft Says 11-Hour Azure Outage Was Caused by System Update

The problem affected customers around the globe and affected third-party programs hosted on the platform.
Carly Okyle
Microsoft Releases Patch to Fix 19-Year-Old Windows Bug
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Microsoft Releases Patch to Fix 19-Year-Old Windows Bug

The vulnerability could allow attackers to remotely execute code and take over a user's computer by tricking them into visiting a bad URL.
Benjamin Kabin
Microsoft Ditches Lync for New Skype for Business Suite
Messaging

Microsoft Ditches Lync for New Skype for Business Suite

By merging Skype with Lync, its enterprise-specific messaging system, Microsoft looks to be gaining on Facebook Messenger.
Nina Zipkin
Here's How Drastically Microsoft Windows Has Changed Over the Years
Microsoft

Here's How Drastically Microsoft Windows Has Changed Over the Years

About 31 years ago today, Microsoft introduced the very first version of Windows, known as Windows 1.0. We've come a long way since then.
Lisa Eadicicco
 From ICQ to AIM to WhatsApp: The Rise and Fall of Instant Messenger Apps (Infographic)
Apps

From ICQ to AIM to WhatsApp: The Rise and Fall of Instant Messenger Apps (Infographic)

IM apps have 4ever altered how we communicate. Countless messaging tools have come and gone in the 18 years since they first debuted. Which ones will stand the test of time?
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Here's How to Get a Sneak Peek at the New Skype Translator
Communication strategies

Here's How to Get a Sneak Peek at the New Skype Translator

Microsoft just rolled out its new Skype translator, but it isn't available to just anyone.
Nina Zipkin
This Entrepreneur Is Crazy Enough to Take on Microsoft
Tech Startups

This Entrepreneur Is Crazy Enough to Take on Microsoft

Is Microsoft's productivity empire vulnerable? The founder of CloudOn thinks so.
Erin Griffith
Meet Microsoft Band, the $199 Fitness Tracker That Also Works With iOS and Android
Wearable Tech

Meet Microsoft Band, the $199 Fitness Tracker That Also Works With iOS and Android

Here's a look at the tech company's first major wearable fitness device.
Dave Smith
What Minecraft Is Teaching Your Kids About Money
Money Management

What Minecraft Is Teaching Your Kids About Money

If your kids are chattering non-stop about things like emeralds, pickaxes and creepers, you may have a unique opportunity to turn a video game addiction into a life lesson about money.
Google Beefs Up Gmail Security and Microsoft Nixes Nokia: Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

Google Beefs Up Gmail Security and Microsoft Nixes Nokia: Weekly News Roundup

Check out the news innovators and business owners need to know.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Microsoft Ditching the 'Nokia' and 'Windows Phone' Brands for 'Microsoft Lumia'
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Microsoft Ditching the 'Nokia' and 'Windows Phone' Brands for 'Microsoft Lumia'

The new name and branding will be rolled out in the next coming weeks, beginning with France.
Benjamin Kabin