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White House Brings On Microsoft Executive to Fix HealthCare.gov

White House Brings On Microsoft Executive to Fix HealthCare.gov

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Kurt DelBene has been tapped to oversee the continued rollout of the Obamacare enrollment site.
December 17, 2013 in Human Resources
Weird But True: Microsoft Is Developing a Stress-Monitoring Bra

Weird But True: Microsoft Is Developing a Stress-Monitoring Bra

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The tech giant tried to do something similar for men but it just didn't work out.
December 10, 2013 in News and Trends
Tech Giants Form Group to Pressure U.S. Over Surveillance

Tech Giants Form Group to Pressure U.S. Over Surveillance

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Amid NSA snooping, the biggest American Internet companies are taking a list of demands to Washington.
December 9, 2013 in News and Trends
Microsoft and Sony Battle for Gaming Supremacy This Holiday Season

Microsoft and Sony Battle for Gaming Supremacy This Holiday Season

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Like Sony's PlayStation 4, Xbox One sales exceed one million in first 24 hours.
November 25, 2013 in Office Tech
Tell Us: Are Anti-Google T-Shirts a Good Look for Microsoft?

Tell Us: Are Anti-Google T-Shirts a Good Look for Microsoft?

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Google responds to Microsoft's line of anti-Google merchandise.
November 22, 2013 in News and Trends
How to Create a Successful Local SEO Strategy

How to Create a Successful Local SEO Strategy

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Local SEO can deliver the most highly targeted customers to your business. But you have to do it right.
November 22, 2013 in SEO | Search Engine Optimization
Microsoft Sells Google-Bashing Mugs, T-Shirts on its Website

Microsoft Sells Google-Bashing Mugs, T-Shirts on its Website

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Microsoft has taken its year-long campaign against Google to the next level, selling "Scroogled"-branded merchandise on its website.
November 21, 2013 in News and Trends
Will the New Patent Law Kill the Garage Inventor and Startup?

Will the New Patent Law Kill the Garage Inventor and Startup?

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Congress got it wrong when it harmonized U.S. patent laws with the rest of the world. Now, startups and American inventors are at a disadvantage.
November 21, 2013 in Protecting Your Idea

Bill Gates Gets Teary-Eyed Talking About Search for New Microsoft CEO

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Microsoft's co-founder had an emotional moment during the company's annual shareholders meeting yesterday.
November 20, 2013 in News and Trends
Google, Microsoft Take Steps to Block Searches for Child Porn

Google, Microsoft Take Steps to Block Searches for Child Porn

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Ahead of an internet safety summit in Britain, the two companies announced their plan to tighten online searches.
November 18, 2013 in News and Trends
Microsoft Axes Its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Employee-Ranking System

Microsoft Axes Its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Employee-Ranking System

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The tech giant hopes to pivot out of its 'lost decade' by ending internal competition for raises and instead fostering a collaborative culture.
November 13, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Biggest Tech Companies Team Up to Object to Government Spying

Biggest Tech Companies Team Up to Object to Government Spying

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Caught in the controversy over government surveillance, the biggest technology companies ally to get Congress to rein in spying.
November 1, 2013 in News and Trends
Watch Out, Google: Microsoft Said to Be Testing Glass-Like Device

Watch Out, Google: Microsoft Said to Be Testing Glass-Like Device

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As the wearable tech market heats up, the tech giant is reportedly experimenting with a heads-up device of its own.
October 23, 2013 in Mobile
Tablet Wars: Nokia Lumia 2520 vs. Microsoft Surface 2

Tablet Wars: Nokia Lumia 2520 vs. Microsoft Surface 2

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The tablet wars are getting even more interesting, as Nokia unveiled a new device today and Microsoft's latest tablet hit store shelves. Here's how each device stacks up.
October 22, 2013 in Mobile
Amid Download Issues, Microsoft Pulls Windows RT Version of 8.1 Update

Amid Download Issues, Microsoft Pulls Windows RT Version of 8.1 Update

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The tech giant reportedly removed the update from the Windows Store due to 'a situation.'
October 21, 2013 in Apps & Software
A Year Later, Microsoft Finally Releases Windows 8.1 Update to Appease Angry, Confused Customers

A Year Later, Microsoft Finally Releases Windows 8.1 Update to Appease Angry, Confused Customers

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The free update offers customers more flexibility and customization, improved security and more robust cloud integration.
October 17, 2013 in Apps & Software
Tech Giants Form Another Group to Bring the Internet to the Global Masses

Tech Giants Form Another Group to Bring the Internet to the Global Masses

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Google, along with several other companies, form the Alliance for an Affordable Internet.
October 7, 2013 in News and Trends
Delta to Replace Flight Bags With Microsoft Surface 2 Tablets

Delta to Replace Flight Bags With Microsoft Surface 2 Tablets

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Taking steps toward a completely paperless cockpit, Delta is swapping out its pilots' flight bags for Microsoft Surface 2 tablets.
October 1, 2013 in Business Travel
'Control-Alt-Delete' Is Nothing Compared to These 3 Microsoft Disasters

'Control-Alt-Delete' Is Nothing Compared to These 3 Microsoft Disasters

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A look at some of the ways the tech giant has managed to mess up over the years.
September 27, 2013 in Apps & Software
Talk of Youth Entrepreneurship Reigns at Clinton Global Initiative

Talk of Youth Entrepreneurship Reigns at Clinton Global Initiative

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The annual event hosted by former President Bill Clinton is aimed at sparking new ideas and encouraging action. But it also focused much attention on propping up youth entrepreneurship.
September 27, 2013 in Startup Basics
Microsoft Adds Battery Life, Business-Friendly Features to New Surface Tablets

Microsoft Adds Battery Life, Business-Friendly Features to New Surface Tablets

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Faster, better battery life, improved kickstand: Microsoft's second-generation tablets seek to win over the increasingly on-the-go consumer.
September 24, 2013 in News and Trends
Can't Make That Meeting? Skype Could Have the Solution With 3-D Video Calling

Can't Make That Meeting? Skype Could Have the Solution With 3-D Video Calling

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The technology is far off still but could give the niche format wider appeal.
September 3, 2013 in Office Tech
Microsoft Acquires Nokia's Device Business in Mega Deal

Microsoft Acquires Nokia's Device Business in Mega Deal

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Outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer agrees to pay $7.2 billion in cash for the Finnish tech company's smartphone business, associated patents and talent.
September 3, 2013 in News and Trends
Photos: 10 Big Brand Logo Transformations

10 Big Brand Logo Transformations

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Some of world's most recognizable logos weren't always so iconic. Check out the transformations that brands from Apple to Yahoo have undergone.
August 29, 2013 in Branding
Photos: 7 Computer Keyboards That Broke the Mold

7 Computer Keyboards That Broke the Mold

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Microsoft's new Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard is just one of several modern computer keyboards that have piqued the interest of the tech world and business community.
August 27, 2013 in Office Tech

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