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Twitter has announced its first social commerce addition. When Twitter hired former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard last year to head up their “commerce team,” it became obvious they were working on something. That something is …

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Microsoft unveils Windows 10
Friday, 3 Oct, 2014 – 5:11 | No Comment

Microsoft has revealed the name of the next version of its Windows Operating Software, Windows 10. Dubbed as the company’s “most comprehensive platform ever,” Windows 10 blends the best features of Windows 7, which was geared toward desktops, with the best bits of the tablet-centric Windows 8.

Minecraft Assimilated into Microsoft for $2.5B
Monday, 15 Sep, 2014 – 23:53 | No Comment

Microsoft announced that it’s acquired the popular sandbox game Minecraft by purchasing its Stockholm-based developer Mojang. The Mojang team will join Microsoft Studios. Resistance is futile.
The terms of the agreement have Microsoft acquiring Mojang for …

No, Microsoft is not making a Google Glass killer
Tuesday, 15 Jul, 2014 – 1:01 | No Comment

Microsoft is working on a wearable headband that can communicate with a smart phone and other devices, but contrary to rumor, the Alice Band is not a “Google Glass killer.”
The device is, instead, an experiment …

Investors clamour for Gates to step down
Friday, 4 Oct, 2013 – 8:20 | No Comment

Three of Microsoft’s top 20 investors are calling for Bill Gates to step down from his current role as board chairman, reported Reuters.

Microsoft to buy Nokia devices and services business
Friday, 6 Sep, 2013 – 6:42 | No Comment

Microsoft has inked a deal to buy Nokia’s mobile phone business as well as license Nokia’s patents and mapping services for EUR 5.44 billion (£4.6 billion).

WebTV dies; long live WebTV
Monday, 8 Jul, 2013 – 6:15 | No Comment

Microsoft has announced that the MSN TV service will close down at the end of September. MSN TV was once known as WebTV before Microsoft bought it in 1997 for $425 million. WebTV was invented …

Microsoft loses ‘SkyDrive’ name in Europe to BSkyB
Monday, 1 Jul, 2013 – 2:02 | No Comment

Pay-TV broadcaster BSkyB in Europe, which is partially owned by News Corp, has won a case against Microsoft for rights to the name “Sky” for technology in Europe, which means that Microsoft’s SkyDrive service cannot …

Lumia smartphones snapped up last year
Friday, 18 Jan, 2013 – 7:33 | No Comment

Smartphones from Microsoft and Nokia have closed the past year on a high note, with sales surpassing forecasts of analysts, according to media reports.

Microsoft unveils official release date for Windows 8
Thursday, 19 Jul, 2012 – 9:41 | No Comment

Microsoft has finally revealed the date for the official release of its anticipated Windows 8.

Apple’s iPad mini to be launched this year
Friday, 6 Jul, 2012 – 9:34 | No Comment

Apple is all geared to release a smaller iPad just in time for this year’s holiday season and after, competitors Microsoft and Google unveiled their new tablet offerings.

Microsoft Hopes to Block Lawsuits Using new TOS
Monday, 11 Jun, 2012 – 7:55 | One Comment
Microsoft Hopes to Block Lawsuits Using new TOS

A new Terms of Service agreement from Microsoft appears to be an attempt to stop users from entering class action lawsuits against the company, according to a report in the LA Times.  They report a …

Digg This! Digg Is Hiring and Firing
Thursday, 22 Jan, 2009 – 15:09 | No Comment
Digg This! Digg Is Hiring and Firing

What better then to do with all the cash you recently raised a couple of months ago, then fire 10% of your staff.  That is exactly what Digg just announced they will do.  Rumors have …