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 vs Google – Is it Google’s defeated mentality or Larry Page taking over?

Google’s head of Webspam team., Matt Cutts’s blog is full of Bing and Google search pages, comparing what Microsoft has stolen from the Google search results. Google has accused Bing of shoplifting the Google search. Microsoft says, it is using user data gathered from the Bing Toolbar and IE8 Suggested Sites feature. Google does teh…

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Kinect for Xbox 360 from Microsoft might be an instant hit

New hands-free, camera-based game controller from Microsoft, Kinect, is amazing and it makes playing Xbox 360 video games feel like magic. You can wave your arms, move your body, punch, kick, and do all sorts of things in the virtual world. Kinect is being launched worldwide starting with North America on November 4, 2010, followed…

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Office 365 – Microsoft’s answer to Google Apps

Microsoft has launched its web version of Office and e-mail to compete with Google’s similar offering, Google Apps. Google Apps includes online word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation and costs $50 per year for business customer. Microsoft’s basic service will cost slightly more at $72 a year. The new service will replace Microsoft’s previous similar offerings…

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Windows Phone 7 – the Zune phone has finally arrived

Microsoft has unveiled Windows Phone 7, its new mobile platform, with five new handsets for AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, on October 11, 2010. The OS will come in the European markets as soon as Oct. 21 followed by US launch in November and next year. AT&T and T-Mobile will begin shipping Windows Phone 7 handsets…

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Microsoft’s 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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Microsoft’s Photoshop (or, is it a MS Paint?) blunder

Microsoft’s Photshop blunder on a Polish website caused uproar on racism and carelessness costing them an apology. The black man had his head removed and replaced by a white man. The designer forgot to replace the hand of the black man. The Asian on the left was lucky enough not to be doctored. Microsoft realized…

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Microsoft overtaking Yahoo and Flickr Users

In response to the Microsoft’s wish to purchase Yahoo for $44.6bn, Yahoo and its other sites’ users express dissatisfaction. Most evident were the photographic presentation of users of Flickr. Yahoo! seems like dead. The funeral will cost Microsoft 44.6$ bn. And seeing as I don’t want my photos on “Microsoft flickr”, maybe it’s time to…

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Thanks to harsh US immigration rules, Microsoft going Vancouver Canada

It seems Canada is going to attract big business due to its immigration policy. In a recent news, Microsoft is opening a new office in Vancouver this fall to develop software programs and locate new talent. Reason given for the new establishment sounds like businesses in US are not happy enough with their immigration policies….

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