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Judge OKs sale of NBA team over co-owner's objections

Los Angeles - The wife of embattled Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling can sell the NBA team for $2 billion despite strenuous objections by her husband, who is almost certain to appeal.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 2 comments

iOS 'back doors' found by forensic scientist

Forensic scientist Jonathan Zdziarski has posted evidence related to iOS security. His presentation talks about your rights and how some "back door" practices are infringing upon them.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Microsoft needs a PR boost after layoffs; should buy Yahoo!

Microsoft has taken a big PR hit after announcing that it will lay off 18,000 employees. The tech giant needs a PR boost and a revamped image, which it might get by...buying Yahoo!
In the Media by Calvin Wolf - 1 comment

Review: 'Video Games: The Movie' is a doc that needed more time in beta Special

'Video Games: the Movie' is a very informative documentary, but is severely lacking in the substance, education, and fun department.
Digital Journal Report by Sylvannia Soulet

Bizarre Microsoft layoff letter

Microsoft have announced that they are laying off some 18,000 staff. This large number has shocked many people, not least the employees. Some employees are also a little angry about how they found out about the news.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Microsoft is axing Nokia X Android phones, converting some to WP

Microsoft looks set to end the Nokia X lineup of Android-powered smartphones acquired by the company with its Nokia acquisition very soon, although some of the devices may be "shifted" to become Windows Phone-powered Lumia phones.
In the Media by James Walker

Microsoft executives change overall strategy for the company

The spread of Microsoft devices and services is going to be put on the back burner to focus on the "core" of the company, according to CEO Satya Nadella. As he has been saying for months he wants a "mobile first" and "cloud first" approach.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Microsoft offers 1TB cloud storage to its Office 365 customers

In an attempt to attract more Office 365 users, Microsoft is offering more Cloud storage to sweeten the deal. One terabyte of free storage will be packaged with every Office 365 subscription.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington - 2 comments

Chinese government reveals Microsoft's Android patents

Microsoft has for years claimed that Google's Android is using their patents to make money. The Chinese government recently revealed the extent to which this is true in a report.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Microsoft files patent for touchscreen game control layout

Microsoft has filed a patent for a new control scheme for touchscreen mobile devices that resembles console controllers with two 'thumbsticks' at the bottom corners of the screen and what can only be called shoulder buttons at the top of the display.
In the Media by James Walker - 1 comment

Lumia 930 could launch next week and cheaper than expected

The awaited new flagship Windows Phone 8.1 handset from Nokia, the Lumia 930, has been tipped to launch earlier and at a cheaper price than previously thought.
In the Media by James Walker

China bans Windows 8 operating system

Beijing - China's communist government has banned the use of Windows 8, Microsoft's latest operating system. This is a blow to the U.S. technology company that has long struggled with sales in the country.
In the Media by Ryan Hite - 1 comment

NSA and GCHQ can view Tor browser usage according to Microsoft

A Microsoft professional in the enterprise security field has warned that the Tor browsing network that aims to provide users with a totally secure browsing experience is no longer impenetrable by the NSA or GCHQ.
In the Media by James Walker - 2 comments

Microsoft drops Kinect, sells XBox One for $399

Microsoft reverses another position, removing the "integral" Kinect and dropping the price of the XBox One to $399 to match that of Sony's PS4.
In the Media by William Suphan

LG G Watch shown off in promotional video

Ever since Google announced Android Wear, a dedicated operating system for Android smartwatches, smartphone manufacturers have been working non-stop to bring the first smartwatch to the market.
In the Media by Milton Este

Windows Phone 8.1 launching June 24th

A page on the Microsoft Support website appears to confirm that Windows Phone 8.1 will begin deploying on June 24th after being formally announced with a developer preview at Microsoft BUILD last month.
In the Media by James Walker

Microsoft apparently planning a smartwatch for two years now

Surprise surprise, Microsoft is in the smartwatch race as well, at least that's what their patent shows. Can they actually deliver the smartwatch they're planning on? If they can, it could be smarter than all of its competitors.
In the Media by Milton Este

Tech giants unite to tell you when government requests your data

Tech giants Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft have announced that they are updating their privacy policies so that it is possible to inform you when governments request data on you.
In the Media by James Walker - 2 comments

Elop: Nokia branded smartphones soon to vanish from the market

Former CEO of Nokia and current head of devices at Microsoft Stephen Elop has said in an interview that he doubts that Nokia-branded phones will be "sticking around much longer."
In the Media by James Walker

Microsoft completes purchase of Nokia

Tech giant Microsoft has completed its purchase of Finnish telecom company Nokia's mobile phone business for 5.44 billion euros ($7.5 billion).
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Microsoft uses South Korea ferry disaster to promote Office 365

Microsoft South Korea has seized the recent sinking of the South Korean ferry Sewol to promote the company's Office 365 in a particularly tasteless piece of promotion.
In the Media by James Walker - 4 comments

Windows XP diehards to fend off hackers on their own

San Francisco - People clinging to Microsoft's aging Windows XP operating system will be left to fend off cyber criminals by themselves come Tuesday.
In the Media by Glenn Chapman (AFP)

Pharma teams up with high-tech firms to protect patents

On a quest to protect software patents, tech giants Apple, Microsoft, and IBM have joined forces with major pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers to evaluate the current patent system and secure protection from technological infringements.
In the Media by Simon Crompton - 1 comment

Microsoft announces new Kinect for Windows to arrive this summer

Microsoft has revealed that the new version of Xbox Kinect for Windows, based on the unit supplied with the company's Xbox One console, will be released later this year in the summer.
In the Media by James Walker

Microsoft launches 'Cortana' smartphone assistant

San Francisco - Microsoft took on Apple's Siri and Google Now with a smartphone personal assistant dubbed "Cortana".Windows Phone vice president Joe Belfiore introduced Cortana onstage at the technology titan's annual developers conference.
In the Media by Glenn Chapman (AFP)

Microsoft launches 'Cortana' smartphone assistant

San Francisco - Microsoft on Wednesday took on Apple's Siri and Google Now with a smartphone personal assistant dubbed "Cortana," gleaned from a character in the hit Xbox video game "Halo.
In the Media by AFP

Microsoft's Nadella names leadership team

New York - Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella on Monday unveiled a leadership shakeup at the technology giant, including a new head for the Xbox division.
In the Media by AFP

Microsoft stops probing Hotmail to plug leaks

San Francisco - Microsoft has scrapped a policy which allowed it to peek at Hotmail messages to plug leaks or investigate intellectual property theft.
In the Media by AFP

Microsoft chief crows on Twitter as iPad Office soars

San Francisco - Microsoft chief Satya Nadella took to Twitter to crow on Friday as Office software tailored for iPads soared to the top of the charts at Apple's online App Store."Looks like it's a pretty productive Friday for #iPad owners!
In the Media by AFP

Microsoft delivers Office for rival Apple's iPad

San Francisco - Microsoft unveiled a version of its popular Office software suite for iPad tablets Thursday as the company's new chief moved to expand its "Internet cloud" footprint.
In the Media by Glenn Chapman (AFP)
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