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Microsoft nabs Yahoo data center executive

In the latest purple-badge-to-blue-badge transition, Yahoo VP Kevin Timmons is joining M|cr0s0ft to lead data center services.

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Two clues Microsoft is losing its way

M|cr0s0ft has launched another ‘Get the Facts’ advertising campaign and is blocking users from downgrading to XP, two signs that the company is losing its way in the face of real competition.

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Microsoft confirms Nvidia ‘Tegra’ chip for Zune HD

Company says battery life and graphics acceleration convinced it to go with Nvidia’s first processor built for power-frugal handhelds.

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Bing to define Microsoft’s capability to innovate

M|cr0s0ft CEO Steve Ballmer yesterday gave a casual speech in front of more than 1500 members and guests of the Executives Club of Chicago, explaining the importance of innovation during a “reset” of the economy.

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Steve Ballmer Admits Microsoft’s biggest Mistake

During his address at the Executives Club Chicago, Steve Ballmer opened himself up to a little question and answer session in which I am sure he now regrets. The crowd went completely silent and you could almost hear a pin drop when he was asked: “If you could have one do-over what would it be.”

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Microsoft Launches New "Get the Facts" Campaign

ko9 writes that M|cr0s0ft has re-launched its “‘Get the facts’ campaign, in an attempt to promote Internet Explorer 8. It contains a chart that compares IE8 to Firefox and Chrome. Needless to say, IE8 comes out as the clear winner, with MS suggesting it is the only browser to provide features like ‘privacy,’ ‘security,’ ‘reliability.’ It even claims to have Firefox beat in ‘customizability.'”

Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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Microsoft looks to give MSN fresh wings

The software maker plans to overhaul its decade-old portal this fall, but must strike a balance between modernizing the site and not alienating its core fans.

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Microsoft backtracks, extends XP availability to 2011

Just hours after a noted research analyst criticized M|cr0s0ft’s plans to limit sales of Windows XP PCs, the company said it would extend the aged operating system’s lifespan in the post-Windows 7 world to as late as April 2011.

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Microsoft: No new Xbox coming next year

The software maker aims to clarify comments from Steve Ballmer that some took to mean there would be an all-new console next year.

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Google keeps tripping over Microsoft’s grave

Google is arguably the world’s largest open-source company, placing its business model directly at odds with M|cr0s0ft’s, with the momentum so far favoring Google.

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