Microsoft Corp

Smartphone suit against Google plays into rivals' hands

A U.S. consumer lawsuit accusing Google of monopolizing prime real estate on Android smartphones will help mobile rivals like Microsoft make their antitrust case with European regulators should damaging secrets emerge in court.

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Microsoft boosts OneDrive storage for business clients to 1TB

In a bid to gain traction over its growing competitors, Washington, US-based software giant Microsoft Corp announced a major boost in its OneDrive cloud storage capacity for business clients, from 25 gigab ytes to one terabyte.

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Former Microsoft employee faces charges for stealing trade secrets

A former employee of Microsoft Corp was arrested and charged with stealing the trade secrets of the software company and giving them to a blogger in France, Bloomberg News reported.

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Microsoft reportedly losing two top execs

Redmond, US-based software giant is losing two of its top executives: Former Skype chief Tony Bates and marketing head Tami Reller, according to a report by tech news site Re/code.

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Microsoft Corp Chair John Thompson: With Microsoft, the issue is focus

John Thompson, the Chairman of Microsoft Corp, said the software maker must set its sights on using the company's vast resources to propel it to the right direction, Bloomberg reported.

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More American investors backing African startups

Africa is already in the radar of large American technology corporations and venture capitalists as IBM, Microsoft and Intel Capital make bets on startups in the continent, TechCrunch reported.

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Microsoft Corp slashes down Windows 8.1 price by 70pct to take on competitors: sources

Microsoft is going to give a 70% discount to manufacturers to license Windows 8.1 in their low-cost computers and tablets, according to sources interviewed by Bloomberg.

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Donors give California Governor Jerry Brown $17M for gubernatorial race

While incumbent California Governor Jerry Brown has not expressed his plans to run again, donors like Exxon Mobile, Facebook Inc and Microsoft Corp have contributed to his campaign chest, Bloomberg reported.

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Microsoft Corp set to appoint Nadella as new chief - sources

Preparations are underway for Microsoft to appoint its enterprise and cloud head Satya Nadella as its new chief executive officer, sources who were familiar with the process told Bloomberg.

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Allen's investment in Seahawks did better than Microsoft - report

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's investment in professional football team the Seattle Seahawks, current 2014 NFC Champions in Super Bowl Sunday, appeared to have paid off despite losing over $8 billion initially.

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Microsoft reduces prices of storage services to compete with Amazon

Microsoft is not going to permit itself to be counted out of the cloud game and has taken on Amazon by reducing the prices of its cloud storage services, VentureBeat reported.

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Ford CEO Alan Mulally ends Microsoft speculation, to stay with automaker through 2014

Ford Motor Co. chief executive Alan Mulally, once and for all, said that he will not replace Microsoft Corp.'s retiring CEO Steve Ballmer and will remain at the US automaker through 2014. Some prominent Microsoft investors had campaigned for Mulally's candidacy for the top job at the software giant.

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Enbridge invests $200M in Texas wind power project

Canada-based firm Enbridge Inc has announced an agreement to pour in $200 million in the Keechi Wind Project in Colorado, Texas, which is expected to be completed in early 2015.

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Spanish builder FCC shares jump on news of American investor George Soros' 3% stake purchase

Shares of debt-laden construction firm FCC SA leaped by as much as 8.8% on Friday following news that American hedge fund Soros Fund Management, controlled by billionaire George Soros, had acquired a 3% stake in the company.

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Microsoft's new CEO reveal in 2014 determines company future - report

A CNET report detailed how big the decisions the next chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp needs to make in order to get back into the technology race.

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