China targets own operating system to take on likes of Microsoft, Google

China could have a new homegrown operating system by October to take on imported rivals such as Microsoft Corp, Google Inc and Apple Inc, Xinhua news agency said on Sunday.

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China regulator in anti-monopoly probe of Microsoft

A Chinese regulator said on Tuesday it is conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) because the firm has not fully disclosed information about its Windows operating system and Microsoft Office software.

Read Full Article to sell Microsoft's Xbox One games console in China Inc, China's second-biggest e-commerce company by market share, will accept pre-orders for Microsoft Corp's Xbox One games console in China from July 28 to July 30, the firm said on Monday.

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Nokia's fortunes brighten on heavy network spending

Nokia surprised investors with strong quarterlyearnings and raised its full-year profit margin forecast as network operators install more powerful systems to cope with surging mobile data traffic.

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Demand for personal computers still erratic, outlook unstable

Improved demand for personal computers after years of declines may not last as emerging markets remain weak and recent corporate upgrades in the United States and Europe may prove fleeting.

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Microsoft's 4Afrika Initiative to bring wireless internet to universities in Ghana

Microsoft made announcement at Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit in Accra, Ghana that it will launch a new TV white space partnerships and projects in Africa and three other continents to provide lowcost wireless connectivity to students and faculty at universities in Koforidua, Ghana.

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Microsoft insiders claim Xbox Live Gold will not charge for Netflix in future

Microsoft reportedly will consider removing the monthly paid subscription of Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners to access apps like Netflix and Hulu for free.

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Microsoft acquires Kiwi cloud computing firm GreenButton

Washington, US-based software giant Microsoft acquired Wellington, New Zealand-based cloud computing firm GreenButton for an undisclosed amount to incorporate it into the Azure public cloud platform to give companies remote access to software.

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Google to shell out $207M for Dublin data center expansion

Mountain View, US-based search giant Google will shell out $207.7 million (€150 million) to expand its data center in Dublin Ireland to beef up its revenue generation through its cloud services.

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Spindle CEO Pat Kinsel becomes a partner at VC firm Polaris after Spindle sale to Twitter

CEO and co-founder Pat Kinsel of Spindle has become a partner at venture capital firm Polaris after he successfully sold Spindle to social microblogging site Twitter, gaining him the title of "entrepreneur in residence."

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Microsoft reiterates commitment in Africa through a 20-year business plan

Microsoft said through its newly appointed head Kabelo Makwane that it has reinstated its development commitment in the Africa through a 20-year business plan that would boost economic growth and development in the African region.

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Microsoft-Nokia acquisition deal to close on Friday

Microsoft's deal to acquire Nokia valued $7.2 billion have been set to close on Friday which is also in time for the company's target saying that the deal was expected to close during the first quarter of 2014.

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Microsoft innovates Indian hotline for startups

Microsoft has innovated an Indian hotline for startups to give advice, available during business hours from Monday to Friday, reported Venture Beat.

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Apple declined joining Intellectual Ventures

Apple Inc. refused to join Intellectual Ventures on a patent trolling operations, reported Gigaon.

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Microsoft Ventures establishes world's first startup hotline in India

Microsoft Ventures in India established the world's first startup hotline in Bangalore to give startups access to real-time professional advice regarding the accounting, taxation, legal, and technical aspects of a business via toll-free number.

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