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Indian social analytics firm Salorix closes down operations

Bangalore, India-based social media marketing and analytics firm Salorix Inc closed down its operations after it failed to raise fresh capital due to the founder's feud with investors.

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Microsoft mulls over launching free version of Windows 8.1

Redmond, US-based tech giant Microsoft is mulling over launching a free version of the Windows 8.1 OS (operating system) or selling it for a very low price, according to a report by The Verge.

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Nokia threatened by Mozilla's $25 Firefox OS smartphone

Threatened by the news of the Mozilla Foundation developing a $25 Firefox OS smartphone, Finnish phone maker Nokia also launched its own set of new Android smartphones for emerging markets during the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona.

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Windows unveils new Windows Phone hardware partners in MWC

Nine new hardware partners for its Windows Phone were introduced by officials of technology giant Microsoft at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, VentureBeat reported.

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It's official: Microsoft's SkyDrive is now OneDrive

Goodbye SkyDrive, hello OneDrive. Microsoft has officially rebranded its cloud storage service and launched a referral program to get more users to the platform, TechCrunch reported.

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Sony surpasses PS4 sales target by selling 5.3M units in 3 months

Tokyo, Japan-based electronics giant Sony surpassed its sales target for the PlayStation 4 by selling 5.3 million units worldwide just three months after the latest game console went on sale.

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US wearable tech firm Basis puts itself for sale on the market -sources

San Francisco, California-based wearable tech firm Basis Science put itself up for sale and is currently in acquisition talks with Google, Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft, according to two sources familiar with the situation.

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Hints suggest Microsoft seriously foraying into the Internet of things (IoT)

Microsoft is taking various steps that highlight it is seriously trying to get into the Internet of things, according to a VentureBeat report that took clues from a ZDNet report and other moves taken by the company.

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Nokia to launch first Android phone without Google services -report

Soon-to-be Microsoft-owned mobile phone maker Nokia will reportedly launch its first Android phone code named Normandy, which could be powered by Microsoft and Nokia, on February 24 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Microsoft to rebrand SkyDrive cloud storage to OneDrive and possibly give incentives to get users on board

Microsoft will soon be renaming its cloud storage service to OneDrive with the tech giant potentially giving incentives like added free storage to encourage users to use the service, TechCrunch reported.

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Microsoft 4Afrika selects five African startups for innovation grant

US tech giant Microsoft selected five African tech startups to receive innovation grants, technical support, and mentorship from Microsoft under its venture arm extension, the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative.

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TechCrunch report examines compensation package of new Microsoft CEO

TechCrunch looked more closely into the compensation package of Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella submitted by the company in a filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Microsoft invests $15M in Foursquare, inks licensing deal for location-based data

Tech giant Microsoft invested $15 million in location-based social networking app Foursquare and inked a licensing deal to use the latter's places database in their products and services.

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Tech company giants start unveiling details on secret government requests for data

In a bid to show that their participation in the surveillance efforts of the government was limited, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo and Google started to publish details on the number of government requests for data, Reuters reported.

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Boston social ad startup announces $4.5M extension to Series B funding

Boston, US-based social advertising and marketing startup Moontoast announced that it has raised $4.5 million as extension to its Series B financing round for its expansion and platform development.

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