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Virgin Atlantic, Microsoft teamed up to give passengers the gift of Windows tablets

Virgin Atlantic, Microsoft and Santa teamed up to give passengers Windows tablets and more

Passengers on a Virgin Atlantic 787 Dreamliner flight VS11 got a special treat from Santa and Microsoft yesterday, December 21. Starting at boarding, the passengers were given brand new Windows tablets from Santa. Once on board the flight to follow Santa's flight around the Atlantic via...
Microsoft donates $2 million in software, 200 tablets to youth charities

Microsoft donates $2 million in software, 200 tablets to youth charities

Microsoft took to NBC's TODAY show to make a sizable contribution to the Holiday Toy and Gift Drive. As part of Microsoft's YouthSpark initiative, Microsoft donated $2 million in software and 200 HP Stream Windows tablets to NBC-sponsored charities and other organizations serving youth. "We...
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Samsung calls Microsoft a direct hardware competitor, refuses to pay royalties

Microsoft filed legal action against Samsung earlier this year for failure to pay royalty on intellectual property licensed from Microsoft for its Android devices, and now Samsung is claiming that the deal between both companies, which was originally agreed upon in 2011, is void following...

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Microsoft teams up with Google to oppose hotels blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots

Google and Microsoft are joining a wireless industry lobbying group in a bid to oppose a recent hotel industry petition, which seeks the FCC's permission to block personal Wi-Fi networks set up in hotel rooms by customers. The two giant companies may not see eye to eye each day, but they have...
Virgin Atlantic, Microsoft teamed up to give passengers the gift of Windows tablets

Virgin Atlantic, Microsoft and Santa teamed up to give passengers Windows tablets and more

Passengers on a Virgin Atlantic 787 Dreamliner flight VS11 got a special treat from Santa and Microsoft yesterday, December 21. Starting at boarding, the passengers were given brand new Windows tablets from Santa. Once on board the flight to follow Santa's flight around the Atlantic via...
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Microsoft Store launches Super Saturday Deals, offers discounts across a range of products

Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals may have come to an end, but the company isn't finished yet. The Microsoft Store website has launched its Super Saturday Deals promotion covering numerous products offered on the online store. For today only, you'll be able to enjoy a range of discounts on select...
Microsoft donates $2 million in software, 200 tablets to youth charities

Microsoft donates $2 million in software, 200 tablets to youth charities

Microsoft took to NBC's TODAY show to make a sizable contribution to the Holiday Toy and Gift Drive. As part of Microsoft's YouthSpark initiative, Microsoft donated $2 million in software and 200 HP Stream Windows tablets to NBC-sponsored charities and other organizations serving youth. "We...
Microsoft to file lawsuit against tech support scammers to protect consumers

Microsoft to file lawsuit against tech support scammers to protect consumers

Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit has announced that it will be filing a lawsuit in federal court in California against tech support scammers, a practice that the company says has cost consumers money for unnecessary repairs and security services. In its suit against Omnitech Support, Microsoft...
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Microsoft allegedly taking over development of HERE Maps on Windows Phone from Nokia [Updated]

Update: The HERE team has posted an official update on this stating: "we have noticed some discussions in the blogosphere about HERE on Windows Phone. We want to clarify that we are committed to providing great products and consumer experiences for Windows based phones. We will continue to...
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Apple, Amazon and more tech companies support Microsoft's email privacy stance in court

Microsoft is getting a ton of support for its stance on not disclosing emails stored on one of its servers in Ireland to the US government. A number of major tech companies, including some of Microsoft's direct rivals such as Apple and Amazon, have submitted "friend of the court" briefs today, in...
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Microsoft makes it easier for you to upgrade your Lumia, if you're in India

Microsoft has launched a lucrative buyback scheme in India that makes it easier for you to upgrade to a higher-end Lumia. Aimed at increasing sales of Lumia handsets in the country, the move enables customers to receive as much as 65 percent of their current device value. Here are the details...
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Microsoft adds Bitcoin as a payment option for buying digital content

Microsoft has announced that it is now accepting Bitcoin as a payment option for buying digital content. The integration allows you to add funds to your Microsoft account with Bitcoin, which can then be used for purchasing digital content on Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox. You cannot directly...
Microsoft declares quarterly dividend of $0.31 per share

Microsoft declares $0.31 per share quarterly dividend

Microsoft announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.31 per share, payable on March 12, 2015 to shraeholders of record on February 19, 2015. The company also amended its guidelines to highlight its commitment to diversity. Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday...

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