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Microsoft sues Kyocera over alleged patent infringement violations

Microsoft filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against smartphone maker Kyocera late on Friday, claiming that the Japanese-based company has violated seven patents that are owned by Microsoft. According to Reuters, Microsoft says that Kyocera's Android smartphones use patents that are owned...
Microsoft and Samsung reach settlement over royalties dispute

Microsoft and Samsung reach settlement over royalties dispute

Microsoft has announced that it has settled a contract dispute it has been having Samsung, which could signal an eventual arrival of new Windows Phone handsets from the Korean manufacturer in the future. From Microsoft: "Samsung and Microsoft are pleased to announce that they have ended...
Microsoft reportedly snatches up Office plug-in maker LiveLoop

Microsoft reportedly snatches up Office plug-in maker LiveLoop

According to a new report out of ZDNet, Microsoft has acquired LiveLoop, a company that makes collaboration tools for Office users. Though Microsoft hasn't yet made an announcement about the acquisition, ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley said that a Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed the deal. Further...

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Microsoft reportedly snatches up Office plug-in maker LiveLoop

Microsoft reportedly snatches up Office plug-in maker LiveLoop

According to a new report out of ZDNet, Microsoft has acquired LiveLoop, a company that makes collaboration tools for Office users. Though Microsoft hasn't yet made an announcement about the acquisition, ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley said that a Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed the deal. Further...
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Amazon's daily sale prices Microsoft keyboards, mice and more for up to 61% off

Amazon's latest one-day sale includes a number of Microsoft keyboards, mice and other accessories. Prices have been cut by between 44% and 61% on the selected item. Among the items on sale is the Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard, which is currently priced at just $35 on Amazon, compared to its...
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Microsoft invests $3 million in Vietnamese YouthSpark program

Microsoft today announced the company plans to invest $3 million in Vietnam over the next three years, as part of the tech giant's YouthSpark program. YouthSpark enables aspiring young enthusiasts with education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. The YouthSpark program in Vietnam...
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Microsoft Office apps to be pre-installed on select Samsung Android tablets

Samsung has announced an expansion of its partnership with Microsoft that will include pre-installing Office apps on some of Samsung's tablets in the first half of 2015. The company had already announced that the upcoming Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge would have Microsoft's OneNote, Skype and...
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Microsoft and Fuji Xerox update their cross-licensing patent agreement

Microsoft has entered into a new patent cross-licensing agreement with Japan-based Fuji Xerox. The new deal expands on a previous partnership the two companies signed in 2007 and allows them to use each other's patents. Microsoft stated: "This agreement covers a broad range of products and...
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Microsoft will let you upgrade to Windows 10 for free, even if you're running a pirated version [Updated]

Update Microsoft has now sent a statement to Polygon that says even if pirates do update their old non-licensed version of Windows to Windows 10, they will still be using an un-licensed software product. Here's Microsoft's new statement: "We have always been committed to ensuring that...
Microsoft Lumia Story Tease

Super-affordable Lumia story continues with announcement planned for tomorrow

Microsoft today teased an announcement that will be made tomorrow. What this announcement will reveal is currently unknown, and there's little to go on aside from the image above. What we could speculate is Microsoft may talk about an affordable Lumia smartphone. The company asks everyone to...
Android to Windows Phone

Microsoft is making a ROM that allows Android smartphones to run Windows 10 for phones

Microsoft announced earlier today that it was collaborating with Xiaomi in providing Mi 4 customers with a flashable ROM that allows them to run Windows 10 for phones on their Android devices. It looks like that program is set for a wider rollout, according to a report on TechCrunch:...
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Microsoft teams up with Tencent to launch League of Legends on Windows 10 [Updated]

Microsoft has announced that it is partnering with Chinese internet giant Tencent in launching the highly popular MOBA League of Legends, along with other games published by the company, including Cross Fire and Dungeon & Fighter, on the Windows 10 store. In addition, Tencent has mentioned...
Microsoft won't be investing in Cyanogen after all

Microsoft's apparently passing on $110 million Cyanogen funding round

Alternative Android OS developer Cyanogen is poised to raise around $110 million in a funding round, but contrary to earlier reports, Microsoft might not be chipping in. Several weeks ago brought the news that Microsoft was considering investing in Cyanogen and their customized Android system...

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