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EntityCube from Microsoft Research

EntityCube is a research prototype and is a test bed for exploring object-level search technologies, which automatically summarizes the Web for entities (such as people, locations and organizations) with a substantial presence.

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MSN Announces New Online Lifestyle Experience

Today, MSN announced an extension of the partnership with BermanBraun Interactive and a new partnership with Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. (HFM U.S.), publisher of ELLE, Woman’s Day and ELLE DECOR brands, to launch a new online lifestyle experience focused on […]

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Microsoft launches MSN Juku as a part of ClubM in China

Microsoft has launched a microblog / twitter style service in China based on Windows Live Messenger, expanding the social-networking functions linked to the chat software in a country where it is a hit.

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Microsoft founder has fond words for his rival.

When asked about Steve Jobs in a TV special that aired this week, Bill Gates said the Apple co-founder has shown “more inspiration” than any other leader in the tech industry.

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How the MSN Home Page has changed!

Microsoft today unveiled a preview of its most significant home page redesign in over a decade. The new MSN home page is designed to be the best home page on the Web, with powerful Bing search, the top news and […]

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Will Microsoft buy Ask.com now ?

Speculation is mounting about who will buy Ask.com when the “for sale” sign starts dangling from the struggling search engine’s marquee.

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Microsoft Stores to sell crapware free PCs

The computers on display in the Microsoft Store come without any run-of-the-mill “crapware“; the derisive term used for generic trial software and other unwanted programs that commonly clog new PCs when they’re shipped by computer makers.

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Microsoft announces 7 Ways to Change the World contest.

Microsoft has launched a new online competition called 7 Ways to Change the World. How would you like to change the world? “Share your idea about how Windows could help your local community. If you have one of the 7 […]

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1.5 million Microsoft Security Essentials downloads in 1st week!

Now that Microsoft Security Essentials, the new freeware antivirus from Microsoft, is generally available to consumers in 19 countries, Microsoft has had a chance to go over the data, and there are some very interesting results. Just in the first week […]

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Microsoft launches H1N1 Swine Flu Response Center

With the current H1N1 flu (swine flu) pandemic under way, many public health officials are concerned that critical healthcare resources could be stretched thin as people flood hospital emergency departments and physicians’ offices to determine whether they have the illness.

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Microsoft Security Essentials to ship tomorrow.

Microsoft Security Essentials, Microsoft Corp.’s new no-cost, core anti-malware service that helps protect consumers against viruses, spyware and other malicious software, will be available tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 29. Microsoft Security Essentials, independently certified by West Coast Labs, is backed by […]

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Courier: Microsoft’s Secret Tablet

The whole world is holding its breath for the Apple tablet. But maybe we’ve all been dreaming about the wrong device. This is Courier, Microsoft’s astonishing take on the tablet.

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Microsoft India signs MOU with Maharashtra, India.

The Government of Maharashtra, India, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft India to enhance ICT adoption in schools and build the employability readiness skills of the future workforce in the state.

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Google most valuable brand; Microsoft at No. 2.

BrandZ has released its Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking. The BrandZ top 100 ranking is an authoritative ranking report about the most valuable brands in the world.

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Microsoft Store logo revelead.

Microsoft appears to have made up their minds on the logo for Microsoft Stores, having just filed it last week at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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EU Vista, XP users can also push IE off Windows.

The devil is in the details, so Ars digs into the nitty-gritty of Microsoft’s proposed browser ballot for European Union residents. Most EU Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users will see the browser ballot screen that lets them […]

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Microsoft to open open first stores in Arizona, California

Microsoft plans to open two of its first retail locations in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mission Viejo, Calif. The software maker confirmed on Tuesday that it has signed leases in both spots as part of an effort to launch its first […]

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Australia Recognises Its First Visually Impaired MVP

MVP Kenny Johar was recently awarded the Microsoft MVP Award, for his contributions towards Internet Explorer. He has carved out a successful IT career by helping to make technology, more accessible to Australia’s visually impaired. 

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Microsoft, Yahoo! deal confirmed – Change Search Landscape

Yahoo! and Microsoft announced an agreement that will improve the Web search experience for users and advertisers, and deliver sustained innovation to the industry. In simple terms, Microsoft will now power Yahoo! search while Yahoo! will become the exclusive worldwide […]

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Microsoft Wave website launched

Microsoft Wave is a cool new site from Microsoft UK team that isn’t trying to sell anything, simply showing the breadth of cool technology that Microsoft is involved in. 

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Bill Gates’ July 2009 India visit – In brief.

Bill Gates, Microsoft founder, announced an increase in his foundation’s AIDS prevention commitment in India to $338 million, saying India’s AIDS prevention could be a model for the rest of the world.

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Linus: “Microsoft Hatred Is a Disease”

Microsoft has recently submitted around 20000 lines of code to the Linux kernel, all licensed under the GPL. Some have criticized the move as a selfish one. What does Linus Torvalds, Linux’ benevolent dictator, think about all this?

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Watch Bill Gates Live at Microsoft Research India 5th Anniversary

Bill Gates will be in India to inaugurate the 5th year anniversary celebrations of the Microsoft Research Centre and attend a symposium on “Research and Innovation – The Keys to India’s Future” on Friday, 24 July 2009.