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Jay-Z Ditches His iPhone Just in Time for His Big Samsung Ad

Hey, remember when Oprah Winfrey, or whoever social-messages on her behalf, tweeted about her love for Microsoft’s Surface tablet while using an iPad? Well, Jay-Z is way too smart for that! The brand-endorser/value-adder/Beyonce’s husband/musician has a big deal with Samsung to give away free copies of his new album to people who ...

Microsoft patent filing attempts to lock down games with multiple engines running concurrently

Shortly after Microsoft released its Xbox 360 HD update to Halo: Combat Evolved -- a game which allowed players to seamlessly switch between the original game's graphics and the update -- the company filed a patent for games 'having a plurality of game engines.' That patent filing just got published ...

SkyDrive Pro apps now available for iOS and Windows 8

Consumer apps for Microsoft's consumer cloud storage solution have been available for some time, but the enterprise version, SkyDrive Pro, now has a duo of applications up for grabs, too. iOS and Windows 8 users can now snag free downloads from the Windows Store and App Store, respectively, letting you ...

Windows Store recommendations could one day reflect your usage patterns

Yesterday was the day Microsoft made Windows 8.1 available as a public download; today's the day we ask 'what's next?' Here at the company's annual Build developer conference, we sat down with Ted Dworkin, the man who oversees the Windows Store, to do a deeper dive on the store's latest ...

BSkyB wins trademark case against Microsoft over SkyDrive name

While many can tell the difference between Sky TV services and Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud storage, that's not necessarily true for everyone. A British court certainly thinks there's room for confusion: it has ruled that SkyDrive infringes BSkyB's trademarks on the Sky name in both the UK and the European Union. ...

A Closer Look at Microsoft’s FISA Disclosure Numbers

Late last night, software giant Microsoft joined Facebook in disclosing the total number of requests for information it received from government agencies in the U.S. Numbers covering the final six months of 2012, shared in a company blog post, are slightly higher than Facebook’s. As with Facebook’s disclosure on Friday night, Microsoft’s ...