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2010-11-02 07:38:14

As Russia pushes ahead to create an independent technology hub, software giant Microsoft came forward and pledged millions of dollars Monday for the country to expand growth in the underdeveloped market. Skolkovo, or Russian Silicon Valley, which is planned to help new companies in high-tech industries, was launched earlier this year as part of the country's goal to modernize the oil- and gas-dependent Russian economy. Microsoft sees Russia as a market of great strategic importance, CEO...

2010-10-25 03:59:00

LONDON, October 25, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Misys, the global application software and services company, announces a new strategic alliance with Microsoft Corp. The new initiative builds on last year's mission-critical applications development alliance and will deliver Misys' banking and capital markets applications via the Windows Azure cloud platform. Mike Lawrie, Chief Executive of Misys, believes this is an innovative step forward for the financial services industry....

2010-10-20 16:07:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Operations Stephen Goldsmith, Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) Commissioner Carole Post and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today announced a wide-ranging information technology agreement that will consolidate the City's dozens of individual license agreements into a single one and will provide more than 100,000 City employees with state-of-the-art computing power....

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2010-10-12 06:00:00

Microsoft Corp. unveiled its new Windows Phone 7 (WP7) mobile phone operating system on Monday, in an attempt to recapture lost market share from the iPhone, Blackberry and devices powered by Google's Android software. During an event in New York, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled nine mobile phones powered by WP7, saying that more than 60 mobile operators throughout the world will offer the devices.  The phones are made by Taiwain's HTC, South Korea's Samsung and LG Electronics, and...

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2010-10-06 05:45:00

Consumers looking for an alternative to Apple iPad's dominance of the tablet computer market may find more of a selection hitting the market in the next couple of months. According to recent news reports, Microsoft has plans to debut its own tablet as early as this Christmas. Rumors are also swirling that the company will use its Oct. 11 press event in New York City to outline its plans for the tablets. "You'll see slates, but if you want most of the benefits of what a PC can offer, creating,...

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2010-07-12 13:29:58

Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer displayed about 20 new tablet-style devices running the Windows 7 operating system at a conference on Monday. Ballmer said at the company's annual partner conference in Washington, D.C. that new Windows-powered tablet or slate devices are in the pipeline from Acer Inc, Dell Inc, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, Toshiba Corp, Sony Corp and a dozen other PC makers. "This year, one of the most important things that we will do in the smart device category...

2010-05-25 11:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced that Robbie Bach, president of the Entertainment and Devices (E&D) Division, will retire from the company this fall. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO) Underscoring the strength of the leadership teams in place for the entertainment and mobile businesses, the company announced that Senior Vice President Don Mattrick will continue to lead the Interactive Entertainment Business...

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2010-05-20 14:10:00

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive, said Wednesday that the company is betting that the future of computing is in the Internet "cloud." "Cloud computing represents the next frontier," Ballmer said at an annual gathering of corporate chief executives at Microsoft's campus in Redmond, Washington. "We've been betting or investing in the cloud for about ten years and in earnest for about six or seven years." When the economy spiraled last year cloud computing became more popular. ...

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2010-04-30 09:45:00

Officials at Microsoft are going to shelve their answer to Apple's iPad tablet computer, known as the Courier, according to various media reports on Friday. Photos of the Courier, details of which were never officially revealed by Microsoft, had been featured on the tech blog Gizmodo. It appeared to be "a thin, twin-screen, pen and touch-operated portable PC that resembled an opened notebook," according to Bill Rigby of Reuters. "At any given time, across any of our business groups, there are...

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2010-04-01 06:30:00

Ford Motor Company and Microsoft have announced a new system that will help electric car owners charge their vehicles while better managing home power use during the recharge phase. The two corporations unveiled the "Microsoft Hohm" system during the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday. It will be first implemented in the electric Ford Focus compact, which will go on sale late in 2011, and will be used in the five Ford electric vehicles due out by 2013. Microsoft Hohm will help...