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RIL, Microsoft to bankroll startups

Sep 1, 2014 12:55:33 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in flipkart, microsoft, startups, bankroll, Blog, entrepreneur, Reliance microsoft, RIL

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Microsoft is shutting down MSN Messenger after 15 years

Sep 1, 2014 12:53:17 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in microsoft, shutdown, Blog, china, msn, msn messenger

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You might think that archaic chat program MSN Messenger was dead and buried. In 2013, Microsoft announced the service would be retired and gradually integrated into Skype. But the program has remained available in China ever since. Now, ZDnet reports that MSN Messenger will finally close for good after its Chinese version is also set to shut down.

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China targets own operating system to take on likes of Microsoft, Google

Aug 25, 2014 2:04:18 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in google, microsoft, Android, Blog, china, chineese, cyber security, operating system, os

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SHANGHAI: China could have a new homegrown operating system by October to take on imported rivals such as Microsoft Corp, Google Inc and Apple Inc, Xinhua news agency said on Sunday.

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Microsoft may become first MNC to set up cloud data centre in India

Aug 5, 2014 11:55:05 PM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in microsoft, microsoft india, Blog, cloud, cloud computing, data centre

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BANGALORE: Microsoft said it is considering setting up its first data centre in India - the fastest growing cloud markfor the software giant. The company will become the first multinational to set up a data centre in the country if the plans fructify.

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Satya Nadella confirms merger of all versions of Microsoft Windows

Jul 24, 2014 12:51:26 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in microsoft, microsoft windows, sathya nadella, windows, windows 9, Blog

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Satya Nadella just confirmed that the company was going to merge all of its major versions of Windows into one huge Windows platform. Microsoft had been inching up to this for a while. At its developers conference in April, the company announced developer tools for "Universal Windows Apps" also known as the "Holy Grail" of app development.

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Design becoming central to Microsoft's future

Jul 22, 2014 4:54:06 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in microsoft, tablet, apple, Blog, design, design team

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REDMOND, WASHINGTON: Before Ralf Groene helped devise the look and feel of Microsoft's Surface tablet, he designed food or "food concepts," he says, for people on the go. Among them: dried noodles that come wrapped around a pair of chopsticks; a tubular meal that can be pulled with two fingers from a car cup holder base; and a fork that squeezes out sauce.

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60 Second Security

Jul 12, 2014 4:01:42 PM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in ios, microsoft, apple, Blog, paypal

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• What went wrong with PayPal's 2FA?

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