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Microsoft and Skype – are free internet phone calls worth that much?

It is being reported that Microsoft has finalised a deal to buy Skype, the internet phone service. Thought to be worth £5bn, many analysts are questioning whether Skype justifies that valuation. Microsoft would gain 660m …

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Microsoft environment chief says businesses need to improve energy efficiency

Microsoft’s chief environmental strategist, Rob Bernard, has said that businesses need to do a lot more in terms of energy efficiency. In a recent interview with the Guardian, he said: “A small percentage of the …

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Windows Mobile 7 to be Nokia’s primary smartphone platform

Microsoft and Nokia have signed a strategic partnership that will mean the mobile phone manufacturer will make use of Windows Mobile 7 as the primary platform for its smartphones. Nokia’s chief executive, Stephen Elop, said: …

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Is Bing copying Google search results?

As a result of an operation that has come to be known as ‘the Bing Sting’, Google has accused Microsoft of stealing its results for its own search engine. In the sting operation, Google engineers …

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Microsoft warns Internet Explorer security flaw is ‘critical’

Microsoft has said that there is a loophole in its operating system that could allow hackers to hijack PCs and steal information. The ‘critical’ security flaw can be exploited via Internet Explorer due to the …

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Celebrating a quarter-century of Windows

On November 20th Microsoft Windows turned twenty-five years old and the platform is still going strong on PCs all over the world. It took Microsoft about five years after its inception to really make a …

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Chrome taking Internet Explorer market share

The arrival of Google Chrome in the middle of 2008 has proven bad news for Internet Explorer (IE). While Mozilla Firefox has retained an almost constant market share since then, Chrome’s growth seems to be …

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Microsoft enhances security of Hotmail accounts

Security is something that is necessarily high priority for internet companies that provide email and social networking services. These companies hold personal information on all of their account holders so they have to be on …

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Microsoft and Yahoo! combine to fight Google supremacy

Google’s dominance is something that rival search engines have sought to try and topple, but have had little success on their own. Google has recently been reported as the most visible brand in the UK …

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