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Microsoft to extend scheme for ex-soldiers


August 8th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) Microsoft India is planning to extend to other states its flagship programme now on in Delhi to enhance the employability of retired army personnel.Disclosing this here, ... Read more...

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Pakistani boy of 8 clears Microsoft specialist exams


July 18th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) An eight-year-old Pakistani boy has cleared exams undertaken for becoming a Microsoft Certified Technology specialist.Shafay Thobani mastered complex internet protocol and domain name systems to become ... Read more...

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Microsoft to acquire multitouch display maker


July 10th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, July 10 (IANS) Microsoft has announced that it has agreed to buy large-scale multitouch display maker Perceptive Pixel.Perceptive Pixel's "large touch displays, when combined with hardware from our ... Read more...

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Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2 bn


June 26th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, June 26 (IANS) Microsoft has acquired business-focused social network Yammer for $1.2 billion."The acquisition underscores our commitment to deliver technology that businesses need and people love," said Steve ... Read more...

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Online searchers can help strangers make sense of data


May 8th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) People who have already processed online information to make sense of a subject can help strangers facing similar tasks. This process of distributed sense making, say ... Read more...

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Microsoft India the best employer: Randstad


April 26th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Microsoft India has been adjudged by HR services company Randstad as the "Most attractive employer" for the second straight year.Oracle India and Tata Consultancy Services have ... Read more...

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Microsoft quarterly earnings top estimates


April 20th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Microsoft Thursday reported a modest revenue increase and profit decline in its quarterly earnings with numbers still topping analysts' estimates. For the quarter ending March ... Read more...

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Google Chrome top browser for first time


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 22 (IANS) Google's Chrome became the world's top internet browser for one day Sunday, pushing Internet Explorer into second place for the first time.Chrome did not retain its ... Read more...

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Google search to answer queries now


March 15th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 15 (IANS) Internet giant Google's "search" will now not only hunt down typed-in words but also answer questions like an encyclopaedia.In a drastic makeover for the search engine, ... Read more...

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Court accepts Yahoo application, fines petitioner


March 5th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) A Delhi court Monday accepted Yahoo India's application to remove its name from the list of social networking websites which are facing trial for ... Read more...

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Court rejects complaint against Microsoft (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) A complaint against Microsoft for allegedly displaying objectionable content on its website was rejected by a Delhi court Thursday.Administrative Civil Judge Praveen Singh was hearing ... Read more...

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No defamatory material on website: Yahoo


March 1st, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Accused of hosting objectionable content, Yahoo and Microsoft told a Delhi court Thursday that there is no defamatory material posted on their websites.While the companies ... Read more...

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Microsoft redesigns Windows logo


February 18th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) Microsoft Friday announced that it was redesigning the logo of Windows software, making a fundamental change to the iconic four-colour Windows logo users have been ... Read more...

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Pakistani child prodigy’s stamp issued


February 3rd, 2012 - 7:13 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 3 (IANS) Pakistan's postal department Thursday issued a commemorative postage stamp as a tribute to Arfa Karim Randhawa, who became the world's youngest Microsoft Certified Professional at the ... Read more...

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Pakistan committed to eradicate polio this year: Gilani


January 28th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Pakistan is committed to eradicate polio by the end of 2012, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has told Microsoft chief Bill Gates.Talking to Bill Gates ... Read more...

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Pakistan PM meets family of child prodigy who died


January 23rd, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani met the family of Arfa Karim, who in 2004 became the world's youngest Microsoft certified professional at age nine. ... Read more...

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Minimising cellphone power consumption possible


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Minimising power consumption of both small cell phones and giant data centres may now be possible, thanks to the first ever systematic power profile study.Their results ... Read more...

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Now, a book on Pakistan’s child prodigy


January 22nd, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Pakistan will bring out a book on Arfa Karim who in 2004 became the world's youngest Microsoft certified professional at age nine. She died Jan 14.Minister ... Read more...

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Stamp to honour young Pakistani prodigy


January 21st, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) Pakistan will issue a postage stamp to honour Arfa Karim Randhawa who in 2004 became the world's youngest Microsoft certified professional at age nine and ... Read more...

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Delhi Police launch e-map to locate police stations


January 3rd, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Delhi Police Tuesday launched a new e-initiative 'Know Your Police Station' on its website to help people locate the nearest police station.Commissioner B.K. Gupta said: ... Read more...

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Indian products will have edge using genuine IT: Microsoft


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) The usage of genuine IT in the manufacturing sector will not only differentiate the Indian products but will also give it an edge over the products ... Read more...

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Microsoft opens global delivery centre in Bangalore


December 8th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 8 (IANS) Software major Microsoft Thursday opened a global delivery centre in this Indian tech hub for providing consulting and enterprise services to its clients worldwide.The Bangalore centre, ... Read more...

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Bill Gates not bothered by Steve Jobs comments


November 1st, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bill Gates says he is not bothered by Steve’s criticism in his biography. The two men are credited with changing the world with their out-of-the-box thinking.The biography ... Read more...

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Ice cream sandwich powered Galaxy Nexus makes its debut


October 19th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Google is fighting to improve its dominance of the mobile operating system market. The company has introduced its latest OS called Ice Cream Sandwich. Google says ... Read more...

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Microsoft acquires Skype for $8.5 bn


October 14th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Software giant Microsoft has bought Internet communications company Skype for $8.5 billion in its largest ever acquisition deal, Microsoft said Friday."Skype is a phenomenal product ... Read more...

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‘Gears of War 3′ becomes the most successful game of 2011


September 30th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Sept 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Gears of War 3 has turned out to be the most successful game of 2011. In the first week of the release of the X-Box exclusive ... Read more...

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HP may buy software company for $10 bn: Report


August 19th, 2011 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Personal computer giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) is in talks to buy British software company Autonomy for about $10 billion, a media report said.HP - based in Palo ... Read more...

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Google launches custom tailored search feature


August 13th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) In a bid to trump Microsoft's Bing, Google will start to populate individual users' search results with posts that have been shared publicly by their ... Read more...

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Google Chrome is third most popular browser


August 1st, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Google Chrome is now the world's third most popular web browser with one in five users preferring it. Google Chrome has also emerged as Britain's second ... Read more...

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Bengal invites Microsoft India to invest in state


July 29th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) The West Bengal government Friday urged Microsoft Corporation India to invest in the state, and the company described the proposal as "interesting".Speaking at an IT ... Read more...

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Google has one billion users


June 22nd, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) Every seventh person in the world uses Google and other websites the company owns, a media report said Wednesday.The landmark figure in May revealed by ... Read more...

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Gates worried over polio in Pakistan


June 18th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Microsoft founder Bill Gates has voiced concern about recurring cases of polio in Pakistan.Gates shared his worries with Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Friday ... Read more...

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Microsoft co-founder says his book is tech history, not revenge against Gates


April 16th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 16 (ANI): Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has said that his upcoming book 'Idea Man' is technology history, not a criticism of Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates.During an interview, Allen defended his ... Read more...

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Infosys to decide on Narayana Murthy’s successor April 30


April 15th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 15 (IANS) The board of Infosys Technologies Ltd would meet April 30 in this tech-hub to decide on the successor to its chairman and co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy ... Read more...

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Android to capture 49 percent of market by 2012


April 8th, 2011 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 8 (IANS) Google's Android will become the most popular smartphone operating system and will account for 49 percent of the market by 2012, a research firm has ... Read more...

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