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Forget the iTablet – check out Microsoft’s Courier

Okay, Courier is a bit of a rubbish name for a gadget, but Microsoft may be poised to trump Apple at its own hype game, with a new tablet device.
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Zune HD out today – but shipping without software

Microsoft has made the strange decision to ship its new Zune HD devices without the necessary software to actually, well, use them.
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Microsoft loses Zune marketing boss to UMG

Microsoft's eagerly-awaited Zune HD goes on sale in three weeks time, but the company'' general manager of Zune global marketing has just jumped ship.
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Why digital music will win you eco-points

A study financed by Microsoft and Intel claims that downloads are the greenest way to buy music.
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Zune HD to hit US next month

Microsoft hasn't given up on Zune, its iPod-rival media player and accompanying store.
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Digital firms congregate in Europe’s low-tax zones

Following on from today's top story about Guy Hands moving Terra Firma to Guernsey, it has emerged that many of the main digital companies are based in Luxembourg, renowned for its `tax haven' status.
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Music Ally Report: Mobile Streams

Our lead: With full-track mobile music downloads failing to take off as the industry had hoped, could streaming be the answer? The buzz around Spotify’s iPhone application suggests that it could. The only question now is...
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Watch out for major rucks in the months ahead, as mobile operators launch their own app stores and get shirty about the competition from those of the handset makers.
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Bing takes market share from Google; adds tweets

It's been a successful start for Microsoft's new Bing search engine - web metrics firm StatCounter claims Microsoft's share of the search market rose by 0.5 percentage points in June to 8.23%, while Google's fell 0.59 percentage...
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MCS sues Microsoft, Yahoo and RealNetworks for copyright infringement

More proof of the convoluted online licensing market comes in the form of a lawsuit from Music Copyright Solutions, which administers copyrights for more than 45,000 compositions.
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Windows Mobile app store will have 600 apps at launch

Microsoft says that when its Windows Marketplace for Mobile app store launches this Autumn, it will have around 600 certified apps available.
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Who’s having OPP? Yeah, you know, Microsoft…

Rappers Naughty By Nature have signed up to promote the HTC Touch mobile handset, in a promotional deal that appears to have been struck not with HTC, but with Microsoft - which makes the device's operating system.