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Microsoft peeved by Cloud manifesto

Cloud computing is a term that's becoming much more common in music biz argot - referring to data stored remotely and accessed from anywhere.
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Microsoft: `iPhone is too expensive for this economy’

Yeah, well they would say that, is the obvious reaction. Even so, Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer stuck the knife into Apple at a conference yesterday, saying that "No one's going to pay $500 more for a logo", before training...
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Microsoft reveals more details on Windows Marketplace for Mobile

Trust Microsoft to come up with a wordy way of describing its version of the App Store.
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Bill Gates: “Sorry kids, no iPods or iPhones in this house…”

Former Microsoft boss Bill Gates is still a company man, even though he's retired. Wife Melinda has been telling Vogue about the couple's approach to parenting.
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Like, OMFG, have you seen the Songsmith YouTube ad?

No? Watch it here. The ad – for Microsoft's new application that creates a musical backing on the fly for your singing – is surely a spoof. And if so, someone deserves a clap on the back at Microsoft HQ,...
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Microsoft explains DRM decision for MSN Mobile store

Microsoft has been talking about its new MSN Mobile Music store in the UK, and defending its use of DRM for the full-track downloads, which cost
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MSN launches UK mobile music store… with DRM

Microsoft has announced the launch of MSN Mobile Music, a store sitting on its MSN Mobile portal selling full-track music downloads, realtones and music videos.The store launches today, and is being run for MSN by VidZone...
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Xbox 360 gamers downloading 3.8m music tracks a month

Microsoft has announced that it's currently delivering 3.8 million music downloads a month for console games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero, via its Xbox Live store. The company also reckons that so far, it's delivered...
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Microsoft announces new Zune designs, WiFi deal

A week since Apple”s iPod launch, Microsoft has revealed a series of new designs for its Zune and a deal with Wayport meaning Zune owners will be able to use WiFi hotspots at 10,000 McDonalds stores across the US to...
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New Zunes announced; expansion to Xbox/PC/mobile rumoured

As predicted, Microsoft has unveiled its new range of Zune personal media players. The hard drive model gets a storage boost to 120GB, while the flash memory version bumps up to 16GB. New features include Wi-Fi streaming,...
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Rumour: Nokia to integrate its phones with Zune Marketplace

The blogosphere's been going mad overnight with a rumour that Nokia and Microsoft are working together to integrate the latter's Zune Marketplace store with the former's technology. “The joint development...
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Rumour: Microsoft AND News Corp to buy Yahoo

The biggest internet merger ever? That'll be Microsoft teaming up with News Corporation to buy Yahoo, which is what's apparently under discussion right now, according to the New York Times. The result would be the...