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Bill Gates, Office for Android, Outlook Upgrade: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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This week, we analyze Microsoft's earnings call, question Windows 10, listen to Bill Gates, and glimpse at Outlook for iOS and Android.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/31/2015
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Social Media Betrays Your Credit Card Activity: Study
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Using time and location data culled from social media posts or other sources, researchers say they can identify your purchases from amongst anonymized transaction data.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/31/2015
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Microsoft Outlook, Office On iOS & Android: First Look
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft has released Office for Android tablets and Outlook capabilities for iOS and Android devices. Here's a closer look.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/30/2015
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Google Dinged by Nexus 6, Glass Disappointments
Eric Zeman,
News
High R&D expenditures and botched Nexus 6 smartphone sales dent Google's fourth quarter numbers.
By Eric Zeman , 1/30/2015
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Microsoft Outlook For iOS, Android Is Here
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft's launch of Outlook for Android and iOS comes shortly after its acquisition of email startup Acompli.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/29/2015
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Microsoft Office Arrives On Android Tablets
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
After a three-month preview period, the Android version of Microsoft Office is being released on the Google Play store.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/29/2015
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Spire Readies Satellite Swarm
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
To bridge an anticipated gap in weather satellite coverage, Spire intends to launch 100 satellites the size of wine bottles.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/29/2015
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Samsung Loses Smartphone Lead Over Apple
Eric Zeman,
News
Rise in iPhone sales and drop in Galaxy sales put Apple and Samsung on even ground during the holiday quarter.
By Eric Zeman , 1/29/2015
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iPad Sales Lag As iPhone, Mac Shipments Soar
Eric Zeman,
News
Apple's iPad sales were down during the 2014 holiday quarter, even though iPhone and Mac sales were booming. Is the tablet market faltering?
By Eric Zeman , 1/28/2015
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BYOD Means Bring Your Own Dollars
Grumpy IT Guy, IT Guy
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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is saving your company a ton of money...by taking it out of your own wallet.
By Grumpy IT Guy IT Guy, 1/28/2015
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Apple iPhones Drive Record Earnings
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
About 74.5 million people bought iPhones during the last three months of 2014.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/27/2015
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Microsoft Windows Phone Plan Needs Focus
Eric Zeman,
News
Despite some good signs, Microsoft's Windows Phone plan still needs work. Chase pulling its app doesn't help.
By Eric Zeman , 1/27/2015
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Microsoft: Cloud, Surface Rise While Profits Fall
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft's latest earnings report reflects "momentum through transition" as cloud products and its Surface tablet strengthen, while profit drops.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/27/2015
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Google's Wireless Service Taps WiFi And Cellular
Eric Zeman,
News
Google's planned wireless service will use both cellular and WiFi, connecting to whichever offers the stronger signal.
By Eric Zeman , 1/26/2015
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Windows 10: Microsoft Gets A Makeover
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft knows it messed up with Windows 8 and 8.1. Is Windows 10 the answer to its problems?
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/26/2015
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Apple Watch Battery Life: Will It Be Enough?
Eric Zeman,
News
The Apple Watch is expected to offer several hours of active use and 19 hours overall. However, in the new wearable market, is it enough?
By Eric Zeman , 1/23/2015
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Geekend: HoloLens Makes Microsoft Cool
David Wagner, Community Editor
Commentary
In the HoloLens, Microsoft might at last have its version of the iPod, a cool product that turns the company's image around.
By David Wagner Community Editor, 1/23/2015
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Windows 10: 9 Killer Features
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft's Windows 10 is in the tech spotlight. Here's what we learned about each feature released during its Jan. 21 event.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/22/2015
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Google Wireless Service Will Challenge Status Quo
Eric Zeman,
News
Google plans to resell access to Sprint and T-Mobile's networks in a bid to improve wireless pricing and performance, and drive more revenue.
By Eric Zeman , 1/22/2015
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Ford Mobility Plan Searches For Growth Beyond Cars
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
The automaker has 25 experiments aimed at "enabling mobility," anticipating cities that become too crowded for more cars.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 1/22/2015
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