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Former Microsoft chief Tang Jun fights back

Former president of Microsoft China Tang Jun on Tuesday sought to dispel a rumor that he faked his academic credentials in the United States after remaining silent over the matter for the past five days. “I’ve never said I graduated … Continue reading

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No Kin Do: Microsoft Keeps Limping Into the Mobile Era

The life of Microsoft’s Kin was hard and short — delayed development, feuding executives and last-minute changes in OSes were just some of the problems that reportedly plagued the platform. But the phone shoppers out there don’t care about behind-the-scenes bickering. They just want the coolest stuff out there, with touchscreens, real app stores and affordable prices, and Microsoft isn’t cooperating. Continue reading

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Microsoft links free SQL database with ASP.Net

Microsoft is enabling its free SQL CE (SQL Server Compact Edition) database to work within ASP.Net Web applications, thus providing a lightweight database option for ASP.Net Web development, a Microsoft official said this week. ASP.Net is a Web framework. SQL … Continue reading

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The Great Success Of Microsoft’s Kin

By: Aaron Shapiro Last week, Microsoft killed its first phone product, Kin. Ad Age called it “One of the fastest launch-to-failure paths ever taken by a major marketer.” The New York Times quipped, “That didn’t take long,” pointing out that … Continue reading

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‘Don’t get excited’ about Windows 8, says analyst

By: Gregg Keizer Don’t jump to conclusions about Windows 8 based on leaked slides supposedly from Microsoft, an industry analyst warned today. Putting aside the question of whether the information that leaked Monday is actually official, it’s dangerous to assume … Continue reading

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Microsoft Kin: A Heartfelt Obituary

By: JR Raphael Microsoft Kin, a pseudo-smartphone aimed at teenagers, died Wednesday at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington. The Kin was only seven weeks old. Microsoft Kin had suffered a serious health struggle since its birth this past May. While … Continue reading

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Microsoft kills Kin

Microsoft discontinued the Kin, just over two months after launching it. Continue reading

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