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HP to cut 11,000 to 16,000 more jobs

Source: Business Balla | May 22 2014, 4:58pm CDT | by Associated Press

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co. said Thursday that it is cutting another 11,000 to 16,000 jobs, above a...
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Microsoft says new operating system will be called Windows 10, skips 9 to emphasize advances

Sep 30 2014 12:21pm CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft says the next version of its flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centred around mobile devices and Internet services. The current version, Windows 8, has been widely derided for forcing radical behavioural changes. Microsoft is restoring some of the more traditional ways of doing things and promises that Windows 10 ...
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Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system

Sep 30 2014 12:15pm CDT | Source: BBC News

Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system will be called Windows 10, and it will power p ...
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The Next Version Of Windows Will Be Windows 10 (MSFT)

Sep 30 2014 12:12pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Microsoft's Terry Myerson just announced that the next version of Windows will be called Windows 10 — not Windows 9 like many had expected. Windows 10 will be designed to work on all form factors: smartphones, tablets, and laptops. It's being billed as one platform for all mediums, and it will come with one universal app store for all devi ...
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Mapping the mouse brain: Allen Institute lands $4.7M federal BRAIN Initiative grant

Sep 30 2014 11:51am CDT | Source: Seattle Business Journal

Seattle’s Allen Institute for Brain Science landed a $4.7 million, three-year grant Tuesday from the BRAIN Initiative (which stands for Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Technologies), President Barack Obama’s $100 million federal project to map and understand the human brain. The institute – created in 2003 by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen to focus on research of both healthy and diseased brains and pr ...
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LIVE: Microsoft Is About To Give Us A Look At The Next Version Of Windows (MSFT)

Sep 30 2014 11:49am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Microsoft is holding an event in San Francisco today to give us a first look at the next version of Windows, which is expected to launch next year.  Keep in mind this isn't a big, splashy launch event. That'll probably happen when Windows 9 (or whatever Microsoft calls it) is more polished. Microsoft is calling today's event a "discussion" about Windows with two executives, Terry Myerson an ...
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Whitman establishes computer science program with help from Microsoft

Sep 30 2014 11:14am CDT | Source: University Business

Industry News Currently, Microsoft employs 119 Whitman College alumni. In the near future, that number may expand–at Microsoft and other technology companies–thanks to a new emphasis on computer science and the establishment of Whitman's first Microsoft Chair of Computer Science. ...
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AOL to deliver more video, news to Microsoft’s MSN in bid to sell more digital advertising

Sep 30 2014 10:51am CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

NEW YORK, N.Y. – AOL will provide Microsoft’s MSN with more video and additional news stories from popular sites such as The Huffington Post and TechCrunch in an expansion of a deal aimed at selling more digital advertising. The arrangement announced Tuesday builds upon a partnership that AOL Inc. and Microsoft Corp. struck in April. AOL already has been distributing clips from its collection of nearly 900,000 vi ...
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Long-Ago Twist Yielded Ballmer A Fortune In Microsoft Stock

Sep 30 2014 10:38am CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

As employee No. 30 at Microsoft, Steve Ballmer negotiated a sweet deal in the early 1980s that eventually left him with a fortune in c ...
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