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  1. How Immigrants Brought Us the iPhone, the Self-Driving Car and More

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    What's immigration good for? Many things, including bringing in a lot of talent. Donald Trump's travel ban has left people in a lurch and desperate, worldwide. The executive order bars citizens coming from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Sudan and Libya from entering the United States for...
  2. Xbox One Players Can Now Win Two Tickets to Superbowl 51 by Playing Madden NFL 17

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    If you are a football fan, this is your chance at free tickets to the Super Bowl 51. Microsoft announced today on its blog that Xbox One players can win two free tickets to the iconic game. Between August 18 th and 22 nd , 2016, those who sign up for MUT Rewards and play Draft Champions in...
  3. Windows 10 Anniversary Update Coming This August

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    Yesterday, Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be coming to all Windows 10 devices for free on August 2 nd , 2016. The update includes a faster, more accessible and more power-efficient Microsoft Edge browser, advanced security features for consumers and enterprises...
  4. Microsoft is Buying LinkedIn

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    This Monday, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) announced that it is acquiring LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash. LinkedIn is the world’s largest and most valuable professional network and continues to build a strong and...
  5. Microsoft and Facebook are in Partnership to Build an Undersea Cable Connecting U.S and Southern Europe

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    According to online sources, Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc are currently planning to build a subsea cable across the Atlantic Ocean floor, in order to meet the growing demand for high-speed cloud and online services globally. Adding to the cables currently in existence, the new cable is being...
  6. Microsoft is Cracking Down on Terrorist Content on its Services

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    In light of continual acts of terror around the world, Microsoft has announced that it is issuing new policies to cut down on terrorist content on some of its consumer services. Microsoft says they will rely on consumers to report objectionable content at first, and that they have future plans...
  7. Microsoft Has Officially Stopped Making Xbox 360

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    Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is officially at its end. After more than ten good years in gamers' hands, the godfather of Gears of War and Halo had it’s last goodbye announced by Microsoft on their website, this Wednesday. States Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox: “Xbox 360 means a lot to everyone in...
  8. Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Will No Longer Be Supported by Microsoft on April 12, 2016

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    This April 12, 2016, organizations running on Microsoft SQL Server 2005 will be coming to the end of their days of support from Microsoft by way of updates and security patches. The software will be at the end of its life. According to Khalil Afar, who was interviewed for an article in the...
  9. Acer to Offer Microsoft Services and Apps on Its Phones and Tablets

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    This week, Microsoft Corp. and Acer Inc. announced a partnership that will be starting in the second half of 2016. In a new development, Acer will begin pre-installing Microsoft services and apps such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype on its portfolio of...
  10. Get The Best of Black Friday Deals

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    Tis’ the season and Black Friday, the major US sale-shopping day, is coming this week, with the arrival of American Thanksgiving. While Canada will have its own version of Black Friday deals, often times the biggest savings can be found south of the border, if you are near enough to cross it...
  11. Microsoft Introduces Their First Laptop Ever-The Surface Book

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    Today, Microsoft announced the coming release of their first laptop, The Surface Book, which will go on sale October 26 th . The Surface Book, which is a silver metal laptop with a distinct hinge, includes a 13.5-inch display, with a pixel density of 267PPI. The screen of the laptop is fully...
  12. Dell to Sell Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 Tablet to Corporate Customers

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    Dell, a major manufacturer of its own computers and tablet devices, and the world’s third-largest PC seller by unit volume, announced today that it will be selling Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablet and related services to large corporate customers. A report from the New York Times likens this to...
  13. Windows 10 to Be Released July 29

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    Microsoft today announced that the hotly anticipated Windows 10 will be available for download on July 29. As previously reported, Windows 10 will be available as a free upgrade to those using Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. This iteration of Windows brings back the beloved Start menu, which was...
  14. Microsoft to open new store with performance by Weezer

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    The grand opening of Microsoft’s newest retail location in Ontario will feature an exclusive performance by Weezer. The newest Microsoft retail store is set to open in Square One shopping mall in Mississauga officially at 11:00am on Saturday 8 February, 2014 with free tickets for the concert...
  15. Microsoft Revamps Bing Search Engine

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    Microsoft will redesign its Bing search engine to better reflect social connections while adding speed and improving relevance. The new Bing will be rolling out in the next few weeks and available to US users by June. Microsoft has decided to incorporate a new three column approach: the left...
  16. Microsoft Opens Windows 8 for Testing

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    The world's largest software maker, Microsoft released a beta version of Windows 8 on Feb. 29th. The test version of Windows 8 was unveiled at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona to drum up some excitement especially in the wake of Apple's upcoming March 7th media event in San Francisco to...
  17. Microsoft releases SkyDrive apps for iPhone and Windows Phone

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    In a corporate blog posting today, Microsoft has announced the release of the SkyDrive app for iPhone and Windows Phone 7.5. Microsoft says that the new apps will allow users to access, manage and share files stored on their Microsoft Skydrive from their smartphone. The app will also let users...
  18. Microsoft calls Xbox 360 update the "Future of TV"

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    Microsoft this week will roll out a firmware update for the Xbox 360 Video game console which the company is calling the "Future of TV." According to the software giant, the updated firmware will usher in a "new era in entertainment" giving Xbox owners "A single box that ties together all the...
  19. iPhone 5 among Bing's top Canadian searches in 2011

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    Bing, Microsoft’s web search engine today announced its Top 10 lists for the most searched people, news stories, celebrity events, and consumer electronics in 2011. Apparently the software giant is unaware that there is another month left in 2011 but why let a dose of reality spoil some fun...
  20. Xbox turns ten today

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    Ten years ago today, November 15, 2011, Microsoft released the Xbox video game console in North America. It was Microsoft's first foray into the gaming console market, and competed with Sony's PlayStation 2, Sega's Dreamcast, and Nintendo's GameCube. Since then, Microsoft has sold more than 24...
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