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Social media sends Ballmer off with a bang

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Reaction to news of Microsoft CEO’s forthcoming retirement unsurprisingly noisy, contentious. The Internet reacted to the news that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer plans to retire within 12 months as might have been expected – with a flurry of…

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Is Twitter broken?

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Hacks, false information have some questioning Twitter’s resolve Twitter, the increasingly popular micro-blogging service, has come under quite a bit of criticism in the past few weeks. Users of the platform, which describes itself as an “information-sharing network”…

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Microsoft kissing Hotmail goodbye

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The company aims to draw users away from Gmail and Yahoo Mail Microsoft on Tuesday began publicly previewing a new webmail service for consumers called Outlook.com that will eventually replace Hotmail. Microsoft also expects that Outlook.com will draw…

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ViewSonic ViewPad 10 tablet: Windows plus Android doesn’t add up

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You know the Reese’s ad about how chocolate and peanut better go better together? I bet whoever came up with the ViewSonic ViewPad 10 had the same aspiration. The problem is this dual-OS tablet is not a delectable…

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Microsoft Office 2010 takes on all comers

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Microsoft Office 2010 takes on all comers: SoftMaker Office 2010 For several years now, SoftMaker Office has been accruing a reputation as a low-cost replacement for the Microsoft Office product line. It’s indeed much cheaper than Office 2010:…

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Death by Facebook: MySpace bids expected, Friendster transitions

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Bids are expected to be received for social networking site MySpace by the end of the week, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. News Corp, which acquired the site in 2005 for $580 billion, is said to…

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Servers made huge rebound in 2010, but sales will be slower this year

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Perhaps Apple chose the wrong time to get out of the server market. The company stopped selling Xserve at the end of January. Now the 2010 server numbers are in, and they’re looking pretty good. Server shipments grew…

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New Wi-Fi gear aims to wipe out Ethernet edge switches

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A third new service is a patent-pending technology called Orthogonal Array Beam Forming (OABF). WLAN vendors over the past two years have been adding support for various optional parts of the 11n standard, (see from May 2010, “Major…

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FSF: Microsoft is Bound by GPLv3 Terms If It Distributes GPLv3 Code

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Last month, Microsoft’s legal department proclaimed it doesn’t consider itself bound to the terms of version 3 of the General Public License, with respect to certificates it distributed for software, services, and support from Novell. Today, the Free…

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First ‘Bluetooth Killer’ Wi-Fi Direct hardware gets certified

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Wi-Fi Direct certification has begun. The Wi-Fi Alliance announced today that products from Atheros, Broadcom, Intel, Ralink, Realtek, and Cisco will be the first Certified Wi-Fi Direct hardware in the test bed for the new wireless networking standard….

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