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June 27, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Microsoft touts Azure progress, builds iOS app

SAN FRANCISCO _ When in Rome, do as the Romans, so Microsoft built app for the iPhone using a Mac on stage in front of 6,000 developers here at its Build conference today. After touting the growth of its Azure online computing platform and its new Visual Studio software tool kit, Microsoft demonstrated how easy it…

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October 29, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Review: Microsoft Surface showcases Windows 8 era

Microsoft really is shaking things up with Windows 8. It’s a remodel down to the foundation, a monumental effort to start a new era of personal computing. The showcase of this work is the Surface tablet, the first computer made and sold by the company. Simultaneously, Microsoft overhauled all of its major programs and services, from servers…

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March 19, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Boggling success of Microsoft’s Wordament app

If Microsoft is ever going to have its Alec Baldwin moment, it will happen because of a home-brew game called “Wordament.” Baldwin was famously thrown off a plane in December because he wouldn’t stop playing an addictive word game on his iPhone. The actor was playing “Words With Friends,” Zynga’s Facebook version of Scrabble played by more…

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