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September 15, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Nadella talks ‘Minecraft,’ mobile and more at Seattle Chamber event

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made his big civic appearance debut Monday on the same day the company announced it was buying “Minecraft” maker Mojang for $2.5 billion — Nadella’s first major acquisition since he became CEO in February.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks at the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce annual meeting. (Photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks at the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce annual meeting. (Photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

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September 8, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Microsoft remakes MSN.com, will launch MSN apps on iOS and Android

Microsoft unveiled a remade MSN.com Sunday, emphasizing “premium” content from media partners, along with productivity and personalization capabilities — and answering the question of what direction MSN would be taking after substantial job cuts last fall signaled that the web portal was getting out of providing original content.

The new MSN.com, which can been seen in preview at preview.msn.com, began its rollout Sunday night.

The new MSN.com (photo from Microsoft)

The new MSN.com (photo from Microsoft)

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September 4, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Getty sues Microsoft, claims Bing tool leads to “massive infringement”

Update Sept. 8: Microsoft has removed the Bing Image Widget following Getty’s filing of its lawsuit last week. Microsoft issued a statement, saying: “We have temporarily removed the Bing Image Widget beta so we can take time to talk with Getty Images and better understand its concerns.”

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Getty Images filed a lawsuit Thursday, claiming that Microsoft’s recently launched Bing Image Widget infringes on, and facilitates the “massive infringement” of, copyrights.

Bing Image Widget, which Microsoft launched about Aug. 22, allows website owners to embed a panel on their sites that displays images brought up using the Bing search engine.

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