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Ballmer outlines the road ahead for Microsoft Office, Skype, 'Bing Now'

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer outlines how Microsoft plans to reinvent the future of documents, collaboration, anticipatory data, and gaming.

Mobile queuing app promises to take the pain out of waiting in line

QLess lets customers enter virtual lines via their smartphones and gives businesses valuable data.

What Microsoft's new product groups mean for Windows, Office, and more

Microsoft realigns groups by function rather than platform or product, aiming for a smoother development cycle internally, and a smoother user experience externally.

Microsoft undergoes sweeping reorg for technology focus

Microsoft consolidates power in a few major executives, as the company refocuses itself on the "devices and services" vision Steve Ballmer previously described.

Dropbox update eases worries over offline access to business data

New Dropbox APIs mean any app could become a hybrid online/offline system, allowing true access from anywhere, anytime.

Drumbeat about Microsoft reorg grows louder

Reports of an imminent and broad Microsoft business reorganization keep mounting, including an anonymously sourced article from The Wall Street Journal's AllThingsD blog that says CEO Steve Ballmer will unveil the plan on Thursday.

Career-limiting Facebook antics to avoid when job-hunting

Now a new Harris Interactive survey reveals what employers look for and what pictures and posts on Facebook could keep a prospective candidate from getting that perfect job.

Surviving a cyberwar depends on the target, experts say

The security community agrees it's important to protect critical infrastructure, but it's not clear which sectors are critical.

Big broadband adoption found likelier with a national strategy

Countries with a coordinated national strategy for rolling out broadband are making significantly faster progress than those taking a more laissez-faire approach to broadband development, according to a new report.

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Businesses, UK government team against cyber attacks

Several major British companies and the U.K. government are creating the Defense Cyber Protection Partnership to bolster the country's security against sophisticated cyber attacks.

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Sony unveils My Xperia phone-finder, fills Google service gap

Google still hasn't baked a remote access and control app into Android, so another third-party phone maker, Sony, has designed its own service.

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Preview version of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials comes with new nag feature

Microsoft's preview 'reminds' small-to-medium businesses to also use its Office 365, Intune, and Azure software.

Hewlett-Packard touts viability, courts customers in China

HP CEO Meg Whitman stressed her company's future viability as HP tried to win Chinese business customers at an event in Beijing.