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From Windows 8.1 to Surface 2 and beyond: What Microsoft's ecosystem needs to thrive

When Microsoft asks you to open your wallet for a Surface 2 or a new Windows PC, it's really asking for a larger commitment. Here's how Microsoft's latest products ask you to buy into Microsoft itself.

Bing it on! Yale professor calls shenanigans over Microsoft's search superiority claims

A Yale professor brought it to Microsoft's BingItOn.com search superiority claims with the help of 1,000 online workers and is calling shenanigans.

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Microsoft to analysts: consumers are the gateway to cloud, enterprise usage

At Microsoft's financial analyst meeting, executives outline exactly where Microsoft's successes originate.

Bing gets a Modern makeover and smarter search results

To fight Google, you must become Google, it seems.

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Microsoft launches ad-free Bing search for schools

Microsoft has launched an ad-free, no cost version of its Bing search engine that can be used in public and private schools across the U.S.

Bing apps make the leap to Windows Phone 8

Bing News, Sports, Weather, and Finance -- already available on Windows 8 -- now come in mobile versions, as Microsoft looks to have a consistent experience between its operating systems.

Twitter ups its search game: How it compares against G+ and Facebook's Open Graph

Twitter’s new search features are supposed to make it easier to find accounts and recent photos related to your search topic, as well as view a stream of topical tweets as you could before.

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Windows 8.1 'smart search' will show you Bing ads

Microsoft said Tuesday that results generated by its "smart search" technology will have ads from Bing. Hurray.

Microsoft enlists Bing to enhance Windows 8.1 apps

In its ongoing challenge to attract more users to Windows 8, Microsoft is offering bits of its Bing Internet search service to boost the functionality of third-party Windows Store applications.

Microsoft consolidates startup support activities with Microsoft Ventures

Pssst, want money for your startup? Microsoft would like to speak with you