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Microsoft's reported 'Spartan' browser will be lighter, more flexible than Internet Explorer

'Spartan could spell the future of Microsoft's browser technology: fewer compatibility issues, more multi-platform friendliness. It will reportedly launch alongside Internet Explorer as part of Windows 10.

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Amazon's three top-selling computers for the holidays were... Chromebooks

What shoppers seem to want is a cheap, sub-$300 laptop. Chromebooks fit the bill, but supercheap Windows PCs like HP's Stream are also selling very well.

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Sony: PlayStation Network is back online now, really

The company had suggested the online gaming service would be fully restored on Saturday, but that forecast proved to be too optimistic.

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Skype group chat hits Word and PowerPoint Online apps

Microsoft has finally made it easier to chat with others working on the same document inside Office Online thanks to a Skype-powered feature that is now live.

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Microsoft’s close call, 2014: The 10 wins and 9 fails of a company racing to transform itself

Microsoft barely made it through 2014 on the positive side, as the company absorbed Nokia's phones and Mojang's Minecraft, introduced Cortana, and put out fires in Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Relive the saga with us here.

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Microsoft Lumia Denim update goes to older phones first, snubbing flagship Icon

Is this any way to treat Windows Phone faithfuls? Microsoft's eagerly awaited update won't come to the newer, better phones until 2015.

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Microsoft drags alleged tech support scammers into court

Over one-third of U.S. citizens contacted by scammers fall for the scam, according to Microsoft

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Microsoft's Lumia Denim release is coming for Windows Phone

Microsoft begins pushing Denim, including Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 and some long-awaited camera improvements, but users in its home country won't be the first to get it.

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Messaging app Line buys Microsoft's MixRadio music-streaming app

Microsoft says that Line gives MixRadio 'an excellent platform for expansion'

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Nearly half a million people use the Windows 10 Tech Preview every day

Microsoft claims more activity than any previous Windows test build, and more than 1.5 million sign-ups to date.