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Microsoft's E3 mantra: Games, games, and more games (but few surprises)

Microsoft held a press event to mark the start of the E3 gaming expo Monday, and nearly every one of the event's 90 minutes was focused on games instead of hardware.

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Microsoft releases OneNote Clipper for Chrome, Springpad-to-OneNote migration tool

Game on! Microsoft's note taking app has been popular with students for years, but now the company wants everyone using OneNote and has two new tools to prove it!

E3 2014: For Microsoft's Xbox One there's a single focus

When head of Microsoft's Xbox division Phil Spencer took the stage ahead of E3 and said the company's presentation would be all about games this year, he wasn't kidding. Follow reporter Nick Barber on Twitter @nickjb

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Windows Phone, the next generation: Small, colorful, obscure

At Computex, a number of Microsoft's smaller Windows Phone partners debuted models meant mostly for other markets, including one named for Bill Gates.

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Leaks say 'McLaren' is the next flagship Windows Phone

A report by noted tipster Evleaks says that things will get interesting for Nokia fans this fall, with the "McLaren" phone scheduled to debut from the Microsoft subsidiary.

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PC support for Xbox One controller has arrived

Existing Xbox One controllers can plug into PCs with any MicroUSB cable

Microsoft demands NSA reform on anniversary of Snowden's revelations

Microsoft joins Cisco and other companies that have objected to a delay in NSA reform

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Microsoft: Sub-$200 Windows Phone handsets on the way

New partners could have handsets out by the end of the year, according to Nick Parker, who handles Microsoft's partnerships with device makers.

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Former Skype CEO Tony Bates named president of GoPro

Bates, who was passed over for the CEO job at Microsoft, won't be chief executive at GoPro, either.

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Microsoft's Xbox to add 45 new entertainment apps, big Twitter push

Both the Microsoft Xbox and Xbox One are adding dozens of new apps, but one of the most important doesn't look like it will arrive anytime soon.

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Microsoft upgrades OneDrive photo management

The cloud storage service received photo-related improvements in Xbox One and Windows Phone 8.1 devices.