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Skype Marketing Exec Steele Heads to Jive in Top Strategy and Marketing Role

The social business platform grabs former Microsoft and Yahoo vet.

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A Blueprint for a Massive Mobile Company

The history of the toolbar provides an analog for mobile today.
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No Update on Microsoft CEO Search, but Company Divides in Five New Business Segments

At a Thursday analyst meeting, Microsoft had nothing to say about who will lead it when CEO Steve Ballmer steps down.
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Movie Studios Fire Shot at Search Engines Over Piracy

After several months of apparent peace between Hollywood and Silicon Valley, the movie studios’ trade association took a shot at several leading technology companies on Wednesday.

Beyond Monkey Boy: It’s a Steve Ballmer Quote-Tacular!

The wit and wisdom of Microsoft’s outgoing CEO.
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Ballmer at D: The Bold, the Brash and the Bombastic (Video)

The D conference video archives attest to the fact that, through the years, Steve Ballmer was always quotable and never in doubt.
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Microsoft Debuts “Bing for Schools” With Surface RT Giveaway

Microsoft’s pitch to educators: Use Bing, earn a Surface RT with Touch Cover.
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Aiming for “Functional Coherence,” Mulling a Different P&L and With Advice From Ford CEO, Microsoft Restructuring Set for Thursday

Get ready for the rumble — and you know Steve Ballmer loves to rumble.
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Twitter Testing Bing-Powered Translation Feature

Twitter confirmed it was testing a tool to automatically translate tweets using Microsoft’s Bing search engine. In the implementation, tweets appear in the original language, with the translated tweet in smaller text below it (with a powered by “Bing translator” label). “To make it easier for people around the world to connect with each other, we are beginning to experiment with Tweet text translation,” a Twitter spokeswoman told AllThingsD.

Microsoft Gives Developers the Keys to Its “Decision Engine,” Bing

Microsoft transforms its search service into a platform for developers.
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Looking for a Head Start, Microsoft Tailors Bing for Classrooms

A new generation of Bing users in the making.
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