Another Longtime Windows Exec Heads for the Exit as 2013 Draws to a Close

Grant George, the former head of testing for Windows, was one of several executives left on the outside looking in following a September reorganization of the Windows unit.

Amazon Builds the Spheres, While Google Opts for the Hulk

Analog is the new digital.
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Yahoo to Shutter Cairo Office to “Streamline Operations” Globally

Yahoo closes up shop in Egypt.

Microsoft Aims to Reintroduce Itself to Wall Street

Amid a massive reorganization, a huge deal to buy Nokia’s phone business, and a looming change at the top, Microsoft plans to hold its first financial analyst meeting in two years.

Reporters “Not Invited” as Microsoft Lays Out Its Financial Future on September 19

The company says it will Webcast a Sept. 19 meeting with financial analysts but says reporters will not be welcome as they have in years past.
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Microsoft Brings Office to Android, but With Strings Attached

As with the iPhone version, customers need to have an Office 365 subscription to use the app.
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What’s the Best Laptop for a College-Bound Student?

Is there a laptop with solid performance that will last all four years? Walt answers readers’ questions.

Exclusive: Yahoo Loses Its Media Head, as Mickie Rosen Ankles From Company

Will this move cause CEO Marissa Mayer to focus on media?

Yahoo’s Former GC Callahan Places His Bid With Online Real Estate Marketplace

The self-effacing lawyer is ripe for some disruption in an old industry.

Exclusive: Microsoft’s Xbox Head Don Mattrick Leaving to Take Top Role — Possibly CEO — At Zynga

A very big hire for the troubled online gaming giant.