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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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Yahoo’s Former GC Callahan Places His Bid With Online Real Estate Marketplace Auction.com

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