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

The social business platform grabs former Microsoft and Yahoo vet.


A Blueprint for a Massive Mobile Company

The history of the toolbar provides an analog for mobile today.

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.


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.

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.

Microsoft Debuts “Bing for Schools” With Surface RT Giveaway

Microsoft’s pitch to educators: Use Bing, earn a Surface RT with Touch Cover.

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.

Looking for a Head Start, Microsoft Tailors Bing for Classrooms

A new generation of Bing users in the making.

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