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Gates puts the Bill in billionaire as his fortune jumps to $90 billion

According to the latest Bloomberg Billionaire's Index, Bill Gates is now worth $90 billion, putting him well clear of the second wealthiest individual Inditex founder Amancio Ortega.

According to the latest Bloomberg Billionaire's Index, Bill Gates is now worth $90 billion, putting him well clear of the second wealthiest individual Inditex founder Amancio Ortega.

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Microsoft in joint venture to track cannabis production

Microsoft is in the weed trade after the company entered a joint partnership with KIND Financial a seed-to-sale software provider that helps state and local governments track the cannabis business, ac

Microsoft is in the weed trade after the company entered a joint partnership with KIND Financial a seed-to-sale software provider that helps state and local governments track the cannabis business, ac

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Xbox 360 killed off

It's the end of an era for video gamers as the Xbox 360 console is being killed off by maker Microsoft after 11 years.

It's the end of an era for video gamers as the Xbox 360 console is being killed off by maker Microsoft after 11 years.

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Europe's problematic nuclear energy ambitions and Microsoft reaches out to penguins

In Business Line we examine the tensions within EDF over its plan to build a nuclear power station in the UK, and why Microsoft is reaching out to long-time rival Linux, the Penguin people.

In Business Line we examine the tensions within EDF over its plan to build a nuclear power station in the UK, and why Microsoft is reaching out to long-time rival Linux, the Penguin people.

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Google and Microsoft call lawsuit truce over patents

Google and Microsoft have agreed to bury the hatchet and end their long-running patent feud, dropping up to 20 legal cases in the United States and

Google and Microsoft have agreed to bury the hatchet and end their long-running patent feud, dropping up to 20 legal cases in the United States and

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Windows 10, three weeks on: the good, the bad and the ugly

It was launched on July 29, described by Microsoft as a “new era in personal computing” with a whole new philosophy in a “mobile first, cloud first

It was launched on July 29, described by Microsoft as a “new era in personal computing” with a whole new philosophy in a “mobile first, cloud first

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Windows 10 is a step forward for Microsoft, say reviewers

Microsoft was left licking its wounds after what many agreed was a dog’s dinner that was known as Windows 8. The launch of Windows 10 has been

Microsoft was left licking its wounds after what many agreed was a dog’s dinner that was known as Windows 8. The launch of Windows 10 has been

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Chinese stock meltdown and Windows 10 debut

China’s stock market crash has been largely overshadowed in the headlines here by the Greek crisis in Europe. But that doesn’t mean it’s less

China’s stock market crash has been largely overshadowed in the headlines here by the Greek crisis in Europe. But that doesn’t mean it’s less

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Microsoft says Windows 10 is a "new era" in personal computing

Microsoft launched its Windows 10 operating system on Wednesday, hailing the return of much-missed “Start” menu. Windows 10 can run across PCs

Microsoft launched its Windows 10 operating system on Wednesday, hailing the return of much-missed “Start” menu. Windows 10 can run across PCs

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Microsoft reports biggest loss in history of company

Microsoft has reported its biggest loss in the history of the company – a 3.2 billion dollar net loss for the three months to the end of June. It

Microsoft has reported its biggest loss in the history of the company – a 3.2 billion dollar net loss for the three months to the end of June. It

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Microsoft Windows - what's new?

Microsoft has announced the arrival of Windows 10 on 29 July. It will be released as a free upgrade for users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. New

Microsoft has announced the arrival of Windows 10 on 29 July. It will be released as a free upgrade for users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. New

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Will Windows 10 spell the end for passwords?

For the frequently forgetful, it could prove to be a lifeline: Microsoft has announced what could lead to the phasing out of computer

For the frequently forgetful, it could prove to be a lifeline: Microsoft has announced what could lead to the phasing out of computer

Business

PC sales set to drop

The chips are down – for PCs. The International Data Corporation predicted a drop in demand. Almost 309 million PCs made it out of the factory last

The chips are down – for PCs. The International Data Corporation predicted a drop in demand. Almost 309 million PCs made it out of the factory last

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Nine things to know about Windows 10

Did you miss Windows 9? You're not alone. We take a look at the new Windows 10, which will be free for some users.

Did you miss Windows 9? You're not alone. We take a look at the new Windows 10, which will be free for some users.

Business

Microsoft flying high in the cloud

Software giant Microsoft has reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, with stronger sales of its cloud-computing products for

Software giant Microsoft has reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, with stronger sales of its cloud-computing products for

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Nokia smartphones to be renamed Microsoft Lumia

The Nokia name is to disappear from the Lumia range of phones which will be rebranded as Microsoft Lumia. This comes after the software giant

The Nokia name is to disappear from the Lumia range of phones which will be rebranded as Microsoft Lumia. This comes after the software giant

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Microsoft launches Xbox One console in China

After a series of setbacks, Microsoft has finally launched its Xbox One console in China. The world’s biggest software firm is the first major

After a series of setbacks, Microsoft has finally launched its Xbox One console in China. The world’s biggest software firm is the first major

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Third bite at cherry for Microsoft's laptop-tablet hybrid

The latest version of Microsoft’s tablet PC, the Surface Pro 3 – a laptop that can be converted into a tablet – went on sale in Europe at the end of

The latest version of Microsoft’s tablet PC, the Surface Pro 3 – a laptop that can be converted into a tablet – went on sale in Europe at the end of

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Microsoft looks to Minecraft for Windows phone boost

Microsoft has bought Swedish software house Mojang and its popular computer and smartphone game Minecraft. The company’s three founders will leave

Microsoft has bought Swedish software house Mojang and its popular computer and smartphone game Minecraft. The company’s three founders will leave

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Microsoft investigated by Chinese anti-monopoly body

Microsoft’s competition problems seem to be repeating in China. China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) has said it is

Microsoft’s competition problems seem to be repeating in China. China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) has said it is

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Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs to remove Nokia duplication

Big job cuts have been announced by Microsoft. The world’s largest software maker is eliminating up to 18,000 positions over the next year. That is

Big job cuts have been announced by Microsoft. The world’s largest software maker is eliminating up to 18,000 positions over the next year. That is