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Microsoft Accuses Google of “Moonlighting” In New YouTube Video

Microsoft has recently been heavily raging on Google, accusing the search giant of circumventing privacy settings on Internet Explorer and Safari. This isn’t new, however; Microsoft is notorious for quickly jumping and attacking Google, namely for privacy violations. Remember the infamous Gmail Man video that Microsoft created last July for fun? Well, they have created a similar video.

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Earlier today, UnwiredView spotted the rumored Nokia Lumia 719 handset on the Bluetooth SIG website. The listing has since been pulled, but we have a screenshot in the article, with a description that sheds some light as to what the phone will be like.

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Brand protection is always something that large companies invest in, so it should come to no surprise to us that Microsoft is engaging in legal proceedings against Russian businessman Dmitry Shapovalov over “using the Windows trademark” in the domain name Windows.ru. The domain — registered in October of 1998 and paid off until 2012, according to Whois — is privately registered and paid off until the November 1st, 2012. The Moscow Commercial Court will hear the lawsuit on April 11th.

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Today was quite insane if you were following the crazy sequence of events pertaining to a certain alleged screenshot of Office for iPad that surfaced earlier this week. The outcome? Well, we’re still lacking substantial confirmation or evidence of anything. But, Microsoft might have at least acknowledged the intent to develop a version of Office for the iPad.

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Earlier this month, The Verge caught wind of some information that Microsoft are planning to open two stores in New Jersey — one in Bridgewater, NJ, and another in Freehold — and today, Mary-Jo Foley has found some confirmation of this on the Microsoft Store retail website.

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Ed Bott of ZDNet managed to spot a revision that Microsoft snuck into its support policy sometime this month that ups the support duration ante for Microsoft’s two latest consumer operating systems — Vista and 7 — to 10 years. He initially noticed it on the Microsoft Japan webpage, but shortly after received confirmation from Microsoft U.S. PR that this revision is in fact valid.

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Portugese blog GEMIND managed to snag some screenshots of an upcoming SkyDrive update that has both tiered, paid storage upgrades, as well as a blurb promoting proper SkyDrive clients for both Windows and OS X (in the same area where, visiting SkyDrive now will show a promotion for the new iPhone and Windows Phone clients.) There are going to be three paid tiers of SkyDrive that each offer additional storage on top of the 25GB that is available for free.

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Microsoft’s Business Division has overtaken Windows as the company’s main source of operating income. With chatter abound about how Microsoft should diversify the platforms that Office is available on, the question arises: Why is there no proper Metro Office 15 app?

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If you’re a proud owner of a Windows Phone, you will be able to take advantage of two new Bing features announced today: Bing Vision, and Bing Image Matching for Newspapers.

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It’s official: That rumored Windows 8 logo redesign that surfaced earlier this week is legitimate. In quite a radical change, Microsoft has ditched the former red, green, blue, yellow, gradient-packing logo in favor of something more simplistic and true to the Metro design philosophy. And rest assured: It is indeed a window, and not a flag.

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Microsoft’s online store in India has been hacked by a Chinese hacker group that goes by the name of EvilShadow. While the hack seems to have been done for fun — and not as a social or political protest — the hackers still managed to gain access to the database, where passwords were stored in plaintext.

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