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Microsoft, Yahoo initiate informal talks with EU about the search deal

European Union

Going by the information forwarded by Microsoft spokesman Jack Evans on Wednesday, Microsoft and Yahoo have initiated informal discussions with the antitrust regulators of the European Union (EU), in connection with their proposed search and advertising deal.

Microsoft announces Xbox 360 console package for ‘Modern Warfare 2’

Xbox 360

In an attempt to generate gamers' interest in Infinity Ward's forthcoming game 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2', Microsoft and Activision unveiled an exclusive global Xbox 360 console for the game, thereby marking the "the biggest entertainment launch of all time."

Lack of persuasive software may make Microsoft’s Zune HD a repeat failure!

According to mobile developers and market observers, though Microsoft's Tuesday-released new media player, the Zune HD, is packed with attractive hardware features, the glaring lack of a persuasive software market might make it a repeat failure!

Appeals court overturns $358m verdict against Microsoft

Appeals court overturns $358m verdict against Microsoft

The software giant Microsoft Corp. will not have to pay Alcatel-Lucent $358 million damage award for patent infringement.

U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that the software giant had infringed on the patent but $358 million damage award was short of evidentiary support.

Microsoft launches new nonprofit open-source organization - CodePlex Foundation

CodePlex Foundation

With the objective of aiming at increased communication between open-source communities and software companies, the Redmond software giant Microsoft has launched CodePlex Foundation - a new, nonprofit open source organization which will be funded by Microsoft.

US Justice Department seeks more details about Microsoft-Yahoo search deal

Internet-search partnership

In order to conduct a more elaborate assessment of the proposed Internet-search partnership between Microsoft and Yahoo, the US Department of Justice has sought some additional details pertaining to the agreement.

Upgrading to Windows 7 – simple or complicated!

Windows 7

With Microsoft’s much-hyped Windows 7 operation system scheduled for release on October 22, and most PC users supposedly having got a fair idea about the upgrade choices, there still are some complex undertones and likely holdups that perplex consumers, leaving them to wonder whether the upgrading process will be a simple or a complicated one!

Microsoft joins Tesco to sell virtual DVDs

Microsoft, Tesco

Software giant Microsoft has penned a deal with Britain's mega-grocer Tesco to sell virtual DVDs. Microsoft's Silverlight will provide consumers access to an additional rang of movie extras, which can be watched on a PC or a Mac.

Virtual DVDs can include, among other web-enhanced features, movie trailers that update automatically via Internet.

Microsoft’s September patch addresses 8 flaws; 3 zero-day vulnerabilities remain open!

Microsoft’s September patch addresses 8 flaws; 3 zero-day vulnerabilities remain

In its September patch announced Tuesday, September 8, Microsoft has released five Security Bulletins for addressing eight vulnerabilities; but has, at the same time, left three zero-day vulnerabilities - which can lead to denial-of-service (DoS) attacks - open for abuse!

Microsoft releases 90-day free trial of Windows 7 Enterprise RTM

Windows 7

With its Windows 7 operating system scheduled for October 22 launch, Microsoft has released a unique 90-day trial edition download of Windows 7 Enterprise "release to manufacturing" (RTM) version, in what can be called a "while supplies last" sort of offer! 

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