Microsoft returns $50 on purchase of Xbox 360 Elite

Xbox 360 Elite

Present time may be the best for those who are planning to buy an Xbox 360 Elite.

Microsoft announced that starting today, until October 5, if someone purchases an Elite console, he/she will receive a rebate slip worth $50 bucks back.

Bing’s search market share increases to 9.3%; potential for accelerated progress!

According to the most recent comScore data referenced by JPMorgan in a Monday research note, Microsoft Bing increased its US search market share to 9.3 percent in August, with its increase of nearly a half percentage point over the July figures of 8.9 percent.

Images of Microsoft's prototype tablet leaked to!

Gizmodo. com

Gizmodo. com Tuesday revealed some pictures and a video of a prototype tablet - apparently called 'Courier' - that Microsoft is rumored to be working on! And, going by the revelations on the Gizmodo site, Microsoft seemingly has a winner on its hands!

Microsoft files lawsuit against unidentified “malvertisers”

Microsoft Corp

On Thursday, software giant Microsoft Corp filed five civil lawsuits in Washington state court in Seattle, against the so-called "malvertisers," who allegedly transmit "malvertisements" online so as to hoodwink gullible users into downloading virus-ridden software on their computers.

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.

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