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Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Send her an email with your rants, rumors, tips and tattles. Confidentiality guaranteed.
Microsoft shared some updated diversity statistics, showing that the company has grown the percentage of women in its overall workforce from 24 to 29 percent over the past year.
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Microsoft confirms it is planning to open its first New York City flagship retail store on Fifth Avenue, just blocks from one of Apple's flagship stores.
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After a more than six-year hiatus, Microsoft is relaunching its WinHEC Windows hardware engineering conference, with a March 2015 debut planned for Shenzhen, China.
Microsoft, in keeping with its pledge to match Amazon price cuts on commodity cloud services, is dropping prices on select Azure cloud services starting October 1.
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