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Microsoft is fiercely competitive, but the field is more challenging. Microsoft is competing with Google on search via its Bing effort and Apple in the mobile market. Meanwhile, the software giant is positioning its wares for cloud computing with software and services. The company's two cash cows - operating systems and the Office productivity suite - are performing well.

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The Future Of...Thermostats

The household thermostat has always been difficult to program--wasting energy and driving up your utility bill. But ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das explains how new networking technologies will one day connect your thermostat and meter to your PC, so you are better able to track, monitor, and analyze the energy usage in your home.

published February 16, 2010 by

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Microsoft highlights new devices at CES 2010

At CES 2010 in Las Vegas, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer takes the stage and highlights some of the key devices and technologies the company will be launching in the coming year. He demos a new slate PC from HP running Windows 7 as well as some new Windows Mobile phones. Robbie Bach, the company's president of Entertainment and Devices, also talks about Microsoft's plan for Natal and announces a ship date of Christmas 2010.

published January 7, 2010 by

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The year in review: Top 5 stories of 2009

What were the top five stories that shaped 2009? From the launch of Microsoft's Windows 7 OS, to the departure and return of Steve Jobs to Apple, ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das and senior editor Sam Diaz share their views on the tech news that mattered most.

published December 7, 2009 by

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Microsoft demos Twitter feeds in Bing

At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Yusuf Mehdi, a senior vice president at Microsoft, previews Twitter integration with Bing search results. One of the interesting features he introduces is "hottest topics." He explains that the Bing-Twitter search will aggregate information around the most popular links shared on any given topic.

published October 21, 2009 by

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Microsoft unveils Windows Phone

Microsoft's Robbie Bach gives details on a new platform called Windows Phone that features a mobile app store. The company also unveiled updates to Zune HD and Xbox 360, including the ability to stream HD video to Microsoft's gaming console.

published October 7, 2009 by

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Windows 7, a better power saver?

At Microsoft's Silicon Valley Campus, ZDNet's Sumi Das talks to Microsoft's chief environmental strategist, Rob Bernard, about power-saving features in the new Windows 7 operating system. Bernard says Microsoft made energy efficiency a core design element, with better battery optimization, and Bluetooth and DVD features that won't be activated until necessary.

published October 5, 2009 by

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Nokia 5140

Nokia 5140

The 'Swiss-army' 5140 sports a compass, torch, thermometer and is shock/water-resistant. Squeeze in a fitness coach and Nokia has a great phone for those with active lifestyles.

published September 27, 2004 by

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Nokia 7610

Nokia 7610

Nokia's first megapixel camera phone runs on the Symbian operating system, has a unique design and a pack of features such an Internet browser and a video player.

published August 26, 2004 by

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Nokia 7200

Nokia 7200

Nokia has long dominated the mobile phone market yet strangely enough the Finnish manufacturer has never dabbled in creating clamshell phones. That is, until the 7200.

published May 31, 2004 by

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Nokia 6230

Nokia 6230

This is a beautifully simple looking phone cleverly disguising a rich feature set.The claim Nokia makes for this phone is that it offers the richest features in the most compact form, a claim which cannot be disputed here -- it's small and light, one of the coolest, no-fuss, exteriors we've seen, and it has a 65k-colour display, camera and video, MP3 player and an MMC card slot.

published May 31, 2004 by

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Nokia 6820

Nokia 6820

It's a Nokia phone that spreads open and gives the users the option to use "always on" access to e-mails. But is it as practical as they say it is?

published May 31, 2004 by

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First Look: Windows XP Service Pack 2

First Look: Windows XP Service Pack 2

 Windows XP SP2  Introduction Improved network protection Memory overflow protection Safer e-mail handling More secure Internet browsing Improved Windows Update Requirements Conclusions Screenshots The forthcoming Service Pack 2 for Windows XP is actually a significant upgrade for Microsoft's OS, delivering much-needed security enhancements.

published March 24, 2004 by

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Motorola MPx200

Motorola MPx200

Heavyweights Motorola and Microsoft unite to produce the MPx200; a sleek, all-black clamshell smart phone. Read our Australian review.

published March 15, 2004 by

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BizTalk to ease B2B commerce

BizTalk to ease B2B commerce

by Jim Rapoza, PC Week LabsMore than a year after the announcement of BizTalk, Microsoft Corp. has revealed little about concrete applicationsupport for the technology — until now.

published July 28, 2000 by

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