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Dina Bass

I've covered Microsoft and the broader software industry for Bloomberg News for more than a decade.



Peer-to-peer filesharing bandwidth consumption jumped to 14 percent of overall bandwidth from 2 percent.

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Peer-to-peer filesharing bandwidth consumption jumped to 14 percent of overall bandwidth from 2 percent.

Working Hard or Hardly Working? Video Taking Up More Bandwidth

Ever get that feeling your colleagues are “working” through their Netflix queue while at the office? You might be right. Computer-security appliance seller Palo Alto Networks Inc. analyzed Internet traffic on the networks of more than 2,000 large companies between...

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Microsoft's partners haven't said much in response to the software giant's unveiling of its own Windows-powered tablet.

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Microsoft's partners haven't said much in response to the software giant's unveiling of its own Windows-powered tablet.

PC Makers Stand by Their Microsoft Amid Company’s Move Into Tablets

Considering that one of their closest partners had just announced an invasion into their territory, Microsoft’s cohorts in the personal computer world were awfully brief with their comments this week. They’re either declining to comment on Microsoft’s plan to release...

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Microsoft's Arc Touch Mouse flattens when stored and can be curved when needed for use.

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Microsoft's Arc Touch Mouse flattens when stored and can be curved when needed for use.

Where Microsoft Designers Found Inspiration for Silicone Mouse

When Young Kim was dreaming up his award-winning mouse, the industrial design manager for Microsoft found inspiration in an unlikely place: Crate & Barrel. The Arc Touch Mouse is a thin, black bar with a tail made of sueded silicone....

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Using Kinect technology, this pod can scan customers' figures and help them find clothing that fits.

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Using Kinect technology, this pod can scan customers' figures and help them find clothing that fits.

Kinect the Dots: It’s Watching You

Can Microsoft’s Kinect make you a better parent? Maybe. But you’ll likely have to live with a house full of motion sensors to find out. The device was originally intended to freshen up the Xbox 360 and leapfrog Nintendo’s Wii...

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"Saint John the Evangelist" by Domenico Zampieri

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"Saint John the Evangelist" by Domenico Zampieri

Ex-Microsoft Evangelists Converting to the Church of Apple

At Microsoft, even some of the evangelists are converting. Steve Cellini spent seven years trying to convince software developers to write for Microsoft products, including the Windows operating system. A week ago his startup released a downloadable app, called CrowdGame...

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