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AT&T and Microsoft are joining forces in the hopes of reaching more business customers.

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AT&T and Microsoft are joining forces in the hopes of reaching more business customers.

AT&T Phones a Friend in Microsoft to Target Businesses

Skype was once the great threat to AT&T’s conventional phone system, with the carrier even banning it for a time from some of its mobile phones. Now, AT&T is hoping to use Lync, a unit of Skype’s Internet calling services, as a...

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Microsoft is looking to embrace tech startups, but a former company executive said it has a long way to go.

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Microsoft is looking to embrace tech startups, but a former company executive said it has a long way to go.

Ex-Microsoft Exec Trashes Former Employer — at a Microsoft Event

Microsoft assembled more than 200 tech entrepreneurs, investors and other industry types at its headquarters in Redmond, Washington, today for a series of presentations from members of the company’s business incubator. These events are designed to foster startups, promote Microsoft’s...

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Yammer CEO David Sacks, left, and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced in June that the software giant would buy the social networking startup.

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Yammer CEO David Sacks, left, and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced in June that the software giant would buy the social networking startup.

Twitter Seen as Losing Yammer’s Support for Patent Initiative

Amid the technology industry’s penchant for patent lawsuits, Twitter unveiled a plan in April designed to curb the court confrontations. The proposal, which limits how companies could use patents against rivals, had a strong ally in Yammer. That might change....

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Jintronix is a startup that sees Kinect as a way to help rehabilitate patients who have suffered strokes or spinal cord injuries.

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Jintronix is a startup that sees Kinect as a way to help rehabilitate patients who have suffered strokes or spinal cord injuries.

Startups Try to Help Microsoft’s Kinect Grow Up Beyond Gaming

Microsoft’s Kinect motion sensor lets gamers wield a light saber or slice falling fruit ninja-style, but Jintronix sees a more serious use — rehabilitating patients who have suffered a stroke or spinal cord injury. Jintronix is among 11 startups housed...

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Tango's video calling service has grown to 45 million users since launching in 2010.

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Tango's video calling service has grown to 45 million users since launching in 2010.

Tango Raises $40 Million to Vie With Skype in Video Calling

Tango, a startup that offers mobile video calling, has raised $40 million from investors including Qualcomm Ventures and Access Industries, the company said today in a release. The service, which lets users make video calls across Apple, Android and Windows...

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Paper has been the most-downloaded iPad app since its launch last week.

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Paper has been the most-downloaded iPad app since its launch last week.

Microsoft Group Leaves to Create Hit Tablet App — for Apple’s iPad

A tablet app born out of a project at Microsoft became an instant hit when it debuted last week. Too bad for the software giant, Microsoft had nothing to do with it. The app, called Paper, has been the most...

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