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# microsoft - Thursday 11 December, 2014

The first major tech company to accept Bitcoin payments isn't Google or Apple

Those in the US can now purchase goods from Microsoft’s Windows and Xbox stores using the cryptocurrency.

# microsoft - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Which games should you get for your Xbox One this Christmas?

Microsoft’s console has had a steady twelve months, but which games are worth paying attention to?

Walt Disney paid less than 1% tax on its billion-dollar profits: Luxleaks

Pressure is mounting on European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

# microsoft - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Tayto crisps, Mary Lou McDonald, and U2: The week in numbers

Plus: How many homeowners are more than two years behind with their mortgage repayments?

# microsoft - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Bad news everyone! Microsoft is getting rid of Clip Art once and for all

Powerpoint presentations will never be the same again.

# microsoft - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Privacy shouldn't be sacrificed for safety from crime, survey finds

The findings come from Microsoft which is currently involved in a legal battle concerning a US warrant for emails stored on Irish servers.

# microsoft - Monday 17 November, 2014

Explainer: Why does Facebook want to build a new site to compete with LinkedIn?

They’re the same reasons why any company tries to expand into a new area.

# microsoft - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Is the Windows 10 preview a step in the right direction?

The new version of Windows is still in the very early stages, but is there cause for optimism?

# microsoft - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

If you're using Windows, you may want to update it now

Microsoft has issued emergency patches for a flaw that has been around since Windows 95 was released.

# microsoft - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge This excellently honest corporate video has just put all others to shame Risual

This excellently honest corporate video has just put all others to shame

So much synergy in their dynamics.

Goodbye, old friend: Microsoft has officially ditched Nokia from its phones

The Lumia 535 will be released in selected markets and is expected to cost €110.

# microsoft - Friday 7 November, 2014

This headset helps the blind navigate the city they're in

The device creates a 3D soundscape to aid its wearer, providing them with context to their surroundings.

# microsoft - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Microsoft is hoping this device will make you a more active person

Microsoft has entered both the health and smartwatch industry with its new wearable, Band, but what is it like?

# microsoft - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Now Nintendo and Microsoft are getting in on the health craze

Microsoft has unveiled its challenger to Apple Health and Google Fit while Nintendo looks to develop a device that will monitor a user’s fatigue and map their sleep.

# microsoft - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Review: Is the Lumia 735 the selfie phone you always wanted? The Competition This post contains images

Review: Is the Lumia 735 the selfie phone you always wanted?

With Microsoft’s vision in full swing, the Lumia 735 is catering for the selfie market, but is its efforts enough to set itself apart in a crowded field?

# microsoft - Thursday 23 October, 2014

IMAGES: RIP Nokia mobile phones (1987-2014) We Hardly Knew Ye This post contains images

IMAGES: RIP Nokia mobile phones (1987-2014)

Why do the good die young?

# microsoft - Saturday 18 October, 2014

These are the questions you need to answer to get a job with Google (and others)

You are going to have to think a bit outside the box…

# microsoft - Friday 10 October, 2014

Women shouldn't ask for pay rises, they should 'have faith': Microsoft boss

But the CEO’s comments didn’t go down so well…

# microsoft - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Soon Microsoft Kinect will be able to track exact finger movements

A new system from Microsoft, named Handpose, is able to track finger movements under a range of conditions.

Two companies are recruiting with 150 positions up for grabs

Microsoft is looking for 100 graduates while FINEOS will hire 50 people over the next 18 months.

# microsoft - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Microsoft and Mozilla are lining up to challenge Google Chromecast

The two companies are releasing their own streaming dongles, which aim to capitalise upon the success of Google’s own device.

# microsoft - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Microsoft decides to skip 9 and instead unveils Windows 10

The new version will work on all platforms including desktop, tablet, smartphone and Xbox, and combines elements from Windows 7 and 8.

# microsoft - Thursday 18 September, 2014

More staff shown the door at Microsoft, though Irish workers should be safe

Latest layoffs the next round of company’s 18,000 job cuts.

# microsoft - Monday 15 September, 2014

It's official! Microsoft confirms it will buy Minecraft makers for €1.9 billion

The company will join Microsoft studios while its three founders, Markus Persson, Carl Manneh and Jakob Porser, are now leaving.

# microsoft - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Microsoft said to be close to buying Minecraft makers for $2 billion

The company is said to be close to buying the makers of the open-world game in a deal that could be completed this week.

# microsoft - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Will this 'affordable flagship' phone help Microsoft challenge Apple and Samsung?

The company launched the Nokia Lumia 830, which is expected to cost €330, and will ship globally this month.

# microsoft - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Microsoft begins cleaning up the Windows store by removing 1,500 fake apps from it

The company promises to remove more apps which mislead users and crack down on fake and scam apps.

# microsoft - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Review: Is this the phone that will fix Microsoft's mobile problems? Nokia Lumia 930 This post contains images

Review: Is this the phone that will fix Microsoft's mobile problems?

After acquiring Nokia’s handset division, Microsoft is hoping its fortunes in mobile will improve, but is the Lumia 930 the phone that will accomplish this?

# microsoft - Friday 22 August, 2014

Microsoft expected to say 'good riddance' to Windows 8

The latest update to Microsoft’s desktop OS, which will bring back it back to its roots, is expected to be unveiled on 30 September.

# microsoft - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

One of the best Android smartphones this year just got a Windows Phone twin

The HTC One M8 for Windows is being priced at $99 (€74) in the US and online sales will begin today.

# microsoft - Monday 11 August, 2014

This project transforms shaky first-person videos into smooth timelapses

The team at Microsoft Research has developed a way of eliminating shaky footage in videos and make it smooth.

# microsoft - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Man arrested after Microsoft scanned his emails for child pornography

Companies such as Google and Microsoft have been performing scans to identify illegal images being sent online.

# microsoft - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Microsoft has landed permission (at a price) for a giant new Leopardstown campus

Development fees of around €8 million levied on the multinational will help make up a property tax-related budget hole for the county council.

# microsoft - Monday 4 August, 2014

China regulator warns Microsoft not to obstruct its investigation

Chinese regulators are investigating Microsoft after it was suspected of violating the country’s anti-monopoly law since June 2013.

This is how drastically your Windows computer has changed over the years

It’s now safe to turn off your computer.

# microsoft - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Microsoft loses appeal over email data stored in Ireland

Judge rejected Microsoft bid concerning the provision of email information on servers in Ireland to US authorities.

# microsoft - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Microsoft faces 'monopoly' investigation as Chinese officials begin probe

Officials of China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce visited four of Microsoft’s offices as part of enquiries into Windows’ dominant position in the country.

# microsoft - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Gardaí, Microsoft and Hello Kitty: The week in numbers

Plus: At what age do people begin to feel most confident about their looks?