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Windows Mobile Devices Behave Erratically

Smart phones using a version of Microsoft's cell phone operating system will, for no apparent reason, begin to operate very slowly, or just as...

Microsoft Revs Up New Search Engine

Microsoft said it will soon offer a search engine that is better, faster and more curious than previous versions. The beta version debuts at Microsoft's...

Microsoft Live Lab Pursues Net Research Trend

Watch out, academics, the Internet's mighty portals are after your brain power. The latest of these one-stop shops of free Internet services on campus is...

Google’s Next Move: Consumer Hardware?

After so many years of dealing almost exclusively in Internet-based services like search, sources say Google Inc. appears to be entering a new phase...

Google Grabs 5 Percent Solution

Google Inc.: 1, Microsoft Corp.: 0. The two tech behemoths have had their first significant head-to-head battle, and Google has emerged a winner. In doing so,...

Microsoft Testing Its Own ‘Google Base’

Microsoft Corp. said it is readying an online marketplace, code-named Fremont, which is apparently in response to a similar feature that rival Google Inc....