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(Bill Gates speaks with students at a North Philadelphia high school via video link.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates Skypes With Students at a North Phila. High School

The Microsoft Corporation founder fielded questions from eight schools around the country, one question from each school.



Microsoft Hopes To Dent Google With Ad-Free Searches at Schools

Bing, the Microsoft search engine, is looking at secondary schools as the next front in its web-search war against Google.


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As Microsoft ‘Sunsets’ Windows XP, Users Urged to Plan Ahead

Windows XP has been given a year to live. After that, it’ll still work, but Microsoft won’t be providing support or security updates for the operating system.


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Microsoft Hoping Gmail Users Will Defect Over Privacy Concerns

Microsoft is going on the offensive against the world’s most popular e-mail service, starting a multimillion dollar advertising blitz that questions the way Gmail works.


(Philadelphia chief education officer Lori Shorr, at lectern, acknowledges receipt of a grant from the Gates Foundation. Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Gates Foundation Donates $2.5M To Help Improve Philadelphia’s Schools

The effort among Philadelphia’s district, charter, and archdiocesan schools known as the “Great Schools Compact” has received a $2.5-million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


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Stop Using Internet Explorer Browser Until Security Flaw Fixed, Experts Warn

To protect yourself, use another free browser like Chrome or Firefox.


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Nokia Pins Hopes on New Smartphone Running Windows Phone 8

Nokia is betting on the phone version of Microsoft’s PC software. Resizable Windows “live tiles” display the latest texts, tweets, and Facebook updates.


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Microsoft Overhauls Its Venerable ‘Hotmail’ E-Mail Service

It’s the world’s most popular e-mail service, but Microsoft thinks Hotmail can do better.


(Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gestures in front of a large screen in Malvern as Gov. Tom Corbett listens.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Corbett Tours Microsoft Office In Malvern, Says School Districts Will Have To Deal With Budget Cuts

At the end of Gov. Tom Corbett’s visit to the Microsoft facility, reporters raised questions related to the governor’s next budget, unveiled Tuesday in Harrisburg.