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    BMW licenses Microsoft's exFAT technology

    2013-02-21T13:42:40Z

    BMW wants to transfer large amounts of data to and from the car (Photo: BMW) BMW has signed a patent licensing agreement that will allow it to use Microsoft's extended file allocation table (exFAT), a file system that makes it easier to transport large amounts of data. The premium ...

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    Dell to go private in $24.4 billion transaction

    2013-02-05T20:07:30Z

    Dell, which started out by making desktop computers, has a growing server business (Photo: Dell) Dell has agreed to be acquired by the company's founder, Michael Dell, and technology investment firm Silver Lake for a total of 24.4 billion dlrs. Michael Dell, who owns 14 pc of the shares ...

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    Increased ERP competition seen for SAP, Oracle and Microsoft

    2012-08-31T17:46:27Z

    SAP may face new competition soon (Photo: SAP) Despite their dominant market share in ERP systems, the top three software providers are facing new competion that may erode their strong positions. According to a benchmarking study by ERP specialists Panorama Consulting, the three companies together have a 47 pc share ...

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    With Yammer acquisition, Microsoft to offer more cloud-based software

    2012-06-27T11:17:06Z

    Yammer provides an internal business communication platform for companies (Photo: Yammer) With the planned acquisition of the Yammer social-networking company, Microsoft plans to further expand its offering of cloud-based services. The US-based s0ftware group said it will pay 1.2 billion dlrs in cash for Yammer, which provides a business-oriented social ...

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    Nissan, Microsoft will build new dealer management system

    2011-12-13T08:43:23Z

    Nissan and Microsoft will jointly build a next-generation dealer management system for the Japanese carmaker. The two companies said they would cooperate to develop a system that would provide both dealer and customer relationship management and social collaboration tools. It will be based on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM software and ...

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    Microsoft cites surge in Cloud solutions

    2011-08-02T11:40:18Z

    Microsoft announced new software features at its 2011 partner conference in Los Angeles (Photo: Microsoft) Microsoft said partner offerings of its Cloud-based computing solutions have more than doubled in the past year. The US software group said 41,000 partners are offering its Cloud solutions, employing 300,000 specialists. At its global ...

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    Microsoft confirms it is buying Skype

    2011-05-10T12:45:46Z

    Microsoft confirmed Tuesday it is buying Skype for 8.5 billion dlrs in cash. The agreement has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies. "Skype is a phenomenal service that is loved by millions of people around the world," Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in a press release. ...

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    WSJ: Microsoft nears deal to buy Skype

    2011-05-10T07:02:35Z

    If the acquisition takes place, it would be the biggest in Microsoft’s history The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Microsoft is nearing a deal to buy internet telephone company Skype for between 7 billion and 8 billion dlrs. The newspaper, citing sources, said the takeover could be announced as ...

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    Microsoft and VW infotainment unit sign patent agreement

    2011-05-03T11:30:29Z

    VW hopes Microsoft’s new file system will improve its infotainment systems (source: e.solutions) Microsoft said it had signed a patent licensing agreement with e.solutions, giving the Volkswagen group software supplier access to its new Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) technology. The new file system will help automakers integrate enhanced consumer ...

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    Microsoft to help Toyota build global cloud platform by 2015

    2011-04-06T18:41:33Z

    Microsoft is keen to partner with the world’s biggest automaker (Illustration: Microsoft) Toyota aims to build a "complete global cloud platform by 2015" and it is soliciting Microsoft's help to get there. The Japanese carmaker and the US-based software giant announced Thursday that they plan to jointly build a global ...