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Former Skype CEO Tony Bates named president of GoPro

Bates, who was passed over for the CEO job at Microsoft, won't be chief executive at GoPro, either.

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Microsoft's Xbox to add 45 new entertainment apps, big Twitter push

Both the Microsoft Xbox and Xbox One are adding dozens of new apps, but one of the most important doesn't look like it will arrive anytime soon.

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IDC predicts modest rise in Windows Phones by 2018

Analyst firm IDC predicts that while Microsoft's phone platform will continue to grow, it will still be a second-tier player chasing down Apple's iPhone.

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Microsoft demos real-time Skype Translator tool, beta coming this year

Before the end of the year, Skype plans to launch an app that can translate your words into other languages, in real time. The babel fish is real.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review: A legitimate work PC in tablet clothing

A number of small changes make a world of difference. In all, Microsoft has made the choice between a traditional notebook and a Windows tablet far more difficult.

Tech giants team up to take on US Government gag orders

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Yahoo are working to end US government gag orders that prevent them from disclosing how many national security data requests they've received.

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Windows Phone 8.1 users can now rack up Bing Rewards

Microsoft finally brings the gift card program to its own mobile platform.

IDG News Service goes hands on with Microsoft's Surface Pro 3

Microsoft's new tablet has a remarkably crisp screen, and its robust processor options make it good for creating content, but Nick Barber of IDG News Service thinks its limiting ecosystem hurts its general usefulness.

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Xbox One getting external hard drive support in June

Users will be able to tack on any USB 3.0 drive with at least 256 GB of storage.

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Video report: Will third Surface Pro prove to be the charm for Microsoft?

Here's why the latest tablet from Microsoft makes the company's Surface story compelling again.

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Surface Pro 3 by the numbers: a deep dive into configuration details

Here are all the Surface Pro 3 hardware specs you need to know, including configuration and price options.

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