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Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore takes over Internet Explorer app development

Microsoft’s Dean Hachamovitch revealed earlier this week that he is switching roles to a new team inside the software giant. Hachamovitch has essentially been the Internet Explorer man at Microsoft for a number of years now, heading up the development of the company’s browser rendering engine and …

Nokia's Refocus app makes its way to Lumia PureView devices

The app allows users to adjust the focal point of an image after the photo has been taken.<p>Nokia's Refocus Windows Phone application is now available, the company announced on Wednesday.<p>Microsoft's Windows Phone store is offering the free app, which allows users to snap a photo and then adjust the …

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Ballmer admits Microsoft needs a new leader for change

Microsoft board pressured Ballmer to move a lot quicker<p>Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is planning his retirement in the next nine months from the software giant he helped build, but he’s also assisting with a reorganization for his successor. In exclusive interviews with <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, …

Interview Confirms Ballmer Wasn’t Fired, But His Exit Was Accelerated

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was not forced out of his role at the company, but its board did hasten his exit, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, whose sources include Ballmer himself, as well as a number of his lieutenants.<p>Ballmer’s exit was not a firing over the painful reported a …

Steve Ballmer: Here's The Real Reason I'm Leaving Microsoft

In it, he gives his fullest explanation for why he's stepping down as CEO of Microsoft.<p>It sounds like Ballmer decided it was time to leave after getting a certain amount of nudging from his board members.<p>In January, Ballmer was laying out his plan to combat the rise of the iPhone and Android to his …

Steve Ballmer

Android vs. iOS Development: Fight!

The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android’s market share exceeds 80%. But never mind the managers and non-technical founders: what do <i>developers! developers!</i> think of that divide? Whoever makes life easier for them gains a sizable edge.<p>And by …

New startup economics: Why Amazon (web services) and Dropbox need each other

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Earlier this week, I stopped by at the offices of Dropbox, the San Francisco-based online storage and syncing service. It was …

The Moment Steve Ballmer Broke Up with Microsoft

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After thirty long years, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer finally stepped down this year, signalling the …

Car Salesman Confidential: How Much Does Your Salesman Know?

The short answer is: a lot. Or … maybe nothing at all.<p>The short answer is: a lot. Or … maybe nothing at all. It all depends on the luck of the draw. That fellow strolling out to greet you may be a Certified Product Specialist, or he may be a total ignoramus. Or, he could be somewhere in between: a …

Discovery Communications

How To Recognize “Big A**” Opportunities

Entrepreneurs have one thing in common: the ability to see and seize opportunities when others don’t.<p>I write this from one of Asia’s largest cities–Dhaka in Bangladesh–with street sounds making their way up to my 20th floor hotel window. Though still one of the poorest areas of the world, the city …

Salesforce

The 20 People Skills You Need To Succeed At Work

Do you think you’re qualified for a particular job, fit to lead a team, or entitled to a promotion because you have extensive experience and highly developed technical skills? Well, it turns out that while those things <i>are</i> crucial to your professional success, it’s imperative that you <i>also</i> have great …

5 Must-Read Tips For Building A Brand

With products in 28,000 stories across 25 countries, a company which began with “Yes To Carrots” products has become the second biggest natural beauty brand in the U.S., just five years after a fortuitous meeting landed them in Walgreens. Its jovial Australian cofounder Ido Leffler, co-author of …

The Government Wants Gigabit Wi-Fi All For Itself

This was the topic of conversation in yesterday’s hearing by the U.S. House Energy Subcommittee on Communications and Technology: Can the federal …

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Interest rates are going to rise - it is better to prepare now

For many investors a rising rate environment will be a novel experience. Yields have broadly speaking been falling for 30 years now.<p>The Bank of England changed tack this week as it signalled that its self-imposed threshold for considering an interest rate rise – 7pc unemployment – might be crossed …

Questor share tip: Risks on the horizon for SSE

Energy company faces a host of uncertainties in the coming years. Questor says hold.<p><b>SSE Energy</b> <b><br>£13.99<br>Questor says HOLD</b><p>In the eye of the storm<p>Energy utility SSE has seen its shares fall almost 12pc since Labour announced plans for a price freeze if it wins the 2015 election. SSE’s income is more …

Dashwood: Burberry chief Angela Ahrendts too upmarket for 'iChav' jest

Angela Ahrendts, the departing chief of Burberry, seems to have erased all memory of those flashy consumers known as “chavs” who were fond of sporting the trademark Burberry check before she moved the brand upmarket.<p>The luxury retailer’s less well-heeled past came up at last Thursday’s half-year …

UK still in running for UAE Typhoon deal

Prime Minister confident that BAE Systems' bid will be selected<p>Britain is still "in the running" to complete a multi-billion pound deal to sell UK jet fighters in the Middle East, David Cameron said this weekend.<p>On a visit to Dubai, the Prime Minister appeared confident that he will be able to seal …

Help to Buy will distort housing market, warn bank chiefs

Bankers’ association urges George Osborne to say when and how scheme will end<p>Britain's biggest banks have warned the Chancellor that the lack of an end date to his flagship Help to Buy programme could cause serious distortion in the housing market.<p><i>The Daily Telegraph</i> has learnt that as part of its …

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