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Microsoft makes more money from Samsung than from Skype, Windows Phone, and Xbox combined

Android—the most widely-used mobile operating system in the world made by Google—actually owes a lot to patents owned by its erstwhile rival, Microsoft. There has been a lot of speculation about just how much Microsoft makes from royalty fees from Android handset users like Samsung and HTC. A …

Windows Phone

Finally, a smart watch for grown-ups

Much of the tech press salivates over glowing wrist computers, while millions of fitness enthusiasts relish the current crop of fitness trackers. Withings Activité is a new wristwatch that stands stylishly at the crossroads of chic and fit.<p>By hiding its tracking tech inside what looks like a …

14 habits of exceptionally likable people

One thing that will never change in business is the advantage charisma offers. The ability to form lasting relationships built on genuine empathy will always beat out a cold-blooded Machiavellian approach in the long run<p>The writer Napoleon Hill recognized this as a young business journalist and …

Self-improvement

The Perfect Chicory Salad is Made with Smoked Salmon

Bitter chicory greens, smoked salmon, and a creamy, herbaceous dressing make this salad healthy and super flavorful.<p>Here is an important question: If you were chicory greens, what would you want to be topped with? We would choose a very finely sliced shallot and flaky pieces of smoked salmon, …

Microsoft Acquires Parature For $100M In Deal To Bolster Knowledge Base For Dynamics CRM Platform

Microsoft has acquired Parature, a customer service SaaS provider, for $100 million, according to sources close to the deal. The Parature acquisition gives Microsoft Dynamics, its CRM platform, a world-class self-service knowledge base to connect with customers, such as gamers, across multiple …

Amazon tops list of most favored brands in America

Amazon is now the most favored brand in America, according to a new report.<p>YouGov’s annual BrandIndex Year in Review ranked the Seattle-based online …

Bill Gates: India being polio-free is ‘one of the most impressive accomplishments in global health’

For the past three years, not a single person in India has been diagnosed with polio. The country is now officially polio-free — an extremely …

Marukome Introduces Instant Miso Soup Machine

Miso soup-lovers rejoice: Everybody's favorite Japanese soup just got really easy to make. Marukome, Japan's largest miso company, has just introduced an instant soup machine that turns out cups of soup like a Nespresso machine turns out shots of espresso.<p>The machine, called "One Shot," removes the …

PSA: Set your alarm, registration opens tomorrow for Build 2014

Build is Microsoft’s developer conference. It started in 2011 as a place for developers to get hands-on with Windows 8, but has grown to include most …

Windows Phone

Sony announces big and small smartphones for emerging markets

Sony has a diverse line of smartphones that it sells around the world, everything from the 4.3-inch Xperia Z1 Compact to the massive 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra. Today, the company is announcing two new smartphones targeted at emerging markets: the 6-inch Xperia T2 Ultra and the 4-inch Xperia E1.<p>The T2 …

Death toll from new China bird flu rises - WHO

LONDON (Reuters) - Six more people in China have been confirmed as infected with the new H7N9 strain of bird flu and one of them has died, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday.<p>Health officials in protective suits put a goose into a sack as part of preventive measures against the H7N9 …

Neiman Marcus Breach Could Be Part Of Larger Holiday Cyberattack On U.S. Retailers

In the weeks following Thanksgiving, Target became the unlucky victim of a massive attack and data hack, which reportedly affected as many as 110 million people and exposed an array of personal data, including names, addresses and credit card information. With a second retail giant beginning to …

Nest Gives Google A Head Start On The Future Of Hardware

CES may be finished for another year, but one of the biggest themes of the show — that anything (cars, watches, mirrors, tables, whatever) can be ‘hardware’ — is just taking off. And today’s news of Google buying Nest for $3.2 billion underscores how Google wants to be the player at the front and …

Putting Square’s $5B Valuation Into Context

Square’s growth has been a story of sustained momentum. Rising from a payment-processing run rate of $1 billion in the middle of 2011, Square is now expected to process some $30 billion this calendar year.<p>As Square’s payment processing run rate has grown — bolstering its revenue in near lockstep — …

Google Is Buying Connected Device Company Nest For $3.2B In Cash

Google is acquiring connected device company Nest for $3.2 billion. Google sent out an email to employees noting the acquisition today and later issued a press release.<p>In the release, Google noted that Nest has been offering its best-selling thermostat since 2011 and recently began offering the …

Retailers Violate Biggest Asset: Customer Trust

It’s a toss up as to which is worse: news that millions of Americans had their credit card numbers, email and postal addresses stolen over the …

London Sales of $8 Million-Plus Homes Accelerated Last Year

More than 500 homes in London sold for over 5 million pounds ($8.2 million) last year, a 24 percent increase on a year earlier, even as value gains …

The 50 Best Movies for Kids

Check out some of the best kid-friendly films of all time.<p>Whether you're planning a family movie night or looking for some kid-friendly entertainment options while you and your partner have a date night (or, let's be honest, catch an extra hour of sleep on the weekend!), nothing spoils the fun like …

Veteran Microsoft Engineer Jon DeVaan Leaving After Almost 30 Years

Jon DeVaan, a Microsoft engineer and executive who has spent the better part of three decades at the company, is set to leave the software giant on …

Software