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Greenpeace and Amazon in war of words over clean power

Greenpeace does not appear to be a big fan of Amazon, or its Amazon Web Services In a recent Green Internet report, Greenpeace praised companies such as Microsoft, Google  and Apple for their green credentials, while claiming that AWS had the "dirtiest" cloud. "AWS has dropped further and further behind its competitors in building an…

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Stuart O'ConnorGreenpeace and Amazon in war of words over clean power
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“One OS on all platforms” strategy to remain despite massive changes at Microsoft

Don't expect your Microsoft desktops, tablets or phones to start looking any different any time soon. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed that having all platforms run the same operating system is still Microsoft's overall goal. As spotted by WPCentral, Nadella is quoted in a rather dull financial press release as saying the plan is…

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James O'Malley“One OS on all platforms” strategy to remain despite massive changes at Microsoft
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Microsoft announce budget Lumia 530

Microsoft this morning has announced the Lumia 530, a new super-budget handset that it says is the first Lumia for "sub 100 Euros" - so that should be less than about £80. As you might expect, a budget phone isn't going to set the world on fire spec-wise, but it still appears to be pretty…

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James O'MalleyMicrosoft announce budget Lumia 530
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Rip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology

It's something that people in the UK have always suspected, but now Which? has made it official – Britons pay far more for new technology products than consumers in the US. The consumer watchdog compared the prices, excluding tax, of 13 identical products ranging from televisions and games consoles to desktop applications and security software and…

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Stuart O'ConnorRip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology
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Cut! Microsoft closes its TV studio

The big changes at Microsoft are continuing as it has been revealed that one of the things the company is shuttering is Xbox Entertainment Studios, which was responsible for making original TV content for the Xbox platform. According to The Drum, the closure comes only a month after the Studio launched its first show to…

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Has Microsoft killed Nokia X?

Its a dramatic day at Microsoft as the company has announced the loss of 18,000 jobs - and it looks as though Nokia's X series of phones will be killed off too. Earlier this year Microsoft completed its purchase of Nokia's phone business. Whilst most of the company's phones run Windows Phone (so no problems…

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James O'MalleyHas Microsoft killed Nokia X?
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Xbox One sales double after Kinect-less release, says Microsoft

In news that will surprise nobody, it seems that forcing people to buy a peripheral they do not want does not make good business sense. Microsoft's Xbox Wire blog is reporting that Xbox One sales have doubled in the US since the launch of the non-Kinect bundle. "Over the past month, we’ve seen a strong…

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Stuart O'ConnorXbox One sales double after Kinect-less release, says Microsoft
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Microsoft rolls out Nokia Lumia “Cyan” update

Microsoft has announced the start of the roll out of the "Cyan" update for Nokia Lumia phones - which will add and enhance features to the handsets. Cyan is a pretty big update for Lumia smartphones - here's how Microsoft describe some of the new additions: Cortana. The world’s first virtual personal assistant built around…

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James O'MalleyMicrosoft rolls out Nokia Lumia “Cyan” update
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Microsoft rumoured to be planning new round of job cuts

Microsoft is reportedly planning the biggest round of job cuts in five years. Bloomberg reports that the restructuring comes as the software giant integrates the recently-acquired Nokia handset unit into the business. It says that the job losses could be the biggest in Microsoft history, topping the 5,800 layoffs in 2009. Microsoft bought Nokia’s mobile…

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Stuart O'ConnorMicrosoft rumoured to be planning new round of job cuts
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Is this the new Windows start screen?

A new image that reportedly shows the new Windows Start menu has been doing the rounds. The leaked image comes from the MyDigitalLife forum, which claims the leaked screenshot is legitimate. The revamped interface incorporates the now-familiar Windows 8 Start Screen into the right-hand side of the menu, with the more traditional list of apps…

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Stuart O'ConnorIs this the new Windows start screen?