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    Paul Allen Turned Microsoft Into a ColossusAfter convincing high-school friend Bill Gates to drop out of college and start a software company called Micro-Soft, Allen helped change the world.
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    Holy Crap, Am I a Microsoft Surface Fanboy?They’re the laptops that Apple should be making.
  3. Why Is This Man Going to Prison for Copying Free Repair Software?Eric Lundgren made 28,000 unauthorized copies of software you can legally download for free. Now he’s headed to federal prison for 15 months.
  4. I Had to Teach My Alexa That Eggplants Were FruitEgg-plant, egg-plahnt. Let’s call the whole thing off.
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    Jaron Lanier Q&A: ‘We Won, and We Turned Into Assholes’Tech pioneer Jaron Lanier discusses the sinking feeling you get when you’re quoted by Mark Zuckerberg, and everything else bad about the internet.
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    We Need More Monopoly, Not LessJust let one tech giant win.
  7. How PlayerUnknown Created the Biggest Gaming Phenomenon of the YearThis year’s breakout hit arrives on console today.
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    U.S. v. Microsoft Proved That Antitrust Can Keep Tech Power in CheckRevisiting a definitive antitrust case.
  9. Microsoft Has Got Deep Black Friday Discounts on Xbox One, Surface Pro, and MoreBlack Friday brings an Xbox One S for $189 and Surface Pro for $899. Not bad!
  10. Panos Panay Wants to Tell You a Story About ComputersTalking with the head of all of Microsoft’s devices about the company’s streak of innovative products.
  11. The Xbox One X Is the Best Console You Can Own. Should You Get It?Microsoft’s screamingly fast new machine comes with a whole bunch of hard questions for console gamers.
  12. Microsoft Mercy-Kills the KinectThe device was little-used and ahead of its time.
  13. Which Giant Tech Company Is Winning the Race to Be Skynet?Will Amazon, Facebook, or Google be the agent of our destruction?
  14. Microsoft Is Using Its Lawyers to Go After Fancy BearBut it still doesn’t know who Fancy Bear is.
  15. All the Games and Memes You Need to Know About From Yesterday’s E3What Microsoft, EA, and Bethesda announced.
  16. WannaCry’s Victims Were Overwhelmingly Using Windows 7It’s not entirely XP’s fault.
  17. HoloLens Was Just the Beginning. Microsoft Wants to Own AR and VR.Working with Acer, Microsoft is putting out what will be the most affordable full-featured VR headset this holiday season.
  18. Microsoft’s New OS Wants to Take Back the Classroom From GoogleCan Microsoft claw back education market share from Google’s Chromebooks?
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    The Computer-Science Researcher Who Wants to Help Automate Your Work LifeTalking to a Microsoft scientist about the future of productivity and why 100 milliseconds make all the difference to a search engine.
  20. Holy Christ, Microsoft’s Plans for LinkedIn Sound AwfulLove LinkedIn? Who cares! Microsoft is gonna give you a lotta LinkedIn anyway.
  21. Clippy Didn’t Just Annoy You — He Changed the WorldWhat we owe Clippy, Microsoft’s greatest shame.
  22. Microsoft Looks a Lot Like Apple in 1997 — Which Should Scare AppleHow after almost 20 years, the two companies have traded places when it comes to PCs.
  23. Remembering Microsoft’s Horrible Windows Vista–Themed Springsteen Parody VideoMicrosoft’s internal video for Windows ranks among the worst of all time.
  24. Microsoft: Squirt Gun Emoji? Nah, Let’s Make It an Actual RevolverThe company’s gun emoji used to look like something from a sci-fi movie.
  25. Like Clippy, Microsoft Is Watching YouIn a rare slip-up, one of the company’s journalist dossiers accidentally leaked out.
  26. Like Clippy, Microsoft Is Watching YouIn a rare slip-up, one of the company’s journalist dossiers accidentally leaked out.
  27. Microsoft Calls on Bae Interns to Get Lit on a Monday NightExcellent recruiting strategy, team.
  28. Microsoft Is Getting Into the Marijuana GameBut it’s not quite like it sounds.
  29. Microsoft Bought LinkedIn to Turn Work Into a Social NetworkLinkedIn’s not just for job-hunting anymore.
  30. Microsoft Just Bought LinkedIn for $26.2 BillionApparently Microsoft wasn’t deterred by all those hacks.
  31. Microsoft May Have Found a Way to Let You Talk With Your Plants And they can even talk back (sort of).
  32. Microsoft and Facebook Team Up to Lay New Transatlantic CableThe internet is a series of tubes.
  33. The Xbox 360 Perfectly Encapsulated the Last Decade of Home EntertainmentOne box grew to perform many tasks.
  34. Microsoft Sues DOJ to Let Customers Know When Their Emails Are Being ReadAnother tech company argues for privacy.
  35. What Are Bots? An FAQ for Our Impending TechnofutureHold on to your bots.
  36. Why Microsoft Is Betting on Chatbots As the Future of ComputingMicrosoft’s bets big on a bevy of bots.
  37. Using Microsoft Outlook Incorrectly May Cause an International IncidentAn organizer at the G20 summit accidentally sent President Obama’s passport number to Asian Cup soccer tournament organizers.
  38. CNN Election Team Hides iPads Behind Sponsored Microsoft TabletsApple wins again.
  39. Microsoft CEO to Women: Don’t Ask for a RaiseTrust karma instead!
  40. What Is Minecraft, and Why Did Microsoft Just Pay $2.5 Billion for It?An explainer for the olds.
  41. Microsoft Just Laid Off Thousands of Employees With a Hilariously Bad MemoThis email. I just can’t even
  42. Microsoft Bought Nokia in a Desperate Attempt to Avoid Becoming BlackBerryAndroid and iOS are probably unstoppable. But Microsoft has to try.
  43. Facebook and Microsoft Shared Some of Their Government Data Request NumbersIt’s a start.
  44. Frank Rich on the National Circus: Edward Snowden Won’t Undo the Patriot ActAmerica yawns while he hides.
  45. Windows Up: A Surprisingly Pleasant Trip to the Microsoft StoreIs yesterday’s tech coming back?
  46. Microsoft Executive Leaves Because Sometimes Microsoft Executives Do ThatWhy did Steven Sinofsky leave Microsoft? Why does anyone care?
  47. In Confusing Turn of Events, Microsoft Appears to Be Cool AgainSomething is very off here.
  48. Microsoft Employee Zings Ann Coulter on TwitterDelete!
  49. NYPD to Launch ‘All-Seeing’ ‘Domain Awareness System’Made in partnership with Microsoft.
  50. NBC Finalizes Microsoft Divorce, Wins Custody of MSNBC.comNBC has already taken up with NBCNews.com.
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