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Former Microsoft employee charged with leaking trade secrets to blogger

A former employee of Microsoft Corp is facing criminal charges after he allegedly passed trade secrets to a blogger in France, U.S. court documents showed. Russian national Alex Kibkalo, a former Microsoft employee in Lebanon and Russia, admitted to Microsoft investigators that he provided confidential company documents and information to…

Nokia bows down to Android in low-cost phone battle

Nokia, soon to be acquired by Microsoft Corp, is turning to software created by arch-rival Google for a new line of phones it hopes will make it a late contender in the dynamic low-cost smartphone market. Its first models, Nokia X, X+ and XL, rely upon an open version of…

Microsoft stepping encryption up to thwart NSA spying

Microsoft moves to encrypt data: report (via The Christian Science Monitor) The Microsoft Corp. logo (left) is seen on an exterior wall of a new Microsoft store inside the Prudential Center mall, in Boston. Microsoft has worked closely with the NSA, according to leaked documents in the Guardian. (Steven Senne/…

Plodding PC sales weigh down Microsoft profit

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp is starting the new year much as it did the one just ended – grappling with weak computer salestearing a hole in its core Windows business, while it gropes its way slowly into the faster-growing mobile phone and tablet markets. Shares of the world’s largest software…

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