Software giant Microsoft has revealed that it will stop shipping its Windows 7 operating system with new PCs with effect from November 1, 2014.
In a press release on Wednesday, the European Commission said that it has given its approval to Microsoft's US$7 billion acquisition of Finnish handset maker Nokia's devices and services division. The acquisition plans were announced by Microsoft and Nokia in early September.
According to the latest statistics released by Web metrics firm Net Applications on Sunday, the month of November witnessed a stalling of the uptake of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system; while the expansion of the now-aging Windows 7 OS continued.
A new website - XboxVideo. com - has recently been launched by Microsoft to enable the users of its Xbox Live service to watch videos on their computers; not just on the Xbox 360 or the newly-released Xbox One gaming consoles.
According to reports, some of software giant Microsoft's online services, including Xbox. com, suffered from a global outage last week; with the disruption reportedly taking place on Thursday afternoon.
Reports of the worldwide outage of a few Microsoft online services first started appearing on the microblogging service Twitter.
Microsoft's latest Surface Pro 2 tablet marks a number of noteworthy enhancements over the original Surface Pro; thereby implying that the company has fixed a few things with the original Surface Pro, on the basis of customer feedback about the device.
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