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Sep 23, 2015

Microsoft Office update emphasizes collaboration

SAN FRANCISCO  — Microsoft has released a major update for Office, one of its most successful software products, with new features that reflect the company’s effort to adapt to shifts in how people use computers and software. The updated versions of Microsoft’s popular word-processing, spreadsheet and email programs are heavy on collaboration tools that let […]

Mar 27, 2014

Microsoft’s Office open for iPad

Microsoft on Thursday unveiled Office for the iPad, a software suite that includes programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint and works on rival Apple Inc.'s hugely popular tablet computer.

Jun 14, 2013

Lightweight Microsoft Office available on iPhone

NEW YORK — Microsoft’s Office software package is coming to the iPhone for the first time Friday, offering people the ability to read and edit their text documents, spreadsheets and slide presentations at the doctor’s office or at a soccer game. The company isn’t making an iPad version, though, nor is it offering the app […]

Jan 29, 2013

Microsoft retools Office for touch screen, Web use

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft’s retooled version of its Office software is hitting the market as the company tries to extend one of its key franchises beyond personal computers. Tuesday’s debut comes six months after Microsoft previewed the new-look Office, which includes popular word processing, spreadsheets and email programs. The revamped Office boasts touch controls, just […]

Jul 16, 2012

Microsoft revamps Office for tablets, Internet

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft unveiled a new version of its widely used, lucrative suite of word processing, spreadsheet and email programs, one designed specifically with tablet computers and Internet-based storage in mind. Like an upcoming redesign of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, the new Office will respond to touch as well as commands delivered on a […]

Jun 5, 2012

Google buys maker of Quickoffice mobile app

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is escalating its rivalry with Microsoft with the purchase of Quickoffice, the maker of a widely used mobile application for working on documents created in Microsoft’s programs for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. The deal announced Tuesday gives Google Inc. a new weapon to foil Microsoft Corp. as more people get […]

Nov 9, 2011

Cable companies to offer $9.95 broadband for poor homes

NEW YORK — Cable companies said Wednesday that they will offer Internet service for $9.95 per month to homes with children that are eligible for free school lunches. The offer will start next summer and is part of an initiative the Federal Communications Commission cobbled together to get more U.S. homes connected to broadband. One […]

Aug 22, 2011

Learning to love Word 2010

In the past few years, many lawyers have migrated from WordPerfect to Word. Back in school I was a Word guy, but we used WordPerfect in my first legal job. As time went on, my firm realized that much of the rest of the world was using Word, and it was becoming harder to exchange […]

Oct 28, 2010

Microsoft fiscal 1Q net income rises 51 percent

REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that its net income in the latest quarter rose 51 percent, boosted by higher sales of Windows and Office software. In last year’s quarter, Microsoft deferred some revenue from Windows sales. Had it not done so, net income would have been only 16 percent higher this year in […]

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