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Microsoft Windows 8 kickoff a subdued affair, theatrics absent Windows 8 kickoff a subdued affair, theatrics absent(Photo Gallery)
For a company that has launched products with Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and Jay Leno - and has even paid to light up the Empire State Building in its signature colors - Microsoft's unveiling of Windows 8 on Thursday was a subdued affair.
Microsoft Microsoft building evacuated due to broken snow globe Microsoft building evacuated due to broken snow globe
A building on the sprawling Microsoft campus was evacuated Friday afternoon when a clear liquid spilled from a mail package, but it turned out to be nothing more dangerous than a broken snow globe, police said.
Microsoft Analysts, PC industry cool on Windows 8 Analysts, PC industry cool on Windows 8
While Microsoft is touting next week's launch of Windows 8 as the savior of the computer industry, PC makers and analysts are increasingly skeptical that the new operating system will lure consumers away from tablets and smartphones.
Microsoft Microsoft CEO Ballmer pay slips 4 pct to $1.3M
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's pay package fell 4 percent after his bonus was trimmed partly due to slower-than-planned progress in the software company's online business and a drop in revenue at its Windows division.
Microsoft Bill Gates: New Windows 8 system is 'very exciting' Bill Gates: New Windows 8 system is 'very exciting'(Video)
Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Thursday called the new Windows 8 operating system scheduled for release next month "a very exciting new product" and "a very big deal" for the world's largest software maker.
Microsoft Sesame Street's next chapter: Elmo talks back Sesame Street's next chapter: Elmo talks back
Elmo, Big Bird and the rest of the "Sesame Street" crew have always talked to kids. Now, they'll try to have a two-way conversation with their pint-sized audience using Kinect, the motion and voice-sensing controller created by Microsoft.
Microsoft Microsoft revamps logo for 1st time in 25 years Microsoft revamps logo for 1st time in 25 years
Microsoft's corporate logo has a new look, setting the stage for a wave of products designed to cast the world's largest software maker in a new light.