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Microsoft announced Friday it will build a data center in West Des Moines, Iowa - costing $1.13 billion and will take four to five years to fully build, bringing in 84 jobs. Read more...

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Dropbox has announced acquisitions of two companies over the last few days which include the cloud photo storage startup Loom and online document collaboration firm Hackpad for an undisclosed amount. Read more...

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The developer preview version of Google's Chrome OS has revealed an "Easy Unlock" feature used to unlock the device using a smartphone, which may be included in a stable version in the near future. Read more...

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Facebook introduces Nearby Friends, a feature that will allow users to automatically share their location with friends for casual meetups. Nearby Friends will be availabe on iOS and Android in the US. Read more...

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Microsoft's South Korean arm tried to use the recent sinking of a ferry - a disaster in which over 260 people are still missing - to promote Office 365, claiming it was in memory of those lost. Read more...

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If you've had enough of recharging your smartphone all the time, Philips may have the phone you need, featuring a huge 5300mAh battery, offering up to 66 days' standby and 33 hours of talk-time. Read more...

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Have you been waiting to use the new Project My Screen feature in Windows Phone 8.1? Well, wait no more - the PC companion app that facilitates this feature is now available from Microsoft. Read more...

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Nike has reportedly fired the majority of its Fuelband activity tracker team, and announced that it will shut down any future wearable technology programs. Read more...

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Michaels announced this week that a data breach which happened between May 8, 2013 and January 27, 2014 has resulted in the exposure of 2.6 million credit card numbers to cyber-criminals. Read more...

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Nokia has posted a new YouTube video that shows the company experimenting with a new 3D printing substance, chocolate, as part of its Easter holiday celebrations. Read more...

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Microsoft has fixed an issue with its antivirus definitions in Microsoft Security Essentials that was causing some Windows XP PCs not to boot up earlier this week. Read more...

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After discussing the issue with Twitter executives, the government of Turkey says it will begin to pixelate any Twitter posts that contain what they call 'malicious content'. Read more...

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A new report from the Sucuri security firm claims most of the top visited websites have now closed the OpenSSL "Heartbleed" exploit, but over 20,000 of the top 1 million sites are still vunerable. Read more...

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Microsoft continues to rapidly expand its retail store operations, with the company posting many more openings for managers in currently unannounced locations, including one in Staten Island, NY. Read more...

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Microsoft has confirmed that Windows Phone 8.1 users will have to be 13 years old or older in order to access its Cortana digital assistant program but has not given a reason for this move. Read more...

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Nokia has let some of its customers know that the Microsoft acquisition will finally be completed in April and provides a few more details about the company post-sale of the handset unit. Read more...

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Police raided a home as part of an investigation into a Twitter parody account that mocked the mayor of Peoria, Illinois, alleging that the account's creator had impersonated a public official. Read more...

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Ouya has released an over-the-air update for its Android gaming console. The system update, Chupacabra, will add passthrough support for XBMC and new UI improvements. The update is available now. Read more...

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Microsoft has announced that over 5 million Xbox One consoles have been sold to retailers since its launch and 311,000 units were sold to U.S. consumers during the month of March. Read more...

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Microsoft Research has posted a new video that shows off SurroundWeb, a way to post web-based information on room walls and tables in a varient of their previous IllumiRoom concept. Read more...

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Microsoft has announced the launch of a pilot program which will allow a few Windows Phone app developers to respond to reviews of their software in the Windows Phone Store. Read more...

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In a recent post on the Microsoft Jobs blog, Susan Hendrich, the program leader on the Cortana development team, offers more insights into how they created the digital assistant. Read more...

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Microsoft has announced plans to update the Xbox Music app for the developer preview version of Windows 8.1 sometime next week, with a number of improvements. Read more...

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Google released Chrome Remote Desktop for Android this week, allowing anyone with a device running the mobile OS to remotely access their Windows or Mac files. An iOS version is in the works. Read more...

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Microsoft has upgraded the recommendation system of its keyboard to include emoji support. The recommendations are based on the context of what's being typed, sometimes surprisingly well. Read more...

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