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Microsoft Xbox One without a Kinect launches for $399.99

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Microsoft is now selling a version of the Xbox One console without the Kinect. The new bundle is available for $399.99 from Microsoft’s website. By unbundling the Kinect from the Xbox, the console is now at the same price as the Sony PlayStation 4. The next-generation Kinect can track the player’s body, heart rate, facial expession, position, orientation of 25 individual joints, and voice commands. You can buy it from here.

Former Skype head Tony Bates joins GoPro as president and board member


Tony Bates, former Skype head and Microsoft executive, is now president and a board member of video camera maker GoPro. Bates will report to GoPro founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman.
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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is adding 46 new apps to Xbox

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) today announced that 46 new apps will be coming to the Xbox platform. This will increase apps on the Xbox by 25%, which will bring the total to over 225 apps around the world. Microsoft started rolling out some updates in June and it dropped the Gold subscription requirement for apps. Below is the list of all of the apps:
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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is reportedly building a smartwatch

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According to Forbes, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is building a health tracker in the form of a smartwatch. The device will have sensors and would include technology and expertise from the Microsoft Kinect motion controller. The smartwatch will be compatible with Windows Phone, Android, and iOS, which is what distinguishes the device from other smartwatches on the market today. The smartwatch reportedly will be able to constantly measure heart rate throughout the day and night. And the battery will be able to last for around 2 days, which is about the same as the Samsung Gear Fit.

CONFIRMED: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM) announces cloud partnership

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Salesforce.com, Inc. (NYSE:CRM) have confirmed to be working out a cloud computing partnership. Microsoft’s Azure cloud customers would have access to Salesforce’s enterprise software as part of the deal. Salesforce will commit to using Azure for hosting some of its own applications and will integrate data from Salesforce products into Microsoft Office programs, according to Bloomberg.
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Microsoft and Skype have built a universal translator


At the Code Conference, Microsoft Skype VP Gurdeep Singh Pal and communications manager Diana Heinrichs demoed new real-time speech translation tool that will eventually be built into Skype.
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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) launches Windows 8.1 With Bing

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has confirmed a new operating system called Windows 8.1 with Bing. The reason for the new SKU is to allow hardware partners to sell lower-cost Windows devices. The first partners with the new edition will be announced next month at the Computex event in Tapei.
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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) acquires mobile app management company Capptain

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has announced that it has acquired Paris-based startup Capptain, a company that provides app developers with analytics. It can also send push notifications based on customer usage patterns. Capptain will be integrated into the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. The terms of the deal were undisclosed.
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