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Microsoft Azure scrubbing on the back-end raises questions

Microsoft Azure scrubbing on the back-end raises questions

It has probably been quite a while since you last saw any sort of Azure branding from Microsoft. The once hopeful cloud service has been deemed a flop by analysts, although not officially by Microsoft. That doesn't mean the company is giving up on the cloud game. Not at all. But it does mean it has an identity crisis and needs to figure out what to do with the Azure moniker. But there may be a sign that the company is looking at scrubbing it altogether.

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HP unveils new office and consumer all-in-one printers

HP unveils new office and consumer all-in-one printers

HP's taken the wraps off of a handful of new printers for the latter half of 2012, in a variety of price ranges, sizes and configurations. This represents a pretty comprehensive refresh of HP's huge printer line,and new models should start showing up on HP's website and retail partners this summer. The focus is on easy operation, as all the new models feature color touchscreens.

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MasterCard unveils PayPass Button and software

MasterCard unveils PayPass Button and software

MasterCard was one of the first companies to actively pursue contact payments in the US, and today they're announcing plants to incorporate their PayPass system across web and mobile platforms. In addition to the standard contactless PayPass kiosks that you've likely already seen in US gas stations and other retailers, MasterCard is readying the PayPass Button to sync payments for online merchants as well. In practice, it bears a striking resemblance to PayPal, with the benefit of being already integrated with your credit card.

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THQ announces layoffs, reduces Warhammer ambitions

THQ announces layoffs, reduces Warhammer ambitions

Video game publisher THQ announced today that is has decided to hand pink slips to 118 of its employees across two studios. In the same breath, the company said its upcoming new entry in the Warhammer 40K series, one of its most profitable, will not be a massively multiplayer online game as it originally promised. Instead, it will focus more heavily on a single-player aspect.

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Square app overhauls small business payments, adds Android

Square app overhauls small business payments, adds Android

Square, the visionary leader in point-of-purchase credit card acceptance for small business, has just launched a new app called Pay With Square, which aims to bolster the name recognition of Square and expand its reach to beyond just those with a small business and an iPhone. As part of the app overhaul is a new, enhanced discovery feature that lets curious users know when they're near a Square-enabled business.

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus will hit Sprint April 15 says rumor

Samsung Galaxy Nexus will hit Sprint April 15 says rumor

The latest entry in what is the closest to being "the official" Android product line will be available on a new carrier less than a month from now. That is to say, Samsung's Galaxy Nexus phone, which Google had an active hand in developing, will be losing its Verizon exclusivity and moving to the Sprint network on April 15, complete with the ability to connect to the new carrier's 4G LTE infrastructure.

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Apple’s Jony Ive blasts misguided design rivals

Apple’s Jony Ive blasts misguided design rivals

Apple design chief Jonathan Ive has criticized rivals for being unduly obsessed with wanting "to appear new" and allowing that to distract them from the "remarkable focus" the Cupertino company brings to its aesthetic. Ive, who was recently knighted and is Apple's senior vice-president of industrial design, told the Evening Standard that part of the company's ethos is being blunt about whether it can bring any significant value to a segment, rather than simply jumping in regardless: "If we can’t make something that is better," Ive says, "we won’t do it."

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Juniper says NFC payments will hit $74 billion by 2015

Juniper says NFC payments will hit $74 billion by 2015

Let's face it. If you've actually paid for somethiing using software and hardware that's built into your phone, you're in the significantly vast minority. That is, at least, assuming you live in the US. But in just a few years, if it's not part of your daily routine you may look as outdated as someone who doesn't have a smartphone today. This trend is going to grow, and it's gonna grow quickly.

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