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Microsoft Xbox 720 to use Skype tips job post

Microsoft Xbox 720 to use Skype tips job post

While we obviously still haven't heard anything official about Microsoft's next-generation video game console, there has been no shortage of tips and insider leaks to point to rumors about what to expect. The latest comes from a job listing on Microsoft's official careers website. It suggests that Skype will be an integral part of the next Xbox.

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American Express brings social offers to mobile

American Express brings social offers to mobile

If you've been following the advancements in near field communication (NFC) technology and mobile payments, you know that one of the biggest selling points for using your phone to pay for your merchandise instead of a good ol' credit card is that services like Google Wallet and Isis promise to offer special deals. If you tap your phone at the register, you might save, for example, 10% off your purchase.

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Microsoft courting Facebook for Windows Phone says insider

Microsoft courting Facebook for Windows Phone says insider

Microsoft is considering courting Facebook to use Windows Phone as the basis of the oft-rumored Facebook Phone, according to insider whispers, using the fact that it isn't Google as a key selling point. Although recent leaks have suggested Facebook intends to use a significantly reworked version of Android as the basis for its own-brand handset, Business Insider's source claims Microsoft believes development is not yet so far advanced as to prevent it from scooping the social site's business with a well-played Windows Phone push.

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Fear the Hoodie

Fear the Hoodie

Mark Zuckerberg has a style problem: he's happy with his hoodie, but potential investors aren't convinced by the Facebook founder's low-key sartorial strategy. When you're chasing a near-$100bn IPO, turning off those holding the purse strings by insisting that every day is Dress-down Friday could be seen as petulant stubbornness - that's certainly what Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter screeched, decrying the CEO's wardrobe as a "mark of immaturity" and a lack of respect. But make no mistake, the time to get worried is when Zuckerberg reaches for the suit.

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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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