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Vine users skyrocket, now exceed 40 million

Vine users skyrocket, now exceed 40 million

Vine has grown quickly since Twitter snapped it up, with any user of the microblogging site likely coming across one of the six-second videos on a regular basis. That rate of growth has been perhaps more rapid than realized, with Vine announcing today that it has reached - and exceeded - 40 million users, a drastic jump over just a couple of months.

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Skype joins Windows 8.1 start screen app collection

Skype joins Windows 8.1 start screen app collection

To make absolute sure you know how advanced Skype has gotten over the past few months, Microsoft has announced this week that Windows 8.1 will come with the app on user start screens right out of the box. This free upgrade to the advanced and essentially remixed bit of operating system will bring about a collection of updates to Microsoft's newest software experience, and now with Skype for Windows 8.1, you'll be presented with a set of apps that's a bit more complete. Or a bit more on-par with Microsoft's vision, you might say.

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SkyDrive brand change set amid potential legal battle

SkyDrive brand change set amid potential legal battle

Microsoft has decided to skip a battle they'd have had to fight if they'd continued down the road with their cloud storage service SkyDrive amid a call to action by British Sky Broadcasting. That company, also known as BSkyB, planned legal means of ending Microsoft's use of the "SkyDrive" brand name due to conflicts with their own similar naming structure. Initial judgement on the matter saw BSkyB winning out in the England and Whales High Court.

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Acura NSX teaser shows supercar getting frisky in the wet

Acura NSX teaser shows supercar getting frisky in the wet

If ever there was a good reason for Instagram and Vine, Acura teasing the latest NSX prototype doing wicked things around the track ahead of its showroom debut might be the very finest. The car company has already shown us the 2015 NSX sitting pretty at NAIAS 2013 back in January, but a pair of brief videos - which you can see after the cut - give a more aurally-pleasing glimpse of the supercar.

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Microsoft forms retirement deal with former Windows president Steven Sinofsky

Microsoft forms retirement deal with former Windows president Steven Sinofsky

The former president of Microsoft's Windows division, Steven Sinofsky, has struck a retirement deal with the company. We reported back in November that he was on the way out, with sources surfacing soon after claiming that his sudden departure was over refusal to name him CEO Ballmer's successor. Reportedly, the retirement agreement has been in deliberation since late last year.

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