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Windows 8 might soon be replaced by Threshold.

Windows 9 may be revealed next month

Microsoft is said to show off the next version of Windows in late September, wireless carriers battle for customers with cheaper plans, and Disney takes on Clash of Clans with a "Star Wars" game.

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Bing Maps takes you to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Bing Maps now reveals Streetside views in more than 100 cities

The latest update to Microsoft's maps site also adds aerial images, and you can check out 3D views of some cities through a new Windows 8.1 app.

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Microsoft's IE team pines for faster updates -- and respect

Internet Explorer is still saddled with a reputation for being slow and behind the technology curve. Its developers clearly want to change that.

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Skype notifications will no longer bug you on multiple devices

Notifications will only ring in on your active device thanks to a new feature.

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Microsoft calls free Xbox One game promotion an error

A promotion for a test program that would unlock certain Xbox One titles for 24 hours was based on an error, according to Microsoft.

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Opera Mini to be default browser for Microsoft's feature phones

The Series 30+, Series 40 and Asha phones will now run Opera Mini fresh from the factory, while existing users will be encouraged to upgrade.

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Microsoft to sell Xbox 360 500GB drive for less than 320GB version

Due up for preorder some time this month, the 500GB drive would cost $110, while the console's 320GB version goes for $130.

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Microsoft aims to be greener and drops ALEC membership

The tech giant pulls out of the conservative lobbying group that is known to have pushed legislation to block renewable energy development.

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Read Steve Ballmer's resignation letter from Microsoft board

Saying "I bleed Microsoft," the onetime CEO makes a full break from Microsoft after more than three decades. Plus: Satya Nadella's response.

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Ballmer steps down from board, cuts last official tie with Microsoft

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's chief for 14 years before resigning in February, has now also stepped down as a member of the company's board of directors.

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Microsoft OneNote comes to Android tablets for free

Latest version of OneNote for Android is optimized for tablets and adds support for handwritten notes and text formatting.

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HTC One M8 for Windows debuts

The phone, available for purchase for $100 with a two-year contract starting Tuesday, is being sold exclusively through Verizon Wireless.

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