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Microsoft cuts 2,100 employees worldwide

As part of a second wave of cuts announced in July, Microsoft is laying off 2,100 employees worldwide on September 18.

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Microsoft's Tell Me feature appears to be slated for the next version of Office.

Microsoft may add 'Tell me' help feature to next Office

The help feature, which answers specific questions, is already in Office Online. Now it seems to be in the works for the next desktop version, a report says.

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The successor to Halo, Bungie's ambitious project is quickly moving units.

Destiny sales exceed $325M in first five days despite meh reviews

The sci-fi shooter isn't close to selling as fast as titles from existing franchises like Grand Theft Auto, but for a nonsequel, it's humming right along.

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Round two of Microsoft layoff expected Thursday

Job cuts will hit nearly all divisions later this week in the second wave of the company's larger plan to cut 18,000 employees, sources tell ZDNet.

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Microsoft's Universal Mobile Keyboard works with iOS, Android, Windows tablets

This portable Bluetooth keyboard includes a switch to work with three different mobile operating systems.

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Minecraft is landing on the Xbox One.

When it comes to digital games, Microsoft's not playing around

Many on Wall Street thought Microsoft ought to exit the game business, but since taking over as CEO, Satya Nadella has taken the opposite tack. Here's why.

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A jetpack that helps you run faster (and use less energy) on Tomorrow Daily

Researchers at Arizona State University have designed the 4MM, a jetpack designed to help its wearer run a 4-minute mile, and expend less energy doing it. We've never even run a 6-minute mile, so we'll need to crank this thing up to 11.

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Microsoft is set to show off a tech preview of Threshold, which will be released in the spring.

Microsoft to preview next version of Windows Sept. 30

Microsoft is expected to show off some of the enterprise-focused Windows "Threshold" features at an event in San Francisco at the end of the month.

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iPhone 6 Plus could be hard to find on launch day

Based on record preorders, finding Apple's new 5.5-inch iPhone may be a challenge on launch day. Also, Microsoft builds a new world for Minecraft, and Google launches an affordable Android phone for developing countries.

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Minecraft is landing on the Xbox One.

Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5B

In Minecraft, Microsoft is taking control of a game that has become a cultural phenomenon. Markus Persson, though, is bidding adieu.

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Big on blue? Microsoft expands palette with new Xbox 360 bundle

The $249 bundle includes two games, Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and a free month of Xbox Live Gold.

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Tech Retrospect: All the other news fit to print

Apple certainly dominated the headlines over the past week, but it wasn't the only company with something to say. Let's take a look at the rest of the tech world.

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