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Microsoft hosting an event on September 23, sends invites

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Microsoft on Monday issued invitations to the media for a press conference that will be held in New York City on September 23rd. We know from the invites that the company’s Surface
lineup will be the focus of the event, and while no specific details were shared alongside the invitation, it seems pretty likely that we can expect refreshed hardware to be shown off for the first time.
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Microsoft buys Nokia’s devices and services business for $7.17 billion

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Nokia today announced that Microsoft will be acquiring substantially all of Nokia’s devices and services business for $5 billion. Microsoft will also license Nokia’s patents and mapping assets for another $2.17 billion making the complete deal worth $7.17 billion in cash.
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Microsoft Office 365 now available for android smartphones

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Last month, Microsoft released
 Office for iPhone users and since then Android users have been waiting for the suite to come to their platform. Today, Microsoft has launched Office for Android users and like on the iPhone, this version too will require Office 365 subscription to use.
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Microsoft reported to bring Age of Empires and other titles on iPhone and Android platforms

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Microsoft is planning to bring its marquee titles to Apple’s iPhone and Android based smartphones if a report by the Nikkei is to be believed. Reportedly, Microsoft has tied up with Japanese smartphone game maker KLab, and through a licensing deal KLab will be able to deliver Microsoft’s titles on the iPhone and the Android based hardware.

This will include both Microsoft Xbox and Windows games. Notably, the report says that Microsoft’s iconic real time strategy game Age of Empires will be available as a free-to-play game worldwide on smartphones by the end of the 2013. This indeed is a big deal, if proven to be true.

Reuters is reporting that the deal is regarding only the mobile version of Age of Empires, and no other game is reported to be under development for non-Microsoft platforms. For those who don’t know, Age of Empires is Microsoft’s most popular gaming franchise.

It is believed that such a move could lead companies like Nintendo to leverage its software assets like the Mario franchise and release them on other mobile platforms. Previously, Sega used to exclusively make games for its consoles till it went out of the console business, and now it offers mobile versions of its most popular Sonic franchise on both the iPhone and Android, in addition to releasing games for all console platforms.

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