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The World’s Largest Software Company Wants More Hardware

Microsoft (nasdaq:MSFT) has been the world’s largest software company for decades. Now it wants some more skin in the hardware game. “It’s important to recognize a fundamental shift under way in our business,” CEO Steve Ballmer writes in the company’s 2012 letter to shareholders. “We see ourselves as a devices and services company.” Now this doesn’t mean that Microsoft is ...

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Despite debt crisis, EU wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize for fostering peace on a continent ravaged by war, yet the Norwegian prize jury warned Friday that the financial crisis challenging the bloc’s unity could lead to a return to “extremism and nationalism.” The award was hailed at the EU headquarters in Brussels and by pro-EU government leaders ...

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Biden and Ryan face off in VP debate

Incumbent Vics President Joe Biden and GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan are facing off in their sole debate. Ryan and Biden are expected to clash in the debate – their only one – with Democrats itching for revenge after Mitt Romney’s drubbing of President Barack Obama tightened the White House race. Al Jazeera’s Patty Culhane, reporting from Danville, Kentuky, where ...

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Biden and Ryan face off in VP debate

Incumbent Vics President Joe Biden and GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan are facing off in their sole debate. Ryan and Biden are expected to clash in the debate – their only one – with Democrats itching for revenge after Mitt Romney’s drubbing of President Barack Obama tightened the White House race. Al Jazeera’s Patty Culhane, reporting from Danville, Kentuky, where ...

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Biden and Ryan face off in VP debate

Incumbent Vics President Joe Biden and GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan are facing off in their sole debate. Ryan and Biden are expected to clash in the debate – their only one – with Democrats itching for revenge after Mitt Romney’s drubbing of President Barack Obama tightened the White House race. Al Jazeera’s Patty Culhane, reporting from Danville, Kentuky, where ...

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Biden and Ryan face off in VP debate

Incumbent Vics President Joe Biden and GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan are facing off in their sole debate. Ryan and Biden are expected to clash in the debate – their only one – with Democrats itching for revenge after Mitt Romney’s drubbing of President Barack Obama tightened the White House race. Al Jazeera’s Patty Culhane, reporting from Danville, Kentuky, where ...

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Biden and Ryan face off in VP debate

Incumbent Vics President Joe Biden and GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan are facing off in their sole debate. Ryan and Biden are expected to clash in the debate – their only one – with Democrats itching for revenge after Mitt Romney’s drubbing of President Barack Obama tightened the White House race. Al Jazeera’s Patty Culhane, reporting from Danville, Kentuky, where ...

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Diamond bigger than Earth found

Forget the diamond as big as the Ritz. This one’s bigger than planet Earth. Orbiting a star that is visible to the naked eye, astronomers have discovered a planet twice the size of our own made largely out of diamond. The rocky planet, called ’55 Cancri e’, orbits a sun-like star in the constellation of Cancer and is moving so ...

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Diamond bigger than Earth found

Forget the diamond as big as the Ritz. This one’s bigger than planet Earth. Orbiting a star that is visible to the naked eye, astronomers have discovered a planet twice the size of our own made largely out of diamond. The rocky planet, called ’55 Cancri e’, orbits a sun-like star in the constellation of Cancer and is moving so ...

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Diamond bigger than Earth found

Forget the diamond as big as the Ritz. This one’s bigger than planet Earth. Orbiting a star that is visible to the naked eye, astronomers have discovered a planet twice the size of our own made largely out of diamond. The rocky planet, called ’55 Cancri e’, orbits a sun-like star in the constellation of Cancer and is moving so ...

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