Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) News: Office Subscription, Google Inc (GOOG)’s Patent Dispute & More

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)Microsoft launches Surface tablets in Taiwan (FocusTaiwan)
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced the arrival of its Surface tablet computers in Taiwan on Sunday as part of the software giant’s efforts to revive the fortunes of its fledgling hardware business. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s most basic tablet, the 32-gigabyte Surface RT running the Windows RT operating system, carries a price tag of NT$10,888 (US$364), while the 64GB version will cost Taiwan consumers NT$13,888, the U.S.-based company said in a press release.

Microsoft Office comes to Android, but not tablets (SBSun)
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is bringing a pared-down version of its Office software to Android phones, but it won’t work on Android tablets just as it doesn’t on iPads. The software will be available starting Wednesday. It requires a $100-a-year subscription to Office and won’t be sold separately. …Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is trying to make its Office 365 subscription more compelling, without removing an advantage that tablet computers running Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Windows system now have – the ability to run popular Office programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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Microsoft Xbox One Hardware Upgraded Months Before Launch (HuffingtonPost)
The Xbox One just got a tiny bit better. Nope, it’s not another U-turn. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has simply shared that the graphical processor inside the machine has been turned up, slightly, from 800MHz to 853Mhz. In practical terms that means the machine can execute instructions quick than before, potentially leading to gradually and marginally improved performance. The news came in an interview by Larry Hyrb, a spokesman for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), with Xbox One chief Marc Whitten.

Microsoft Corp. EVP Tami Reller Sells 5,800 Shares (MSFT) (DailyPolitical)
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) EVP Tami Reller dumped 5,800 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction that occured on Thursday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.09, for a total value of $186,122.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 480,383 shares of the company’s stock. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. A number of analysts have recently weighed in on Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares. Analysts at Thomson Reuters/Verus upgraded shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

Google asks judge to dismiss Microsoft suit over phone ban (LiveMint)
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) said Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) acted too hastily in suing US customs officials in a patent dispute over whether Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc (NYSE:MMI) phones should be blocked at the border. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), in a court filing on Friday, asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit brought by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) that accused the US Customs and Border Protection of failing to enforce an order to ban imports of the phones. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) should instead have taken its complaint back to the trade agency that issued the ban, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) argued. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) won an order from the International Trade Commission that prevents Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc (NYSE:MMI) from shipping Asian-made phones that have a feature that synchronizes calendars between phones and computers. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) convinced customs that it was no longer infringing the patent.