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Column: Microsoft's Satya Nadella does not need our advice

Why is it that every time a company gets a new CEO, the media falls all over itself to offer advice?

Satya Nadella has been running Microsoft for one day and already thousands of folks have stepped up to offer lists of recommendations of things he needs to do right now before Microsoft, I don't know, falls into a volcano or something.

Now I'm okay with identifying Microsoft's weaknesses...

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Xbox One game console sales top 3 million

Microsoft's Xbox One video game console is shown

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Microsoft Corp said on Monday that sales of its new Xbox One game console topped three million at the end of last year after launching in November.

The third generation of the Xbox is competing head-to-head with Sony Corp's PlayStation 4, also launched in November. Sony said it had sold 2.1 million PS4s by the first week of December.

It will not be clear which company is leading the...

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Column: Is Microsoft ‘Scroogling’ itself with attacks on Google?

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Volvo Trucks' commercial featuring Jean Claude Van Damme's "Epic Split" video is at 59.6 million views and counting on YouTube.

But contrary to popular belief, it wasn't the most interesting piece of advertising in 2013.

That title belongs to Microsoft's Scroogled campaign, which aims to turn the tide of public opinion against Google in the style of classic Washington D.C....

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Xbox One global sales top 2 million units, says Microsoft

Microsoft's Xbox One video game console is shown

(Credit: Microsoft)

Microsoft Corp has sold more than 2 million Xbox One video game consoles since its November 22 launch, catching up with rival Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 released a week earlier.

The U.S. software giant on Wednesday said it took 18 days for Xbox One's global sales to surpass 2 million. Japan's Sony last week said it took 15 days for PS4 sales to cross 2.1 million.

The Xbox One, on sale...

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