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Microsoft’s First Annual Global BizSpark One Summit Brings Tech Startup Companies Together in Silicon Valley

*Some of the world’s most accomplished entrepreneurs and venture capitalists gather to share insights, knowledge and resources with young companies.*

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Oct. 27, 2010 –

Executives from dozens of the world’s most promising technology startups are coming together today in Mountain View, Calif., to explore the challenges and best approaches to creating new technologies and businesses. The Microsoft BizSpark One Summit is the first annual gathering of participants in BizSpark One, a program that offers Microsoft technologies and gives support to young companies pioneering new business and technologies.

Microsoft executives and members of the entrepreneurial community will share experiences, foster discussions, problem-solve, and in general offer support for the young companies. “The objective of the One Summit is to share the collective knowledge and experience of those attending,” says Dan’l Lewin, corporate vice president of Strategic and Emerging Business Development at Microsoft. “These are smart, capable people who can benefit greatly from the exchange of knowledge and insights on growing a business and taking on the challenges of success.” (more…)

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Mac Meets PC With New Office Release

*Microsoft launches Office 2011 for Mac today, bringing Mac users the latest versions of the company’s productivity software. The release is the latest effort from the Office for Mac team, which has been delivering Microsoft software to the Mac for 13 years*

REDMOND, Wash. – Oct. 26, 2010 – Roughly eight miles separate Microsoft’s Silicon Valley Campus from Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., but some might assume the gap is greater. PC is PC, Mac is Mac, and never the twain shall meet, right?

Eric Wilfrid doesn’t buy it. (more…)

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IBM Acquires PSS Systems

ARMONK, N.Y. – 14 Oct 2010: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it has acquired PSS Systems, a privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

PSS Systems’ software helps organizations analyze, automate and implement information governance policies across massive amounts of electronic business information and dispose of that information in an automated way.  These capabilities are critical elements to remaining responsive to legal obligations while reducing data storage costs. (more…)

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Whether Glaciers Float May Affect Sea-Level Rise

WASHINGTON — Glaciers that detach from the seafloor and begin floating create larger icebergs than glaciers that stay on the sea floor, researchers have found. Floating glaciers also produce icebergs more erratically.  

These new observations may help researchers better understand and predict iceberg production from glaciers and ice sheets, improving estimates of sea-level rise due to climate change.


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