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Researchers hack and crack Microsoft wireless keyboards

Weak encryption used by Microsoft's wireless keyboards can be cracked in a matter of moments, a pair of Swiss security researchers said this week, giving hackers a way to snatch passwords and financial account information in real-time and from a dist...

Users, Web developers vent over IE7

Users of Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) turned a blog post by a Microsoft program manager into a complaint free-for-all that took the company to task for not following through on browser upgrade promises and alienating Web developers.

Activision merges with Blizzard parent, Vivendi

Activision and Vivendi Games (parent company of Blizzard Entertainment) announced an 18.9 billion dollar merger on Sunday, forming a new company called Activision Blizzard where current Activision CEO, Robert Kotick, will remain as chief executive.

Microsoft buys startup to boost Web, mobile services

Microsoft has purchased Seattle startup WebFives, which provides a Web-based file-sharing service for Internet and mobile video, photos, audio, and blogs, according to a <a href="http://www.vizrea.com/default.aspx">message</a> posted on the startup's...

Microsoft to increase 360 usability with fall update

As previously reported, Microsoft next week will introduce new Xbox 360 features with the 2007 Fall Dashboard Update including downloadable <a href="http://www.gamepro.com/news.cfm?article_id=147268">Xbox originals</a>, enhanced <a href="http://gamep...

Vivendi, Activision to create computer games giant

European media group Vivendi plans to acquire a majority stake in leading computer games publisher Activision and merge the company with its own gaming unit to form what will likely be the world's largest third-party publisher of computer games.

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