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Nuclear waste will remain a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of years. Despite having decades of hazardous waste in temporary storage, the world is only now finalising plans for long-term containment

Onkalo aims to solve the 100,000-year problem of nuclear waste storage

Nuclear waste will remain a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of years. Despite having decades of hazardous waste in temporary storage, the world is only now finalising plans for long-term containment

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Technology Microsoft has announced it has developed speech recognition software that is as accurate as a professional transcriptionist

Speech recognition software now as good as humans

Microsoft has announced it has developed speech recognition software that is as accurate as a professional transcriptionist

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Business In the company’s biggest ever deal, Microsoft is about to buy LinkedIn for a staggering $26bn. By connecting itself with LinkedIn’s network of 433 million professionals, Microsoft could soon see a surge in sales, marketing and recruiting services

Why Microsoft’s $26bn purchase of LinkedIn makes perfect sense

In the company’s biggest ever deal, Microsoft is about to buy LinkedIn for a staggering $26bn. By connecting itself with LinkedIn’s network of 433 million professionals, Microsoft could soon see a surge in sales, marketing and recruiting services

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Technology Microsoft’s former CEO Steve Ballmer believes that the missing ingredient to make the Windows phone a success is Android application compatibility

Windows phone needs Android apps, says ex-Microsoft CEO

Microsoft’s former CEO Steve Ballmer believes that the missing ingredient to make the Windows phone a success is Android application compatibility

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Technology The press event was meant to demonstrate the processing prowess of Microsoft’s digital personal assistant, but Cortana didn’t want to play ball

Cortana: the not-so-intelligent PA embarrasses Microsoft CEO

The press event was meant to demonstrate the processing prowess of Microsoft’s digital personal assistant, but Cortana didn’t want to play ball

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Business The storied Nokia brand has hinted at a return to mobile, though only in partnership with a “world-class partner”

Nokia refuses to give up on its mobile business

The storied Nokia brand has hinted at a return to mobile, though only in partnership with a “world-class partner”

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Strategy Microsoft has announced that it will write down its Nokia acquisition and cut 7,800 jobs, primarily in the phone business

Microsoft makes job cuts as Nokia mobile unit suffers

Microsoft has announced that it will write down its Nokia acquisition and cut 7,800 jobs, primarily in the phone business

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Strategy Former Nokia-CEO Stephen Elop is the biggest name to be leaving Microsoft, as the company looks to align its engineering teams with its strategy

Elop departs as part of Microsoft reshuffle

Former Nokia-CEO Stephen Elop is the biggest name to be leaving Microsoft, as the company looks to align its engineering teams with its strategy

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Technology Swathe of new services shows a new ambitious strategy from Microsoft, but is it enough to win back old users?

Microsoft unveils new Windows

Swathe of new services shows a new ambitious strategy from Microsoft, but is it enough to win back old users?

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Home It looks like cloud gaming will render the dedicated games console redundant, and transform gaming from a product into a service. Matt Timms picks up a controller and finds out

The future is cloudy for consoles as video games move online

It looks like cloud gaming will render the dedicated games console redundant, and transform gaming from a product into a service. Matt Timms picks up a controller and finds out

Technology Ballmer’s decision to step down as director has brought an end to the former CEO’s 34-year association with the company

Ballmer quits Microsoft’s board after 34 years at the top

Ballmer’s decision to step down as director has brought an end to the former CEO’s 34-year association with the company

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Technology Profits of tech giant fall by seven percent, but the company remains optimistic about its long-term strategy

Microsoft profits slump, but CEO remains optimistic about future

Profits of tech giant fall by seven percent, but the company remains optimistic about its long-term strategy

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Technology The newest addition to the Nokia X series underlines Microsoft’s commitment to services ahead of its operating system business

Microsoft unveils first Nokia Android handset – the X2

The newest addition to the Nokia X series underlines Microsoft’s commitment to services ahead of its operating system business

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