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New Release of Lexis for Microsoft Office Now Integrates with Lexis Advance Content and Expands Functionality

“NEW YORK, LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced that its industry-leading legal drafting solution, Lexis® for Microsoft® Office now integrates with Lexis Advance®. With the advanced features, functionality and content of Lexis Advance, Lexis for Microsoft Office now offers users even more options to quickly surface relevant results directly within their legal drafting process, streamline their workflow and improve the quality of their work product – directly embedded within Microsoft® Word and Outlook®.” (via LexisNexis)

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B&N, Microsoft team up on Nook, college businesses

via Associated Press – “Barnes & Noble Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are teaming up to create a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary that will house the digital and college businesses of the bookseller and include a Nook application for Windows 8. The companies said Monday that they are exploring separating those businesses entirely. That could mean a stock offering, sale, or other deal could happen.”

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Microsoft bets you’re scared of Google

Computer World – “In its fight against Google, Microsoft is taking dead aim at the search giant’s Achilles heel — that people are frightened of Google’s power to invade your privacy. Microsoft has pledged that unlike Google,, it won’t scan the contents of your email in Hotmail in order to deliver ads. Expect more moves like this from Microsoft.”

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Microsoft rolls out new MSN site design

AP – “The software maker is saying goodbye to MSN.com’s blue background and its blocks of text links. Instead, starting Tuesday, the site is sporting more white space and fewer categories. Microsoft Corp. hopes to get more Web surfers using its Bing search engine. Microsoft lags behind Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. in search share despite efforts to turn the money-losing online business around.”

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Microsoft/Yahoo search partnership cleared by EU

Reuters – “Under the terms of the partnership struck in July last year, Microsoft’s Bing becomes the search engine for both while Yahoo focuses on attracting big advertisers.”

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US DOJ to OK Microsoft/Yahoo search deal -NY Post

Reuters – “Within the next 20 days to 30 days the Justice officials are expected to give unconditional approval to the search pact with an announcement to coincide with approval by the European Commission, the daily said.”

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FEAR GRIPS GOOGLE

New York Post – “You'd think nothing would get under the skin of search giant Google. But co-founder Sergey Brin is so rattled by the launch of Microsoft's rival search engine that he has assembled a team of top engineers to work on urgent upgrades to his Web service, The Post has learned.”

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Microsoft’s New Bing—The ‘Decision Engine’

Greg Notess – “Microsoft has only been running its own search engine with its own database since February 2005. Now on its third name in just a little longer than 4 years, Bing is finally beginning to offer a more compelling reason to use a Microsoft search engine.”

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Why You Can’t Search The Word ‘Sex’ On Bing

Reuters – “Bing, the new search engine from Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) Corp., doesn’t return any result for one of the most searched terms from India: sex. However, if you tell the search engine that you’re from the USA, or any one of the European countries (users can easily change country without even logging in), and bingo, several links are returned. If you say you are from China or an Arabian country, or Hong Kong or Singapore, again, no luck.”

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Fear and Loathing in the Online Office Suite

Popular Science – “Wherein The Grouse tries to save some dough by abandoning Word.”

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