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Outlook switch leaves Hotmail users open to cyber-squatting

Microsoft has unveiled plans to rebrand Hotmail to Outlook, but has failed to reserve existing users' email aliases.

Microsoft has unveiled plans to rebrand Hotmail to Outlook, but has failed to reserve existing users’ email aliases. The surprise switch is the latest attempt by Microsoft to rebrand Hotmail, which was previously available under the Windows Live moniker. Hotmail – or Windows Live – users can try the new version of Outlook.com, and claim

Microsoft unveils ‘Surface’ tablet in iPad challenge

Microsoft unveils Surface tablet

Software giant Microsoft unveiled its first tablet computer, Surface, in a major hardware launch clearly designed to take on long-term rival Apple’s market-ruling iPad. Chief executive Steve Ballmer described the iPad challenger — complete with a built-in stand and ultra thin covers-cum-keyboards in a range of colors — as a tablet that “works and plays.”