Satya Nadella was in Paris yesterday talking to Om Malik at Loïc and Geraldine Le Meur’s LeWeb’13 Conference in Paris, France.  Om Malik is a fairly well known anti-Microsoft blogger, but I thought his questions were relatively fair.  That being said, I did not find the talk super interesting and it mostly focused on Nadella’s area of expertise, the enterprise & the cloud.  But, this is a rare public talk by Satya, potentially Microsoft’s next CEO, sharing some of his thoughts on the future. Related Reading: A Brief Glimpse At Satya “Nutella” Nadella, Possibly Microsoft’s Next CEO My favorite statements by Nutella: “This business does not respect tradition, it respects you if you are innovating for the future” “Businesses and users will only use technology if they can trust it.  It is the responsibility of governments to restore this trust.  [...]The surveillance systems need to be reformed.  [...] Respect individual ...

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As winter -storms hit across the United States I’m sure many are thinking of warmer places they would rather be at.  We continue our series of in-depth coverage of the Bing search trends of 2013.   When Bing first started out as Live Search it used to have a search service called xRank.  xRank kept track of notable celebrities, musicians, politicians, etc. and ranked them in order of popularity from Bing search query results. Microsoft shut that service down in 2010.  However like Google, Microsoft still publishes results of some of the most popular searches at the end of each year.  Here are the most searched travel destinations: USA’s most searched destinations of 2013 Hawaii captured the heart of Americans this year, even topping searches for mainland USA destinations. London ruled the pack among European destinations, holding onto its #1 spot for the second year in a row. Hawaii Bahamas (pictured) London ...

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We were pretty glad when John Lewis announced they will be carrying the Microsoft Surface in UK this weekend, and I am sure French readers will be equally glad to hear popular electronics retailer FNAC is also offering the device. Already available online, the 32 GB tablet is retailing for 589 EUR, with the device available for delivery before Christmas. Presumably the tablet will also be showing up in stores this weekend also. See the online deal here. Are are French readers looking forward to having a hands-on with the device? Let us know below. Thanks Lauren for tip. ...

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