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Microsoft’s free anti-virus launched in India

Software giant Microsoft today launched a security solution for its Windows operating system in the Indian market.

‘Microsoft Security Essentials’, which was launched in September globally, would be available free of cost to all genuine Windows users and provide anti-virus, anti-malware and anti-spyware solutions.
Microsoft Security Essentials include tools for checking computers for infections by specific and prevalent malicious software, weekly update on Tuesdays automatically when connected to the Internet as well as validation of Windows software.

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Bing Hosts ‘Home Sweet Homepage’ Photo Contest

One of the most popular features of Bing’s home page, launched in May, has been its use of stunning photographs taken from around the world. Embedded within each photo are mouse-able “hot spots” that offer more information about what’s in the photo.

Each day, Bing editorial lead Stephanie Horstmanshof receives e-mails complimenting the photos. Along with those come many questions from people asking how to submit their own photos.

So a new Bing photo contest, called “Home Sweet Homepage,” asks photographers to do just that—submit photos demonstrating what’s special about their hometown. The winner’s work, in part determined by a public vote, will become the Bing backdrop for a day. “This contest is how we allow our users to both submit and decide what we display,” says Horstmanshof.

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Microsoft Unveils New Windows Phones Worldwide

Microsoft Corp.  announced the availability of a new line of Windows® phones around the world that are available in a broad range of styles and prices. With a Windows phone, people can navigate their phone easily with the touch of a finger1 and browse the Internet on a great mobile browser. People can also connect to two new services that allow them to back up and share data from their phone to the Web and buy a variety of useful applications from the Windows Marketplace for Mobile. Microsoft expects partners to deliver more than 30 new phones in more than 20 countries by the end of 2009.

“We all want to connect quickly to the people and information that’s important to us from across our lives at work and at home,” said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. “A Windows phone lets people take their entire world of digital information, communications, applications and entertainment with them wherever they go.”

–Microsoft pressroom