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Tesla Motors to open new store at Bellevue Square mall

The high-end electric sports cars from Tesla Motors are a favorite among tech geeks. And given that love affair, what better spot to showcase the capabilities of the vehicles than Bellevue Square?  Tesla Motors plans to open a new store at the shopping center located just a few miles away from Microsoft’s headquarters. The store… Read More

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Microsoft, Toyota join forces on cloud computing for cars

Microsoft and Toyota have entered a new strategic partnership to build a next-gen information and telecommunications platform for Toyota’s vehicles based on the Redmond company’s Windows Azure cloud computing system. The companies say they will participate in an investment of 1 billion yen (about $12 million) in Toyota Media Service Co., a Toyota subsidiary focused… Read More

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Microsoft + Toyota: Cars or the cloud … or both?

Microsoft and Toyota will be announcing a “new collaboration between the companies” on Wednesday afternoon, and the involvement of CEOs Steve Ballmer and Akio Toyoda means it’s probably something noteworthy. The scheduling of the news conference is generating speculation that Toyota will be adopting Microsoft’s automotive technology platform. Microsoft already powers the in-car information and… Read More