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Microsoft delivers Office for rival Apple's iPad

Published on Mar 28, 2014 4:40 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Microsoft unveiled a version of its popular Office software suite for iPad tablets Thursday as the company's new chief moved to expand its "Internet cloud" footprint.

Newly anointed Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella laid out a vision of making the company the master of programs and services offered in the cloud for whatever gadgets people prefer.

The US technology titan underscored that goal with the release of Office software tailored for iPads made by longtime rival Apple.

"Today is the first step on a journey to make this a great innovation vector for all of Microsoft," Nadella said in his first press briefing at the helm of the company.

Julia White, Microsoft Office General Manager, speaks at a media event in San Francisco, California on March 27, 2014, to launch the Office software for iPad tablets. -- PHOTO: AFP
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