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Web Exclusive: Changes coming to Hotmail, MSN a accounts

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(CBS/CNN) - Microsoft is trying to lure people away from gmail and yahoo.  The company has launched a 30 million dollar TV and digital advertising campaign to get people to sign on to Outlook.com.  Starting today, all of Microsoft's email services like Hotmail and MSN will be automatically converted to Outlook.com.  Users old emails and contacts will be exported to Outlook.com's new service.  But, you will still be able to use your old email address.

BMW is recalling more than a half-million cars in the U.S. due to possible power failure and engine stalling.  Apparently, a battery cable that supplies power to the car's fuse box can wear out and cause problems.  The recall affects BMW's 1-series, 3-series and Z4 models, some made as early as 2007 and as late as last year. BMW has known about the problem since July 2010. 

Google may be looking to open retail stores in several major cities.  That's according to a report from 9to5google.com.  The tech news website cites an unidentified source as confirming that Google is building stand-alone stores in hopes of opening them in time for the holidays this year.  The stores would allow consumers to test out some of Google's products, like the Google Glass, before buying them.  Google hasn't yet confirmed the rumor.

Your next job interview could be on twitter!  They're called "twitterviews" and some tech, media and marketing companies are using them instead of formal interviews.  It works like this: companies tweet out a question and allow potential employees to tweet back an answer. Some companies say you can learn a lot about a person's personality through tweets...

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