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Rumor: Does Microsoft have interest in acquiring AMD?
Rumor: Does Microsoft have interest in acquiring AMD?
According to a new report, Microsoft is looking into acquiring struggling chip maker AMD, a move that would help the software giant to revive ...... 01 Jul 2015 - 8 comments
Sony surprised by Xbox backwards compatibility, says not in the works for PS4
Sony surprised by Xbox backwards compatibility, says not in the works for PS4
Microsoft announced at E3 this week that its current generation gaming console will be backwards compatible with selected Xbox 360 games later this year. ...... 20 Jun 2015 - 4 comments
Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and others leave Microsoft
Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and others leave Microsoft
Microsoft has announced that former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and head of mobile phones Jo Harlow will be leaving the company. The two were considered ...... 19 Jun 2015
Microsoft announces Xbox Elite wireless controller for hardcore gamers
Microsoft announces Xbox Elite wireless controller for hardcore gamers
Microsoft has announced a new wireless controller for the Xbox One and Windows 10 aimed at the hardcore gamer. The new Elite wireless controller ...... 16 Jun 2015 - 10 comments
Moonraker was Nokia's take on the smartwatch
Moonraker was Nokia's take on the smartwatch
Every company in the mobile space seems to now have it, a smartwatch. You have the Motorola 360, the Samsung Galaxy Gear, the LG Watch Urbane, ...... 12 Jun 2015
Newegg accidentally reveals Windows 10 price?
Newegg accidentally reveals Windows 10 price?
Windows 10 has been largely unveiled by Microsoft in endless test versions on Windows Insider Program and to the masses at Build conference. ...... 31 May 2015
Cortana coming to iPhone & Android this year, Microsoft confirms
Cortana coming to iPhone & Android this year, Microsoft confirms
Microsoft announces Cortana will land on iPhone and Android devices this year, and more goodies coming over the next couple of months. Cortana ...... 26 May 2015 - 1 comment
Xbox One gets $60 Over-The-Air TV Tuner
Xbox One gets $60 Over-The-Air TV Tuner
Xbox One gets broadcast TV with an Hauppauge Over-The-Air TV Tuner, delivering subscription-free live TV, 30 minute live TV pause and TV streaming ...... 20 May 2015 - 1 comment
Microsoft will provide Windows 10 updates for phones so you're not waiting on carriers
Microsoft will provide Windows 10 updates for phones so you're not waiting on carriers
Microsoft has taken the reins in regards to future Windows Phone updates, promising that carriers will no longer be a hindrance in getting the ...... 17 May 2015 - 1 comment
Microsoft seen as suitor for Salesforce
Microsoft seen as suitor for Salesforce
CRM king Salesforce apparently has a major suitor: Microsoft. Salesforce has already hired two investment banks to help it respond to offers, ...... 06 May 2015
Microsoft buys digital pen technology from N-Trig for $30 million
Microsoft buys digital pen technology from N-Trig for $30 million
Although it was widely reported months ago, Microsoft has finally confirmed their acquisition of technology from digital pen tech developer N-Trig. ...... 03 May 2015
Microsoft discontinues Windows Media Center
Microsoft discontinues Windows Media Center
Microsoft has been unveiling more about its upcoming operating system this past week at Build conference in San Francisco. The company also ...... 03 May 2015 - 1 comment
Windows 10 will not be ready for phones this summer
Windows 10 will not be ready for phones this summer
Microsoft is readying its Windows 10 launch this summer and has been promoting its new features this week at its Build conference in San Francisco. ...... 02 May 2015 - 1 comment
Microsoft wants to guess how old you are from the pic you upload
Microsoft wants to guess how old you are from the pic you upload
Microsoft has launched the fun and likely inaccurate website that uses facial recognition to guess your age. You upload a picture to the ...... 01 May 2015 - 2 comments
BUILD: Microsoft sees Windows 10 on 1 billion devices in three years
BUILD: Microsoft sees Windows 10 on 1 billion devices in three years
According to Windows boss Terry Myerson, over 1 billion devices will be running Windows 10 in just three years time, a hugely optimistic forecast ...... 30 Apr 2015
Report: Microsoft to allow Android apps to run on Windows 10 tablets, phones
Report: Microsoft to allow Android apps to run on Windows 10 tablets, phones
According to the well-connected Paul Thurrott, Microsoft will announce this week that Windows 10 phone and tablet users will be able to run ...... 29 Apr 2015 - 7 comments
Microsoft is still losing money on every Windows Phone sold
Microsoft is still losing money on every Windows Phone sold
According to a recent filing with the U.S. SEC, it appears that Microsoft continues to lose money on every Windows Phone it sells, and may have ...... 29 Apr 2015
comScore: Bing hits 20 percent search market share
comScore: Bing hits 20 percent search market share
According to research firm comScore, Bing has reached a significant milestone: 20 percent share in the search market. Google had 64.4 percent ...... 17 Apr 2015 - 4 comments
New Halo games now available for iOS, Windows, Windows Phone
New Halo games now available for iOS, Windows, Windows Phone
As of writing, Microsoft's 'Halo' series spinoffs are now available for purchase on iPhone, iPad, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. The new ...... 16 Apr 2015
Bing is headed to Cyanogen operating system following strategic partnership with Microsoft
Bing is headed to Cyanogen operating system following strategic partnership with Microsoft
After months of rumors, it's finally happening: Mobile operating system maker Cyanogen has announced a strategic partnership with rival operating ...... 16 Apr 2015
Bill Gates writes letter to all Microsoft employees on eve of 40th anniversary
Bill Gates writes letter to all Microsoft employees on eve of 40th anniversary
40 years ago, Bill Gates and Paul Allen started a small software company that they named Microsoft. Thanks to their creation of the Windows ...... 05 Apr 2015 - 7 comments
Microsoft and Yahoo extend their search partnership negotiations for another month
Microsoft and Yahoo extend their search partnership negotiations for another month
First started five years ago after Microsoft failed to acquire its smaller rival, the two companies have extended negotiations on a search partnership ...... 29 Mar 2015 - 1 comment
Microsoft testing Windows 10 ROM that can turn your Android phone into a Windows phone
Microsoft testing Windows 10 ROM that can turn your Android phone into a Windows phone
Among other big news revealed this week, Microsoft has also announced that it is trying out Windows 10 software that can effectively turn an ...... 18 Mar 2015 - 7 comments
Microsoft wants to kill off the Internet Explorer brand
Microsoft wants to kill off the Internet Explorer brand
Microsoft has confirmed that its upcoming browser, codenamed Project Spartan, will not keep the Internet Explorer name used for the last 20 years. ...... 18 Mar 2015 - 15 comments
Microsoft sues Kyocera for patent infringement over mobile phones
Microsoft sues Kyocera for patent infringement over mobile phones
Microsoft has sued Japanese phone maker Kyocera over patent infringement this week, claiming that the company's Duraforce, Hydro and Brigadier ...... 08 Mar 2015 - 1 comment
Windows Defender fights Superfish vulnerability
Windows Defender fights Superfish vulnerability
Earlier this week it was revealed that Lenovo's consumer grade laptops have a serious security vulnerability via the Superfish software pre-installed ...... 21 Feb 2015 - 2 comments
How app user reviews work? iOS vs Android vs Windows Phone
How app user reviews work? iOS vs Android vs Windows Phone
As we launched our first mobile app this year, it has been interesting to observe the small, but very important differences there are between ...... 11 Feb 2015 - 6 comments
Microsoft preparing to invest in Cyanogen and its goal of taking down Google
Microsoft preparing to invest in Cyanogen and its goal of taking down Google
Cyanogen, the maker of the CyanogenMod operating system based on Android, may have a powerful new investor. Sources claim that Microsoft ...... 29 Jan 2015 - 3 comments
Microsoft reports record Lumia and Surface sales, strong Xbox sales
Microsoft reports record Lumia and Surface sales, strong Xbox sales
Despite a generally disappointing earnings report, there were a few bright spots for Microsoft, who announced some record earnings in a few categories. ...... 27 Jan 2015 - 1 comment
Microsoft's stock craters following earnings report
Microsoft's stock craters following earnings report
Yesterday, Microsoft announced their quarterly earnings and the company's stock was destroyed today following the not-so-hot results. The ...... 27 Jan 2015
Skype team reveals Windows 10 UI
Skype team reveals Windows 10 UI
Microsoft has been revealing the makings of Windows 10 this week. One of the most important aspects of all of its OS versions is the messaging. ...... 25 Jan 2015 - 1 comment
Sprint to begin offering their first Lumia smartphone
Sprint to begin offering their first Lumia smartphone
Three years after every other carrier started carrying Lumia Windows Phone devices, Sprint finally has their first one. The company has picked ...... 18 Jan 2015
PSA: Download fix for bad Windows update
PSA: Download fix for bad Windows update
Microsoft is pushing an out-of-cycle update to fix a problem caused by a previous Windows update distributed on Patch Tuesday in November. ...... 16 Dec 2014 - 1 comment
Microsoft to unveil Windows 10 consumer experience
Microsoft to unveil Windows 10 consumer experience
Microsoft has set a date to show off the consumer experience of Windows 10, ahead of its scheduled launch in Autumn 2015. The Redmond giant ...... 11 Dec 2014 - 5 comments
Microsoft has released new MSN-branded apps for Android, iOS, Amazon
Microsoft has released new MSN-branded apps for Android, iOS, Amazon
Microsoft has continued its new trend of releasing apps outside of its own ecosystem, unveiling a slew of MSN-branded apps for iOS, Android and Amazon. ...... 11 Dec 2014
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