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Warner Bros. in talks with Microsoft to buy Xbox Entertainment Studios
Warner Bros. in talks with Microsoft to buy Xbox Entertainment Studios
Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that it was shutting down its Xbox Entertainment Studios division, after investments for the past few ...... 17 Aug 2014 - 1 comment
Microsoft confirms White Xbox One bundle details
Microsoft confirms White Xbox One bundle details
Microsoft has used Gamescom to confirm details about the previously announced 'Cirrus' white console. The white color Xbox One will be bundled ...... 13 Aug 2014 - 2 comments
Microsoft unveils $25 Nokia 130 phone for Asia, Africa
Microsoft unveils $25 Nokia 130 phone for Asia, Africa
Microsoft, through its newly acquired Nokia, is looking to expand their presence to the emerging markets of Asia and Africa, unveiling the new $25 Nokia 130. ...... 12 Aug 2014 - 4 comments
Microsoft sets end-of-life for all Internet Explorer versions before 11
Microsoft sets end-of-life for all Internet Explorer versions before 11
Microsoft has selected an end-of-life date for older Internet Explorer browser versions, giving users until January 12, 2016 to use all versions ...... 08 Aug 2014 - 9 comments
Microsoft planning on bringing a retail store to New York City's Fifth Ave
Microsoft planning on bringing a retail store to New York City's Fifth Ave
According to a new report, Microsoft is working on bringing a retail store to Fifth Avenue in New York City, near the now iconic Apple "cube" ...... 08 Aug 2014
Windows 8.1 getting updated on August 12th
Windows 8.1 getting updated on August 12th
Microsoft has confirmed that the expected Windows 8.1 update is coming on August 12th. The company did not call the update pack "Update 2" ...... 06 Aug 2014
Microsoft shuts down Xbox Entertainment Studios after two years and just one completed project
Microsoft shuts down Xbox Entertainment Studios after two years and just one completed project
In addition to their announced 18,000 layoffs, Microsoft will also be shutting down their Xbox Entertainment Studios, which so far has been ...... 18 Jul 2014 - 1 comment
Ouch: Microsoft slashing up to 18,000 jobs
Ouch: Microsoft slashing up to 18,000 jobs
As expected, Microsoft announced a round of layoffs today although the number was well beyond all expectations. New CEO Satya Nadella announced ...... 18 Jul 2014
Microsoft to lay off most employees in over five years
Microsoft to lay off most employees in over five years
Tech behemoth Microsoft is looking to cut some costs as it integrates its new Nokia handset unit, planning layoffs that would be the company's ...... 16 Jul 2014 - 4 comments
Microsoft Kinect for Windows v2 goes up for pre-order at $199, ships 7/15
Microsoft Kinect for Windows v2 goes up for pre-order at $199, ships 7/15
Microsoft has confirmed that the Kinect v2 for Windows will begin shipping on July 15th, with the motion control system now available for pre-order. ...... 09 Jul 2014 - 6 comments
Microsoft, Canon sign patent licensing deal
Microsoft, Canon sign patent licensing deal
Microsoft has announced a cross-licensing pact with camera and imaging giant Canon, a deal that will affect "a broad range of products and services ...... 05 Jul 2014 - 1 comment
New Nokia devices to be branded 'Nokia by Microsoft'?
New Nokia devices to be branded 'Nokia by Microsoft'?
According to prolific leaker @Evleaks, Microsoft has almost completed a licensing pact with Nokia in which future Nokia devices will be branded ...... 28 Jun 2014 - 1 comment
Skype makes upgrades to latest versions for Mac, Windows mandatory
Skype makes upgrades to latest versions for Mac, Windows mandatory
Skype has said this week that it will be retiring all older versions of its desktop application, including versions for Mac and Windows that ...... 22 Jun 2014
Chinese government reveals Microsoft's Android patents
Chinese government reveals Microsoft's Android patents
Microsoft, who has long licensed its patents to Android OEMs and takes a piece of a majority of Android devices made, has now had those mystery ...... 17 Jun 2014 - 3 comments
Microsoft Web Outlook app requires KitKat and Office 365 business
Microsoft Web Outlook app requires KitKat and Office 365 business
Microsoft has announced the launch of a beta version of its Outlook Web App (OWA) for Android available now in the Google Play Store. The ...... 13 Jun 2014
Xbox Feedback site wants your advice
Xbox Feedback site wants your advice
Microsoft's Xbox team are continuing their outreach to customers by launching a feedback website looking for your thoughts and suggestions. ...... 10 Jun 2014
Xbox 360 sales hit 84 million; 100,000 centuries of gameplay
Xbox 360 sales hit 84 million; 100,000 centuries of gameplay
Microsoft has announced that sales of its Xbox 360 consoles have passed 84 million, providing over 100,000 centuries of gameplay It made ...... 10 Jun 2014
Xbox boss makes big step toward Xbox One recovery at E3
Xbox boss makes big step toward Xbox One recovery at E3
Microsoft's head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, deserves credit for bringing Xbox One back to gaming and putting the focus on the customer. Microsoft's ...... 09 Jun 2014
E3 2014: Forza Horizon 2 trailer & Forza Motorsport 5 gets Nürburgring
E3 2014: Forza Horizon 2 trailer & Forza Motorsport 5 gets Nürburgring
Here is a trailer showing off Forza Horizon 2 shown at E3, and details on the Nürburgring free track update for Forza Motorsport 5. Forza ...... 09 Jun 2014 - 1 comment
E3 2014: Halo: The Master Chief Collection coming to Xbox One, Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta this fall
E3 2014: Halo: The Master Chief Collection coming to Xbox One, Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta this fall
Master Collection includes Halo: Combat Evolved, a re-mastered Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 4 and new digital series Halo: Nightfall. ...... 09 Jun 2014
Google surpasses Microsoft as top U.S. browser, at least by one metric
Google surpasses Microsoft as top U.S. browser, at least by one metric
According to a new research report from Adobe, Google's Chrome browser has surpassed Microsoft's Internet Explorer as the most popular browser ...... 06 Jun 2014
Mobile Windows devices to reach sub-$200 prices in 2014, says Microsoft
Mobile Windows devices to reach sub-$200 prices in 2014, says Microsoft
According to Microsoft VP of OEM partners Nick Parker, the company's mobile devices should see prices dip below $200 in 2014. "We'll reach ...... 06 Jun 2014 - 1 comment
Microsoft: Xbox One to get GPU power boost
Microsoft: Xbox One to get GPU power boost
Microsoft has confirmed previous speculation that developers will be given access to more GPU bandwidth through an SDK update. Previously, ...... 05 Jun 2014
Microsoft to U.S. government: Stop hacking data centers, end bulk collection
Microsoft to U.S. government: Stop hacking data centers, end bulk collection
Microsoft's top lawyer maintains that the U.S. Government needs to commit not to hack data centers or communications between them, as well as ...... 05 Jun 2014 - 3 comments
Xbox One getting HBO Go, Twitter, Vine, Showtime Anytime, Comedy Central and dozens more
Xbox One getting HBO Go, Twitter, Vine, Showtime Anytime, Comedy Central and dozens more
Microsoft has announced a huge increase to its entertainment app line-up, including HBO Go, Showtime Anytime and a Twitter experience optimized for TV. ...... 04 Jun 2014 - 3 comments
Microsoft wants in on this whole smartwatch thing
Microsoft wants in on this whole smartwatch thing
Microsoft is preparing to enter the smartwatch market, with sources claiming the software giant will make the device syncable across iOS, Android ...... 31 May 2014 - 1 comment
Microsoft CEO: We are keeping Bing, Xbox
Microsoft CEO: We are keeping Bing, Xbox
New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has made it clear that the company is looking to hold onto its current gaming and search businesses. While ...... 29 May 2014 - 1 comment
Report: Microsoft preparing line of Android phones
Report: Microsoft preparing line of Android phones
According to BGR, Microsoft is preparing a line of Android-based smartphones to complement their Windows Phones. The handsets will be sequels ...... 21 May 2014 - 2 comments
Microsoft offering pro-rata Xbox Live refunds soon following sweeping changes
Microsoft offering pro-rata Xbox Live refunds soon following sweeping changes
Microsoft has confirmed it will refund Xbox Live Gold members on a pro-rata basis if they no longer want a subscription following the company's ...... 14 May 2014 - 1 comment
Xbox One without Kinect coming June 9 for $399
Xbox One without Kinect coming June 9 for $399
Microsoft will offer consumers an Xbox One console without Kinect for $399 from June 9, as it aims to catch up on Sony's lower priced PlayStation 4. ...... 13 May 2014 - 9 comments
Xbox Live Gold requirement for Netlix, Hulu to be scrapped?
Xbox Live Gold requirement for Netlix, Hulu to be scrapped?
According to a report, Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners may soon be able to use Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services without an Xbox Live Gold account. ...... 13 May 2014 - 3 comments
Microsoft confirms massive Internet Explorer vulnerability, hundreds of millions at risk
Microsoft confirms massive Internet Explorer vulnerability, hundreds of millions at risk
Microsoft has confirmed a zero-day vulnerability that has put a large portion of the world's computer users at risk. The exploit affects ...... 27 Apr 2014 - 8 comments
Microsoft to distribute AOL videos
Microsoft to distribute AOL videos
Microsoft and AOL have announced a new pact in which the software giant will distribute many of AOL's videos via some of their Web properties. ...... 26 Apr 2014
Microsoft to unveil at least two new original shows for Xbox next week
Microsoft to unveil at least two new original shows for Xbox next week
According to sources, Microsoft will unveil at least two new original programs that will be exclusive to the Xbox. Besides the previously ...... 26 Apr 2014
Microsoft snaps up Nokia's devices and services business
Microsoft snaps up Nokia's devices and services business
Satya Nadella welcomes the Nokia Devices and Services business to the Microsoft family as the multi-billion deal announced in September 2013 is completed. ...... 25 Apr 2014
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