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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
Microsoft is offering 100 albums free, including Eminem, Dr Dre, Rihanna, Kanye West, U2 and more
Microsoft is offering 100 albums free, including Eminem, Dr Dre, Rihanna, Kanye West, U2 and more
Microsoft has come along with another insane promotion through its Music Deals app, this time literally giving away popular albums for free. ...... 11 Dec 2014 - 1 comment
Windows 10 release likely in Autumn
Windows 10 release likely in Autumn
Microsoft is planning to release the Windows 10 operating system a bit later than it had previously predicted, but in line to coincide with ...... 11 Dec 2014 - 1 comment
Microsoft: We'll gladly take your Bitcoin
Microsoft: We'll gladly take your Bitcoin
Microsoft is endorsing the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, letting customers use it to pay for apps, games, music and videos across its digital services. ...... 11 Dec 2014 - 1 comment
Windows 10 users told to uninstall Office on Patch Tuesday
Windows 10 users told to uninstall Office on Patch Tuesday
Microsoft unusually instructed users running the Windows 10 Technical Preview to uninstall Microsoft Office products before attempting to install ...... 10 Dec 2014
Microsoft got killed on that stake they purchased in Nook
Microsoft got killed on that stake they purchased in Nook
Barnes & Noble and Microsoft have unceremoniously ended their partnership in the Nook digital venture of the bookstore. Earlier this year, ...... 05 Dec 2014
Microsoft completes acquisition of Minecraft maker Mojang
Microsoft completes acquisition of Minecraft maker Mojang
Microsoft's Phil Spencer has confirmed the company's acquisition of Minecraft maker Mojang has completed, ahead of schedule. Reads Spencer's ...... 09 Nov 2014 - 1 comment
Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 versions, Windows 8
Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 versions, Windows 8
Microsoft has halted the retail sale of some versions of its still-popular Windows 7 operating system, and of its successor Windows 8. Specifically, ...... 06 Nov 2014 - 19 comments
Dropbox and Microsoft partner up in mobile apps
Dropbox and Microsoft partner up in mobile apps
Microsoft and Dropbox are teaming up to make life a lot easier for users of both of their products on mobile. Dropbox users will soon be ...... 06 Nov 2014
Goodnight Xbox Entertainment Studios, we barely knew you
Goodnight Xbox Entertainment Studios, we barely knew you
R.I.P Xbox Entertainment Studios. On Friday, Microsoft announced 3000 layoffs as part of a large staggered layoff plan first announced over ...... 01 Nov 2014 - 2 comments
Samsung does not want to pay Microsoft royalties for Android as part of 2011 deal, citing anti-trust issues
Samsung does not want to pay Microsoft royalties for Android as part of 2011 deal, citing anti-trust issues
In 2011, Samsung and Microsoft signed a licensing deal in which the South Korean giant agreed to collaborate on new Windows Phone products for ...... 01 Nov 2014 - 5 comments
Microsoft unveils new Health platform
Microsoft unveils new Health platform
Microsoft has announced its fitness platform today, Microsoft Health, rivaling new offerings from Apple and Google. Reads the company's press release: ...... 30 Oct 2014
Microsoft fitness wearable coming 'within weeks'
Microsoft fitness wearable coming 'within weeks'
According to multiple reports, Microsoft is preparing their fitness wearable device for release in the coming weeks. The wearable will be ...... 21 Oct 2014
Microsoft: Over 1 million sign up to test Windows 10 Technical Preview
Microsoft: Over 1 million sign up to test Windows 10 Technical Preview
Microsoft has announced that over 1 million consumers have registered to be part of the Windows Insider program that allows for earlier beta ...... 14 Oct 2014 - 5 comments
Minecraft for Windows Phone already in the works
Minecraft for Windows Phone already in the works
Last month, Microsoft acquired Minecraft maker Mojang for over $2 billion, promising to keep the game available on all major consoles and operating ...... 11 Oct 2014
New owner Microsoft promises to bring Minecraft to Windows Phone
New owner Microsoft promises to bring Minecraft to Windows Phone
Earlier this month, Microsoft confirmed rumors and announced the acquisition of Minecraft creator Mojang AB for $2.5 billion. Having released ...... 20 Sep 2014
Microsoft acquires Minecraft creator Mojang for $2.5 billion, Notch will not stay on
Microsoft acquires Minecraft creator Mojang for $2.5 billion, Notch will not stay on
Microsoft has confirmed it is acquiring Minecraft creator Mojang AB for $2.5 billion, a huge bet that the popular game will remain popular into ...... 16 Sep 2014
Microsoft trying to say goodbye to Windows Phone and Nokia brands
Microsoft trying to say goodbye to Windows Phone and Nokia brands
Microsoft will drop the Nokia and Windows Phone brands after the holiday season, sticking instead with Lumia and Windows for their products. ...... 11 Sep 2014 - 1 comment
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