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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
Microsoft on verge of deal to purchase Minecraft creator Mojang
Microsoft on verge of deal to purchase Minecraft creator Mojang
According to multiple sources, Microsoft is in deep discussions to buy 'Minecraft' maker Mojang AB, at a $2 billion price tag. The Swedish ...... 10 Sep 2014 - 3 comments
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
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