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Microsoft guts phone business, will cut 1,850 jobs
Microsoft guts phone business, will cut 1,850 jobs
Microsoft has announced plans to streamline its smartphone business, trimming more than 1,850 jobs mostly in Finland. Having completed the ...... 25 May 2016
Microsoft sells its entry-level feature phone business to Foxconn
Microsoft sells its entry-level feature phone business to Foxconn
Microsoft has announced that it is selling their entry level feature phone assets to Foxconn subsidiary FIH Mobile for $350 million. Additionally, ...... 19 May 2016
Microsoft's Pre-Touch to revolutionize UI design?
Microsoft's Pre-Touch to revolutionize UI design?
Even if not all products out of Redmond have captured the market (yes, I'm looking at you Windows Phone), you have to give it to Microsoft Research ...... 06 May 2016
Microsoft: We're committed to Windows 10 Mobile
Microsoft: "We're committed to Windows 10 Mobile"
Microsoft hasn't seemed too interested in smartphones after acquiring Nokia's mobile phone business. Oddly the number of phones released has ...... 27 Apr 2016 - 3 comments
Microsoft and Google agree to stop fighting
Microsoft and Google agree to stop fighting
Microsoft and Google have agreed to drop all pending regulatory complaints against each other and have also agreed to settle future issues amongst ...... 26 Apr 2016 - 1 comment
Microsoft earnings: Surface sales up, Windows Phone sales down
Microsoft earnings: Surface sales up, Windows Phone sales down
Earlier this week, Microsoft stated their Q3 2016 fiscal earnings report and unsurprisingly Windows Phone sales fell again while Surface sales increased. ...... 23 Apr 2016 - 3 comments
GameStop exec: New consoles are imminent
GameStop exec: New consoles are imminent
GameStop COO Tony Bartel has made some waves this week when he noted that he believes some new console launches "seem imminent." There have ...... 15 Apr 2016 - 3 comments
Sources: Microsoft willing to back bidders for Yahoo
Sources: Microsoft willing to back bidders for Yahoo
According to sources, Microsoft is willing to help financially back bids to acquire Yahoo, including those from private equity firms. Yahoo ...... 27 Mar 2016
Microsoft drops price on Surface 3 (for a limited time)
Microsoft drops price on Surface 3 (for a limited time)
Microsoft has announced two significant price drops for their Surface 3 tablet, at least for the time being. The tablet is now available ...... 19 Mar 2016
Windows 10 Mobile finally available for select Windows 8 devices
Windows 10 Mobile finally available for select Windows 8 devices
After months of delays, select Windows Phone 8.1 devices can now begin upgrading to Windows 10 Mobile. Reads Microsoft's statement: "Today, ...... 19 Mar 2016
Windows 10 apps on the way for Xbox One owners
Windows 10 apps on the way for Xbox One owners
Microsoft has said this week that there are plans to allow developers to build and port Windows 10 apps to the Xbox One later this year. ...... 18 Mar 2016 - 2 comments
Microsoft ends development of new 'Fable' game
Microsoft ends development of new 'Fable' game
Microsoft has announced the cancellation of their latest 'Fable' game, and may shut down a few of their gaming studios. 'Fable Legends' had ...... 08 Mar 2016
Microsoft ends their quest to port Android apps to Windows
Microsoft ends their quest to port Android apps to Windows
Microsoft has announced this week that it has ended its quest to port Android apps to Windows. "Project Astoria," as it was codenamed, would ...... 28 Feb 2016
Skype Qik is being shut down
Skype Qik is being shut down
Microsoft has announced today that Skype Qik is being discontinued. The app allowed users to send video messages from their mobile devices ...... 23 Feb 2016
The new Microsoft Lumia 650 is a $199 flagship built for productivity
The new Microsoft Lumia 650 is a $199 flagship built for productivity
Microsoft has revealed their third Lumia phone running on Windows 10 today, a budget flagship that the company says is great for business and productivity. ...... 15 Feb 2016
Microsoft and GoPro sign a patent licensing deal
Microsoft and GoPro sign a patent licensing deal
Microsoft and GoPro announced a patent licensing deal earlier this week for "certain file storage and other system technologies." It is unclear ...... 07 Feb 2016
Microsoft to reportedly buy SwiftKey for $250 million
Microsoft to reportedly buy SwiftKey for $250 million
Despite the fact that Microsoft has arguably the best mobile keyboard of the major operating systems, multiple reports claim that the software ...... 03 Feb 2016
Microsoft reveals Q4 results, another nail in the Windows Phone coffin
Microsoft reveals Q4 results, another nail in the Windows Phone coffin
Microsoft has revealed quarterly results and disclosed details on smartphone sales. It might not come as a surprise but the figures do not paint ...... 30 Jan 2016
Is Microsoft's Edge browser storing your private browsing data?
Is Microsoft's Edge browser storing your private browsing data?
Microsoft Edge, the company's evolution for Internet Explorer, may be storing data it should not be. The browser, which launched last year ...... 28 Jan 2016 - 7 comments
Microsoft building its own cellular data service for Windows 10 devices
Microsoft building its own cellular data service for Windows 10 devices
Microsoft is building its own cellular data service for Windows 10 devices, if their own app release can be trusted. Reads Microsoft's new ...... 09 Jan 2016
Microsoft to end support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 next week
Microsoft to end support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 next week
Microsoft has confirmed that it is indeed stopping support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 on January 12th, as previously announced. Windows ...... 08 Jan 2016
Report: Xbox One Slim to launch this year
Report: Xbox One Slim to launch this year
According to new reports, Microsoft is planning to release a digital-only "slim" Xbox One later in 2016. If true, the new console will cost ...... 03 Jan 2016 - 2 comments
Windows 10 reaches 10% as 2015 comes to a close
Windows 10 reaches 10% as 2015 comes to a close
It has been five months since Windows 10 was released in late July and the pace at which it has been adopted surpassed that of its predecessor ...... 02 Jan 2016 - 2 comments
Where's Santa? Microsoft and Google know
Where's Santa? Microsoft and Google know
Both Google and Microsoft have launched Santa tracking sites, giving kids a chance to check where Santa is currently flying and learn fun facts ...... 24 Dec 2015
Microsoft's official apology for Surface problems
Microsoft's official apology for Surface problems
Microsoft has released an official apology to the customers who have bought their new Surface devices or more specifically to those who've ...... 13 Dec 2015
Take a look at the bland canceled Nokia Mercury tablet
Take a look at the bland canceled Nokia Mercury tablet
Early last year, when Microsoft completed its purchase of Nokia's handsets division, the company decided it was in their best interest to cancel ...... 03 Dec 2015
Steve Ballmer calls out his former company, calls their margin reporting 'bulls***'
Steve Ballmer calls out his former company, calls their margin reporting 'bulls***'
At Microsoft's most recent shareholder meeting, former CEO and major shareholder Steve Ballmer called out Microsoft's new reporting guidelines, ...... 03 Dec 2015 - 1 comment
Cortana for iOS now available in beta
Cortana for iOS now available in beta
Microsoft has begun rolling out the beta version of their Cortana digital assistant to iOS device owners. A few lucky users who signed up ...... 28 Nov 2015
Microsoft event: The Lumia 550 is a mid-range device for just $139
Microsoft event: The Lumia 550 is a mid-range device for just $139
In addition to their Lumia 950 and 950 XL flagships, Microsoft also unveiled a new budget device: The Lumia 550. The new device will replace ...... 07 Oct 2015 - 1 comment
Which Xbox One holiday bundle should you buy this year?
Which Xbox One holiday bundle should you buy this year?
Microsoft has announced six Xbox One holiday bundles that will go on sale before the end of 2015, here is a quick comparison of what they all offer. ...... 02 Oct 2015 - 2 comments
Americans to lose $1.5 billion to common scam in 2015, says Microsoft
Americans to lose $1.5 billion to common scam in 2015, says Microsoft
Are you one of the estimated 3.3 million Americans caught up in this common scam this year? If you haven't been targeted with it, you likely ...... 02 Oct 2015 - 10 comments
Report: Windows 10 now installed on 100 million PCs
Report: Windows 10 now installed on 100 million PCs
According to insider sources, Windows 10 has now surpassed 100 million installs, a major milestone for the operating system. That number ...... 28 Sep 2015 - 37 comments
Microsoft now owns a second Android lockscreen app
Microsoft now owns a second Android lockscreen app
Microsoft has quietly acquired Double Labs, the developer behind the Android app Echo Notification Lockscreen. The app, which has been downloaded ...... 12 Sep 2015
Here are Microsoft's Cityman and Talkman flagships
Here are Microsoft's Cityman and Talkman flagships
Thanks to Evan Blass (@Evleaks), we have what appear to be press images and images of Microsoft's upcoming flagship Lumia devices, codename ...... 28 Aug 2015 - 1 comment
Cortana for Android now available in public beta
Cortana for Android now available in public beta
Microsoft has announced today that their digital personal assistant software Cortana is now available in public beta for Android owners. ...... 25 Aug 2015 - 1 comment
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