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Yahoo scores favorable terms in re-negotiated Bing search deal

Yahoo scores favorable terms in re-negotiated Bing search deal

Thanks to an SEC document filed earlier today, some of the details surrounding the re-negotiated deal for Yahoo to use Bing search engine results have come out. Under the new terms, Yahoo will now only depend on Microsoft for 51% of its search results and ads, leaving the door open for Yahoo...
Microsoft to open first flagship store outside of North America in Sydney, Australia

Microsoft to open first flagship store outside of North America in Sydney, Australia

Microsoft has announced today that it plans to open up a flagship store in Sydney, Australia — marking the company's first flagship store outside of North America. Microsoft says that the store, which will be located at Westfield Sydney on Pitt Street Mall, will feature a similar layout and...
Xbox Avatars App

Hands-on with the Xbox Avatars app on Windows 10 Preview

It's been a while since I've edited my Xbox avatar. If you're in the same boat, today is a good day to change it up. I've been playing with the Avatars app that has just been released for Windows 10 Technical Preview. It isn't quite finished yet, but you can still play around with the app and...
Skype and Vice News partnership aims to bring your views to global news reporting

Skype and Vice News partnership aims to bring your views to global news reporting

Microsoft announced today that it is teaming up with Vice News to allow readers to pose their questions to reporters and contribute their views to stories from around the globe. Speaking on the impact of the partnership, Sterling Proffer, General Manager of Vice News, said the following: "...
MetroTube

MetroTube and myTube for Windows Phone updated with YouTube v3 API support

Two popular third-party YouTube apps for Windows Phone, MetroTube and myTube, have both been updated today. Both now support Google's new YouTube v3 API and will now work as planned. As we reported earlier today, Google is now retiring the older YouTube v2 API which means any apps that used it...
Xbox Avatars app launches for Windows 10 Technical Preview

Xbox Avatars app launches for Windows 10 Technical Preview

Microsoft is continuing to deploy revamped universal Windows app for its upcoming Windows 10 OS. Today, the Avatars app is now available to let you customize and manipulate your Xbox gamer avatar. The app itself is around 35 MB is ready to be used in Windows 10 Technical Preview for PCs and...
MyTube

Some third-party Windows Phone YouTube apps won't work now due to API change

Google is making some changes in its YouTube API today, and that could mean your favorite third party YouTube app on Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 may no longer be working, at least until the developer switches to the new API. We have received reports from users of the MyTube app and the...
Lumia 520

Windows 10 for phones preview could go live again for Lumia 520 devices on April 21

Owners of Lumia 520, 521. 525 and 526 smartphones who have wanted to get the Windows 10 for phone preview build should be able to download it again on Tuesday, April 21. Microsoft has now solved a problem with those devices when rolling back from the preview build back to Windows Phone 8.1....
InMind VR is the first virtual reality game for Windows Phone

InMind VR is the first virtual reality game for Windows Phone

Virtual reality is one of those buzz phrases that has been around for ages, but rarely moves beyond niche technology. One creative way to bring it to the masses is by reducing user cost, and that can be achieved through Google Cardboard. The Google Cardboard initiative lets companies create...
Phil Spencer

Microsoft's Xbox chief: E3 2015 will spotlight first-party games and new IP reveals

With E3 2015 now less than two months away, Microsoft's Xbox leader Phil Spencer says we can expect the company to put more emphasis on first-party games and some new IP reveals during the big video game trade show in Los Angeles. In a series of messages on his Twitter account Sunday, Spencer...

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