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Is Microsoft getting out of the Xbox Music and Video business? Nadella suggests they might (Updated)

Is Microsoft getting out of the Xbox Music and Video business? Nadella suggests they might (Updated)

Readers of this site know that Microsoft's Xbox Music and Video are good services at their core, but many speed bumps keep them from reaching their potential. Whether it is stiff competition from Amazon and Apple or an awkward software experience, the Microsoft teams behind both services have...
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Microsoft to overhaul the MSN portal, plans to release Bing apps on iOS and Android

Microsoft is planning to revamp its MSN portal. The web service has been available for consumers to use for more than a decade, providing insights into the latest headlines, favorite sports, searching through highlighted content on the web and checking emails. The company has published a preview...
NASCAR now using Microsoft Windows to 'revolutionize' the racecar inspection process

NASCAR now using Microsoft Windows to 'revolutionize' the racecar inspection process

Microsoft made headlines earlier this season with the NFL exclusively using the Surface to help manage players and for strategy planning. Now it looks like the world's most famous racing circuit in the US is jumping on board too. Today, Microsoft, and NASCAR are sharing their new partnership,...

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Microsoft Garage launches a suite of new Windows Phone apps and games

Microsoft Garage launches a suite of new Windows Phone apps and games

Microsoft has opened the flood gates today and released a bunch of new Windows Phone apps from their Microsoft Garage division. This part of the company allows employees to work on their own projects in their spare time and today Microsoft is allowing some of those internal efforts to be released...
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Microsoft Garage launches new Tetra Lockscreen for Windows Phone

Microsoft Garage, a division of the company that allows their employees to work on any project they desire, has released a number of new Windows Phone apps and games to the Windows Phone Store, including Tetra Lockscreen, which shows a number of different notifications. Here's a quick look at...
NASCAR now using Microsoft Windows to 'revolutionize' the racecar inspection process

NASCAR now using Microsoft Windows to 'revolutionize' the racecar inspection process

Microsoft made headlines earlier this season with the NFL exclusively using the Surface to help manage players and for strategy planning. Now it looks like the world's most famous racing circuit in the US is jumping on board too. Today, Microsoft, and NASCAR are sharing their new partnership,...
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Microsoft ranked fifth most valuable brand in the world

Microsoft was able to retain its position as the fifth most valuable brand in the world in Interbrand's 2014 Best Global Brands report. The report valued Microsoft at $61 billion, behind the likes of other technology giants like Apple, valued at $118.9 billion, and Google, which came in second...
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Nokia to shut down factory in India on November 1 after Microsoft cancels purchasing deal

Nokia will shut down operations at its Sriperumbudur plant near Chennai from November 1 after Microsoft terminated its purchase agreement with the facility. In a statement, Nokia had this to say: Microsoft has informed Nokia that it will be terminating the manufacturing services defined in...
Microsft tells court Samsung owes $6.9 million in unpaid interest over licensing

Microsoft tells court Samsung owes $6.9 million in unpaid interest over licensing

Court documents reveal that Microsoft is asking for $6.9 million in unpaid interest in its lawsuit against Samsung last year over licensing. Microsoft originally filed the suit against Samsung stating that the latter owes it a licensing royalty on each Android Galaxy phone or tablet and that the...
Women account for 29 percent of Microsoft's workforce

Women account for 29 percent of Microsoft's workforce

In its latest diversity report, Microsoft says that it is employing more women now than ever. Female employees now account for 29 percent of the total Microsoft workforce, up from 24 percent last year. In addition to the general workforce, Microsoft says that the proportion of women senior...
Metro UI veteran departs Microsoft to join text analysis startup

Designer of the Metro UI for Surface departs Microsoft to join data analysis startup

Windows veteran Jensen Harris is leaving Microsoft after 16 years to join HR-based startup Textio. Harris, who had worked with on Windows, Office, and Outlook at Microsoft will start his new adventure at Textio next week after announcing his departure Thursday. At Textio, Harris will help to...
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Hackers charged with stealing Xbox One development kits from Microsoft

A total of four people involved in an incredible plot to hack into multiple companies and steal intellectual property face various charges, including copyright infringement, identity theft and theft of trade secrets, infiltrating various video game companies and attempting to sell counterfeit...
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Microsoft adds 50 new partners after dropping Windows licensing fee

Terry Myerson revealed during the launch of Windows 10 yesterday that 50 additional companies have signed on to make Windows-based devices after Microsoft removed licensing fee for the platform. Earlier this year, the software maker announced that it would be giving licensing Windows for free to...

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