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Windows Phone rev is down but Lumia sales top 10 million for the holiday

Windows Phone rev is down but Lumia sales top 10 million for the holiday

Microsoft's FY2015 numbers for Q2 are just going up, and the numbers for Windows Phones are a bit complicated. Revenue itself for Windows Phone is down a massive 61% from the last quarter. However, before we declare everything a failure for Microsoft, they explain away that number from the loss...
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Microsoft reportedly buys Surface Pro 3 pen maker N-trig

Microsoft has acquired N-trig, the Israeli company behind the Surface Pro 3 pen, according to a new report. Calcalist states the deal is worth at least $200 million and will see the 190 workers from N-trig integrated into Microsoft Israel to form a new research and development center. After...
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Microsoft set to announce its first Windows Phone next week

Microsoft has today teased an upcoming announcement, which will take place early next week. It's expected the company will announce its first branded Windows Phone on November 11, the first mobile device to run the Windows Phone OS and not be tied to Nokia. It's a favorable time of the year to...

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Microsoft shows off the new Office for Windows Phone

As well as announcing two new smartphones, Microsoft also revealed a new feature coming to Windows 10 for phone. Microsoft Office. The new suite is fully optimized for smaller screens, and will come pre-installed with Outlook on all Windows Phones (just like how things are currently). Looking...
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Microsoft reportedly looking to acquire social news reader Prismatic

After buying calendar software maker Sunrise and mobile e-mail app startup Acompli (whose technology was integrated into Outlook), it looks like Microsoft is lining up a bid for social news reader Prismatic. According to an anonymous source cited by TechCrunch, Microsoft is currently the...
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Telling a tale of superb Microsoft customer service

No-one ever talks about great customer service. As someone who spent a past life working in retail, I'm only too aware of this. Not once would you hear of one of your customers seeking out the manager to praise your efforts, no matter how much you had done. But should a customer be unhappy, well...
Microsoft to cut 9,000 Nokia jobs with plant closures in China

Microsoft to cut 9,000 jobs with Nokia plant closures in China

Microsoft will close two manufacturing plants in China, formerly used by Nokia to make phones. Around 9,000 jobs would be cut with the closure of the facilities, located in Beijing and Dongguan. Microsoft will apparently transfer some of the equipment from the plants to Vietnam, according to...
Microsoft shares its vision of the future with thinner displays and cool gadgets

Microsoft shares its vision of the future with thinner displays and cool gadgets

Microsoft has released a new video on its work oriented account to share its vision of the future. It's all about massive, thin displays, holograms and cool, connected gadgets. There's even a tablet device shaped like a book. It's an interesting look at how the company sees technology really...
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Microsoft donates $1 million to help fund a tech exhibit at the US Diplomacy Center

Microsoft has donated $1 million to help fund the construction of a high-tech interactive exhibit at the US Diplomacy Center (USDC), which is set to open in Washington DC in 2017. The center itself will serve as a next-generation museum and education resource that will showcase areas surrounding...
Watch how Real Madrid players use Microsoft products to train better

Watch how Real Madrid players use Microsoft products to train better

Late last year, Microsoft announced that it would be partnering with Real Madrid to provide the team's players and coaching staff with products and technologies such as the Surface Pro 3 to assist in their training. Microsoft has now released a commercial that highlights the collaboration....
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Microsoft reportedly buys Surface Pro 3 pen maker N-trig

Microsoft has acquired N-trig, the Israeli company behind the Surface Pro 3 pen, according to a new report. Calcalist states the deal is worth at least $200 million and will see the 190 workers from N-trig integrated into Microsoft Israel to form a new research and development center. After...
Microsoft and Samsung reach settlement over royalties dispute

Microsoft and Samsung reach settlement over royalties dispute

Microsoft has announced that it has settled a contract dispute it has been having Samsung, which could signal an eventual arrival of new Windows Phone handsets from the Korean manufacturer in the future. From Microsoft: "Samsung and Microsoft are pleased to announce that they have ended...
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Sunrise Calendar 101: Knowing Microsoft's latest acquisition

Microsoft's latest acquisition, while not officially announced by the company, is said to be Sunrise Calendar. Anyone who's ever spent any time with Android or iOS may well be familiar with i already. It's massively popular and all the while has remained free to download. But what is it that...

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