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Microsoft may announce major layoffs in the hardware division

Microsoft is expected to announced another round of job cuts, which will be in addition to the 18,000 employees laid off over the course of the last year. Citing anonymous sources in the know, The New York Times is stating that Microsoft may announce the new round of layoffs later today. The...
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Google wants our children

Google's push into school districts nationwide is transforming our children's schools into a real world "Neverland." In pursuit of the enterprise, Google wants our children. Everything has a price In ABC's fantasy series "Once Upon a Time" the fairy tale characters that we grew up with are...
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Microsoft: Cortana for Android beta will launch 'publicly in the next few weeks'

A few hours after a private beta of Cortana for Android was leaked to the Internet, Microsoft has now sent out a new statement saying that the official public beta for the digital assistant will be made available for Android owners sometime "in the next few weeks". The leaked version of the...

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Microsoft reportedly invests in Uber's latest round of funding

Microsoft reportedly invests in Uber's latest round of funding

Microsoft has reportedly made an investment in Uber as part of its latest funding round that is expected to bump the ride-sharing company up to a valuation of $50 billion. Separate reports from both The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg point to Microsoft as an investor in this latest round of...
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Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 is headed in the right direction

Windows 10 is finally here, and now users will get the chance to try every new feature and enhancement the new operating system has to offer. One of these new features is Microsoft Edge, which is Microsoft's brand new next default web browser. Microsoft Edge is also the software the company...
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Microsoft wins patent court battle against Google to lower licensing fees

Microsoft has scored a victory against Google in the courts. Redmond won an appeals court ruling that could lower the rates numerous electronics makers pay to license technology for smartphones and personal computers. The appeals court in San Francisco upheld a $14.5 million jury verdict against...
Microsoft Send puts an instant messaging spin on email

Microsoft's Send email app arrives on the iPhone first, coming to Windows Phone soon

Microsoft's Garage project has launched a new take on email, Send, for iPhone. Send approaches email as though it were instant messaging, focusing on quick conversations, without the need for subject lines or other trappings of normal email. Send lets you start conversations easily. Just tap...
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Microsoft reports FY15 Q4 results, with $22.2 billion in revenue and loss of $2.1 billion

Microsoft has reported its earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2015, for the time period ending on June 30. Overall, the company brought in a total of $22.2 billion in revenue. It also recorded an operating loss of $2.1 billion for the quarter. The loss was due to Microsoft taking a $7.5...
Google Drive now has a plug-in for Microsoft Office

Google Drive gets a new plug-in for Microsoft Office

Google has made it even easier to open your Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel files that are stored in your Google Drive account with a new plug-in. Using this plug-in, you can open your documents stored in Drive, then save them back to Drive once changes are complete. Not only can you edit...
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Microsoft reportedly acquires Israeli cybersecurity firm Adallom for $320 million

It looks like Israeli cloud security firm Adallom is the latest company to be acquired by Microsoft for $320 million, according to local business publications Globes and Calcalist. Adallom — which has raised $49.5 million thus far — offers "seamless security" for enterprise customers, offering...
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Microsoft: Cortana for Android beta will launch 'publicly in the next few weeks'

A few hours after a private beta of Cortana for Android was leaked to the Internet, Microsoft has now sent out a new statement saying that the official public beta for the digital assistant will be made available for Android owners sometime "in the next few weeks". The leaked version of the...
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Even Microsoft's employee badges have switched from squares to circles

Microsoft is slowly revamping itself in many different ways, including its employee badges. This week, the company started issuing new "Blue badges" for its workers that ditches the old square frame for employee portraits in favor of circles. The new design was posted by Microsoft's Steve...
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Age of Empires: Castle Siege available worldwide on iOS, Windows 10 version coming in August

Microsoft has now launched its free-to-play historical strategy game Age of Empires: Castle Siege worldwide for the iPhone and iPad. The game was previously available in a soft launch in Canada earlier this year. The iOS version will allow iPhone and iPad players of the game to play against...

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