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Microsoft's two Windows 10 flagship phones may support USB Type-C

Microsoft's two Windows 10 flagship phones may support USB Type-C

The rumor mill surrounding Microsoft's two upcoming, and still unconfirmed, Windows 10 Mobile smartphones, got jumpstarted again this week. Two German websites claim to have more information about those devices, which were first rumored earlier in May. WinFuture.de repeats the hardware specs...
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Stephen Elop departs Microsoft, Terry Myerson now leads the new Windows and Devices Group

Microsoft has announced some big shifts in its leadership team, which include the departure of Stephen Elop, who was previously the Executive Vice President of Microsoft's Devices and Services division. Microsoft stated: "Executive Vice President Terry Myerson will lead a newly formed team...
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Microsoft may be interested in buying struggling chip vendor AMD

Microsoft may be interested in buying AMD, according to a new report citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter. Microsoft has a lot to gain by acquiring AMD's APU business, given the Redmond giant's ambitions in the console gaming segment. Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 use AMD's...

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Perfect (Windows) 10 Part II: Microsoft's mastermind CEO Satya Nadella & value phones

Perfect (Windows) 10 Part II: Microsoft's mastermind CEO Satya Nadella & value phones

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you know that Microsoft's mobile phone story has been quite tumultuous of late. From claims of its imminent demise to reports of a new lease on life by way of what's reported as a new slimmed and trimmed mobile approach. Yeah, it's...
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Microsoft is working on a tablet cover that combines a keyboard with a touchscreen

The launch of Windows 10 will likely see a new generation of small tablets from a number of third-party OEMs, but they can be hard to use for business purposes. Now Microsoft Research's Applied Sciences Group has revealed it is working on a prototype accessory called a DisplayCover for tablets...
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Cortana for Android public beta now available to download in the US

The Cortana digital assistant for Android, which was released as a private beta by Microsoft in July, is now available as a public beta release for US users. Microsoft stated: Since we launched the closed beta, we've also made several improvements to the experience including the ability to...
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Microsoft confirms layoffs of 2,300 employees in Finland alongside Salo facility closure

Microsoft announced several weeks ago its plans to lay off a total of 7,800 workers in the next year and now the company has confirmed previous rumors that its operations in Finland will be reduced by 2,300 team members. It will also close the phone manufacturing plant in Salo. According to...
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Fantasy sports is the basis of a new CRM company that Microsoft just bought

Microsoft has bought Austin, Texas-based Incent Games, which has developed a product called FantasySalesTeam. It's basically a new kind of way to encourage sales representatives in a company to get more business via contests that are structured like a fantasy sports team. Microsoft says: "...
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...

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