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Microsoft will let you upgrade to Windows 10 for free, even if you're running a pirated version [Updated]

Update Microsoft has now sent a statement to Polygon that says even if pirates do update their old non-licensed version of Windows to Windows 10, they will still be using an un-licensed software product. Here's Microsoft's new statement: "We have always been committed to ensuring that...
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Cyanogen teams up with Microsoft to offer bundled apps and services

Cyanogen and Microsoft today announced a new partnership to bundle Microsoft apps and integrate various services with Cyanogen OS. In the announcement (received by email), the two companies will work together to offer a unique experience for Cyanogen users with native integration. Bing, Skype...
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Microsoft turns 40: A look back at a few of the company's highs and lows

Microsoft started 40 years ago today, April 4, 1975 in Albuquerque, New Mexico by co-founders Paul Allen and Bill Gates. They launched a business to sell the Altair BASIC interpreter that was used on the MITS Altair 8800 personal computer. Needless to say, Microsoft has grown in the last 40...

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Microsoft closes Nokia's former flagship retail store in Helsinki, Finland

Microsoft has shut down its retail store in Helsinki, Finland. It was previously the flagship retail store for Nokia, before Microsoft acquired its Devices and Services division in April 2014. The store location was in the heart of downtown Helsinki. Microsoft kept the store open and in late...
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Microsoft's Vision API can automatically detect and filter adult and racy pictures

Microsoft has rolled out a new Vision API which can automatically categorize imagery of an adult nature. The machine-learning API is part of Project Oxford, and like the face detection API announced yesterday — which determines your age and gender based on a photo — is aimed at assisting devs in...
Microsoft's transformation isn't just words, we're now seeing the action

Microsoft's transformation isn't just words, we're now seeing the action

Microsoft keeps telling us its transforming, becoming something bigger and better than ever before. This past week shows that this isn't just marketing talk, and that we're ultimately the ones to benefit from this. Just before Build 2015 began, I had the privilege to sit in on a special...
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Microsoft warns of a possible and massive future write-off due to Nokia devices acquisition

Microsoft may be forced to take a big one-time financial charge in the near future due to its acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services division in April 2014. Microsoft bought the division, which makes its Lumia smartphones, for $7.3 billion. Microsoft quietly made that rather major...
Microsoft to exhibit at IFA 2015 in September

Microsoft to exhibit at IFA 2015 in September

Following yesterday's presentation by Microsoft's General Manager of Developer Experience, Bryan Biniak, at the IFA Global Press Conference in Malta, today we've learned that the company will apparently be an exhibitor at the main event this September in Berlin. And that's pretty huge news....
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Microsoft sold 8.6 million Lumia phones in its Q3 2015 fiscal quarter

Microsoft announced that during its last quarter that ended on March 31 (its 2015 third fiscal quarter), it had sold 8.6 million units of its Lumia smartphones. which was an increase of 18% compared to the same period a year earlier. Overall, revenues from phones came in at $1.4 billion for...
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Microsoft reports FY15 Q3 results, generated $21.7 billion in revenue

Microsoft has reported its earnings for its third fiscal quarter of 2015, for the time period ending on March 31. Overall, the company brought in a total of $21.7 billion in revenue. That's compared to $20.4 billion in revenue from the same period a year ago. The results were impacted,...
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Former Xbox exec's startup will use 'unannounced technology' from Microsoft

Phil Harrison, who just left Microsoft as the European head of its Xbox division, has formed a new startup company that he says has licensed "unannounced technology" from his former employer. Harrison is being extremely vague about his new company, even down to its name: Alloy Platform...
Is Microsoft developing new smartphones? Of course

Is Microsoft developing new smartphones? Of course

There are a couple of rumors doing the rounds at the moment about Microsoft working on a series of new Lumia Windows Phones to come out later on this year. Without even going into the specific details, there's a pretty straight up answer for it. Yes, of course, Microsoft is certainly working on...
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Renewed: Yahoo gets more flexibility in their revised Bing search deal with Microsoft

Microsoft and Yahoo have renewed their agreement to have the Bing search engine used on Yahoo's site. However, the deal now has a couple of major changes that could benefit Yahoo in the long run. Yahoo's press release revealed the two major changes in their partnership with Microsoft, which...

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