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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...
'Work and Play Bundle' brings the best of Microsoft's cloud for $199

'Work and Play Bundle' brings the best of Microsoft's cloud for $199 (US only)

Microsoft is launching a Work and Play Bundle that brings together the best of its cloud services for $199 annually. The bundle includes Office 365 Home along with 1 TB of OneDrive storage, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Music Pass for unlimited music streaming, and Skype Unlimited World & WiFi calling...
Mobile transition earns Microsoft second place in new brand rankings

Mobile transition earns Microsoft second place in new brand rankings

Microsoft has earned itself the second top spot for being the world's most valuable brand, trailing Apple and leading Google. Thanks to a transition to mobile, Forbes is ranking Microsoft second and gives the company a brand value of $63 billion, which is up from prior years. Microsoft's focus on...

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See how Microsoft and cyclist Danny MacAskill recreated Cortana on the River Thames

See how Microsoft and cyclist Danny MacAskill recreated Cortana on the River Thames

Yesterday we shared some photos from the Microsoft Cortana event in London, showing off the skill of legendary cyclist Danny MacAskill. Microsoft has since shared footage of the event, which we've compiled into the above video. Microsoft's Adam Johnson was interviewed post-event to talk about...
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Microsoft and cyclist Danny MacAskill recreate Cortana on the River Thames in London

Microsoft invited the media to the River Thames in London this evening to see something special, the #MakeItHappen stunt. The company put on quite the show for Cortana, partnering up with "legendary trials cyclist" Danny MacAskill who attempted to recreate the famous Cortana icon in a loop on his...
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Nokia Store to be replaced by Opera on Nokia feature, Symbian and X devices

Opera has today announced the company has signed a deal with Microsoft to see its Opera Mobile Store replace Nokia's portal as the default hub for apps and games on select hardware. Nokia feature phones, Symbian, as well as Nokia X mobile devices will be affected by the switch, which will...
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Microsoft and Real Madrid CF will announce major partnership on Tuesday

Microsoft will livestream a press event from the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain on Tuesday, where the company will announce a new and major partnership with the Real Madrid CF soccer team. The event will happen at 6:30 pm Madrid time (1:30 pm Eastern time). Officially, Microsoft...
'Work and Play Bundle' brings the best of Microsoft's cloud for $199

'Work and Play Bundle' brings the best of Microsoft's cloud for $199 (US only)

Microsoft is launching a Work and Play Bundle that brings together the best of its cloud services for $199 annually. The bundle includes Office 365 Home along with 1 TB of OneDrive storage, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Music Pass for unlimited music streaming, and Skype Unlimited World & WiFi calling...
Microsoft Human Resources head Lisa Brummel retiring

Microsoft human resources head Lisa Brummel retiring

Microsoft has announced that Executive Vice President of Human Resources Lisa Brummel will be retiring from the company at the end of the year. Brummel has led Human Resources at Microsoft since 2005. She will be replaced in her role by Kathleen Hogan starting November 28, according to Microsoft...
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Microsoft to leverage unused 'white space' spectrum to deliver free internet in India

Microsoft is looking to utilize unused "white space" that exists between two TV channels to deliver internet connectivity to wide swathes of India. The software giant is testing the efficacy of this technology via a pilot program in two rural regions, and if found to be successful, the project...
Microsoft teases #MoreLumia event on its new YouTube channel

Microsoft teases #MoreLumia event on its new YouTube channel

Microsoft is going to launch the first Windows Phone devices to feature the manufacturer's branding at an event tomorrow. The software maker's even made a video about it, although it doesn't give us nearly as much information as some of the leaks we've been seeing over the weekend. The video...
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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...
Microsoft's 3D soundscape technology helps visually impaired people navigate with ease

Microsoft's 3D soundscape technology helps visually impaired people navigate with ease

Microsoft is launching a prototype version of its 3D soundscape technology that allows visually impaired people to navigate with ease thanks to verbal cues. Created in collaboration with charity Guide Dogs UK and urban design firm Future Cities Catapult, the technology involves pairing a Windows...

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