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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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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...
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Microsoft is making a ROM that allows Android smartphones to run Windows 10 for phones

Microsoft announced earlier today that it was collaborating with Xiaomi in providing Mi 4 customers with a flashable ROM that allows them to run Windows 10 for phones on their Android devices. It looks like that program is set for a wider rollout, according to a report on TechCrunch:...

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Microsoft drops patent suit against Kyocera amid expanded licensing deal

Microsoft drops patent suit against Kyocera amid expanded licensing deal

Microsoft announced today that it has reached an agreement with Kyocera to expand their patent licensing agreement. In addition to expanding cross-access to each other's patents, the agreement also puts an end to a patent infringement suit that Microsoft brought against Kyocera earlier this year...
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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...
Microsoft reportedly moving out of display ad business, cutting 1,200 jobs

Microsoft moving out of display ad business, reportedly cutting 1,200 jobs [Updated]

Microsoft is stepping out of the web display advertising business. According to a new report out of Bloomberg, Microsoft will shift the ad operations over to AOL and AppNexus, reportedly cutting 1,200 jobs in the process. From Bloomberg: About 1,200 jobs at Microsoft will be impacted, with...
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Microsoft sets sights on high-end smartphone segment in India

After launching a bevy of entry-level smartphones in India, Microsoft is now setting its sights on the high-end segment in the country with upcoming Windows 10 Mobile handsets. According to Ajey Mehta, head of Microsoft's mobile division in India: If we want to build Microsoft as a strong...
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Microsoft geared up to launch three 'hyper-scale' data centers in India by end of 2015

Last year, Microsoft announced that it would be building data centers in India to serve Azure and Office 365 customers locally. The Redmond giant has commissioned three "hyper-scale" data centers that will launch by the end of the year. According to Microsoft India chairman Bhaskar Pramanik...
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Jo Harlow, Microsoft's phone division leader, will also leave the company

Microsoft's big leadership shakeup that was announced this morning will also see a major force in its phone division depart the company. Jo Harlow, who until now has served as Microsoft's corporate vice president for Phones, will leave alongside her boss Stephen Elop. Harlow's departure was...
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Here's Satya Nadella's email to Microsoft employees about today's big leadership changes

Following today's press release describing the big leadership changes that Microsoft has made, the company has issued the email that CEO Satya Nadella sent to the company's employees. The email goes into more detail about why Microsoft is making these leadership changes, which include the...
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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's HoloLens team used the headset to watch this week's Oculus Rift press event

Microsoft announced a new partnership with Oculus this week to include its Xbox One wireless controller with every unit of the upcoming Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. However, back in Redmond, Washington, the team behind Microsoft's HoloLens actually used their own headset to watch the...
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Oculus Rift will include Xbox One wireless controller, will support Xbox-to-PC game streaming

Microsoft may be developing its own HoloLens technology, but it is also going to enter the traditional virtual reality space with a new partnership with Oculus. Every one of the company's Oculus Rift headset will include one of Microsoft's Xbox One wireless controllers. During today's Oculus...

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