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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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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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Super-affordable Lumia story continues with announcement planned for tomorrow

Microsoft today teased an announcement that will be made tomorrow. What this announcement will reveal is currently unknown, and there's little to go on aside from the image above. What we could speculate is Microsoft may talk about an affordable Lumia smartphone. The company asks everyone to...

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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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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 acquires mobile business intelligence company Datazen Software

Microsoft has acquired Datazen Software, a Toronto-based company that has released business intelligence apps for Windows 8.1, Windows Phone, iOS and Android devices. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. This deal could be important for Microsoft as it tries to expand its current "...
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Former Office leader returns to Microsoft to head up corporate strategy

Kurt DelBene, the former VP of Microsoft's Office division who left the company in late 2013, is returning to Microsoft to be the company's new vice president of Corporate Strategy and Planning. He will report directly to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. DelBene left Microsoft in December 2013 to...
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Eurovision welcomes Microsoft as Technology Partner for 2015, Windows Phone app on the way

Microsoft is the official Technology Partner of the Eurovision Song Contest. With this partnership, Microsoft will aid in the development of a new Eurovision Song Contest app in addition to providing technical solutions during the contest. Microsoft will be providing event volunteers with Windows...
Microsoft offers a deep discount on its subscription services with latest Work & Play Bundle

Microsoft's latest Work and Play Bundle offers deep discounts on subscription services (US only)

Microsoft is offering up its Work & Play Bundle again, which brings its cloud subscription services together for quite a discount. The bundle costs $149 and nets you a year's subscription to Office 365 Home, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Music Pass, and Skype Wi-Fi + Skype Unlimited World....

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