All Articles by Jason Ward

Why Microsoft may gain an upper hand with carriers thanks to 'Always Connected' PCs

As cellular PCs bring the most prolific desktop OS to the cellular roadmap and gives users more flexibility with carrier choice, Microsoft will gain more power with carriers. Microsoft's telephony-enabled pocket PC will benefit from this shift.

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Progressive Web Apps (PWA) may be the great equalizer for Microsoft, Google and Apple

What if Microsoft, Google, and Apple adopted one app standard? Progressive Web Apps may be that great equalizer.

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Microsoft expected to receive prestigious Helen Keller award for inclusion efforts

Microsoft has been working hard to promote inclusion both in its workforce and products. The prestigious Helen Keller achievement award is a rare honor that acknowledges those efforts.

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How Qualcomm and Microsoft are making PCs post-smartphone devices

Qualcomm, whose technology powers the mobile industry, envisions full PC power on post-smartphone devices. And it's making it happen.

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How (and why) Microsoft's CEO is carrying his predecessors' legacies

Many Windows phone fans condemn Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella for his cloud and AI focus. But he's merely carrying the baton passed him by his predecessors.

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Jason Ward's extreme 2018 tech predictions: PWA, mobile PCs, and more

2018 is a blank slate. Here are my predictions about how the tech industry will fill the year.

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What Microsoft's holiday 'Wish Machine Contest' is all about

What if you could ask a multibillion-dollar corporation to do something great for someone else and that corporation would do it? Well, this past holiday season Microsoft tried to do just that.

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How 5G and Progressive Web Apps may fix Microsoft's app gap

Microsoft's app gap is a problem 5G, Progressive Web Apps and more advanced processors may be able to solve.

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What should Microsoft name its rumored folding Surface?

Microsoft seems to be on a path to bringing its folding mobile device to market. If it happens, what should Microsoft call this unique pocketable PC?

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How Microsoft is prepping the enterprise for its folding mobile Surface

Microsoft is working on an enterprise-focused mobile device. But how is it preparing its target market for this new device category?

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Will Windows phone fans finally get the device of their dreams?

Microsoft may deliver its folding mobile device in 2018. Here's why I have remained convinced of Microsoft's mobile strategy.

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Why it's important to understand Microsoft and its rivals have different missions

We all love certain products. But a company's prospects of success aren't limited to the one business segment you embrace. We all need to understand each company's mission.

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Could HoloLens 2.0 use Snapdragon 845 instead of Microsoft's custom chip?

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor impresses with immersive AR capabilities. Will it replace Microsoft's custom Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) in HoloLens 2.0?

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Why Microsoft (and you) should oppose Broadcom's hostile take over of Qualcomm

Qualcomm, the chip maker whose technologies power the mobile industry, is being threatened with a hostile takeover by rival chip maker Broadcom. Here's why that could hurt future innovation and Microsoft.

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Windows phone refugees may not find asylum on iPhone

Windows 10 Mobile's dying, and Android phones and iPhones are a Windows phone refugee's only real options. Here's why they may want to pass on the iPhone.

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Windows phone refugees may not find asylum on Android

Windows 10 Mobile's dying and Android phones and the iPhone are a Windows phone refugees only real options. Here's why they may want to pass on Android.

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Why Microsoft should never have stopped making camera-focused phones

When Microsoft cut its smartphone business, it cut the advantages those innovations may have added to its AI and mixed reality efforts.

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Let's talk Microsoft, neural networks and natural language processing for AI

With AI dominating headlines, we hear a lot about neural networks and natural language processing. But what are they and why do they matter to us and Microsoft?

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When Microsoft's AI-driven camera and mixed reality missions meet...

How might Microsoft's AI-driven camera tech augment its mixed reality vision?

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How Microsoft is helping blind children learn to code and gamifying disease treatment

With Projects Fizzyo and Torino Microsoft is helping children with Cystic Fibrosis engage in treatment and teaching blind children to code.

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