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Microsoft is frequently in the headlines regarding its AI ambitions, but is there any real-world AI impact so far?
Smartphone innovation has stalled and tech companies are exploring folding device options. But folding must expand mobile computing capabilities, not just fold for folding sake.
U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order blocking Broadcom's takeover of Qualcomm just may have saved Microsoft's mobile future and cellular innovation. Here's how.
Critics challenge Always Connected PCs practicality, eSIM and buying data as needed from Microsoft Store. But this computing evolution is ultimately about kids, not you.
Microsoft's mission to help individuals and businesses to do more includes bridging the gap between the sighted and the blind.
Microsoft and Qualcomm's Always-Connected PC strategy has everyone talking about eSIM. But what is it? And why does it matter to Microsoft and you? And how will it change the game?
HoloLens creator Alex Kipman's outlook for 2018 suggests Microsoft's making his dream of a world where the digital and physical co-exist in three-dimensional space a reality.
This year Microsoft ran its first installment of Connecting Black History to a Microsoft Future, an initiative that honors its African American employees and their contributions.
How did Microsoft evolve the Surface and its marketing from the tablet that can replace your laptop to the most versatile laptop?
Last year Microsoft joined ID2020, a global Alliance whose goal is to create universal digital identities for everyone. What are the social, economic and ethical implications of such an initiative?
There have been many questions about the future of Cortana. Cortana Intelligence Institute cofounder Ryen White has some answers in this exclusive Q&A.
Microsoft's Cortana Intelligence Institute will teach Cortana proactively to do more for users. This strategy differs from rivals which primarily provide information or perform tasks on command.
The NFL and Microsoft forged a five-year partnership to promote Surface on the sidelines. But Surface is now being pushed into communities, schools, healthcare and more.
It's been less than 100 years since the American Civil Rights movement. The impact of centuries of inequality is still being felt, even in the poor representation of blacks in Microsoft and tech.
In partnership with Qualcomm, Microsoft's Project Andromeda is ultimately meant to inspire a new category of connected pocketable PCs for everyone.
Microsoft says its committed to the consumer/professional and has the capacity to fulfill that commitment. So what went wrong?
Microsoft's inclusion efforts have spanned hiring practices and inclusive product design. As the presenting sponsor for the 2018 Special Olympics it hopes to transform Seattle to a city of inclusion.
With Cortana's troubled future and Progressive Web Apps on the horizon, does Microsoft's bots strategy still have a future?
If Microsoft's telephony-enabled pocket PC category makes it to market, it could benefit from a shift of carrier support in Microsoft's favor.
What if Microsoft, Google, and Apple adopted one app standard? Progressive Web Apps may be that great equalizer.
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.
Qualcomm, whose technology powers the mobile industry, envisions full PC power on post-smartphone devices. And it's making it happen.
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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