Topic: Microsoft

Microsoft Cutting 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 from Nokia; Dropping Android in Nokia X
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Microsoft Cutting 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 from Nokia; Dropping Android in Nokia X

The rumors from earlier this week are true: today Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced in a company-wide memo that there would be workforce reduction of 18,000 jobs. This will be the largest round of layoffs in … [Read more...]

Microsoft to Cut Over 5,000 Jobs This Week
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Microsoft to Cut Over 5,000 Jobs This Week

Last week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent out a companywide memo explaining how the company would refocus on mobile and cloud divisions – and “refocus” is a bit of corporate speak that can typically also mean … [Read more...]

Is This Leaked Windows 9 Start Menu Real or Fake?
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Is This Leaked Windows 9 Start Menu Real or Fake?

We’ve been following the saga of the Start Menu for some time now. Ripped from users when Microsoft made the transition from Windows 7 to Windows 8, the Start Menu has been one of the most-requested features that … [Read more...]

Microsoft CEO Focuses on “Productivity & Platforms,” Commits to Xbox & Cortana
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Microsoft CEO Focuses on “Productivity & Platforms,” Commits to Xbox & Cortana

A few months ago, the long search for Steve Ballmer’s replacement at the head of Microsoft ended when Satya Nadella, formerly the executive vice president of the Cloud and Enterprise division, was promoted to the CEO … [Read more...]

Would You Buy a Windows Phone with “3D Touch”?
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Would You Buy a Windows Phone with “3D Touch”?

It’s no secret that Microsoft has been waging a losing battle when it comes to making Windows Phone a successful mobile platform. A post on Neowin today says that the company is hoping to turn some heads with new … [Read more...]

Surface Mini this Summer? Yes, Says Leaker. No, Says Me.
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Surface Mini this Summer? Yes, Says Leaker. No, Says Me.

The Surface Mini is quickly becoming my favorite piece of vaporware. Rumored since last year, we were supposed to see the Windows RT-powered tablet debuted this past May, right along with the Surface Pro 3. When that … [Read more...]

Is Microsoft Making a Smartband?
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Is Microsoft Making a Smartband?

Not one to be left out, Microsoft is working on getting into the wearable tech game itself. While the company has yet to announce anything formally, a patent filing published in May shows that Microsoft has plans for … [Read more...]

Report Says Microsoft Has Killed Surface Mini
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Report Says Microsoft Has Killed Surface Mini

When Microsoft didn’t unveil the Surface Mini at its event in May, no one was too upset – mainly because the company revealed the Surface Pro 3 instead, a powerhouse ultrabook/tablet hybrid. With a flashy new PC to … [Read more...]

Microsoft Refocusing on Desktop with Windows 9
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Microsoft Refocusing on Desktop with Windows 9

During the time I’ve spent with Windows 8, I’ve come to appreciate its quirks, and to understand what Microsoft was trying to do here. It’s an admirable attempt at blending keyboard and mouse-style user interfaces … [Read more...]

Microsoft Officially Makes Android Phones: Meet the Nokia X2
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Microsoft Officially Makes Android Phones: Meet the Nokia X2

Now that Nokia Devices is fully under Microsoft’s umbrella, they’ve released the Nokia X2, the first Microsoft-made Android phone. The Nokia X2 – which we’d first heard about earlier this month – may represent … [Read more...]