Topic: Microsoft

Head Microsoft Lawyer On Fight To Keep User Info Private
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Head Microsoft Lawyer On Fight To Keep User Info Private

Brad Smith, head lawyer at Microsoft, spoke recently with the Wall Street Journal in this video about why the company has been vocal in opposing government demands for personal data. In the video Smith pinpoints the … [Read more...]

Did Microsoft Mention Surface Mini in its Earnings Call?
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Did Microsoft Mention Surface Mini in its Earnings Call?

Oh, Surface Mini. Maybe someday we’ll see you – but it seems like that day might never come. Despite recent claims from @evleaks that the Mini is still coming, it seems like Microsoft has buried the Surface Mini for … [Read more...]

Next Windows 8 Update Reportedly Scheduled for August 12
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Next Windows 8 Update Reportedly Scheduled for August 12

A new post on Neowin reports that Windows 8.1 Update 2 is scheduled for release on August 12. That’s just a little over three weeks away! As exciting as that is (okay, it’s not that exciting), the bad news is that it … [Read more...]

Microsoft’s 3D Touch Phones Cancelled amid Layoffs
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Microsoft’s 3D Touch Phones Cancelled amid Layoffs

Earlier this month, we heard some details about a couple new handsets in the works from Nokia and Microsoft that featured “3D touch” capability – essentially, you could interact with them in different ways by … [Read more...]

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...]