Topic: Microsoft

Microsoft to Acquire Minecraft for $2.5B
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Microsoft to Acquire Minecraft for $2.5B

Confirming rumors from last week, today Microsoft announced it was buying Mojang, the Swedish game developer behind Minecraft. The cost of the acquisition is $2.5 billion, a purchase that Microsoft says will “break … [Read more...]

New Video Leaks Show Windows 9 in Action
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New Video Leaks Show Windows 9 in Action

Okay – it seems highly unlikely that these two new videos posted by German tech site WinFuture are fakes. Hot on the heels of yesterday’s bevy of screenshots, we’ve got some new evidence of Windows 9 in motion – … [Read more...]

Take a Look at These Alleged Windows 9 Screens
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Take a Look at These Alleged Windows 9 Screens

September 30 is supposed to be the day that Microsoft will unveil a preview of its next operating system, alternately referred to as Windows Threshold or Windows 9. Over on Neowin today, a post boasts a few slick looking … [Read more...]

Will Microsoft Buy Mojang for $2 Billion?
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Will Microsoft Buy Mojang for $2 Billion?

It seems that Microsoft is in a spending mood; a new report from the Wall Street Journal yesterday says that Microsoft “is in serious discussions” to buy Mojang, the Swedish game developer behind the megahit … [Read more...]

Report: Windows 9 to Feature Notification Center
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Report: Windows 9 to Feature Notification Center

One of the things I love most about my Android smartphone is its dropdown notification center. If I get an email, or miss a call, an app needs updating, or the Mets score, I’ll know about it via small icons on the top … [Read more...]

Microsoft Announces Cortana Improvements & Lumia Denim at IFA
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Microsoft Announces Cortana Improvements & Lumia Denim at IFA

Yesterday at IFA in Berlin, we heard a whole bunch about new products coming from Samsung and Sony, to name only two. Microsoft took the time to make some announcements of its own at the European electronics expo, … [Read more...]

Did Microsoft Accidentally Tease Windows 9 in China?
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Did Microsoft Accidentally Tease Windows 9 in China?

At the end of the month, Microsoft will reportedly unveil a preview of the latest version of its operating system, Windows Threshold, which many believe will be called Windows 9 when it’s released. While news of that … [Read more...]

After 15 Years, MSN Messenger Shuts Down For Good
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After 15 Years, MSN Messenger Shuts Down For Good

Last year, Microsoft announced that they would be shutting MSN Messenger down and switching users over to Skype for their communication needs. But the chat/general communication service remained alive in China through a … [Read more...]

More Details about Windows 9 & Modern UI Emerge
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More Details about Windows 9 & Modern UI Emerge

At the end of September, Microsoft will supposedly show off the new version of its flagship operating system – which will either be called Windows Threshold, or Windows 9 – and in the run up to that event, plenty of … [Read more...]

Microsoft to Fix Surface Pro 3 Overheating
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Microsoft to Fix Surface Pro 3 Overheating

If you’ve got a Surface Pro 3, you might want to keep that thing off your lap – at least for a week or two. Apparently, versions of the tablet PC equipped with Intel i7 CPUs have been overheating lately, which … [Read more...]