Topic: Microsoft

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...]

Xbox One Sales Double, PS4 Still on Top
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Xbox One Sales Double, PS4 Still on Top

Back in mid-May, Microsoft announced that it would offer Xbox One consoles without the Kinect peripheral, dropping the system’s price by a hundred bucks to parity with that of the PlayStation 4 from Sony. The cut went … [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...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Rap Genius Drops the ‘Rap’ and Raises $40 Million; Aereo Now Considers Itself a Cable Provider
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Rap Genius Drops the ‘Rap’ and Raises $40 Million; Aereo Now Considers Itself a Cable Provider

Happy Sunday, people, and welcome to another edition of the BestTechie Weekend Wrap-Up. If you're new to this, it's the post where we pretty much summarize four of the biggest tech stories from the past week. We didn't … [Read more...]

Sony and Microsoft Are Selling Some Pretty Cheap Video Games (for Last-Gen)
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Sony and Microsoft Are Selling Some Pretty Cheap Video Games (for Last-Gen)

This is just a public service announcement for you gamers out there. If you own a PlayStation 3 or a Vita, you can save quite a bit of money by heading over to the PSN Store right now. I mean right now. Why? It's Flash … [Read more...]

The Xbox One Digital Future on a Budget
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The Xbox One Digital Future on a Budget

I've written quite a bit about how digital downloads aren't quite living up to their potential on consoles. My words, however, don't change the fact that quite a few gamers -- especially those on the Xbox One -- really … [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...]

Dropbox and MIT Alums Create “Inbox,” The Potential Future of Email
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Dropbox and MIT Alums Create “Inbox,” The Potential Future of Email

Alumni of both the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and cloud-storage company Dropbox have pooled their talents to launch a new web service called Inbox. It’s goal? To be the new force in email, and buck the … [Read more...]