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...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Microsoft to Cut 18,000 Jobs; Amazon Launches Kindle Unlimited
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Microsoft to Cut 18,000 Jobs; Amazon Launches Kindle Unlimited

Hola, readers! We hope you've all had a great weekend so far. While it's not quite Monday yet, we are ready to leave the previous week's news in the past. But if you weren't able to keep up with all the happenings in … [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...]

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...]