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Microsoft's Nokia Acquisition Floundering

April 27, 2015 10:53 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Microsoft's newly acquired handset division posted revenue of $1.4 billion for the period, with cost of revenue exceeding sales by $4 million. A ComputerWorld report points out that this means the company lost about...

Microsoft Beats Expectations with Solid Quarter

April 24, 2015 9:17 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

While overall revenue increased, thanks to sales by the newly acquired Nokia phone business, the...

AT&T, Verizon Leaving Some Microsoft Apps off Galaxy Phones

April 16, 2015 9:51 am | News | Comments

Microsoft announced last month that it would be expanding its push to bring its software and...

Google, Microsoft Compete on Tablet, PC Prices

April 1, 2015 9:31 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writers | News | Comments

Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at...

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Microsoft Announces Surface 3

March 31, 2015 9:39 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is making a cheaper version of its Surface Pro 3 tablet computer in an effort to...                                                                                                              

Microsoft Expands Mobile Partnerships with Samsung, Other OEMs

March 23, 2015 2:40 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, Samsung is planning to pre-install Microsoft services and apps on its portfolio of Android devices and will secure those apps through a...

Microsoft Plans Summer Release for Windows 10

March 19, 2015 11:07 am | by Jacob Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The company announced that Windows 10 will be made available in 190 countries and 111 languages during the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit in Shenzhen, China.

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Microsoft Readies New Browser as Explorer Sunsets

March 19, 2015 10:16 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Explorer will still be available, but Microsoft hinted this week that its new — and as-yet unnamed — browser will get top billing in the future.                                                  

Report: Microsoft’s Cortana Coming to Android, iOS

March 13, 2015 10:16 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Microsoft is preparing to move its digital assistant into competitor territory.                                                                                                                              

MWC: Microsoft Launches Pair of New Lumia Devices

March 2, 2015 3:20 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Microsoft announced that it is now offering a Windows-driven suite of Office apps through AT&T aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses.               

Microsoft, Samsung Settle Android Patent Dispute

February 10, 2015 10:38 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Reports of the initial disagreement first surfaced back in August when Microsoft said it would sue Samsung for threatening to stop paying Microsoft royalies for..                                    

New Outlook App Spotlights Apple's Software Problem

February 3, 2015 4:29 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

There's no doubt that Apple makes great hardware, but the iPhone maker continues to drop the ball in the software department...                                       

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Microsoft Launches Outlook App for iOS

January 29, 2015 11:09 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The new app comes as Microsoft continues to push its suite of Office applications to more platforms. Versions of Microsoft Excel, Word are currently...                                           

Microsoft Falls on 4Q Earnings Despite Surface, Lumia Successes

January 27, 2015 9:20 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

BGC Partners analyst Colin Gillis said investors are reacting to results in Microsoft's "core" business of Windows software, which he called...                                       

Microsoft Refines Windows 10 for Mobile

January 21, 2015 5:20 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off a new version of Windows — and a new wearable 3D...                                 

Microsoft Windows 10 to Address Shift to Mobile

January 21, 2015 10:45 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft will use an event Wednesday to offer a wider glimpse of the next version of Windows.                                                                    

FirstNews Briefs: C Spire, Shazam, Gimbal, GameStop, Microsoft, Huawei

January 12, 2015 10:22 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Centina Systems, a provider in service assurance analytics and network performance management solutions for communications service providers (CSPs) worldwide, announced...                                  

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FirstNews Briefs: Sprint, Microsoft, NASCAR, Vuzix, Anritsu

December 17, 2014 9:45 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Citing a need to focus more directly on its core business priorities, Sprint announced it has informed NASCAR...                                                                

Barnes & Noble Ends Microsoft Partnership, Stock Sinks 12 Percent

December 4, 2014 10:02 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Amid ugly second quarter earnings, Barnes & Noble said that it was ending a partnership wtih Microsoft...                                  

Microsoft Shareholders Approve Huge Payday for Nadella

December 4, 2014 9:32 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft shareholders gave a lukewarm vote of approval Wednesday for CEO Satya Nadella's pay package after an investor advisory group said...                      

Gift Guide: So Many Tablets to Choose From

November 25, 2014 11:53 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Here are some buying tips organized by system. Prices listed are for base models. You can typically spend more for additional storage or LTE cellular connectivity.                            

Review: 3 Low-end Smartphones Worth Considering

November 24, 2014 9:47 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Processors are slower, yet that's not so noticeable for basic tasks such as email, Facebook and weather checks. Video and audio are also...                                   

Could Nokia Brand Return to Consumer Market?

November 14, 2014 11:10 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Speaking at an investor conference in London, Suri said that Nokia sees an opportunity in...                                 

Microsoft's Dual-SIM Lumia 535 Comes Sans Nokia Branding

November 11, 2014 9:26 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Microsoft Tuesday revealed the first of its smartphones to launch without Nokia branding. The Lumia 535 comes bearing...                                 

Microsoft Teases First Rebranded Lumia

November 7, 2014 11:58 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Microsoft put up a new webpage teasing the imminent arrival of its first rebranded Lumia device. The site places “#morelumia” next to an image on an orange phone. Microsoft doesn’t offer much more detail but promises to reveal the device on...

Microsoft Makes Office Apps Free for iOS

November 7, 2014 9:56 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The apps released Thursday, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, replace a limited iPhone version and upgrade a more powerful set of apps that the company released for iPad tablets in March.

Microsoft Intros Cross-Platform Fitness App and Wearable

October 30, 2014 10:57 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Microsoft has jumped into the current wearables fray with the introduction of Microsoft Band. The company also rolled out Microsoft Health, its new...                          

Microsoft Rebrands Smartphones, Nixes 'Nokia' from Lumia Line

October 24, 2014 9:42 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

As part of the change, Microsoft is in process of rebranding some of its global and local websites, as well as...                                  

Microsoft’s Lumia Sales Break 3Q Record

October 23, 2014 5:04 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

In addition to its flagship handset numbers, Microsoft sold 42.9 million non-Lumia phones. The company recorded more than $2.6 billion in total revenue from handsets. The uptick in handset sales for Microsoft comes after the company completed...

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