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Microsoft's Outlook email app nears top of iOS charts

Yesterday Microsoft released a new version of Outlook for iOS and Android phones that seems to be going down well with consumers, now sitting in the "Best New Apps" list and climbing rapidly.

Silicon Valley developers talk HoloLens

Windows Holographic is an augmented reality computing platform by Microsoft that will be introduced in the Windows 10 operating system when it is released in 2015.

Microsoft's 84-inch videoconferencing tablet dubbed Surface Hub

While Microsoft showed off a number of new technologies and devices that it is preparing to release during the Consumer Electronics Show in early January, what garnered the most buzz looked like an overly large TV.

Lizard Squad attacks Malaysia Airlines website, replaces homepage

Hacking group Lizard Squad took control of the Malaysia Airlines website homepage for a while earlier today, replacing it with a high-profile mocking of the disasters that have struck the troubled company in the past year.

Microsoft may be building a gadget that mixes a laptop and phone

We're going to learn a lot about the next version of Windows on Wednesday. Presumably, we'll find out when the preview build will launch, new features aimed at consumers rather than enterprise users, and changes to how the Windows Store works.

Microsoft announces $1,000,000 Call of Duty tournament

Microsoft has announced details of the largest Call of Duty Xbox gaming tournament ever, taking place this February and March and with a top prize of $1,000,000.

Google & Microsoft fight hotels banning personal Wi-Fi hotspots

Microsoft and Google are amongst other big-name companies joining together to lobby the FCC into declining a petition by the hotel industry that requests permission to block users' personal Wi-Fi hotspots whilst staying in the hotel.

Leaked video on YouTube gives sneak peek of Windows 10

A video leaked on YouTube gives us a preview of what the latest build of Microsoft's next operating system, Windows 10 looks like.

Microsoft, Yahoo pitch to replace Google as iPhone search engine

Last week, Yahoo and Mozilla announced a new partnership that would place Yahoo's search engine as the default in Mozilla's Firefox browser instead of Google's.

Microsoft promotes 2 senior execs after huge ad sales layoffs

Microsoft Advertising has promoted two of its senior executives, a move that comes days after the division laid off scores of sales people as it looks to streamline the business to push it towards profitability.

Even Steve Ballmer admits Microsoft is losing in mobile

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer doesn't think the company is "winning" when it comes to mobile, he said in an interview with CBS This Morning.

Microsoft phasing out Nokia brand name

Microsoft has officially decided to phase out the Nokia brand name, with the announcement being made on the Nokia France Facebook page.

Xbox One gets major system update for October

Microsoft's Xbox One is getting a system update today, continuing the monthly patches it has received since launch. This is one of the more major ones though and includes some major UI tweaks.

Romania to probe Microsoft reseller 'bribery' of ministers

Bucharest - Romanian President Traian Basescu on Friday authorised public prosecutors to launch an inquiry into five former ministers suspected of receiving millions of dollars of bribes and kickbacks from resellers of Microsoft software.

Op-Ed: Behind Windows 10 – A return to good user functionality, or what?

Sydney - After the general loathing of Windows 8, Microsoft has moved with unseemly haste to crank up the new OS, formerly known as Windows 9, now to be called Windows 10. The question is whether real users will like it, not whether its PR sways the public.

Microsoft unveils Windows 10

San Francisco - Microsoft has skipped a number as it officially unveiled its newest operating system, Windows 10, in a Tuesday press conference.

Everything you need to know about Windows 9, Microsoft's next major software release

Windows 8, introduced in 2012, ushered in some of the biggest changes in Windows history. Windows 8 is meant to be a single piece of software that works seamlessly across traditional laptops, hybrids, and tablets.

Microsoft India plans to train 1 million women

Microsoft's Indian arm is rolling out an initiative to train and mentor 1 million women over the next 12 months to add a "feminine" touch to the Indian IT industry.

Next Microsoft Office includes the return of 'Dark' theme

In recent weeks, various bits of information on the next Windows have been circulated but Microsoft's other big money-spinner, Office, has remained hidden in the background. Yesterday that changed however as some images of the next Office appeared online.

Minecraft maker Mojang bought for $2.5 billion by Microsoft

Technology giants Microsoft completed the purchase of Swedish game developers Mojang, famous for giving the world Minecraft, for $2.5 billion.

Microsoft in talks to buy Mojang for $2 billion

Reports have emerged that Microsoft may be deep in talks with game studio Mojang over a possible acquisition deal valued at $2 billion.

Microsoft finally launches Delve search tool for Office 365

Yesterday, Microsoft finally released a new component for the company's Office 365 system. Called Delve, it has been in the pipe-line for years and aims to make it much easier for Office 365 users to manage their work effectively.

Microsoft unveils new Nokia Windows Phones with Denim firmware

Microsoft today launched three new Nokia Lumia-branded Windows Phones at IFA 2014 in Berlin. The handsets, the Lumia 730, 735 and 830, are intended to be powerful but affordable mid-range devices and will launch with a new firmware version dubbed Denim.

Microsoft China posts Windows 9 launch teaser

Earlier today, Microsoft China wrote a post on its Weibo page that not only confirms that the "Windows 9" name is intended for the next version of the company's operating system but also that it will be "coming soon."

Op-Ed: Robots, the Cloud and robot banks — Utopia? Maybe, maybe not

Sydney - The robots are coming, but not the way you’d expect. They’re about to replace the suits, and perhaps even declutter your home. Spooky? Much more than that. There’s a “vision of excellence," and you know what that means — chaos.

Goodbye to MSN Messenger

Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger will be switched off in China in October. This marks the final end to the once popular 15-year-old service.

Microsoft removes 1,500 spam apps from the Windows Store

Microsoft's acknowledgement of the presence of illegitimate, spam apps in the Windows Store has come to fruition with the removal of 1,500 apps from the store and subsequent refunding of purchasers.

Former Microsoft CEO Ballmer completes purchase of LA Clippers

Los Angeles - Former Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer has completed buying the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, seemingly ending a painful real-life drama that began with racist remarks on a tape recording.

Microsoft drops support for outdated web browsers

From 12 January 2016 Microsoft has announced that it will only support the latest copy of Internet Explorer (IE) for the different versions of Windows.

Judge OKs sale of NBA team over co-owner's objections

Los Angeles - The wife of embattled Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling can sell the NBA team for $2 billion despite strenuous objections by her husband, who is almost certain to appeal.
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