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Siri Thinks Microsoft’s Phone Is Pretty Smart (In This Microsoft Ad)

Siri Thinks Microsoft’s Phone Is Pretty Smart (In This Microsoft Ad)

By Chris Crum July 28, 2014

Typically, Microsoft attacks Google in its ad campaigns (Scroogled, anyone?), especially when it comes to stuff like this, but now, the company has set its sights on Apple. The latest Microsoft ad pits Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana (via the Lumia …

Stephen Elop Talks Plans For Windows Devices Stephen Elop Talks Plans For Windows Devices

As previously reported, Microsoft announced that it is cutting 18,000 jobs within the next year, starting with 13,000 of them within the next six months. CEO Satya Nadella laid out the plans in an email to staff, which the company …

Microsoft Is Officially Cutting 18,000 Jobs Microsoft Is Officially Cutting 18,000 Jobs

It’s been rumored that Microsoft would be cutting some jobs – specifically some from its acquisition of Nokia assets. Now, official word from the company on the matter is out. CEO Satya Nadella said in an email to employees, which …

Report: Microsoft To Overtake Yahoo In Online Ads Report: Microsoft To Overtake Yahoo In Online Ads

Microsoft will surpass Yahoo in digital ad market share this year, according to a new report from eMarketer. This comes as Yahoo just reported a disappointing quarter, with much of the disappointment coming specifically from its display advertising business. “Our …

Satya Nadella Talks About Microsoft's 'Core' Satya Nadella Talks About Microsoft's 'Core'

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wrote a big letter to staff, which the company has shared on its blog. It’s called “Bold Ambition & Our Core,” and marks the beginning of Microsoft’s Fiscal Year 2015. In the part about the company’s …

Microsoft Intros New Small Business Office 365 Plans Microsoft Intros New Small Business Office 365 Plans

Microsoft announced today that it will release three new Office 365 plans on October 1st, aimed at meeting varying needs of small and midsized businesses, ranging from 1 to 250 employees. The first is called Office 365 Business. This includes …

Bing Ads UI Now Lets You View Up To 100,000 Keywords Bing Ads UI Now Lets You View Up To 100,000 Keywords

Microsoft announced that the Bing Ads web user interface will now let you view up to 100,000 keywords. The company upgraded the interface earlier this year enabling advertisers to review accounts with up to 50,000 keywords in the Keyword tab. …

Bing Adds New Twitter Search Features Bing Adds New Twitter Search Features

Bing announced on Friday that it is rolling out a feature that lets you search for specific Twitter profiles or hashtags. If you just do a hashtag search, it will give you results for recent tweets for it like so: …

Google Looks At Apparent IE Sponsored Post Spam Google Looks At Apparent IE Sponsored Post Spam

Tech blogger/investor Michael Arrington revealed that someone who claimed to be a “social strategist on behalf of Microsoft” tried to get him to write about Internet Explorer for payment. The message he got says: Hi Michael, I work as a …

Windows Phone Finally Gets Pinterest App Windows Phone Finally Gets Pinterest App

Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore announced that Pinterest has finally released an app for Windows Phone. You can find it in the Windows Phone Store. It looks like your pretty basic Pinterest app. WELCOME TO #WP, PINTEREST! Get it now! http://t.co/C7qsZP145J — …

Bing Is Working On Its 'Right To Be Forgotten' Tool Bing Is Working On Its 'Right To Be Forgotten' Tool

Most of the whole “right to be forgotten” storyline has been focused on Google as it has always been at the center of the story, but don’t forget, the recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union …

Microsoft Outlook Web App Hits Android Microsoft Outlook Web App Hits Android

Microsoft announced that a native Outlook Web App (OWA) is now available for some Android phones. The company first announced its intention to bring the app to Android in March at the Microsoft Exchange Conference. The current release is considered …

Microsoft Adds Yammer Conversations To Files Microsoft Adds Yammer Conversations To Files

Microsoft is rolling out new enterprise social experiences across Office 365, as announced at the SharePoint Conference earlier this year. First, they’re launching Yammer conversation capabilities in Office apps. “Instead of going back and forth with email attachments for feedback …

Microsoft Dynamics Gets Updates, Expands Microsoft Dynamics Gets Updates, Expands

Microsoft announced that “significant new capabilities and marketing, customer care and social listening” are now available globally as part of its spring wave of updates for Dynamics CRM in 54 markets and 42 languages. Also new is a “Unified Service …

Microsoft And Salesforce Launch Partnership Microsoft And Salesforce Launch Partnership

Microsoft and Salesforce just announced a strategic partnership, which will see the two creating new solutions that connect Salesforce’s CRM apps and platform to Microsoft Office and Windows. The company announced two specific products: Salesforce1 for Windows and Windows Phone …

Microsoft Acquires App Analytics Company Capptain Microsoft Acquires App Analytics Company Capptain

Microsoft announced today that it has acquired Capptain, a platform for app developers that combines analytics with push notifications and in-app messaging campaigns. Here it is in a nutshell: Microsoft will integrate Capptain with Azure. “With Capptain’s solution, organizations can …

Skype to Get Real-Time Translation Later This Year Skype to Get Real-Time Translation Later This Year

There’s no denying that Microsoft’s Skype has played a huge part in international communication, as it’s one of the most popular ways for person A to see and hear person B across the globe. Of course, person A and person …