All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Microsoft’

Microsoft Earnings Released, Revenue $20.4 Billion

Microsoft just released its earnings report for its fiscal year 2014 Q3. Revenue was $20.4 billion for the quarter ended March 31st. The company managed to pretty much meet analysts’ expectations. New CEO Satya Nadella said, “This quarter’s results demonstrate the strength of our business, as well as the opportunities we see in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. We are making …

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Bing Now Shows Predictions For The Voice, American Idol & Dancing With The Stars

Microsoft announced announced that it is adding predictions to Bing search results pages for some queries. These are based on data from searches that have taken place and social input from Facebook and Twitter. Bing will show such predictions for shows like The Voice, American Idol, and Dancing With the Stars. “One of the most interesting aspects of search engines …

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Microsoft To Close Nokia Devices And Services Acquisition, Signs Licensing Agreement With Motorola

In 2011, Microsoft and Nokia partnered to create a “third” smartphone horse in the race against Apple and Android. In September, it became more than a partnership when the two companies announced that Microsoft would buy Nokia’s Devices & Services business, and bring Nokia CEO and former Microsoft employee Stephen Elop back to Microsoft. Shareholders approved the deal in November, …

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Schema.org Enters Its ‘Next Chapter’

In 2011, Google, Microsoft (Bing) and Yahoo, the big three search engines (Yandex later joined), teamed up to launch Schema.org, an initiative to support a common set of schemas for structured data markup on webpages. This week, the companies announced the introduction of vocabulary to let sites describe actions they enable and how said actions can be invoked. “When we …

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Bing’s Answer To Google Now Comes To The Desktop

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it is launching personalized cards on the Bing Homepage, which will let users keep track of news, weather, flights, stocks, and eventually more. Kind of like an early version of Google Now on the desktop, only Bing. The personalization utilizes technology that the company uses in its Cortana offering for Windows Phone 8.1. Users can …

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Ad Spend Growth For Bing Is More Than Double That Of Google’s

In its “State of Paid Search” report for the first quarter of the year, The Search Agency finds that Bing’s growth has more than doubled the rate of Google’s in ad spend. Of course, with Google being such a dominant force, and Bing still working to catch up this doesn’t come as a huge surprise, but either way, it spells …

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Microsoft Office 365 Personal Makes Productivity Even More Affordable

Microsoft Office used to be software that either came with your PC or you had to spend hundreds of dollars just for the base software. Microsoft dumped this sales model a few years ago with the introduction of Office 365 – a subscription service that gave consumers all the perks of Microsoft Office at a fraction of the cost. Some …

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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The New Head Of Xbox Phil Spencer

Microsoft announced late last month that Phil Spencer would become the new head of the Xbox division. As part of the announcement, Spencer said that he would bring a new focus on games back to the division that has seemingly focused on everything but games for the past few years. Can you really trust that though? Well, see for yourself. …

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Forza Motorsport 5 Gets Free Long Beach Circuit Track

Forza Motorsport 5 has been supported more than any other Xbox One launch game and for good reason. It’s easily one of the best of the bunch and was even included with Xbox One consoles for a time. With its latest content update, the developers at Turn 10 Studios are adding a legendary race circuit to the game. Turn 10 …

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Xbox 360 Emulation Might Show Up On The Xbox One

The Xbox 360 has one of the best game libraries of any game console. It’s a shame then that the console’s library can’t be played on the Xbox One. For fans of the console that bought an Xbox One, they have to keep the Xbox 360 out to play some of the upcoming games for the console. What if backwards …

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Windows XP: How to Secure the Dead OS

The day has finally arrived. Microsoft has been warning consumers for one year now that support for Windows XP will be ending, and at midnight EDT tonight the operating system will officially be dead to Microsoft. What does this mean for consumers who are still running the popular OS? Not much at first. Updates to the platform will cease, and …

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Microsoft Is About To End Windows XP Support

The final countdown for Windows XP support is upon us (There’s literally a countdown. You can see it here). It’s had a good twelve-year run, but on April 8th, Microsoft will support the OS no more. This means there will be no more security updates or technical support. “Security updates patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware and help …

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