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Microsoft Gives MSN A Big Overhaul Microsoft Gives MSN A Big Overhaul

Microsoft announced a new rebuilding of MSN, which is geared toward a “mobile-first” and “cloud-first” experience. The top of the page includes quick access to what Microsoft is calling the “Services Stripe,” which includes email, OneDrive, OneNote, Facebook, Twitter, Office …

Skype Now Lets You Host Group Audio Calls From Your iPhone Skype Now Lets You Host Group Audio Calls From Your iPhone

Skype announced a new update for its iPhone app, which enables users to host group audio calls from the device. There’s a new call button in the app in the bottom navigation bar, which can be used for existing and …

Getty Images Sues Microsoft Over Bing Image Tool Getty Images Sues Microsoft Over Bing Image Tool

Getty Images is suing Microsoft over a tool the latter recently launched enabling people to embed slideshows of images from Bing Image Search on their websites. The tool is called the Bing Image Widget, which Microsoft describes in the following …

Microsoft OneDrive Gets Mobile App Updates Microsoft OneDrive Gets Mobile App Updates

Microsoft announced some updates to its mobile apps, adding different features to each one. The Android app (pictured) now lets users access and manage both personal and work files, which should prove quite helpful. “This is the first example of …

Microsoft Said To Set Press Event Date For Windows 9 Microsoft Said To Set Press Event Date For Windows 9

Microsoft is said to be planning to introduce the world to Windows 9 as soon as next month. According to a report from The Verge, citing sources familiar with the company’s plans, a press event is planned for September 30th, …

Microsoft Adds Custom Reports To PubCenter Microsoft Adds Custom Reports To PubCenter

Microsoft announced a new feature for pubCenter, its advertising hub for app developers on Windows and Windows Phone. It now offers custom reports, with improved analytics. Earlier this year, the company announced a complete overhaul to pubCenter, and they’re continuing …

Steve Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board Steve Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board

Steve Ballmer announced that he is stepping down as a member of Microsoft’s Board of Directors. He resigned as CEO six months ago, handing the reins over to Satya Nadella, who has already laid out the company’s strategy going forward …

Microsoft the Latest to Try Its Own Snapchat Microsoft the Latest to Try Its Own Snapchat

Snapchat is so hot right now. The kids these days, well, they’re pretty obsessed with the ephemeral messaging app. Among Millennials, it’s currently the third most-popular social app, behind only Facebook and Instagram. The company is serving well over 700 …

New Top Movers Report Added To Bing Ads New Top Movers Report Added To Bing Ads

Microsoft announced the launch of a new Top Movers report for Bing Ads to let advertisers figure out account clicks and spend variations, and find which campaigns or ad groups see the biggest changes. It can also help them understand …

Bing Follows Google Into Conversational Search Bing Follows Google Into Conversational Search

Microsoft’s search engine is once again following Google’s lead, adding new conversational search capabilities. You may recall, Google announced its version over a year ago, and has slowly made improvements to it in the meantime. In May, for example, the …

Steve Ballmer Becomes Owner Of Clippers Steve Ballmer Becomes Owner Of Clippers

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is now the proud new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The NBA released the following statement: The transaction in which Steve Ballmer purchased the Los Angeles Clippers closed today following the entry of an …

Bill Gates and Family Doing it Up Right Vacationing on a $330 Million Yacht

Just because he can, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his family are currently vacationing in Sardinia on a rented 450-foot, $330 million yacht. The Serene is the third most expensive yacht in the world and will cost the computer entrepreneur …

Microsoft Is Scanning Email for Child Porn Too Microsoft Is Scanning Email for Child Porn Too

Google’s not the only one automatically scanning your communications for traces of child porn. A Pennsylvania man has been arrested after he attempted to send child porn via a live.com email address. The arrest came after Microsoft tipped the National …

The New Bing Ads Web Interface Has Launched The New Bing Ads Web Interface Has Launched

Last week, Microsoft announced its new redesign of the Bing Ads web interface. It’s now launched, and will roll out to advertisers over the next few weeks. With the new version, Microsoft touts easier access to frequently used tools and …

Laptop Sales See New Revival After Decline Of Tablet

Laptop sales have been increasing lately with the decline of tablet sales. The tablet, once touted as the laptop killer, is slowly sinking in popularity. The reason behind the increase in laptop sales is said to be partly due to …

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

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 …

Microsoft To Offer One Operating System For All Screens Microsoft To Offer One Operating System For All Screens

At some point in the future, Microsoft will offer its users a single operating system experience across all screens, making things a lot easier on application developers. Rather than having to worry about developing apps for Windows, Windows Phone and …

Microsoft Earnings Released, Revenue $23.38 Billion Microsoft Earnings Released, Revenue $23.38 Billion

Microsoft just released its earnings report for FY14 Q4 with revenue of $23.38 billion, gross margin of $15.79 billion, operating income of $6.48 billion, and diluted EPS of $0.55 per share. CEO Satya Nadella said, “We are galvanized around our …

Microsoft Adds Online Insertion Orders To Bing Ads Microsoft Adds Online Insertion Orders To Bing Ads

Microsoft announced that Bing Ads users can now create and manage insertion orders online through Bing Ads or the Bing Ads API. Included is a new workflow aimed at simplifying the billing process, and making it less time-consuming. Users can …

Microsoft To Eliminate Xbox Entertainment Studios Microsoft To Eliminate Xbox Entertainment Studios

As you may know, Microsoft announced that it is cutting 18,000 jobs over the next year, starting with 13,000 over the next six months. One casualty of the company’s restructuring is Xbox Entertainment Studios, a segment founded in 2012 to …

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 …