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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 …

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

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 …