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Microsoft Announces a Remote For the Xbox One Microsoft Announces a Remote For the Xbox One

It’s been clear since the announcement of the Xbox One that Microsoft intended its game console to be a comprehensive media-watching device. The console’s announcement was filled with references to TV and sports. To help fulfill this dream of an …

Microsoft’s ‘OneDrive’ SkyDrive Rebranding Is Now Live Microsoft’s ‘OneDrive’ SkyDrive Rebranding Is Now Live

Last month, Microsoft announced the rebranding of cloud storage product SkyDrive to OneDrive. Today, the company rolled it out. The change follows a trademark dispute Microsoft found itself in with European telecom Sky. Microsoft’s Chris Jones writes on the OneDrive …

Office 365 Message Encryption Is Now Available Office 365 Message Encryption Is Now Available

Encryption has been on everyone’s minds since it was revealed that the NSA combs through Internet data going into and out of the U.S. Major Internet companies have moved towards encrypting their users’ data and Microsoft is now doing the …

Tian Lim Joins Hulu As Its Chief Tech Officer Tian Lim Joins Hulu As Its Chief Tech Officer

Much like Netflix, Hulu does a lot of work everyday behind the scenes to keep everything up and running. It’s none too surprising then that the company would be looking for some world class talent to lead its technology efforts. …

Bing Launches 3 New Windows Phone Apps Bing Launches 3 New Windows Phone Apps

Microsoft just announced the launch of three new Bing Apps for Windows Phone 8: Bing Food & Drink, Bing Health & Fitness and Bing Travel. Bing Food & Drink includes 600,000 recipes, a wine guide to 1.5 million different bottles, …

Mayer Reportedly ‘Hates’ Microsoft Deal Mayer Reportedly ‘Hates’ Microsoft Deal

It’s been increasingly clear that Yahoo isn’t happy in its “Search Alliance” with Microsoft, a deal that is to last a total of ten years (it was announced in ’09) if it plays out. Last month, Kara Swisher, frequent bearer …

DocuSign Brings eSignature To Office 365 DocuSign Brings eSignature To Office 365

Microsoft Office has always been an important part of Microsoft’s overall strategy, but Office 365 is seemingly now the most important aspect of Microsoft’s core enterprise business. The company has been busy securing partnerships that add useful applications to Office …

Jason Holtman Leaves Microsoft After Only Six Months Jason Holtman Leaves Microsoft After Only Six Months

Microsoft and PC gamers aren’t the pals they once were. With the introduction of Games for Windows Live, Microsoft ensured that pretty much every PC gamer on the planet went to rival platforms, like Steam or Origin. It seemed like …

Bing Says It’s Not Censoring Chinese Search Results In The U.S. Bing Says It’s Not Censoring Chinese Search Results In The U.S.
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If you know anything about the Internet, you’re well aware of the Great Firewall of China. The country polices what its citizens can and can not see on the Internet which means search engines wanting to operate in the country …

Conan O’Brien Discusses Turning Down Microsoft CEO Job On LinkedIn Conan O’Brien Discusses Turning Down Microsoft CEO Job On LinkedIn

Conan O’Brien took to LinkedIn to explain why he turned down the Microsoft CEO job, which was recently awarded to longtime staffer Satya Nadella. This is Conan’s fifth LinkedIn post since becoming a “LinkedIn Influencer” last fall. Conan congratulates Nadella …

That Nokia Android Phone Might Be Unveiled This Month That Nokia Android Phone Might Be Unveiled This Month

Last month, it was revealed that Nokia may be working on an Android device. The news was surprising considering Nokia’s commitment to the Windows Phone platform as well as the company now being owned by Microsoft. According to a new …

Bing Can Now Tell You How Much Your Bitcoins Are Worth Bing Can Now Tell You How Much Your Bitcoins Are Worth
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2013 was the year of cryptocurrency. Bitcoin, dogecoin and others attempted to decentralize the currency system by creating a method of payment that was anonymous and mostly untraceable. As you can imagine, it became very popular. Now, you may be …

Microsoft Is Making Its Own Reader App [Rumor] Microsoft Is Making Its Own Reader App [Rumor]
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When it comes to reading eBooks on a Windows device, you really only have two options – Nook or Kindle. Now it looks like Microsoft wants to finally build a reader app to compete with those two options. Gizmodo reports …

Take A Look At The World Of Kinect Sports Rivals Take A Look At The World Of Kinect Sports Rivals

Today marks the beginning of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, but most of us are probably already tired of snow. To take your mind off of all things winter and snowy, Microsoft has just the thing – a new …

Microsoft Invests $15M in Foursquare, Acquires Location Data for Bing, Windows Microsoft Invests $15M in Foursquare, Acquires Location Data for Bing, Windows

Foursquare has just received a cash injection from Microsoft, and Microsoft products will soon sport billions of Foursquare data points. The two companies have just announced a strategic partnership that will see Windows OS, as well as Bing, receive location …

Satya Nadella Officially Microsoft’s New CEO Satya Nadella Officially Microsoft’s New CEO

Microsoft has officially named Satya Nadella as CEO after news late last week that he had been selected. He was previously the Executive Vice President of the company’s Cloud and Enterprise group. Nadella joined the company back in 1992, and …

Microsoft Details The Future Of SQL Microsoft Details The Future Of SQL

Microsoft, like any other major tech company today, is all about big data. As more companies demand more data, Microsoft will have to step in with even bigger offerings on its server platforms to serve those needs. To that end, …

Microsoft Celebrates Tech In Its Super Bowl Ad Microsoft Celebrates Tech In Its Super Bowl Ad

Ever since Apple’s infamous 1984 Super Bowl ad, we’ve never really had a good tech-related ad during the game. Microsoft may have finally done it with its latest. On Sunday night, Microsoft aired a Super Bowl ad called “Empowering.” It …

Microsoft Says All Digital Xbox One Isn’t Happening Microsoft Says All Digital Xbox One Isn’t Happening

Last week, a massive Xbox One leak hit the Internet revealing a number of games for the console. Alongside the reveal of games like Halo 2 Anniversary Edition and Forza Horizon 2, it was said that Microsoft was looking into …

Yahoo Reportedly Plotting Exit From Microsoft Search Deal Yahoo Reportedly Plotting Exit From Microsoft Search Deal

Apparently Marissa Mayer and Yahoo are fast-tracking a way out of the company’s “Search Alliance” with Microsoft, which currently sees Bing powering the technology behind Yahoo searches. This is according to Kara Swisher, who is probably more familiar with the …

Windows Phone Grew 69% Last Year Windows Phone Grew 69% Last Year
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Microsoft was late to the smartphone game. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer himself laughed at the iPhone when it was released, calling attention to what he considered the device’s outrageous price. More than six years on, Microsoft is still trying to …