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Subsidized $99 Xbox 360 is Gone For Good

Microsoft’s innovative plan to sell subsidized video game consoles is now dead. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Microsoft quietly killed its $99 subsidized Xbox 360 offering last July. The offering, introduced back in May 2012 allowed customers to …

Microsoft Announces Office 365 Personal Microsoft Announces Office 365 Personal

In 2011, Microsoft introduced Office 365 as a subscription service that nets you all the benefits of Microsoft Office for a monthly or annual fee. The only problem with Microsoft’s plan was that Office 365 was designed around families so …

Xbox One Gets Bing Web Search Today Xbox One Gets Bing Web Search Today

Are you finding your Xbox One search experience a bit underwhelming? Sure, you can use Bing to search through your console’s online marketplace, but the same can’t be said for the Web. Well, that’s all changing this week. In the …

Bing Saves Is Now Available To All In Open Beta Bing Saves Is Now Available To All In Open Beta

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Man, I wish I could bookmark this Web site in anything other than my browser?” You probably haven’t, but Bing thinks you might have. Last month, Bing introduced a new feature called Bing Saves. …

Microsoft Launches Skype For Outlook.com For All Users, Adds HD Video Calling Microsoft Launches Skype For Outlook.com For All Users, Adds HD Video Calling

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that Skype is now available from Outlook.com for users all over the world. Last summer, the company announced availability in the U.S., U.K., Brazil and Canada. They’ve also added HD video calling for PC users, improvements …

Microsoft Launches OneDrive For Business, New Office 365 Platform Updates Microsoft Launches OneDrive For Business, New Office 365 Platform Updates

Microsoft announced new updates to the Office 365 platform and the launch of OneDrive for Business the SharePoint conference on Monday. “As a developer, you have new scenarios to create contextual solutions that span Office 365 from the web, mobile …

Microsoft Wants To Put Xbox Live On Android, iOS Microsoft Wants To Put Xbox Live On Android, iOS

When it comes to gaming, Microsoft has really only dominated the living room with Xbox. Part of its success has been thanks to Xbox Live – the first online gaming service for consoles that got it. Now it wants to …

Microsoft Loses Two Executives In Wake Of Nadella Being Appointed CEO [Report] Microsoft Loses Two Executives In Wake Of Nadella Being Appointed CEO [Report]

Whenever a new CEO takes over, it’s inevitable that there will be shakeups and departures on the executive level. Microsoft isn’t immune to this. In fact, it seems far more susceptible to departures. Case in point, the company is losing …

Windows 8.1 Might Be Getting A Free Version [Report] Windows 8.1 Might Be Getting A Free Version [Report]

Windows 8 wasn’t the renaissance Microsoft hoped it would be. Sure, the total number of Windows 8 users steadily increases every month, but it has no chance of toppling Windows 7 at this point. One reason for that is that …

Bing, OneDrive Team Up For Bing Rewards Promotion Bing, OneDrive Team Up For Bing Rewards Promotion

Can two segments of the same company team up? Aren’t they already a team? These are the questions we must ask ourselves as Bing teams up with OneDrive for a new promotion. Bing announced today that Bing Rewards members can …

Windows Phone 8.1 Can Be Added To Existing Android Devices Windows Phone 8.1 Can Be Added To Existing Android Devices

UPDATE: As readers have pointed out in the comments below, the announcement of Windows Phone 8.1 adding support for Snapdragon 200, 400 and 400 LTE Android handsets is only for OEMs. I mistakenly assumed that Microsoft would be releasing Windows …

Microsoft’s 3D Printed Xylophone Player Performs The Windows XP Jingle Microsoft’s 3D Printed Xylophone Player Performs The Windows XP Jingle

It’s common knowledge by now that Microsoft has a maker space on its campus called the Microsoft Garage. Employees use the facility to explore new ideas and the company even holds an internal “science fair” for employees to show off …

The Bing iOS App Just Got A Meaty Update The Bing iOS App Just Got A Meaty Update

With iOS using Bing as its default search provider, you may have found yourself enamored by all that Bing has to offer. You might have even downloaded the official Bing iOS app. If that’s the case, you’ll discover that it …

Xbox One Price Cut Coming To The UK

Since it was announced, the Xbox One had always been at a price disadvantage. Microsoft’s insistence upon including a Kinect with every console meant that gamers were paying $100 more than those who went with a PS4. At launch, it …

Pre-Loading Comes To Consoles With Titanfall On Xbox One

For the past few years, PC gamers on Steam have been able to enjoy a little feature called pre-loading. In essence, it allows you to download the game before its launch and immediately start playing the second it comes out. …

Microsoft’s Siri Competitor To Be Named Cortana Microsoft’s Siri Competitor To Be Named Cortana

Apple has Siri and Google has Google Voice Search/Google Now. Microsoft is the only one out of the big three that has yet to make its own personal assistant/potential love interest. If recent rumors come to fruition, however, Microsoft may …

Microsoft Rebrands Office Web Apps As ‘Office Online’ Microsoft Rebrands Office Web Apps As ‘Office Online’

Microsoft announced the launch of Office Online a rebranded version of its online Office experience (Office.com, Office Web Apps). Office Online provides users with a free online version of its popular suite of productivity apps, which compete directly with services …

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. …