All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Microsoft’

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 635) against Apple’s Siri (via the iPhone 5s). In the ad, Siri even goes so far as to say, “Now …

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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 Xbox all separately, they’ll just be able to develop apps for this singular platform. That’s what we’re getting from CEO …

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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 core as a productivity and platform company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world, and we are driving growth with disciplined …

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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 create simply sign into Bing Ads, and create or approve IOs within the Accounts & Billing section. When an IO …

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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 help the company get exclusive streaming video content. It just didn’t work out that well. Re/code reports that the division …

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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 also made available to the public. He said more details would be forthcoming at the company’s earnings call next week. …

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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 the company made public, that Microsoft will begin reducing its overall workforce by up to 18,000 jobs within the next …

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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 top priority is revenue growth and by that measure, we are not satisfied with our Q2 results,” said CEO Marissa …

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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 core, Nadella writes: At our core, Microsoft is the productivity and platform company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world. We …

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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 Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Publisher, and a terabyte of OneDrive for Business cloud storage. The second is Office …

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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. That’s now been doubled. They’ve also configured the ad groups and ads tabs to support more data. “The Bing Ads …

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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: If you start your search with an “@,” it will recognize that you’re looking for a Twitter handle: It will …

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