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1: new post   Microsoft Restructuring: Will Also Cut 18,000 Jobs
Microsoft Corp. today announced a restructuring plan to simplify its organization and align the recently acquired Nokia Devices and Services business with the company's overall strategy.[br][br]These steps will result in the elimination of up to 18,000 positions over the next year. Of the total, about 12,500 professional and factory positions will be eliminated through synergies and strategic alignment of the Nokia Devices and Services business acquired by Microsoft on April 25.
July 17, 2014
2: new post   Microsoft Closes The Acquisition of Nokia, and The New Business Becomes Microsoft Mobile Oy
"The opportunity for Microsoft to be both a devices and services company, so that it can deliver the complete proposition to its consumers, is at the heart of this,"
Apr 25, 2014
3: new post   Microsoft Dev Center Open For Universal Windows Apps and Windows Phone 8.1 Apps
"The Windows Phone Dev Center roll-out has begun and you should start seeing updates and new features later today."
Apr 15, 2014
4: new post   Microsoft Launches "Cortana" Personal Digital Assistant On Windows Phone
"Powered by Bing, Cortana is the only digital assistant that gets to know you, builds a relationship that you can trust, and gets better over time by asking questions based on your behaviour and checking in with you before she assumes you're interested in something."
Apr 3, 2014
5: new post   Microsoft Launches OneDrive Cloud Storage Worldwide, Was SkyDrive
Microsoft launches OneDrive cloud storage, replacing SkyDrive, with a minimum of 7GB.
Feb 19, 2014
6: new post   Microsoft Board Names Satya Nadella as CEO
After much speculation Satya Nadella has been named Microsoft's CEO
Feb 4, 2014
7: new post   Microsoft To Rename SkyDrive to OneDrive
Microsoft To Rename SkyDrive to OneDrive
Jan 27, 2014
8: new post   Report: Microsoft Plans Cookie Tracking Replacement
Reports indicate Microsoft is developing the technology that would enable tracking across multiple platforms, such as mobile, desktop, Xbox, etc.
Oct 10, 2013
9: new post   Microsoft to buy Nokia's devices and services business for $7.2 bn
Microsoft will purchase substantially all of Nokia's Devices & Services business, license Nokia's patents, and license and use Nokia's mapping services.
Sept 3, 2013
10: new post   Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to retire within 12 months
Microsoft Corp. today announced that Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer has decided to retire as CEO within the next 12 months
Aug 24, 2013
11: new post   Microsoft to Rebrand SkyDrive Following Legal Moves By BskyB
Microsoft officials are not saying when they plan to re-brand SkyDrive or what the new name for the service will be.
Aug 1, 2013
12: new post   Microsoft stock drops by billions after disappointing earnings report
More than $32 billion in Microsoft stock value wiped out
July 20, 2013
13: new post   One Microsoft
An internal email from Steve Ballmer to employees of Microsoft outlines the changes in the senior leadership team at the company
July 11, 2013
14: new post   Microsoft to shut down TechNet subscription service
As the farewell letter notes, "IT trends and business dynamics have evolved," and TechNet has outlived its original purpose.[br][br]
July 2, 2013
15: new post   Microsoft Launches Ventures For Startups Initiative
At a minimum, applying companies must have a full-time founding team, a bold vision for tackling a real problem, technologically driven solutions and less than $1 million raised.
June 25, 2013
16: new post   Microsoft Security Bounty Programs
Microsoft this week announced that it will now pay hackers for reporting certain classes of vulnerabilities in its software products and services.
June 21, 2013
17: new post   Microsoft and F.B.I. Disable Citadel Botnet
Typically, it said, machines compromised by Citadel were blocked from getting security updates to ensure those computers stayed part of the botnet.
June 6, 2013
18: new post   Microsoft Third Quarter Results: Revenues of $20.49 Billion
The Online Services Division reported revenue of $832 million, an 18pct increase from the prior year period. Online advertising revenue grew 22pct driven by an increase in revenue per search.
Apr 19, 2013
19: new post   Microsoft adding multi-factor authentication to accounts
Microsoft will be adding optional two-step verification to your Accounts over the next few days.
Apr 18, 2013
20: new post   E.U. Fines Microsoft $731 Million Over IE Browser Choice
"We take full responsibility for the technical error that caused this problem and have apologised for it," a spokesman for Microsoft said following the announcement.
Mar 6, 2013
21: new post   IE10 for Windows 7 Globally Available
We will begin auto updating Windows 7 customers to IE10 in the weeks ahead, starting today with customers running the IE10 Release Preview.
Feb 27, 2013
22: new post   Microsoft Takes a Swing at Google's Gmail Advertising
Microsoft "To help consumers have their voice heard, today Outlook.com launched a petition to help them get the message to Google that going through personal email messages to sell ads is unacceptable."
Feb 7, 2013
23: new post   Microsoft Launches $100 a year, Office 365 Home Premium
"Today's launch of Office 365 Home Premium marks the next big step in Microsoft's transformation to a devices and services business," said Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft.
Jan 29, 2013
24: new post   Microsoft Reports Q2 Revenue of $21.5 Billion, and Earnings of $6.38 Billion
After the close trading today, Microsoft reported that it earned $6.38 billion, or 76-cents-a-share, on revenue of $21.46 billion in its latest quarter, which ended in December.
Jan 24, 2013
25: new post   Does Microsoft Still Matter? 2013 Will Decide
2013 will be a make-or-break year for Microsoft. Not so much from a financial standpoint, but for how the company is perceived.
Dec 27, 2012
26: new post   Microsoft Opens Its Socl Social Search Tool To Beta Testers
Microsoft says it's opening up its Socl social search tool to beta testers.
Dec 4, 2012
27: new post   Windows Division Head, Steven Sinofsky, Leaves Microsoft
Sources have said the move came amid growing tension between Sinofsky and other top executives.
Nov 13, 2012
28: new post   Microsoft To Discontinue Messenger In Q1 2013
"Microsoft announced that its Messenger service will be discontinued in the first quarter of 2013."
Nov 6, 2012
29: new post   Microsoft Sued Over Patent For 'Tiles' In Windows 8
The company also said Microsoft is contributing to infringement by encouraging developers to make app tiles for the Windows Store.
Oct 31, 2012
30: new post   Microsoft's Steve Ballmer Talks About New Hardware, Ahead of Windows 8 Launch
"Is it fair to say we're going to do more hardware? Obviously we are... Where we see important opportunities to set a new standard, yeah we'll dive in."
Oct 25, 2012
31: new post   Microsoft Announces New Surface Details
Microsoft Corp. today released new details about its highly anticipated Microsoft Surface, a tablet PC designed to be the ultimate stage for Windows.
Oct 17, 2012
32: new post   Report: Microsoft Wrongly Targeted Sites With Takedown Requests To Google
The request, sent in July, contained hundreds of addresses, and appeared to pinpoint articles and pages containing the number 45.
Oct 8, 2012
33: new post   Microsoft Criticised By U.S. Ad Industry Over Default Do Not Track In IE10
A U.S. based organization representing the advertising industry has sharply criticized Microsoft for its decision to enable the Do Not Track feature in a standard installation of Internet Explorer 10, the default browser in Windows 8.
Oct 3, 2012
34: new post   Microsoft Shows TypeScript, a Superset of JavaScript
TypeScript is available under an Apache 2.0 open-source license.
Oct 3, 2012
35: new post   EU To Charge Microsoft Over 2009 Browser Choice Breach
EU regulators are preparing to charge Microsoft Corp for failing to comply with a 2009 ruling ordering it to offer users a choice of web browsers, the EU's antitrust chief said on Thursday.
Sept 27, 2012
36: new post   Microsoft Updates Logo
For the first time in 25 years, Microsoft is changing its corporate logo.
Aug 23, 2012
37: new post   Microsoft's 'Metro' Is No More, It's Windows 8 UI
Anything currently/formerly known as a "Metro-Style application" (with or without a hyphen) will now be known officially as a "Windows 8 application." References to the "Metro user interface" will now be replaced by "Windows 8 user interface."
Aug 10, 2012
38: new post   Microsoft To Change 'Metro' Interface Name With Immediate Effect
The Windows team is "working on a replacement term" according to the memo, "and plans to land on that by the end of this week."
Aug 3, 2012
39: new post   Microsoft Switches hotmail to outlook.com
The revamped service will help sort messages as they arrive and allow users to make internet calls on Skype.[br][br]"We are giving you the first email service that is connected to Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google, and soon, Skype, to bring relevant context and communications to your email,"
Aug 1, 2012
40: new post   Microsoft Reports First Loss Ever, Q4 Revenues of $18.06 Billion
"OSD operating loss increased $5.9 billion primarily due to a goodwill impairment charge of $6.2 billion, which we recorded as a result of our annual goodwill impairment test in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012. The non-cash, non-tax-deductible charge related mainly to goodwill acquired through our 2007 acquisition of aQuantive, Inc. While our search business has been improving, our expectations for future growth and profitability for OSD are lower than our previous estimates. We do not expect the impairment charge to affect OSD's ongoing business or financial performance.[br][br]Excluding the $6.2 billion goodwill impairment charge, OSD operating loss decreased $266 million or 36pct, due to higher revenue and lower cost of revenue and sales and marketing expenses.
July 20, 2012
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