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Microsoft has claimed to replace the laptop market with its new launch—Microsoft Surface Pro 3! It is the latest hybrid model from Microsoft, which might make it easier for the users to conclude whether they want to go for a laptop or a tablet. Few years back, it was an issue to carry a desktop while travelling and the necessity of having a computing device has paved the way for the developers to invent a laptop. Gradually, it is becoming difficult for a traveller to burden his/her luggage with aRead More
In a note to investors, Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund (via BusinessInsider) suggest that Microsoft is generating $2 billion per year in revenue from Android patent royalties. According to Sherlund, Android revenue has a 95% margin, helps Microsoft masked failings in other areas such its mobile and Xbox divisons. Sherlund estimates that Microsoft is losing nearly $2.5 billion on Skype, Xbox, and Windows Phone. Of that, $2 billion in losses are attributable to the Xbox platform, the report said. Investors are blind to Xbox’s struggles, says Sherlund, because they are “concealed by the hugelyRead More

Posted On September 28, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Microsoft News

Video of Steve Ballmer’s Tearful Goodbye to Microsoft

The Verge Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has always been a speaker and performer like no other — his absolute enthusiasm for his company is electric in person, turning ordinary corporate events into raw displays of emotion that are often criticized but never forgotten. Say what you want about Ballmer, this guy really loves Microsoft. Great to such passion from a CEO!Read More
Microsoft to Acquires Nokia for US 7.2 Billion Dollars In a press release, Microsoft has informed the world of its intention to purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, license Nokia’s patents, and license and use Nokia’s mapping services. This move is intended to give Microsoft a much needed boost in the mobile era, as well as ensure Nokia does not slight into obscurity. According to the report, “Microsoft will pay EUR 3.79 billion to purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, and EUR 1.65 billion toRead More
An Analysis of Microsoft’s Lost Decade Under Steve Ballmer Yesterday Micorosft announced to the world that the CEO Steve Ballmer will be retiring in 12 months. This news immediately sent the company’s stock price higher. Yikes! What exactly happened to Microsoft under Steve Ballmer? Writing for Vanity Fair,  Kurt Eichenwald points an accusing finger at C.E.O Steve Ballmer for leading the company astray. Eichenwald alluded to the fact that the writing was on the wall for Steve Ballmer after a lackluster performance at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show. According to Kurt Eichenwald: ButRead More
A recent survey by Strategy Analytics shows that global smartphone shipments grew 47 percent annually to reach 230 million units in the second quarter of 2013. Additionally, Android continues to dominate the sector with 79.5 percent share all smartphone worldwide. Apple’s iOS – 13.6 percent and Microsoft Windows Phone  – 3.6 percent occupying second and third positions respectively. Scott Bicheno, Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics, said, “Global smartphone shipments grew 47 percent annually from 156.5 million units in Q2 2012 to 229.6 million in Q2 2013. Growth was driven by strong demandRead More
More images of the yet to be announced Nokia Tablet -code named RX – 114 surface. Based on the leaked photos, the tablet is likely to run Windows 8 and  an Adreno 330 GPU/ Snapdragon 800 processor. Nokia has dominated the mobile phone market for years, before being overtaken by Samsung. This will be the company’s major foray into the  Tablet market, currently dominated by the iPad.Read More
After it was announced that Apple has won a contract a $30 Million iPad contract with L.A. Unified School District. Microsoft has announced a similar deal today. In a press release, Microsoft revealed that, “a new collection of 34 K-12 schools and school districts that have signed on to use Windows 8 to inspire collaboration and creativity in the classroom, improve student learning outcomes, and better prepare students for the workforce ahead.” This might not be as big a deal as the Apple’s $30 million iPad contract, however this shows that Microsoft isRead More
According to a post on Microsoft forums (via Softpedia), updating your PC and Windows RT devices to Windows RT 8.1 Preview will require a PC already running Windows RT with 10 GB of free storage space. Microsoft has already received complains for limited free hard disk space in their Windows Tablet PCs in the past. Last year, the company published a FAQ post on their website. The post explained the actual storage size of their 32GB and 64GB Surface Tablets. Here’s how much hard disk space you have available out of the box:Read More
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Credit: TechRadar Microsoft is looking to step up its competition with Apple Siri and Google now with a new voice recognition technology called Deep Neural Networks, which processes speech in a similar way as the human brain does. The new technology will apparently make speech recognition tech faster and more accurate, Microsoft researchers traveled inside the human brain, so to speak. It was reported that Microsoft has been rolling out the new tech to Windows Phone users in the U.S. over the last few weeks. Microsoft has built a tech called “deep neural networks””We’re tryingRead More

Posted On June 11, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Featured, Microsoft News

Report: Excitement Fading on Windows Phone 8

With all its hopes pin on Windows Phone 8, it appears Microsoft is in for a rough ride. According to a new report from Digitimes, interest in Mircosoft’s latest operating system is fading given low demands. This information came courtesy of Taiwan-based supply chain makers. “International smartphone vendors other than Nokia have become less interested in adopting Microsoft Windows Phone 8 (WP8) platform mainly because WP8 has had a global smartphone market share of 3%, far short of the originally expected 10%, and Nokia has dominated the global market segmentRead More
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While it is widely rumored that Apple set to a new fingerprint technology in their next-generation iPhone, Microsoft has unveiled an FPC fingerprint touch sensor integrated in a beta version of Windows 8.1 at TechEd North America 2013 today. According to the press release, “Windows 8.1 customers will be able to sign on to their Microsoft account, make online payments and other transactions using the fingerprint sensor for secure and convenient user verification. By utilizing FPC’s fingerprint touch sensor in combination with this update to Windows 8, we are able toRead More