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Microsoft Dreams of the Day of Putting a Real Dent in Apple’s Huge Profits

Looking forward, Steve Guggenheimer, the corporate vice president and chief evangelist at Microsoft admitted that the truth of the matter is that globally Apple takes the most profit for smartphones. “We want to put a little dent in that.” Business … Continue reading

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Microsoft Surface Book Team Apologizes for the Never-Ending Problems their Customers are experiencing

Two months ago Microsoft came out with the Surface Book aiming to gun down Apple’s MacBook Pro. Joanna Stern of the Wall Street Journal noted in her in-depth review that while she really liked it, she couldn’t recommend getting the … Continue reading

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Microsoft ditches ARM for Intel with new $499 Surface 3, its latest iPad competitor

After two generations of ARM-based tablets that ran a limited version of Windows, Microsoft has finally abandoned the low-power processors for Intel’s latest Atom chips, allowing the third-generation Surface to run full-fledged Windows 8.1.  Tuesday’s announcement of the $499 Surface … Continue reading

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Microsoft takes $185 million loss in Barnes & Noble Nook partnership termination

With Microsoft having “invested” $300 million in Barnes & Noble’s Nook Media (Nook hardware, online bookstore, e-book, and college bookstore operations) in 2012 for a 17.6% stake, the hapless Microsoft is taking a ~$185 million loss. “The bookstore retailer bought … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s own Office apps much better on iPhone than Windows Phone 8

In keeping with the growing importance of Apple’s iOS platform, Microsoft’s new Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for iPhone are now far superior than those Microsoft offers for its own Windows Phone 8 platform. Office for iPhone Microsoft just released … Continue reading

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Beleaguered Microsoft axes another 2,100 employees

“Microsoft has confirmed another 2,100 redundancies as part of a plan to cut 18,000 jobs, some 14% of its workforce,” BBC News reports. “The software giant said 747 jobs will go in the Seattle area, with the rest spread across … Continue reading

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Jen Taylor, voice of Microsoft Windows Cortana, prefers to use Apple’s iPhone

Actress Jen Taylor, who voiced the the Cortana AI character in Halo games as well as providing the voice of Microsoft’s identically named Siri-like assistant for Windows Mobile, actually uses an iPhone. On Twitter, Taylor recently shared a photo captioned … Continue reading

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