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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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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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Beleaguered Microsoft will never learn, keeps attacking Apple

“There’s a myth a handful of Redmond loyalists and like, three people who follow tech want to believe. The myth that Satya Nadella has (or soon will) profoundly change Microsoft,” Rocco Pendola writes for TheStreet. “With Steve Ballmer playing the … Continue reading

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Microsoft to ax 18,000 jobs this year, laying off more than 14% of total workforce

Microsoft, as was expected, announced on Thursday that it will be laying off employees this year, but the total number of cuts are much higher than anticipated, representing by far the largest-ever personnel reduction in the Windows maker’s history. A … Continue reading

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Windows Phone needs a remake before it becomes ignored

Three years have passed since Windows Phone made its public arrival, and this year, the mobile operating system earned the coveted third place that Microsoft wanted for it — but wearing the bronze medal matters for naught when one is … Continue reading

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Nokia Lumia 1020 hardware ‘lags behind’ while Microsoft struggles to update Windows Phone

The two year old Windows Phone partnership between Nokia and Microsoft, once lampooned by Google Vic Gundotra in a tweet that “two turkeys do not make an eagle,” is facing new problems on both the hardware and software fronts. Nokia’s … Continue reading

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Microsoft ‘approaching’ 100,000 apps in the Windows Store, boasts app downloads in the ‘hundreds of millions’

Companies love milestones nearly as much as bees love honey, so it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that Microsoft would take advantage of Build 2013 to announce as much positive news as it possibly can. This time, MS … Continue reading

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