April, 2014

Does “One Microsoft” include Nokia, Xbox apps? Last Friday, Microsoft and Nokia made it official, and now the Nokia devices and services businesses (apart from HERE Maps and location serv ...

April 28, 2014

That thing about acquisitions Yesterday Apple released its 2nd quarter earnings, and in the earnings call Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that Apple has acquired some 24 compani ...

April 24, 2014

The new, faster, responsive Microsoft… or is it? Another day, another report of how the new, post Ballmer Microsoft is speeding up its cadence on delivering Windows, this time with Mary Jo ...

April 22, 2014

Microsoft to officially acquire Nokia Devices and Services business this Friday. Microsoft made it official today, in a blog post on the Official Microsoft Blog by General Counsel Brad Smith, and will be completing the ac ...

April 21, 2014

Cortana begins her move into the desktop with Bing personalized cards Cortana, the Bing powered personal assistant now (sorta) available for Windows Phones (if you've installed the Windows Phone Developer Previ ...

April 17, 2014

One of the last vestiges of Windows Live, Admin Center, stumbles to the deadpool It was bound to happen. The little used and almost never promoted but very useful Windows Live service, Admin Center (it started its life as ...

April 11, 2014

Enabling the Bing Knowledge Widget One of the ways Bing is seeking to differentiate itself, and make the service more useful in more types of scenarios, is by the use of "enti ...

April 7, 2014

Key takeaways from the Build Day One keynote Today in San Francisco Microsoft opened the 2014 version of its Build developer's conference with a three hour keynote featuring Cortana, Un ...

April 2, 2014