July, 2014

Cortana expands, Windows Phone plays “catch up” Late last night (Pacific Daylight time – mid-Wednesday morning in China), Microsoft announced the expansion of Cortana to two new markets in ...

July 30, 2014

The Microsoft built Windows Phone era is about to begin – can it save Windows Phone? This has been an interesting year so far for Windows Phone. In some ways, it's been quite disappointing, as Microsoft's mobile ecosystem has ...

July 29, 2014

One OS or three, Windows still doesn’t add up Microsoft released its 4th quarter earnings yesterday, and despite a big hit from the Nokia acquisition, the news was generally good. Micros ...

July 23, 2014

Xbox an entertainment platform? So much for that idea More fallout from Microsoft layoffs announcements came later in the day yesterday, this time with the news that Xbox Entertainment Studios ( ...

July 18, 2014

Microsoft is cutting 18,000 jobs this year, realigning phones business – is it enough? Today, as expected, Microsoft announced significant job cuts as it moves into the new fiscal year and continues to integrate Nokia's phones ...

July 17, 2014

The coming Microsoft job cuts: more than just numbers According to a news report coming out of Bloomberg, Microsoft could be announcing its most significant job cuts since 2009, and that announc ...

July 16, 2014

Nadella outlines changes coming to Microsoft in email to employees It's easy to take today's email by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella as not much more than a high level, buzzword filled, overly long communique f ...

July 10, 2014

Goodbye Street & Trips – Now, about Bing Maps… Today, Microsoft quietly announced that both MapPoint, and its consumer facing subset Streets & Trips (the "#1 best-selling travel and m ...

July 7, 2014

Xbox Music opens 3rd party APIs, offers affiliate program Microsoft first announced the Xbox Music API program at Build, earlier this year, and today, according to a blog post on the new "Xbox Music ...

July 3, 2014

What’s the future of Windows Phone? A post over at the Boy Genius Report this week has stirred up a bit of a tempest in a teapot, as according to BGR, Windows Phone has "failed ...

July 2, 2014