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It’s official: Minecraft to join Microsoft Studios As expected, Microsoft announced today that it's acquiring Swedish game maker Mojang, makers of Minecraft. The deal, for $2.5 Billion US, gi ...

September 15, 2014

Playing the “Why is Microsoft buying Mojang (Minecraft)?” game Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Microsoft was in talks to buy Mojang, a Stockholm, Sweden based game company and th ...

September 13, 2014

Microsoft dropping “Nokia” brand? Not news, sorry Yesterday, an independent tech blog, Geek On Gadgets, revealed, according to internal documents obtained by the site, that Microsoft will be ...

September 11, 2014

Is a Watch really what we need? Yesterday Apple, to the surprise of not a single person, announced the Apple Watch, coming sometime next year. Short on specifics and long o ...

September 10, 2014

MSN goes back to the future: new look, Bing apps are now MSN apps What comes around, goes around. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. All Of This Has Happened Before And Will Happen Again. Microsoft h ...

September 8, 2014

Bye Bye Bing Image Widget In late August, Bing introduced a beta of the Bing Image Widget, a way for websites to embed Bing Image search results in their web pages. Y ...

September 6, 2014

On the Threshold of Windows 9: Preview said to arrive late September "Threshold" is the code name of the next version of Windows, and according to a report today by Mary Jo Foley, it's coming soon. Mary Jo rep ...

August 15, 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

OneDrive ups the game with more storage, cheaper prices Yesterday, Microsoft announced some significant changes to OneDrive, upping storage to 15GB from 7GB, free to all users, and upping Office 3 ...

June 24, 2014

Bing chat bot, Cortana’s sister from Microsoft China Four days ago, Microsoft China released a Bing branded AI chat bot Xiaobing. Initially, the Bing chat bot was exclusively available in Tence ...

June 2, 2014

The disturbing disappearance of the Surface Mini On Tuesday, Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 3, available now for pre order, and shipping beginning June 20th. There are plenty of reason ...

May 22, 2014

Surface Pro 3: Can Microsoft Think Different about hardware? Today in New York City, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Pro 3, a 12" 3:2 ratio tablet/laptop hybrid that refines the Surface line and comes a ...

May 20, 2014

Microsoft Careers job teases Cortana on Windows Since Microsoft announced Cortana along with Windows Phone 8.1 at Build 2014, “Will Cortana come to more platforms” seems to be one of the t ...

May 15, 2014

Outlook.com adds new features, boasts “the most sophisticated rules in webmail” In a blog post on the Outlook.com blog today, Microsoft announced the upcoming release of Advanced Rules, which allow you to create "multi-c ...

May 13, 2014

Surface Mini: On the way, but at what price? Yesterday Microsoft sent out invitations to "a small event" in New York City on May 20th, and word on the street is that the company will fi ...

May 6, 2014