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Office Web App’s “Tell Me” – a precursor to Cortana? This week Microsoft released new versions of its Office Web Apps, featuring a new, flatter look, footnotes and endnotes, and most notably, a ...

January 24, 2014

Microsoft and the rose colored glasses Microsoft released its 2nd quarter earnings earlier today, announcing record revenues of $24.5 billion dollars, up 11% from a year ago, and ...

January 24, 2014

In last quarter under Nokia, Windows Phone sales decline Nokia released its 4th quarter and full year 2013 earnings earlier today, and it wasn't particularly good news either for Nokia or Microsoft ...

January 23, 2014

Office Web Apps updated Microsoft has updated its Office Web Apps today, opting for an even "flatter" look and feel, adding easier access to SkyDrive, and even addi ...

January 22, 2014

Office blogs switch from Telligent to WordPress, get hacked anyway Today, the official Office blogs debuted a new look and feel, and thanks to the Syrian Electronic Army (@Official_SEA16), it became obvious ...

January 20, 2014

Microsoft set to announce a new CEO? A post on Sunday over at Re/Code, the new Walt Mossberg/Kara Swisher venture after their departure from The Wall Street Journal, let fly a n ...

January 20, 2014

Outlook.com to update Sweep, Search, and more According to a new blog post on the Outlook blog, the Sweep feature in Outlook.com is used more than 7.5 million times per week. It allows u ...

January 16, 2014

Right on schedule, a new name surfaces in the Microsoft CEO search: Hans Vestberg – CEO at Ericsson The latest news coming from Bloomberg News brings forth a new name in to add to the potential Microsoft CEO list: Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg ...

January 15, 2014

Lumia Black and the App Folders confusion Nokia announced today that it is beginning to ship its "Black" update, and the Nokia Conversations blog post announcing the update led with ...

January 9, 2014

Lumia “Black” is on the way Nokia announced today, via the Nokia Conversations blog and an update details page, that Lumia "Black", a feature update for Nokia Lumia Win ...

January 9, 2014

Mulally out as Microsoft searches for a CEO The latest on the Microsoft CEO news came out today, as the Associated Press is reporting that Alan Mulally, current Ford CEO and considered ...

January 7, 2014

Lots of Microsoft / Nokia / mobile numbers floating around: what do they mean? Yesterday, Microsoft released some numbers showing that Windows Phone achieved record sales this holiday season, topping sales of iPhones in ...

January 7, 2014

Microsoft sells 3 million Xbox Ones; Hal rates it a Fail First, the official news. In a blog post today, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Yusuf Mehdi announced that the Xbox One sold over 3 milli ...

January 6, 2014

Follow Microsoft CES Partners’ announcements While Microsoft isn't "officially" at CES anymore, with no keynote and no Microsoft booth, the company is still making a strong showing this ...

January 6, 2014

Today’s Skype “hack”: “No user information was compromised” Earlier today, Skype's social media properties, including two Twitter accounts, a Facebook page, and the Skype blog, were defaced by the "Sy ...

January 1, 2014

Skype Twitter accounts compromised A few minutes ago, both the Skype and the Skype developer Twitter accounts tweeted out messages purportedly from the Syrian Electronic Army, ...

January 1, 2014

Microsoft: The Mod Squad? As Neowin pointed out yesterday, Microsoft has recently applied for a number of trademarks, all centered around "Mod". Microsoft Mod, Window ...

December 28, 2013

LiveSide is now… LiveSide! Next week we'll begin our 8th year as LiveSide.net.  It's been an interesting journey, and while the landscape has changed considerably sinc ...

December 28, 2013

Build announced for April 2-4: will a new CEO keynote? Microsoft officially announced the dates and venue for its quasi annual developer's conference, Build, to occur from April 2-4 at San Franci ...

December 13, 2013

Sign up now for the new Photosynth preview Microsoft's latest version of Photosynth, first revealed at Build earlier this year and based on WebGL technologies finally built in to IE 1 ...

December 11, 2013