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This week Microsoft released new versions of its Office Web Apps, featuring a new, flatter look, footnotes and endnotes, and most notably, a new “search box” for editing and formatting commands, called Tell Me. Although the switch to the new …

Microsoft released its 2nd quarter earnings earlier today, announcing record revenues of $24.5 billion dollars, up 11% from a year ago, and let’s make no mistake, that’s a huge amount of money. Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood was pleased:…

Nokia released its 4th quarter and full year 2013 earnings earlier today, and it wasn’t particularly good news either for Nokia or Microsoft, who are poised to acquire Nokia’s phone businesses sometime early this year.

While losses on the phones …

Microsoft has updated its Office Web Apps today, opting for an even “flatter” look and feel, adding easier access to SkyDrive, and even adding some features. Frederic Lardinois over at TechCrunch noticed the changes, and then confirmed them with …

Today, the official Office blogs debuted a new look and feel, and thanks to the Syrian Electronic Army (@Official_SEA16), it became obvious that they made a switch from the proprietary and ASP.net powered Telligent CMS (what used to …

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 number of new rumors about Microsoft’s CEO search. According to Swisher, major investors and other …

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 users to clean out their inboxes using bulk delete of certain types of …

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. Vestberg, 48, was born in Hudiksvall, Sweden, began working at Ericsson in 1988, earned a …

Nokia announced today that it is beginning to ship its “Black” update, and the Nokia Conversations blog post announcing the update led with a description of a new feature called “App Folder”:

The Lumia Black update combines a host

Nokia announced today, via the Nokia Conversations blog and an update details page, that Lumia “Black”, a feature update for Nokia Lumia Windows 8 devices, is available now for the Lumia 925 and 1020, and coming soon to a …

The latest on the Microsoft CEO news came out today, as the Associated Press is reporting that Alan Mulally, current Ford CEO and considered to be a leading front runner for the position left open by Steve Ballmer’s announcement in …

Yesterday, Microsoft released some numbers showing that Windows Phone achieved record sales this holiday season, topping sales of iPhones in 24 markets, and was #2 in sales in 14 markets. Here’s the statement, provided to journalists at CES by Microsoft, …

First, the official news. In a blog post today, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Yusuf Mehdi announced that the Xbox One sold over 3 million consoles in 2013:

Over 3 million Xbox One consoles were sold to consumers in 13

CES-page

While Microsoft isn’t “officially” at CES anymore, with no keynote and no Microsoft booth, the company is still making a strong showing this year, with a number of partners showing off new devices.  You can check out the latest from …

Earlier today, Skype’s social media properties, including two Twitter accounts, a Facebook page, and the Skype blog, were defaced by the “Syrian Electronic Army”. The posts were fairly quickly removed, and Skype issued a statement:

  “We recently became aware

A few minutes ago, both the Skype and the Skype developer Twitter accounts tweeted out messages purportedly from the Syrian Electronic Army, and linking to a hacked post on the Skype blog:

We expect that the tweets and blog post …

As Neowin pointed out yesterday, Microsoft has recently applied for a number of trademarks, all centered around “Mod”. Microsoft Mod, Windows Mod, Mod, and Office Mod and Microsoft Office Mod, with trademark applications for computer operating systems, computer software, …

Next week we’ll begin our 8th year as LiveSide.net.  It’s been an interesting journey, and while the landscape has changed considerably since we started, we’re still excited about Microsoft’s consumer services, and we’re excited to be back for another year.  …

Microsoft officially announced the dates and venue for its quasi annual developer’s conference, Build, to occur from April 2-4 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center (yesterday, Tom Warren at The Verge caught an early peek at a web page promoting the …

Microsoft’s latest version of Photosynth, first revealed at Build earlier this year and based on WebGL technologies finally built in to IE 11, is now in a limited first-come first-served preview. You can sign up and get on the list …