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The Microsoft job cuts are necessary and really aren't as large as they seem

The Microsoft job cuts are necessary and really aren't as large as they seem

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent around an email to employees last week. For those reading between the lines it was a clear message that job cuts were coming. Today they made it official. Microsoft will cut up to 18,000 jobs in the coming months. I think he's doing what needs to be done, and I...
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5.8 million Lumia smartphones sold this last quarter

Microsoft has just shared their latest quarterly financial report. This is for the previous three months that ended on June 30, 2014. Microsoft reported revenue of $23.38 billion with a net income of $4.61 billion. In the report, you'll find a ton of information about the various divisions within...
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Chinese authorities raid four Microsoft offices for reasons unknown

Officers from the Chinese government's business agency have raided Microsoft offices in four of that country's cities, but as of now there's no word on why this rather extreme action has taken place. The offices were located in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu. According to reports,...

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China gives Microsoft twenty days to respond to antitrust inquiry

China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) is demanding a "written explanation within 20 days" from Microsoft over queries about Windows and Office compatibility. Earlier this month, the Chinese government launched an antitrust investigation into Microsoft centred around the...
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Satya Nadella said to visit China in September amid antitrust concerns

Citing an unnamed source familiar with the matter, Reuters claims that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is scheduled to visit China next month. Microsoft is currently being investigated by one of China's antitrust regulators over concerns centering on the bundling of Internet Explorer and Windows...
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Chinese authorities target Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player in antitrust case

After raiding Microsoft's offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu last month due to issues with "compatibility, bundling and document authentication", Chinese regulators are now targeting the Redmond-based giant's web browser and media player. This isn't the first time Microsoft...
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China is working on a homegrown OS to replace current US solutions

The government of China could launch its own PC desktop operating system sometime in October which could later be extended to smartphones and tablets, in a bid to compete with rival overseas systems from Microsoft, Google and Apple. The government controlled Chinese news agency Xinhua quoted...
Microsoft interns launching camera into space

Microsoft interns launching camera-equipped balloon into space

A group of Microsoft interns are sending a balloon with a camera into space. Called Nimbus it will launch tomorrow around 12PM Pacific. The event will be streamed live on the web. The interns will use a chase car equipped with radio antennas to track the balloon. The launch website is...
Chinese employees protest Microsoft's massive layoffs

Employees in China protest Microsoft's massive layoffs

Nokia employees in China are protesting the massive layoffs introduced by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella last month. Hundreds of employees in China are said to be picketing the "hostile takeover and violent layoffs" for hours on Friday, and those employees would convene in the afternoon to hand over...
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Microsoft adds wireless industry pioneer John W. Stanton as eleventh board member

John W. Stanton, a pioneer and innovator in the global wireless industry, has just joined the Microsoft board. The announcement comes from Microsoft and makes Stanton, the 11th board member. Stanton was responsible for four of the top wireless operators in the United States over the past...
Microsoft uses the Lumia 930 to star music festival attendees in their own movie

Microsoft uses the Lumia 930 to star music festival attendees in their own movie

Microsoft is on a roll with its marketing campaigns, particularly here in the UK. The tech giant has released numerous advertisements for a variety of Windows Phones, including the new Lumia 930 flagship, even going as far as taking the new Windows Phone to the Cornbury music festival. Families...
Chinese language on a Lumia 925

Chinese authorities raid four Microsoft offices for reasons unknown

Officers from the Chinese government's business agency have raided Microsoft offices in four of that country's cities, but as of now there's no word on why this rather extreme action has taken place. The offices were located in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu. According to reports,...
Q4 results: Microsoft heading in the right direction

Q4 results: Microsoft heading in the right direction

Microsoft reported fiscal Q4 earnings results yesterday. You can read the WPCentral recap of the numbers here. Overall the financial performance was decent, and Wall Street still seems to appreciate the work that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is doing to restructure the company for a successful...

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