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Microsoft lays off 2,100 employees as part of its planned 18,000 job cuts

Microsoft has confirmed it has laid off 2,100 of its workers today as part of its previously announced plans to cut 18,000 jobs at the company worldwide by the end of June 2015. Microsoft first announced the work force reduction in July, and cut 13,000 employees at that time. Today's layoffs...
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Microsoft looking to lower Windows Phone cost of entry in India

In light of Google's Android One announcement, it looks like Microsoft is gearing up to make changes of its own to target the entry-level segment in India. According to Economic Times, Microsoft will stop selling devices in the Asha range, and will introduce more affordable smartphones running...
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Is Microsoft readying a Lumia device that runs Android?

While most leaks concerning the Lumia series fall under the purview of Windows Phone, a recent rumor by @evleaks suggests that Microsoft may be considering launching a Lumia branded handset that runs on Android. There is no further information regarding the handset, when Microsoft intends to...

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Microsoft building data centers in India to offer Azure and Office 365 services locally

Microsoft has announced that it will establish three data centers in India by the end of 2015 through which the software maker will be able to offer Azure and Office 365 services. According to Satya Nadella, who is currently visiting India: "Last year, our cloud business in India grew over...
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Microsoft absorbs Nokia's UK mobile devices website

Microsoft has migrated the main sections of what was the Nokia UK Lumia website to its own online portal. The tech giant recently pushed across the support pages covering Lumia software updates and now it appears as though the green light has been given to absorb remaining content. A combination...
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Microsoft lays off 2,100 employees as part of its planned 18,000 job cuts

Microsoft has confirmed it has laid off 2,100 of its workers today as part of its previously announced plans to cut 18,000 jobs at the company worldwide by the end of June 2015. Microsoft first announced the work force reduction in July, and cut 13,000 employees at that time. Today's layoffs...
Visa, Kraft Foods execs join Microsoft's board

Visa, Kraft Foods execs join Microsoft's board

Microsoft announced that two of its current board members are retiring and that the company is filling the vacant seats with new board members. At the end of their terms, Dave Marquardt and Dina Dublon will retire, and Microsoft said that they would not be seeking re-election. When that happens,...
Microsoft's new Bluetooth keyboard plays nice with Android, iOS, and Windows

Microsoft's new Bluetooth keyboard plays nice with Android, iOS, and Windows

Microsoft has announced a new compact Bluetooth keyboard with a dedicated switch to jump between Android, iOS, and Windows modes. Doing so will make sure the keyboard's home key does what it's supposed to when connected to your device. The included cover can prop up the keyboard and hold your...
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Microsoft looking to lower Windows Phone cost of entry in India

In light of Google's Android One announcement, it looks like Microsoft is gearing up to make changes of its own to target the entry-level segment in India. According to Economic Times, Microsoft will stop selling devices in the Asha range, and will introduce more affordable smartphones running...
Do Windows Phone users need to become as haughty as Apple fans to win the battle?

Do Windows Phone users need to become as haughty as Apple fans to win the battle?

You've seen the proclamations: "Windows Phone is doomed." "…a distant third." "No chance to catch up." Anyone who follows technology sites these days, especially the mainstream US-based ones, have seen those quotes used in news articles and often even in comments. It reflects the slow, but...
Display bezel allegedly reveals Microsoft branding for a Lumia phone

Display bezel allegedly reveals Microsoft branding for a Lumia phone

File this story under 'likely', but a few photos of the display bezel for a Lumia phone are making the rounds. Although factory parts are run of the mill, this one is unique since it allegedly sports Microsoft near the top instead of Nokia. The photos were obtained by French site Nowhereelse.fr...
Microsoft reportedly close to buying Minecraft maker

Microsoft reportedly close to buying Minecraft maker in $2 billion deal

Microsoft may be close to a $2 billion deal to acquire Mojang, the Swedish gaming company behind the popular Minecraft game. The deal could be finalized as early as the end of this week if these early reports are accurate, which would be surprising considering that Mojang has purposely kept...
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Microsoft to overhaul the MSN portal, plans to release Bing apps on iOS and Android

Microsoft is planning to revamp its MSN portal. The web service has been available for consumers to use for more than a decade, providing insights into the latest headlines, favorite sports, searching through highlighted content on the web and checking emails. The company has published a preview...

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