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Is Microsoft getting out of the Xbox Music and Video business? Nadella suggests they might (Updated)

Is Microsoft getting out of the Xbox Music and Video business? Nadella suggests they might (Updated)

Readers of this site know that Microsoft's Xbox Music and Video are good services at their core, but many speed bumps keep them from reaching their potential. Whether it is stiff competition from Amazon and Apple or an awkward software experience, the Microsoft teams behind both services have...
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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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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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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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Microsoft is giving away four tickets for this year's TechEd in Europe

Microsoft UK is running a sweet deal for developers who are wanting to head down to TechEd 2014 next month. TechEd Europe is the company's premier technology conference for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers, providing the technical education, product evaluation, and community resources....
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Microsoft gets hit with lawsuit from Getty Images over Bing Image Widget

Microsoft has been hit by a lawsuit from the well known photo library company Getty Images, who claim that Microsoft's recently launched Bing Image Widget tool violates its copyrighted photos. The lawsuit, filed today in a New York federal court, slams Microsoft's website tool, which launched...
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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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