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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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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 to cut 18,000 jobs in the next year

Microsoft has announced that it will lay off up to 18,000 workers in the next year, in what is by far the largest number of employees that will be cut by the company in its history. In a letter sent to employees earlier this morning that Microsoft also released to the public, company CEO Satya...

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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...
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...
Video of Microsoft's secret labs offers a look into the world of Surface

Video of Microsoft's secret labs offers a look into the world of Surface

The folks over at Bloomberg managed to get access to Microsoft's secret Surface lab, which is the paving ground for new Surface tablet designs. The video features Panos Panay, VP of Surface division, who mentions that iterative design wasn't in Microsoft's DNA, and that his team has had to work...
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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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Microsoft generates $23.38 billion in revenue for FY14 Q4

Microsoft's latest quarterly financial report, for the three months that ended on June 30, 2014, has just been released. The Redmond, Washington-based company reports its revenue went to $23.38 billion for its FY14 Q4 time period, up 18 percent compared to a year ago, with a net income of $4.61...
Microsoft focuses on design to unify separate platforms together

Microsoft focuses on design to unify separate platforms

Microsoft is making design a key theme as it tries to bring Windows to more screens, spanning phones, PCs, and TVs through Xbox. Not only will deign be a big part of Microsoft's push moving forward, but it will also be instrumental on unifying the different Windows experiences on these separate...
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Microsoft to hold one big IT conference in May 2015 as they replace TechEd [Update]

Microsoft has announced it will hold one conference for IT professionals in May 2015 that will combine the content in the company's previous TechEd, SharePoint, Project, Lync and Exchange events. The announcement didn't offer much in the way of details, other than the conference will be held...
Microsoft 'betrayed' Finland, says Finnish finance minister of layoffs

Microsoft 'betrayed' Finland, says Finnish finance minister of layoffs

Finland's Minister of Finance Antti Rinne has said Microsoft has "betrayed" his country. Rinne is angry with the layoffs announced yesterday, 12,500 of are due to Nokia's Devices and Services division, which Microsoft acquired in April. Rinne feels that Microsoft hasn't lived up to the commitment...
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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Stephen Elop explains how recent job cuts will affect Microsoft's handset division

Microsoft Device Group leader Stephen Elop wrote his own email about how the company's announced plan to cut 18,000 workers will affect his division, stating that it will be "particularly focused on making the market for Windows Phone" by targeting the budget priced market.. In his email, Elop...

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