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Apple Music offers a peek into the future of Apple Inc, and its stark contrast to Google and Microsoft

07/06/2015, 12:07 am

Just in its first few days, the launch of Apple Music has demonstrated that Apple can competently execute outside of its core hardware business. That has implications for its future ambitions in TV and automotive, as well as highlighting the vast gulf between it, Google and Microsoft.

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As Apple doubles down on maps data, Microsoft bows out with sale of some Bing Maps assets to Uber

06/30/2015, 10:06 am

Uber is set to acquire the imagery collection unit of Microsoft's Bing Maps division --giving the ridesharing service a leg up as it seeks to lessen its dependence on mapping products from Apple and potential rival Google --in a deal that will see Microsoft end its own in-house mapping data efforts.

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Microsoft ousts ex-Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, combines OS and devices teams

06/17/2015, 04:06 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the departure of former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop as part of a broad restructuring at the company, one that will see its Operating Systems Group and Microsoft Devices Group merge into one unit.

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Microsoft demos 'mixed reality gaming' capabilities of HoloLens with Minecraft

06/15/2015, 02:06 pm

Microsoft's upcoming HoloLens virtual reality accessory took the stage at E3 on Monday, with the company showing how "mixed reality gaming" will work on the future hardware, via its popular Minecraft universe.

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6Wunderkinder promises new features, multi-platform support after Microsoft takeover

06/02/2015, 03:06 pm

In the wake of its buyout by Microsoft, Wunderlist developer 6Wunderkinder on Tuesday promised to continue adding new features, maintain multi-platform support, and keep its workforce in Germany.

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Microsoft buys out Wunderlist developer 6Wunderkinder

06/01/2015, 05:06 pm

Microsoft has forged an agreement to buy 6Wunderkinder -- the German developer behind to-do list app Wunderlist -- in a deal worth between $100 million and $200 million, a report said on Monday.

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Microsoft sets July 29 launch for Windows 10, begins download reservations

06/01/2015, 09:06 am

Microsoft on Monday announced that Windows 10 will launch on July 29 across 190 countries, available as a free upgrade for both mobile and desktop Windows devices.

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Jony Ive makes list of influential tech execs, Apple retakes top spot in brand rankings

05/27/2015, 11:05 am

On Wednesday Apple's newly-minted Chief Design Officer, Jony Ive, came second to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on a Juniper Research list of the most influential technology executives in 2015, while Apple as a whole reclaimed the top spot on a Millward Brown chart of the world's most valuable brands.

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Microsoft bringing Cortana to Apple's iOS via Windows 10 Phone Companion

05/26/2015, 09:05 am

iOS is set to become the epicenter of a battle between personal digital assistant technologies from Apple, Google, and Microsoft, as the Windows maker revealed Tuesday that Cortana would join Siri and Google Now on Apple's mobile platform.

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Microsoft inadvertently reveals 'Flow by Outlook' chat app for iPhone

05/20/2015, 10:05 am

Microsoft appears to be developing a streamlined chat and email application for iPhones called Flow by Outlook, a leaked download webpage marked "Microsoft Confidential" revealed on Wednesday.

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Apple tops tech rivals in sales, profits & assets for first time in Forbes Global 2000

05/18/2015, 11:05 am

For the first time, Apple is now the world's biggest technology corporation not just in terms of market capitalization, but also in sales, profits and assets, according to new rankings published on Monday.

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Sunrise Calendar builds Meet into iOS 8 keyboard, HBO Go adopts modernized UI

05/14/2015, 05:05 pm

Microsoft on Thursday updated Sunrise Calendar for iOS with a new scheduling tool called Meet, while HBO brought the iOS edition of HBO Go up to par with a redesigned interface.

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BitTorrent's Bleep secure chat comes to iOS, Microsoft adds features to core iOS Office apps

05/12/2015, 04:05 pm

BitTorrent on Tuesday released the first iOS version of Bleep, its secure messaging app, while Microsoft updated its flagship Office iOS apps with a handful of new features.

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Apple's iOS holds lead in enterprise for Q1 on strong iPhone 6 demand, but tablet share eroding

05/11/2015, 08:05 am

Riding a wave of record-breaking iPhone sales, Apple remained the market leader in enterprise mobile device activations for the first quarter of 2015, but competitors are slowly eating away at iPad's tablet share, according to Good Technology.

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Microsoft prepping Continuity-like features for Windows 10 alongside new flagship handsets - report

05/04/2015, 03:05 pm

Just over a year after closing its acquisition of Nokia's phone division, Microsoft is reportedly set to reenter the high-end handset space with a pair of new Lumia devices that will feature powerful internals and carry the mobile banner for Windows 10.

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Microsoft hopes to court iOS apps to Windows 10 with Objective-C support

04/29/2015, 02:04 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday announced plans to add Objective-C support to its forthcoming Windows 10 platform, a move that will make it easier than ever for iOS developers to port their applications over to the Windows platform.

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Microsoft brings Visual Studio Code, .NET Core preview to Mac

04/29/2015, 01:04 pm

Presenting at its Build developer conference on Wednesday, Microsoft announced the first version of Visual Studio compatible with Mac and Linux, Visual Studio Code.

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Ahead of Apple Watch, Microsoft beefs up its Band with new cycling trackers, blood oxygen calculator

04/23/2015, 04:04 pm

With the Apple Watch set to launch in a matter of hours, Microsoft this week announced new capabilities for its own wearable device, including support for new cycling apps, as well as the ability to measure cardiovascular fitness through blood oxygen levels.

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Apple's lobbying costs grew to $1.24M in Q1, still lag well behind rivals

04/22/2015, 07:04 am

Partially to push its new Apple Pay mobile wallet service, Apple boosted its lobbying efforts to a new high in the first quarter of 2015, though the company's spending in Washington remains well behind rivals Google, Microsoft and others.

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PowerPoint & TripIt update with Apple Watch functions, Excel for iPhone gets comments

04/21/2015, 11:04 am

Microsoft on Tuesday updated the iOS version of PowerPoint with new Apple Watch features, simultaneously releasing more minor updates for two other apps in the iOS Office suite, Word and Excel. Watch features have also been implemented in TripIt's popular travel itinerary app.

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