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Topic: Microsoft

Microsoft Surface just a ploy to sell Windows 8, says Acer founder

06/21/2012, 08:06 pm

Acer founder Stan Shih on Wednesday referred to Microsoft's recently-announced Surface tablet as merely a tool to boost adoption of Windows 8, saying that the Redmond-based company has no real intention to enter the hardware game.


Nokia woes expected to worsen as Lumia won't run Windows Phone 8

06/21/2012, 11:06 am

Nokia's current flagship phone, the Lumia 900, won't be upgradeable to Microsoft's new Windows Phone 8 platform, leading some to expect Nokia's troubles will grow even more.


Microsoft Windows Phone 8 launches this fall with e-wallet support

06/20/2012, 01:06 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off of Windows Phone 8, set to launch this fall alongside Windows 8 for PCs and the new Surface tablet, featuring e-wallet support with NFC chips, as well as support for high-definition screens.


PC makers hint at feelings of 'betrayal' over Microsoft's Surface tablet

06/20/2012, 02:06 am

Some within the PC industry are experiencing a "sense of betrayal" over the secrecy behind Microsoft's recently-unveiled Surface tablet, which will compete directly with Windows licensees, a new report claims.


Aggressive pricing seen as key to Microsoft Surface's chance of success

06/19/2012, 08:06 am

Microsoft's new ARM-based Surface tablet will likely need to undercut the price of Apple's iPad in order to have a fair chance in the marketplace, analysts believe.


Microsoft warned PC partners it was entering tablet hardware space

06/19/2012, 12:06 am

On the heels of the unveiling of Microsoft's Surface tablet, CEO Steve Ballmer has revealed that his company gave PC partners a heads up that it was going to begin producing its own tablet hardware.


Microsoft unveils 'Surface' Windows 8 tablet

06/18/2012, 07:06 pm

Microsoft took the wraps off its Surface Windows 8 tablet on Monday at a last-minute special event in Los Angeles, marking the tech monolith's entrance into the iPad-dominated tablet market.


Microsoft rumored to build its own tablets to take on Apple's iPad

06/15/2012, 01:06 pm

At a media event in Los Angeles next week, Microsoft is expected to show off a new tablet that the company has built itself in an attempt to better compete with Apple's market leading iPad.


Microsoft's 'major' June 18 event said to showcase Windows RT tablets

06/14/2012, 04:06 pm

Microsoft has begun teasing that it has a "major" announcement to make at a media event next Monday, June 18, while one report states that the company will show off new ARM-based tablets running Windows RT.


Nokia announces plans to cut 10,000 jobs by end of 2013

06/14/2012, 03:06 pm

Once a dominant force in smartphones, struggling Nokia will ax 10,000 jobs by the end of 2013 in an effort to cut costs and turn the company around.


Microsoft updates iPhone Xbox Live app with Wi-Fi console controller

06/13/2012, 03:06 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday updated its iOS My Xbox Live application with a new feature that allows users to navigate their Xbox 360 over Wi-Fi with their iPhone.


E3 2012: Microsoft SmartGlass connects Xbox to iPhone, iPad

06/04/2012, 01:06 pm

Microsoft on Monday unveiled a competitor to Apple's AirPlay: SmartGlass, a new feature tied to its Xbox 360 game console that connect to Apple's iPhone and iPad to enhance content watching and game playing.


Microsoft Office for iPad to launch on Nov. 10 - report

05/31/2012, 10:05 am

A new report has pegged a specific date for the anticipated launch of Microsoft Word for Apple's iPad: Nov. 10, 2012.


D10: Nathan Myhrvold joins Tim Cook in defending patents as crucial to supporting innovation

05/30/2012, 05:05 pm

Nathan Myhrvold, the co-founder and chief executive of Intellectual Ventures and former chief technology officer of Microsoft, defended patents on the stage of All Things Digital, repeating Tim Cook's comments yesterday referring to patent infringement as 'stealing a painting and putting your name on it.'


Apple's iOS grows to 23% of worldwide smartphone shipments

05/24/2012, 11:05 am

Apple continues to gain share in the worldwide smartphone market, as the latest data shows the iOS mobile operating system accounted for nearly a quarter of all smartphones shipped in the first quarter of 2012.


Microsoft working on new native iOS apps for Outlook Web App, Lync

05/23/2012, 03:05 pm

This fall, Microsoft plans to release two new native iOS applications on the App Store featuring the Metro user interface: Outlook Web App for Exchange 2012 users, and an updated mobile version of the Lync communications platform, AppleInsider has learned.


Rumor: Microsoft to launch Office for Apple's iOS in November

05/23/2012, 11:05 am

Microsoft Office, the industry leading productivity suite, will be coming to Apple's iPad, as well as Android-based tablets, this November, a new rumor claims.


ARM-based Windows RT seen confusing consumers, benefitting Apple

05/22/2012, 03:05 pm

The launch of ARM-based tablets and computers later this year running Windows RT is expected by one analyst to confuse consumers, potentially pushing even more of them to Apple's tightly integrated ecosystem.


Apple remains most valuable global brand with 19% growth to $183 billion

05/22/2012, 04:05 am

A new survey again placed Apple as the world's most valuable brand, even as nearly half of the top 100 global brands, including rivals Google and Microsoft, lost value over the past year.


Apple grows to 7.9% of all mobile phones sold worldwide

05/16/2012, 08:05 am

Though it only sells smartphones, Apple represents nearly 8 percent of all worldwide mobile phone sales, making it the third-largest handset maker.