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Microsoft at a crossroads in the automotive tech market

Microsoft is being squeezed out of the in-vehicle infotainment business, but it's by no means giving up on the automotive industry. It may have a future as an OS-agnostic provider of cloud-based services.

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Microsoft Lumia phones are DEAD (Satya said stop, but Nokia says go)

Did Nadella just kill the Lumia business? Is it KIN all over again? That's our inescapable conclusion from his reorganization memo...

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Next build of Windows 10 for phones coming Tuesday

Windows Phone users waiting for the next beta build of Windows 10 shouldn't have to wait for long. Windows Insider Program members can upgrade their phones to Windows 10 Mobile build 10036 on Tuesday.

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Microsoft green-lights Cortana on rivals iOS and Android

Microsoft today confirmed that it will release Android and iOS mobile apps that feature Cortana, the company's intelligent assistant.

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Apple mobile devices still dominate at companies, but Windows, Android gain

Apple products are still the preferred mobile devices among enterprise users, but competitors are chipping away at the company's lead, especially in the tablet market.

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Build 2015: Windows 10 in 3 minutes

Microsoft wants Windows 10 on 1 billion devices in three years. Android and iOS developers will now be able to bring their apps and games to Windows 10.

Microsoft says developers can port iOS and Android apps to Windows 10

Developers of iOS and Android apps will be able to bring their apps and games to Windows 10, Microsoft's next operating system that's designed to run on Windows Phone, laptops and other devices, the company announced at its Build...

Microsoft hints at impending write-off of Nokia acquisition that could total billions

Microsoft has signaled that it may take a massive write-off of its 2013 Nokia acquisition, perhaps as early as July.

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Nokia decidedly, definitely, emphatically denies a return to mobiles (FOR NOW)

Disregard it all, so sayeth Nokia. Disregard any report, rumor, blog post, forum thread, random headline, palm reading, or star charts claiming...

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Next on the Office expansion list: Windows 10 phone apps

Microsoft plans to flesh out its Office lineup this month by releasing previews of the productivity apps for Windows 10-powered phones.

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5 moves Microsoft must make to advance in mobile

At one time, people considered Microsoft a true contender in the mobile space. Just four years ago, some analysts predicted that Windows Phone would leapfrog BlackBerry and iOS to claim the number two spot behind Android. Some...

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Microsoft answers Windows device share slump with freemium strategy

Microsoft's strategic shift to creating apps and services for rival operating systems was born from the hard realization that Windows' share of the total device market was in the middle of a three-year slump, according to new...

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Microsoft to release lowest-priced Lumia smartphone yet

Building on the launch earlier this year of two low-cost Lumia phones, Microsoft has taken the price down even further for its latest smartphone.

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Microsoft's universal app platform is play for mobile, but can it deliver?

If Windows 10 is key to Microsoft's move toward mobile, then the universal app platform is the technology that could make it a success.

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No new Lumia flagship? Smart move, Microsoft

Microsoft's decision to wait until Windows 10 arrives to deliver a high-end Lumia smartphone may have irked loyal customers, but it was a smart move, analysts said.

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From Microsoft: Two new Lumia smartphones to upgrade later to Windows 10

Microsoft today announced two new Lumia smartphones running Windows Phone 8.1, which will be upgraded to the cross-platform Windows 10 later in the year.

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Acer goes all in with Windows 10 smartphones

While Acer didn't embrace Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 OS for smartphones, it's warming up to Windows 10.

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Cortana on the PC: Can we talk?

While Cortana on PCs and tablets goes beyond what Google Now and Siri on smartphones can offer, it isn't clear how popular, valuable or successful Cortana on PCs and tablets will be with customers.

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