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Microsoft exec: Forget the past

In a revival tent-like speech Wednesday, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner urged the company's partners to forget the past -- an allusion to the failure of its smartphone business to gain meaningful share -- and defended the decision to keep...

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Microsoft ''will'' make Lumia Windows phones. But how? (Nadella isn't clear)

The Microsoft Lumia and Windows Phone business is dead. Unless it isn't. Satya Nadella 'clarified' the strategy, but now there are more questions than answers...

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Microsoft gives Windows phones one last shot

Microsoft will continue to make smartphones for its Windows 10 Mobile operating system, but the company has thrown in the towel on the devices strategy pursued by its former CEO and will probably give up entirely unless Windows 10...

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Told ya so: Microsoft Lumia, Windows Phone are DEAD (also Snoopy)

Windows Phone is dead. Microsoft Lumia is dead. If you didn't already know this, you've not been paying attention. The writing's on the wall...

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What’s the future for Windows Phone?

Despite rumors that Microsoft is about to kill Windows Phone, some industry observers say that's unlikely for several reasons, especially the expected gains from the rollout of Windows 10, which will run on smartphones and other...

Microsoft could write off billions on Nokia deal as early as Wednesday

Microsoft could announce a write-off of a big part of its 2013 Nokia acquisition as early as Wednesday.

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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.


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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