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Microsoft starts accepting Bitcoin payments

Opening up to new payment options, Microsoft has started accepting Bitcoin payments on its Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox stores.

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Lumia 535 edges Moto E with more storage, front camera

With the Lumia 535, Microsoft has delivered a worthy successor to the successful 520 that stacks up well against tough Android competitors like the Motorola Moto E, which the smartphone beats on several fronts.

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Microsoft's first Lumia coming Tuesday, likely to be new low-end smartphone

Microsoft's first Windows smartphone since it dumped the Nokia brand will arrive on Tuesday, and a teaser from the company hints that it will be a new low-end model.

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Cortana to give voice and ears to Dynamics CRM

Dynamics CRM 2015 will ship next month with multiple enhancements, including one literally audible: using Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1 devices, users will be able to talk to the customer relationship management suite.

Microsoft to use Nokia brand for entry-level phones

Microsoft will continue to sell low-end phones with the Nokia brand and has licensed the brand for these type of devices.

Microsoft's 'big opportunity' to goose device share stalls before it gets started

Microsoft's push to move its device needle from 14% just got harder. Gartner today forecast that the company's share will be flat this year and climb only slightly in 2015.

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Windows 10 download is 'incredible... empowering... amazing'

The Windows 10 download is melting the internets: Build 9841 Technical Preview in 3... 2... Wait... So what happened to version 9? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers make a rockumentary.

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12 things to know about Windows 10

Microsoft offered its first look at Windows 10 on Tuesday, touting a major release that will span all hardware from PCs to phones and try to address the ills that dogged Windows 8.

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With Windows 10, a contrite Microsoft tries to atone for Windows 8

Microsoft has issued a mea culpa for Windows 8 and pledged that Windows 10 will delight IT execs.

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Can a cat video save Windows Phone?

Microsoft has tried just about everything to help Windows Phone succeed, to no avail. So it's now turning to the Internet tried-and-true: A cute cat video. Will that really help juice up market share or is it a sign of desperation?

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Windows Phone should fear Android One, not the iPhone 6

Windows Phone has nothing to fear from the big-bang rollout of the iPhone 6. But Google's Android One project could well ensure that Windows Phone never becomes a serious smartphone contender.

Microsoft's haul on Apple's big day: 2.5 million page views of anti-Siri ad

Microsoft was happier than you might have thought with Apple's big iPhone 6 announcement day. The company rolled out another ad slamming Siri as being inferior to Windows Phone's Cortana digital assistant, and gotten big viewer...

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Why the iPhone 6 won't hurt Windows Phone

Apple did its usual big-bang, glitzy rollout today for the iPhone 6. The new phone may well hurt competing Android devices. But Windows Phone won't feel a thing.

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iPhone 6 rollout: Lights out for Windows Phone?

When the iPhone 6 gets rolled out tomorrow, some may be tempted to say that it will finally mean the end of Windows Phone. But will the iPhone 6 really harm Windows Phone, or is there a way for Microsoft to salvage its smartphone OS?

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More evidence of the Windows Phone app gap: FTC doesn't bother to sue Microsoft

Here's one more piece of evidence that Windows Phone lags far iOS and Android in app availability: The FTC, which has gone after Google, Apple, and Amazon for unlawful app billing, hasn't even bothered to target Microsoft.

Microsoft’s attacks on Apple's Siri get a tad more satirical

Microsoft is taking its ongoing offensive against iPhone’s voice assistant, Siri, into a somewhat higher realm of satire, with a new video spot called “Let the Healing Begin' that's set to launch on YouTube next week.

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Can the Lumia 830 Windows Phone really take on the iPhone?

Microsoft says that its just-announced Lumia 830 Windows Phone will eat into the market share of both the iPhone and Samsung devices. Is that a real possibility, or just one more example of overhype of Microsoft's struggling...

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Microsoft targets Apple, Samsung with cheaper flagship Lumia

The Lumia 830 will have a fast camera and run the latest version of the Cortana digital assistant

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