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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.

Dropbox for Windows Phone hints at Microsoft's cross-platform future

Dropbox has finally released an app for Microsoft's smartphones.

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Pinch me: Windows 10 looks... GOOD. Is this a dream?

Reax from Redmond unveiling are surprisingly positive: Windows 10 reveal hits high notes. Satya Nadella's Microsoft is fighting back against perceptions that it's in a death-spiral. In IT Blogwatch, we round up the reviews...

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Microsoft gets its Windows mojo back

Microsoft today showed off more of its still-under-construction Windows 10, focusing on features like the voice-activated Cortana digital assistant and its "universal" app model to put the same apps on PCs, tablets, smartphones and...

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Microsoft Windows 10 preview release date: TODAY (just listen to me)

Get set to download the latest Windows 10 preview -- the release date is expected to be today, right after Microsoft's 'big reveal' event. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers don't need to discuss much.

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The Lumia 435 is Microsoft's cheapest smartphone yet at $80

Microsoft is hoping to turn around the fortunes of Windows Phone with a growing number of cheap smartphones. The Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 are its latest contenders.

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Microsoft to make the case for Windows 10 on PCs and phones

On Monday, the Windows Phone Store posted a pre-release operating system downloader app called Phone Insider, evidently for testing Windows 10.

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