News tagged ‘microsoft’

Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013

Here's Steve Ballmer's Internal Email to Microsoft Employees about the Nokia Acquistion

Here's Steve Ballmer's Internal Email to Microsoft Employees about the Nokia Acquistion

Following today's big announcement of the acquisition of Nokia, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has sent an internal email to staff explaining the changes in more detail. Click through for highlights from the email.

Microsoft Buys Nokia's Devices and Services Unit, Nokia CEO to Lead Microsoft's Devices Team

Microsoft Buys Nokia's Devices and Services Unit, Nokia CEO to Lead Microsoft's Devices Team

Microsoft has just announced that they are buying Nokia's Devices and Services unit for a total of 5.44 billion Euros. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop will be stepping aside from his role and leading Microsoft's Devices team as executive VP of devices and services. Click through for more details.

Friday, 30 Aug 2013

Microsoft Announces Price Revisions to Surface Pro, RT Bundles & Touch Cover

Microsoft Announces Price Revisions to Surface Pro, RT Bundles & Touch Cover

Microsoft has announced price revisions to its Surface Pro tablet, Surface RT bundles, and the Touch Cover accessory. The new prices kick in today.

Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013

Windows 8.1 to RTM in Late August (Update: RTM!)

Windows 8.1 to RTM in Late August (Update: RTM!)

Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 8.1 - the first major update to Windows 8 - will RTM (release to manufacturing) at the end of August. Update: Microsoft has just announced today - August 27 - that the OS has been released to manufacturing.

Nokia Launching a 10.1-inch Windows RT Tablet Soon

Nokia Launching a 10.1-inch Windows RT Tablet Soon

The Verge reports that Nokia is launching a 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet soon.

Monday, 26 Aug 2013

Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Names Windows Vista as Biggest Regret

Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Names Windows Vista as Biggest Regret

Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has confessed his biggest regret during his stint is Windows Vista operating system. He told Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet that there are "side effects" from spending too much precious manpower on a product that failed to deliver.

Friday, 23 Aug 2013

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to Retire within 12 Months

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to Retire within 12 Months

Microsoft just announced that its current CEO, Steve Ballmer will retire in the next 12 months. The company will take this time to search for his successor.

Friday, 16 Aug 2013

YouTube App Returns for Windows Phone (Update: Google Blocks It Again!)

YouTube App Returns for Windows Phone (Update: Google Blocks It Again!)

Update: Two days after Microsoft relaunched its YouTube app on the Windows Phone Store, Google has blocked it again.

Thursday, 15 Aug 2013

Xbox One Launch Delayed in Eight European Countries

Xbox One Launch Delayed in Eight European Countries

Eight European countries will not be having the Xbox One this Christmas, Microsoft has just announced. Instead, they will be getting the consoles in 2014 due to various factors including language support and partnerships for apps.

Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013

Windows 8.1 to Arrive on October 17 Via Windows Store; Retail Release on October 18

Windows 8.1 to Arrive on October 17 Via Windows Store; Retail Release on October 18

Microsoft has just announced that Windows 8.1 will arrive through the Windows Store on October 17, 7:00pm (Singapore time). The retail version as well as new devices loaded with the updated OS will go on sale a day later on October 18.

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