- News tagged "microsoft"
Friday, 13 Sep 2013
Microsoft is currently working on its own personal assistant, codenamed Cortana, which was originally an artificial intelligent character from Microsoft's Halo series. Just like the character from the game, Cortana is built to learn and adapt to Windows Phone users.
Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013
Microsoft has announced the global availability of Office 365 for Nonprofits for qualifying nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) through its software donation program.
Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013
Microsoft's Nokia deal, announced today, also comes with the 'Asha' and 'Lumia' trademarks as part of the deal. What this means going forward is that we're seeing the last of the Nokia-branded Asha and Lumia phones on the market today, and the bowing out of Nokia from the mobile phone market.
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 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 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
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.
The Verge reports that Nokia is launching a 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet soon.
Monday, 26 Aug 2013
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 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.