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Microsoft Accquires Nokia’s Phone Business For US$ Seven Billion

Microsoft Accquires Nokia’s Phone Business For US$ Seven Billion

Microsoft on Tuesday had made public it’s plan to buy Nokia’s devices and services division which makes Nokia smartphones by paying about US $7 billion. $5 billion is for Nokia’s devices business and around $2.2 billion for the rights to Nokia’s patents.   Nokia is no longer among the top five makers of smartphones but remains the second-largest shipper of mobile phones [...]
Windows 8.1 To Release Mid-October

Windows 8.1 To Release Mid-October

Microsoft has began sending Windows 8.1 OS update to OEMs around the world this week according to various reports. Microsoft is keeping it’s cards close to it’s chest to avoid leaks  related to Windows 8.1. Microsoft is expected to make an announcement  publicly to reveal it has finalized Windows 8.1 next week. Windows 8.1 will be  pre-installed on various models of desktops and laptops [...]
Skype Available On Outlook.com In UK And Other Countries

Skype Available On Outlook.com In UK And Other Countries

Microsoft announced integrating Skype into it’s web based email service, Outlook.com in the  United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Germany, Brazil, and France which according to Microsoft has more than 400 million active accounts. Outlook.com already has links with Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter. “Email is an important and personal tool for most people, but there are moments [...]
Google (Again) Blocks Videos On The Windows Phone YouTube App

Google (Again) Blocks Videos On The Windows Phone YouTube App

Google has  again blocked YouTube app on Windows Phones for violating the terms of use even after the issue was sorted out between the two tech giants. Microsoft has failed to make necessary upgrades to its browser to enable a fully-featured YouTube experience, “and has instead re-released a YouTube app that violates our Terms of Service.” According to The Verge, which received a statement from [...]
Windows 8.1 To Have Pre-Installed Skype

Windows 8.1 To Have Pre-Installed Skype

Microsoft’s new operating system Windows 8.1 will have Skype bundled out of the box and will be available from the start screen according to blog posts by Microsoft. ‘As the default communications experience in Windows 8.1, we will continue to focus on delivering the best communications experience for Windows users through Skype. We received valuable feedback since the launch of the Skype [...]
Miscrosoft Cuts Surface RT Price By 30%

Miscrosoft Cuts Surface RT Price By 30%

Faced with immense competition from iOS and Android devices, Microsoft is cutting the price of its Surface RT tablet by around 30 percent, as the mobile tablet struggles to lure customers from competition. The Surface RT is now pricedd at £279 instead of £399 in UK which brings it very close to Apple iPad mini’s £279  cost, Surface RT now costs only £10 more than Apple’s iPad mini. The [...]
Microsoft Shutting Down MSN TV

Microsoft Shutting Down MSN TV

Microsoft is finally closing it’s internet television service MSN TV on 30 September this year according to it’s website and an email sent to existing subscribers. “WebTV (later called MSN TV) started in 1996 with the goal to bring new people ‘online’ and to give those already online an easy, hassle-free means of accessing the internet from the comfort of their homes. Later, MSN TV [...]
Microsoft Reducing Windows RT Licensing Cost To Augment Windows Tablet Sales

Microsoft Reducing Windows RT Licensing Cost To Augment Windows Tablet Sales

Microsoft’s Windows RT based tablets, which is a lighter version of the Windows 8 operating system more compatible to run on tablets powered by ARM processors like the ones used in the iPad and several Android tablets have not been outselling competition, like Microsoft might have hoped for initially. Microsoft intends to cut the price of Windows RT licenses and make tablets running the operating [...]
Microsoft Flaunts 1 Million Office 365 Home Subscribers

Microsoft Flaunts 1 Million Office 365 Home Subscribers

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that Office 365 Home Premium subscribers have surpassed 1 million in about 100 days.  and calls the new Office the best selling version of the Office suite in its history. “And if that wasn’t enough, in just over 100 days, you’ve made Office 365 Home Premium a hit with more than 1 million subscribers, putting it on pace with some of the most popular [...]
Microsoft and Google Burying The Hatchet Over Windows Phone YouTube App

Microsoft and Google Burying The Hatchet Over Windows Phone YouTube App

Microsoft’s and Google’s spat over Windows  YouTube app seem to be heading towards a resolution, the two companies have agreed to team up and jointly create a native YouTube app for Microsoft’s mobile platform according to reports by The Next Web. Microsoft and Google have released a joint statement today saying that they “are working together to update the new YouTube for Windows [...]
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