Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn: A Marriage Made in the Cloud?

One of the biggest advantages of sitting pretty on a cash pile of $105 billion is that you can pretty much spend it on what you like. The bigger the spend, however, the returns...

Facebook and Microsoft Partner to Build 160Tbps Undersea Cable to Spain

In what is becoming a regular feature for deep-pocket tech companies, Facebook and Microsoft have recently announced a collaborative effort with Telxius (Telefonica’s new infrastructure division) to deploy, operate and manage a subsea cable...

Nadella’s Minecraft: Building a Floor for Microsoft’s Future

 When Microsoft bought Mojang - the creators of Minecraft - nearly two years ago for $2.5 billion, their motive was clear: that the deal would put muscle behind their gaming segment and continue to deliver...

Microsoft HoloLens Platform Now Open to Developers and Rivals

Microsoft has just announced that it is going to open up the Windows Holographic platform and make it available to other companies. The platform powers HoloLens, Microsoft's innovative augmented reality headset, and allows developers...

Microsoft’s Strategic Retreat from The Mobile Device Space

 When Microsoft went mobile after the acquisition of Nokia’s declining business in 2014, their hope was to strongly penetrate the market with their own OS/device combo that’s worked so well for Apple. Unfortunately, that...

The Cloud Industry’s Big Four: IBM, Microsoft, Amazon and Google

 Ever since the advent of the cloud concept, a slew of technology majors have been clawing their way upward, hoping to dominate what could soon be the most omnipresent component in the world of...

Satya Nadella: Transforming Microsoft or Reaffirming Bill Gates’s Vision?

 Satya Nadella, the Hyderabad-born 49-year-old MBA from Booth School of Business, Chicago, has turned Microsoft’s world upside down. But has he, really - or is it a mere adaptation of the older visions of...
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Microsoft Reverses Direction on Forced Windows 10 Upgrade

Due to unpopular demand, Microsoft has reversed direction on using a pop-up to upgrade users to Windows 10. According to a report from the BBC, Windows users were generally furious to find out that...
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Microsoft Announces More Nokia Layoffs

Microsoft announced today another step in their retreat from the mobile phone business by cutting another 1,850 jobs in their phone operations at Nokia. Most of the jobs being eliminated affect employees in Finland,...
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Will the Microsoft Universal Windows Platform be a Game Changer?

Microsoft's annual Build conference concluded last month with hints about the company’s overall strategic thinking for the next year or so about their Universal Windows Platform and the ecosystem it will drive. For the...