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  • Lumia 535: Microsoft's first non-Nokia Lumia phone launched at Rs 9,199 in India; features a 5-inch display, 5MP cameras Yesterday

    New Delhi: Microsoft has launched its first Lumia phone - the Lumia 535 - without the Nokia branding in India at a price of Rs 9,199. The phone will be available in the market from November 28. The new model is the first Lumia smartphone under Microsoft's own brand name....
  • Microsoft cloud service suffers outage, MSN web portal unavailable November 19, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft's Azure cloud-computing service, which hosts websites and lets customers store and manage data remotely, suffered serious outages on Tuesday taking its popular MSN web portal offline. According to Microsoft's Azure status page, the problems started around 5pm Pacific time and have still not been fully solved. "We are experiencing...
  • Real Madrid and Microsoft announce digital platform deal November 19, 2014

    Real Madrid and Microsoft Corp have sealed an agreement to create a digital platform to connect fans of the European champions around the world. Real president Florentino Perez and Orlando Ayala, a Microsoft vice president, presented the platform at a ceremony at Real's Bernabeu stadium in the Spanish capital on...
  • Nokia brand could eventually appear on a range of electronics - not necessarily phones November 15, 2014

    London: Don't call it a comeback yet. But Nokia is thinking about how to revive its brand name in consumer markets just months after selling off its former flagship mobile phones business to Microsoft for more than $7 billion. "I think you can expect our brand will return to the consumer...
  • Microsoft fixes 19-year-old Windows bug that let attackers remotely control computers November 13, 2014

    Bangalore: Microsoft issued patches on Tuesday to fix a bug in its Windows operating system that remained undiscovered for 19 years. The bug, which is present in every version of Microsoft Windows from Windows 95 onward, allows an attacker to remotely take over and control a computer. IBM's cybersecurity research team discovered...
  • Microsoft Lumia 535: Microsoft launches the first Lumia phone without Nokia branding; the 5-inch budget phone comes with 5MP rear and front cameras November 11, 2014

    New York: Microsoft has unveiled a cheaper smartphone, costing about 110 euros ($135), as it eyes emerging and other low-cost markets for growth. Named the Microsoft Lumia 535, the new model is the first Lumia smartphone under Microsoft's own brand name. The company has released a few Lumia models since it...
  • Microsoft may launch first non-Nokia Lumia phone on November 11 November 7, 2014

    New York: Months after closing its $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's handset unit, tech giant Microsoft is expected to launch the first non-Nokia branded Lumia smartphone on November 11. In a teaser on its Conversations blog, Microsoft today said: "Microsoft is delivering the power of everyday mobile technology to everyone. Come...
  • Microsoft releases Office apps for iPhones, iPads November 7, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft is offering free upgraded versions of its Office software for iPhones and iPads, as the software giant further embraces the so-called "freemium" strategy favoured by many newer companies seeking success online. Give away a basic version of a popular service, and the world may beat a path to...
  • Microsoft partners with Dropbox for online file-sharing November 5, 2014

    Bangalore: Microsoft said it teamed up with online file-sharing company Dropbox to allow Office software users to manage and share files through Dropbox's website and mobile app. Microsoft said the functionality would be included in the next updates to the Office mobile apps, to be rolled out in the next few...
  • Microsoft promises to release a new version of its Office software package for Macs next year November 1, 2014

    San Francisco: After a long wait, Microsoft says it plans to release a new version of its popular Office software package for Mac computers - but not until next year. Microsoft did release one component, the Outlook email program, through the company's Office 365 subscription service, which costs $100 a year....
  • Microsoft Band: Microsoft launches its first wearable device at $199 October 30, 2014

    Bangalore: Microsoft launched a device called "Microsoft Band" that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime, marking the world's largest software company's debut into the wearable technology market. The wrist-worn device has sensors that monitor pulse rate, measure calorie burn and track sleep quality, Microsoft said in a...
  • Microsoft's Bing now lets you search using emoji October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: With the increasing popularity of mobile text communication, emoji usage is getting more mainstream. And now Microsoft's Bing is making them search friendly. Microsoft announced the support of emoji characters in Bing search in all English markets. "With this new feature, you can search using your favourite emoji, and...
  • Nokia 130 with built-in video player, FM radio launched at Rs 1,649 in India October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft Devices launched entry level dual-sim mobile phone 'Nokia 130', having built-in music player with up to 46 hours continuous playback on a single charge, for Rs 1,649 in India. "The Nokia 130 is a perfect device for consumers who are looking for their first mobile phone, or for...
  • Microsoft drops Nokia name from Lumia smartphones, new devices will be branded 'Microsoft Lumia' October 25, 2014

    Washington: US software giant Microsoft said it will now start selling Lumia smartphones as 'Microsoft Lumia' device instead of calling them Nokia Lumia. "Our global and local websites are going through a transition as we speak and in the coming days our social channels will get a new name too ?...
  • Microsoft rides the cloud, reports higher than expected revenue October 24, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 per cent. Revenue from cloud services, including software delivered over the Internet, more than doubled last quarter at a time when...
  • US dollar 100 million Ebola pledge from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen October 24, 2014

    Washington: Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen has said he was boosting his donations to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to US dollar 100 million. Allen, who has made earlier donations to the health effort, on Thursday said his latest pledge would include funding the development and manufacture of...
  • Microsoft sheds the Nokia brand, renames it 'Microsoft Lumia' October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Six months after acquiring Nokia's troubled cellphone and services division, Microsoft is now putting an end to the Nokia brand name from its products - renaming it as "Microsoft Lumia". The renaming of "Nokia" to "Microsoft Lumia" was first announced in a post on the Nokia France Facebook...
  • Microsoft likely to launch a smartwatch within the next few weeks October 20, 2014

    New York: Microsoft is preparing to launch a smartwatch within the next few weeks that will passively track a user's heart rate and work across different mobile platforms, Forbes reported on Sunday. The wearable gadget's battery life will exceed two days of regular use, Forbes reported, citing unnamed sources close to...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella launches diversity training effort October 18, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has again apologised to employees and announced in a company-wide memo that all workers will receive expanded training on how to foster an inclusive culture as he works to repair damage caused by his gaffe about women seeking pay raises. Microsoft's female employees in...
  • Skype Qik: Microsoft launches new video messaging app; available for Android, iOS, Windows Phone October 15, 2014

    New York: Microsoft-owned Skype unveiled a new app enabling users to send short video messages to stay "connected between calls." The smartphone app called Skype Qik allows users to create and send videos up to 42 seconds long. The new service seeks to help Microsoft catch up to rivals in the...
  • Satya Nadella gaffe: Research shows wide gender pay gap in Indian IT sector October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid Microsoft's Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella's gaffe on linking pay hike for women to 'good karma', research shows that a considerable pay gap emerges between men and women staff in Indian IT sector over time, despite they normally starting at similar levels. Speaking at a conference on women in...
  • Satya Nadella's theory of 'good karma': The facts and the figures October 11, 2014

    New York: Don't ask for a raise. Keeping quiet will give you "superpowers" that will translate into employer trust and other "good karma" that will eventually come back around to your purse. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was widely derided Thursday for his foot-in-mouth statement at an event celebrating women in computing....
  • Satya Nadella's gaffe brings Microsoft's gender pay gap, male culture into focus October 11, 2014

    A well-known picture in tech circles, taken in 1978, shows the first 11 employees at Microsoft. Two are women. One of them left two years later after a pay dispute. Almost four decades later, the ratio has improved: About a third of Microsoft's 110,000 or so employees are women. But the...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella apologises for comments on women October 10, 2014

    New York: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella apologised Thursday night and said he was wrong for saying that women don't need to ask for a raise and should just trust the system to pay them well. Nadella was blasted on Twitter and in blog posts for his comments, which were made earlier...
  • Microsoft chief Satya Nadella faces criticism for saying women should not ask for raises October 10, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft's chief executive officer suggested on Thursday that women in technology should not ask for raises but have faith in the system, bringing a torrent of criticism and causing the executive to backtrack after the statement. Satya Nadella, who became CEO in February, was asked how women should get ahead...
  • Mirosoft Xim: A new app that lets you temporarily share photos on your phone with others October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Sharing photos with your friends has now become simpler and more secure with Microsoft's new Xim app. With this new photo-sharing app, built by Microsoft Research's FUSE labs, you can make others see photos on your phone without having to actually pass your phone around. All you have to...