Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

Windows Phone “Tango” officially launches in China on March 21

Thursday, March 15, 2012 17:58 No Comments

Microsoft on Wednesday began sending out invitations to the press for the company’s Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh launch event in China. According to Liveside, the event will be held in Beijing on March 21st. While the invitation doesn’t mention any specific handsets, HTC recently launched the Titan — becoming the first manufacturer to release a Window Phone device in China. Nokia CEO and president Stephen Elop will also reportedly host a separate event on March 28th. The company is expected to launch three Lumia devices, most likely running the refreshed Windows Phone 7.5 operating system. As of the fourth quarter of 2011, Nokia controls 16.1% of the Chinese mobile market, second only to

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Microsoft launches So.cl New social network for students

Friday, December 16, 2011 17:19 No Comments

Microsoft officially took the wraps off of its new social network for students on Thursday. The service is called So.cl and was developed by Microsoft Research’s FUSE Labs division. It’s currently in “experimental” stages and is available to students attending the University of Washington, New York University and Syracuse University. So.cl allows users to log-in with their Facebook accounts and offers a similar set of features. In addition to adding status updates, photos and links, users can also join “video parties” to watch movies and chat with a group of friends. “So.cl is not meant to replace existing full-featured search and social networking tools,” Microsoft said on

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Microsoft buys video discovery service “Videosurf”, will integrate into Xbox 360.

Friday, November 25, 2011 0:07 No Comments

Microsoft has bought video discovery service Videosurf to “evolve search and discovery of entertainment content” on Xbox 360. The press release sent out by Microsoft this morning in the US confirms the company will be integrated into Xbox 360 “ecosystem” in some form, noting that it’ll “evolve search and discovery of entertainment content” via Xbox Live. “This holiday we will launch voice search across our entertainment partners on Xbox Live. Over time, as we integrate VideoSurf’s technology into our system, we are excited about the potential to have content tagged in real time to increase the speed and relevance of the search results,” said Xbox Live director, Alex Garde

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Steve Jobs: Microsoft couldn’t copy the Mac well, they just didn’t get it

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 12:12 No Comments

Steve Jobs thoughts on Microsoft from his official biography reveal that he felt Google and Microsoft were similar. Speaking to Walter Isaacson in a series of over 40 interviews, Jobs said “Microsoft and Google have a lot in common.” He described Microsoft’s lack of humanity and labeled Microsoft as a pure technology company. “They just didn’t get it, even when they saw the Mac they couldn’t even copy it well. How dumb do you have to be to not see it, once you see it you know, but Google is the same way. They just don’t get it.” Jobs also spoke about Gates in one of his interviews, describing him as wealthy but questioning whether that was his aim. “Bill ended up the wealt

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Skype now officially part of Microsoft, under a new division headed by Skype CEO Tony Bates

Friday, October 14, 2011 12:21 No Comments

Skype joins Microsoft under a new division headed by Skype CEO Tony Bates. British born Bates assumes a new title as president of the Skye division. Microsoft’s finalization follows U.S. and EU regulatory approval. “Skype is a phenomenal product and brand that is loved by hundreds of millions of people around the world,” said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. “We look forward to working with the Skype team to create new ways for people to stay connected to family, friends, clients and colleagues — anytime, anywhere.” Microsoft is promising to integrate Microsoft products to increase Skype’s reach. Skype employees will continued to be located in their offices around the world, i

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