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The next Xbox: Why this launch is so critical for Microsoft

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Next Tuesday, May 21, is a Very Big Day for Microsoft. With the rest of the technology world watching, the company will take the stage at 10 a.m. Pacific time in Redmond to reveal the new generation of Xbox, whatever form (or name) it may take. This is the...
The next Xbox: Why this launch is so critical for Microsoft

Study: Android still dominates, but Windows Phone makes gains thanks to youth

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The latest numbers from Kantar show Windows continuing steady sales and, somewhat surprisingly, growing at a faster rate than those of Android. Windows Phone has seen its market share grow from 3.8 percent in February, March and April of 2012 to 5.6 percent during the same three month-period in 2013. That’s...
Study: Android still dominates, but Windows Phone makes gains thanks to youth

Facebook is talking with Apple and Microsoft about porting Home to iPhone and Windows Phone

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Facebook is in talks with both Apple and Microsoft about the possibility of porting its new Home Android launcher to their respective platforms, Bloomberg reports. Facebook director of product Adam Mosseri mentioned the discussions to Bloomberg, while noting that no formal agreement has been made. “We’ve shown them what we’ve...
Facebook is talking with Apple and Microsoft about porting Home to iPhone and Windows Phone

Boot up: Facebook Home, Apple loses patent plea, Windows Phone failure, and more

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Plus Google explains why it's forking WebKit (plus: translation), the soaring price of Apple's new build, and moreA burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamFacebook Home >> FacebookYou may be seeing a lot more of this.Apple's slide-to-unlock patent invalidated in Germany (decision...
Boot up: Facebook Home, Apple loses patent plea, Windows Phone failure, and more

Nokia ditches Windows Phone with its latest device aimed at developing markets

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale While most of our attention in the mobile world is focused on smartphones, there’s a massive opportunity  for any company that can take over so-called developing markets, i.e. places where people are still mostly using relatively simple ”feature phones”. Taking...
Nokia ditches Windows Phone with its latest device aimed at developing markets

Blog Post: Full-res photo and video backup now available worldwide for Windows Phone 8

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[This post was written by Aaron Sauvé, a senior program manager on the Windows Phone camera and photos team. -KC] One great feature of Windows Phone 8 is its ability to save full-resolution backup copies of your pictures and videos on SkyDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage service. It's an option that...
Blog Post: Full-res photo and video backup now available worldwide for Windows Phone 8

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The connected commuter

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The Connected Commuter One day we may all be lucky enough to work from home. For now, however, a regular commute is the reality for many of us. Fortunately, you can make the most of your daily journey and perhaps even cut back on your travel time with the...
Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The connected commuter

Jawbone Hires Microsoft's Mindy Mount as President to Turbocharge Ops

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In a key hire, Jawbone said today that had hired Mindy Mount, a top corporate VP at Microsoft, as its president. The move by the San Francisco-based maker of wireless, music and wearable devices is part of what has been a major upgrading of its management and board. Recently,...
Jawbone Hires Microsoft's Mindy Mount as President to Turbocharge Ops
Nokia Lumia sales hit record high of 5.6 million in Q1, nearly 20 million in total

Microsoft to release 'Switch to Windows Phone' app for Android

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Microsoft is working with a third-party developer to release a new app for Android users designed to make it easier to transition to Windows Phone. The app, dubbed ‘Switch to Windows Phone,’ uses technology from app search engine Quixey to identify and suggest Windows Phone apps that replicate or at...
Microsoft to release 'Switch to Windows Phone' app for Android

Boot up: app price woes, Syria traffic stops, Prenda Law phasered, and more

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Plus Nokia's new China boss, first-quarter Windows 8 PC sales analysed, Google Glass positive and negative, and moreA burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamApps are too cheap >> Dave AddeyAddey is behind the UK Train Times, Qi and Malcolm Tucker apps:...
Boot up: app price woes, Syria traffic stops, Prenda Law phasered, and more
Microsoft's Terry Myerson Sees Windows Phone As A "Well-Funded Startup," Downplays Smartphone Rumors

Good news for Windows Phone 8 users with...

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Good news for Windows Phone 8 users with control complexes: you finally get your very own Nest thermostat app. More »...
Good news for Windows Phone 8 users with...
Shazam's new Windows Phone app integrates with Xbox Music
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Rumor: Huawei Ascend W2 specifications, image leaked

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Details relating to the Huawei Ascend W2 specifications have reportedly appeared online. The high-end Windows Phone 8 device is alleged to have a Qualcomm S4 processor running at 1.5GHz supported by 1GB of RAM, along with an image showing a slightly more rounded design compared to its predecessor, the Ascend...
Rumor: Huawei Ascend W2 specifications, image leaked

Nokia marketing head: Customers' 'biggest complaint' is missing apps

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We managed to grab a quick chat with Nokia's Global Head of Smartphone Marketing, Vesa Jutila, following the global launch of the Lumia 925. When asked about the still-notable absence of some mainstream apps within Windows Phone 8, Jutila was surprisingly frank. With reference to the company's Lumia series,...
Nokia marketing head: Customers' 'biggest complaint' is missing apps

With 70% of new signups becoming active users, Feedly details its coming feature roadmap

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RSS reader Feedly has revealed usage statistics about its growth over the past six month and where it will go in the future. With one month until Google Reader is set to shut down, Feedly has gained more traction. It tells us that it’s seeing a 4 percent week-over-week growth...
With 70% of new signups becoming active users, Feedly details its coming feature roadmap

Kiss and make up: Microsoft and Google partner for Windows Phone YouTube app

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Kiss and make up: Microsoft and Google partner for Windows Phone YouTube app
This Is Nokia's New Flagship Windows Phone: The Thin, Aluminium Lumia 925

Windows Phone app for Windows arrives with expanded podcast support, quick updates, and flexible library selection

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Microsoft today announced the release of the Windows Phone app for Windows desktop. Available as a preview since October, the app is now available as a stable release. Here’s what’s new: Expanded podcast support. Support for iTunes podcasts has been a useful feature in the preview versions of the app,...
Windows Phone app for Windows arrives with expanded podcast support, quick updates, and flexible library selection
'Rayman Jungle Run' finally comes to Windows Phone
Nokia's New Lumia Phone Is Still Thick, Heavy, And Covered In Plastic (NOK, MSFT, VZ)

Microsoft applauds Facebook's people-centric Home, but 'humbly suggests' you get the real deal

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Facebook’s unveiling of Home yesterday appears to have ruffled a few feathers over at Windows Phone HQ. Frank Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft, has criticized Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s new feature for its underlying similarities with the Windows Phone mobile operating system. In a blog post...
Microsoft applauds Facebook's people-centric Home, but 'humbly suggests' you get the real deal

Intel banks on enterprise mobile app development again, leading $9M FeedHenry round

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The Irish mobile app development and deployment outfit FeedHenry (which was one of GigaOM’s Mobilize Launchpad finalists a couple years back) has just scored a respectable $9 million, Intel-led funding round. VMware was already an investor along with Kernel Capital and Enterprise Ireland, and all three have participated in the...
Intel banks on enterprise mobile app development again, leading $9M FeedHenry round

Microsoft improves Windows Phone's Dev Center to support app submission cancellations, better image uploads

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Today Microsoft announced three quality-of-life changes to the Windows Phone Developer Center that should smooth the application submission process. Developers can now cancel app submissions, something while will lead to a large decrease in groan moments for those building for the Windows Phone platform. Calling the prior process “frustrating,” Microsoft...
Microsoft improves Windows Phone's Dev Center to support app submission cancellations, better image uploads

Kindle newspapers: How the experience needs to improve

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There’s something great about subscribing to a newspaper on a dedicated e-reader for automatic daily delivery. Goodbye, wet rolls of paper on the lawn. I love to read the New York Times at all hours on my Kindle Paperwhite. But the overall newspaper experience on Amazon’s Kindle is in need...
Kindle newspapers: How the experience needs to improve

Is Microsoft Going To Make Its Own Phone? Probably Not Any Time Soon, Says Exec (MSFT)

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One of the biggest questions facing Microsoft's mobile business now is whether or not it'll decide to go it alone and make its own smartphones.  Speaking at AllThingsD's mobile conference this morning, Windows Phone's corporate vice president Terry Myerson appeared to shoot down any speculation that a Microsoft-made phone was...
Is Microsoft Going To Make Its Own Phone? Probably Not Any Time Soon, Says Exec (MSFT)

After dancing briefly with profit, Nokia sees $196M loss, 5.6M Lumias sold

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Nokia’s brief flirtation with profit last quarter (following six quarters of losses) was bound to end — we just didn’t think it would be this soon. The Finnish company posted an operating loss of €150 million (PDF), or...
After dancing briefly with profit, Nokia sees $196M loss, 5.6M Lumias sold

"The Year Of Windows"

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"The Year Of Windows": John Paczkowski writing for AllThingsD in September of last year: "One year from now, between Windows phones, Windows tablets and Windows PCs, we'll see close to ... 400 million new devices running those new operating systems," Ballmer said during the unveiling of Nokia's new Lumia smartphones...
"The Year Of Windows"
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