Microsoft launches Send as alternative to short work emails

Microsoft launched a new app called Send, which lets users write short messages to co-workers without “subject lines and formal email constructs”. Send is first available for iPhone in the US and Canada, ahead of Android and Microsoft’s own Windows Phone platform. …

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Microsoft reports bumper loss following phones flop

Microsoft announced a $3.2 billion loss for the quarter – reportedly the worst in its history – after recording a previously-disclosed $7.5 billion impairment charge related to its acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services unit. The company announced plans to …

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Microsoft to cut another 7,800 jobs and take $7.6B hit

Microsoft is to slash 7,800 jobs, with the axe falling primarily on its phone business, as well as taking an impairment charge of $7.6 billion relating to assets associated with the acquisition of the unit from Nokia. The latest cull …

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Microsoft to wield axe again on jobs – report

Microsoft is set to announce a new round of job cuts as soon as today (Wednesday), with an impact felt in its hardware business, including the smartphone unit it acquired last year from Nokia, said The New York Times. The …

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Microsoft ends patent lawsuit against Japan’s Kyocera

Microsoft has settled a lawsuit it filed in March against Japanese manufacturer Kyocera for infringing a number of its patents and the two have signed a deal to expand a prior patent licensing arrangement. Microsoft had said that devices in Kyocera’s …

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Microsoft sells part of mapping business to Uber

Microsoft is selling mapping assets to Uber while AOL will assume responsibility for its display, mobile and video advertising inventory in nine markets. Uber confirmed a deal that will see it acquire part of the mapping business that deals with …

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Nokia chief confirms smartphone market return

Nokia plans to start designing and licensing smartphones from the end of 2016, CEO Rajeev Suri told Manager Magazin. The Finnish vendor can license its name to other handset makers from the fourth quarter of 2016, under the terms of …

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Elop to leave Microsoft in exec shake up

Stephen Elop, the former CEO of Nokia who headed Microsoft’s devices unit after its acquisition of the Finnish vendor, is leaving the US company as part of a management reshuffle. A new team headed by Terry Myerson called the Windows and …

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Microsoft refreshes Nokia 105 line

Microsoft announced a new incarnation of the Nokia 105 handset, the lowest price device in its mass-market range, stating that the original had sold “more than 80 million units to date, introducing people from across the globe to mobile experiences”. …

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