It’s not a good day if your work with Windows Phone or for Microsoft’s mobile division. The company cut 7,600 jobs tied to the devices and wrote off $7.6 billion of the division’s assets. Situation leaves Microsoft in an unenviable bind: on one hand, analysts point out that the company can’t and won’t keep on trying to break into a market where they’re a distant … Continue reading Microsoft Announces Job Cuts and Losses, Majority of Layoffs in Mobile Products
Microsoft executive Jerry Nixon dropped a bombshell of an announcement during the company’s ignite conference in Chicago. Windows 10 would the last version of the operating system. If you’re thinking it’s some kind of marketing trick or that Microsoft is “ending” Windows in the same way DC “killed” Superman (as in, bringing it/him back in a few months), Nixon’s word on the subject is final…and … Continue reading No New Windows after Windows 10, According to Microsoft
In 1993, Aerosmith released “Amazing”, from their album Get a Grip. It was a huge hit for the band and marked its resurgence in the ’90s. The video was among the first appearances of Alicia Silverstone, who became one of the biggest stars of the decade. Just as big a deal in the video: virtual reality. For the last 20 years, companies promised that VR was just … Continue reading Oculus Rift Headsets Slated for Release in Early 2016: Will We Party Like its 199-Something?
Remember that statement from Google the other day in response to the European Union’s antitrust charges? That the search engine industry is vibrant and full of competition? If you muttered, “Yeah right,” under your breath, you weren’t be the only one. However, according to information made public yesterday, Bing actually is growing. comScore pegged Bing share of search at 20.1 percent as of March 15, up … Continue reading Bing Share Really is Growing, Google Use Dipped According to comScore
If you’re a current user of Windows 7 or 8, Microsoft will give you a free upgrade to Windows 10. This is the first time MS has offered a free upgrade of Windows — and the offer applies to people who’ve obtained their copy of Windows thorough, ahem, less than legitimate means. A spokesman for the company went on record saying that all qualified machines … Continue reading You Get Windows 10! And You Get Windows 10! Even Pirates Get Windows 10!