Microsoft delays Windows 10 Mobile update for old phones until 2016

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Microsoft delays Windows 10 Mobile update for old phones until 2016

Apple’s Siri vs. Microsoft’s Cortana on an iPhone. If you’re part of the minority rocking a Windows Phone 8 or 8.1 smartphone loud and proud, and if you were hoping to update to Windows 10 Mobile, we’ve got some bad news for you. Not even two weeks later, though, and the company has disabled the digital assistant’s hands-free feature on Android. “Hey Cortana” allows users to open Cortana and give her commands just by saying those two words. For the first time since its launch in April 2014, Cortana, Microsoft’s voice-activated assistant, is now available on smartphones other than Windows devices. A surprise move that speaks volumes about Microsoft’s newfound flexibility ...

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Microsoft buys second startup from former exec Ray Ozzie

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Microsoft buys second startup from former exec Ray Ozzie

Microsoft Buys Another Ray Ozzie Company. Ozzie was Microsoft’s chief software architect until 2010 after joining the company when it bought one of his earlier startups, Groove Networks, in 2005. SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft said Monday it’s buying Talko, absorbing the Ray Ozzie-founded start-up’s technology and employees to build out functionality on Microsoft’s Skype communication network. It was launched publicly last fall, with about a half-dozen employees at its Boston headquarters and another five scattered between Seattle and San Francisco. Massachusetts-based Talko, a mobile app for consumer and business communications that launched in Sept. 2014, creates multi-person ...

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Microsoft cops Talko for Skype stuff

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Microsoft cops Talko for Skype stuff

Microsoft Buys Another Ray Ozzie Company. SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft said Monday it’s buying Talko, absorbing the Ray Ozzie-founded start-up’s technology and employees to build out functionality on Microsoft’s Skype communication network. It was launched publicly last fall, with about a half-dozen employees at its Boston headquarters and another five scattered between Seattle and San Francisco. Massachusetts-based Talko, a mobile app for consumer and business communications that launched in Sept. 2014, creates multi-person conversations combining voice, text and photos in an evolving timeline. Talko will be shutting down in the next several months, according to a note ...

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Microsoft buys Ray Ozzie’s Talko to bolster Skype, will shutter service in 2016

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Microsoft buys Ray Ozzie’s Talko to bolster Skype, will shutter service in 2016

Microsoft Buys Another Ray Ozzie Company. Ozzie was Microsoft’s chief software architect until 2010 after joining the company when it bought one of his earlier startups, Groove Networks, in 2005. SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft said Monday it’s buying Talko, absorbing the Ray Ozzie-founded start-up’s technology and employees to build out functionality on Microsoft’s Skype communication network. It was launched publicly last fall, with about a half-dozen employees at its Boston headquarters and another five scattered between Seattle and San Francisco. Massachusetts-based Talko, a mobile app for consumer and business communications that launched in Sept. 2014, creates multi-person ...

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Microsoft buys communication startup Talko, will shutter service in 2016

Rubric: Microsoft | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Microsoft buys communication startup Talko, will shutter service in 2016

Microsoft Buys Another Ray Ozzie Company. SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft said Monday it’s buying Talko, absorbing the Ray Ozzie-founded start-up’s technology and employees to build out functionality on Microsoft’s Skype communication network. Ozzie served as Microsoft’s chief software architect until 2010 after joining the company when it acquired one of his earlier startups, Groove Networks. Massachusetts-based Talko, a mobile app for consumer and business communications that launched in Sept. 2014, creates multi-person conversations combining voice, text and photos in an evolving timeline. Talko will be shutting down in the next several months, according to a note on the ...

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Microsoft buys Ray Ozzie startup Talko

Rubric: Microsoft | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Microsoft buys Ray Ozzie startup Talko

Microsoft Buys Another Ray Ozzie Company. SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft said Monday it’s buying Talko, absorbing the Ray Ozzie-founded start-up’s technology and employees to build out functionality on Microsoft’s Skype communication network. Ozzie served as Microsoft’s chief software architect until 2010 after joining the company when it acquired one of his earlier startups, Groove Networks. Massachusetts-based Talko, a mobile app for consumer and business communications that launched in Sept. 2014, creates multi-person conversations combining voice, text and photos in an evolving timeline. Talko will be shutting down in the next several months, according to a note on the ...

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Microsoft Buys Ray Ozzie’s Communications Startup Talko, Team Will Join Skype

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Microsoft Buys Ray Ozzie’s Communications Startup Talko, Team Will Join Skype

Microsoft Acquires Talko By Ray Ozzie, Will Fold Into Skype. Microsoft is buying Talko, the mobile messaging startup founded by Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s former Chief Software Architect until 2010. Talko’s tech lets users tag, bookmark, save, and search through phone conversations, letting workers share notes and snippets of conference calls with each other. Talko will be shutting down in the next several months, according to a note on the startup’s website, and its technology will be integrated into existing Microsoft apps. “Today we’re announcing that Talko’s been acquired by Microsoft to help fuel future innovation in Skype and Skype for Business,” the note from the Talko team ...

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Xbox One gets discount + $50 gift code at Microsoft Store again

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Xbox One gets discount + $50 gift code at Microsoft Store again

Microsoft Dishes Your Xbox Gaming Stats for 2015. If you have, we bet you have a lot of stories to share about everything you managed to accomplish during the year (and all those times you were absolutely destroyed by your friends in your favorite first-person shooter game). You’ll also get a total hour count for the year, in addition to just how many hours your friends spent gaming on average—useful to see just how you stack up among your fellow gamers. And if you don’t want to do the math yourself, Microsoft will even tell you where your hour count stacks, percentage-wise, against the greater Xbox community. You’ll also learn the exact day this year you did your biggest ...

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2015 in Tech – Remembering the Microsoft Surface Book

Rubric: Microsoft | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
2015 in Tech – Remembering the Microsoft Surface Book

A Look at The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Windows Tablet. Tech giants Apple and Microsoft have been touting their latest tablets – the iPad Pro and the Surface Pro 4 – as worthy replacements for traditional laptops, highlighting the fact that the tablets can pose a significant challenge to the power and performance of laptops.(Mirror Daily, United States) – Windows tablet might not be as popular as iPads but they’re catching up as the new Microsoft Surface Book is a hybrid between a laptop and a tablet. I don’t think there were enough great new products to create a top 10 list for the year, but a few do stand out, boasting cutting-edge tech that’s so intuitive they can be used even by ...

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Microsoft Xbox One Cloud Available in all Games Including PS4 Exclusives

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Microsoft Xbox One Cloud Available in all Games Including PS4 Exclusives

Microsoft adds ‘Halo: Reach’ and other backward compatible games to the Xbox One. If Microsoft is to add Xbox One backwards compatibility to original Xbox games, one area the company is struggling to do is to add achievements in them.Microsoft has failed to give sales of the Xbox One a major boost during the penultimate month of 2015, once again losing the sales battle in the United States for November to the PlayStation 4, but the company continues to have big plans for the coming year, and the Azure tech plays a major part. According to a new Twitter message from Phil Spencer, the leader of the gaming division, plans are in place to allow all developers who are bringing titles to ...

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