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Surface RT with Andy Rathbone

Microsoft commits to 'many more' Windows RT tablets

Expect to hear lots more about Windows RT from Microsoft, based on ARM's success in smartphones.

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner

Microsoft to analysts: consumers are the gateway to cloud, enterprise usage

At Microsoft's financial analyst meeting, executives outline exactly where Microsoft's successes originate.

Nokia tried on Android for size before the Microsoft buyout

The harrowing tale of how Nokia once considered ditching Microsoft for Google.


Windows Phone's 'Cortana' will challenge Siri and Google Now for smart assistant supremacy

In its quest to build a better smart assistant, Microsoft has allegedly enlisted the help of the most fantastic digital assistant ever imagined.

Microsoft to buy Nokia's handset business

Microsoft will acquire the cell phone business of Nokia in a deal that gives the American software company its best chance yet to break the dominance of Google and Apple in the smartphone market.

Steve Ballmer on Microsoft's Nokia Devices & Services buy

Microsoft has bought the Devices & Services division of Nokia. Here's what Steve Ballmer had to say about the acquisition.

Microsoft to acquire Nokia's devices business for $7.17 billion

Microsoft said Monday night that it would acquire Nokia's devices business, including phones, in a bid to control the fate of the WIndows Phone platform.

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Why Skype still can't compete with iMessage (it's all about greed, grudges, and fear)

Skype is now baked into Windows 8.1, Xbox One, and But until Windows Phone gains momentum and the wireless carriers chill out, it will never become a mobile standby.

Microsoft updates Windows Phone App Studio as DIY developer projects skyrocket

Microsoft is updating the recently launched beta of Windows Phone App Studio to improve performance and scalability after the new app development tool crossed 55,000 active projects.

Google blocks Microsoft's YouTube app for Windows Phone (again)

Two days after a Microsoft-made YouTube app arrived for Windows Phone owners, Google blocked Microsoft's access for the second time this year.

Windows Phone YouTube app

'Official' YouTube app back in Windows Phone Store

After Microsoft and Google settled their differences, a Microsoft-authored YouTube app is back in the Windows Phone Store.

SMS syncing, driver mode, and rotation locks, oh my! Windows Phone update info leaks

The Windows Phone GDR3 update has long been said to (finally!) include 1080p support, but now some of its other features are starting to leak.

Bing apps make the leap to Windows Phone 8

Bing News, Sports, Weather, and Finance -- already available on Windows 8 -- now come in mobile versions, as Microsoft looks to have a consistent experience between its operating systems.

Microsoft eases development for Windows Phone apps

The new Windows Phone App Studio can be used to build new apps without coding.