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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.

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Leaked Nokia Lumia 1520 pics suggest a supersized, 1080p Windows phone coming soon

Does the world want or need a six-inch Windows phone. Nokia is betting on yes.

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Clockwise Podcast 8: Amazon, Nokia, iPhone, and AT&T

Tech products get colorful, AT&T gets cozy with the feds, Microsoft pulls Nokia into its watery embrace, and Amazon introduces MatchBook. With guests Jonathan Seff and Mark Sullivan.

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Thelma and Louise

The Microsoft-Nokia deal: Fail plus fail equals more fail

Microsoft clearly bought most of Nokia to ensure the future of Windows Phone, and ensure a safe harbor for its licensing strategy. But there's a case to be made that this is a marriage of equals. Equal failures, that is.

Microsoft's Nokia acquisition is 'a necessary gamble,' analysts say

Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's Devices & Services business is a necessary gamble for the software company's future growth in mobile, and for Nokia an admission that it doesn't have enough resources to successfully compete with Samsung and Apple, according to analysts.

Microsoft Steve Ballmer

Ballmer departure could disrupt Microsoft's fragile transition plans

Microsoft's CEO couldn't have picked a more sensitive time to pack up his boxes.

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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 Outlook.com. 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.

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.