Skype is killing its smart TV app

 Skype, the Microsoft-owned video calling service, has quietly announced that it will no longer offer an app for smart TVs from June. Read More Microsoft – TechCrunch

Google joins the Open Compute Project

 Google today announced that it is joining the Open Compute Project (OCP), a five-year-old project founded by Facebook and a number of other companies that aims to drive IT infrastructure ...

Microsoft Launches Pre-Orders For $3,000 HoloLens Development Kit, Will Start Shipping March 30

 When Microsoft first announced HoloLens, its mixed-reality hardware platform, many of us assumed it was little more than a cool demo that was meant to stir up excitement for the ...

Microsoft Begins Making Progress On Nadella’s Broad Security Vision

 Last fall, Mr. Nadella came to Washington and in a comprehensive speech the Microsoft CEO laid out Microsoft’s broad vision for security in the enterprise. Today, the ...

Microsoft Is Buying Mobile Cross-Platform Development Company Xamarin

 Microsoft announced today that it has acquired Xamarin, a company that allows developers to build fully native apps across several platforms from a single shared code base. ...

Skype Kills Its Standalone Video Messaging App Qik

 Skype Qik, Microsoft’s attempt at spinning off video messaging into a simplified mobile application, is shutting down. The app was first introduced in fall 2014 to serve ...

Nokia: We’re In No Rush To Get Our Brand Back On Phones

 After exiting the smartphone market dramatically by selling its mobile making division to Microsoft for $ 7.2 billion back in 2013, Nokia has hinted it is looking to return to ...

Wearables Drive The Component Technology Innovation

 For years, many of the key components of wearables have been drafting off the strengths of the smartphone supply chain. During the last two years, the application processors and ...

Microsoft Launches Plumbago, A Paper App Competitor That Lets You Sketch & Handwrite Notes

 Microsoft’s Office suite already has a popular note-taking app with OneNote, but today the company is turning its attention to how note-taking should work on tablets that ...

Group Video Calling Arrives In Skype’s Mobile Apps

 In January, Skype announced it would soon roll out free group video calling to users on mobile devices, including iOS and Android. Today, Microsoft has followed through on that ...

Microsoft Brings Red Hat Enterprise Linux To Azure

 Microsoft is now selling Red Hat Enterprise Linux licenses. Starting today, you will be able to deploy Red Hat Linux Enterprise (RHLE) from the Azure Marketplace and get support ...

Outlook.com Exits Preview With Office 365 Integration, Giphy Support, @Mentions & More

 Microsoft announced today it’s beginning to roll out its new Office 365-powered version of Outlook.com to all users, following its launch into preview mode last year. Thanks ...