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Weekend Reading: March 28th Edition—Office for iPad is one of many mobile-first, cloud-first releases
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we've got stories on the release of Office for iPad (as well as the Enterprise Mobility Suite and other mobile-first, cloud-first products), and Microsoft Azure being made available in China. Office arrives on the iPad. In San Francisco Thursday, Microsoft CEO...
28 Mar 2014
Weekend Reading: Feb. 14th Edition—Make Valentine’s Day memorable with Bing, Windows 8.1, the Windows Store and the Windows Phone Store
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on making Valentine’s Day memorable using apps, the continuing commitment to empowering youth through YouthSpark initiatives and tips to stay safer online. The international day of love celebration known as Valentine’s Day inspired...
14 Feb 2014
“Gears of War: Judgment” Unleashed on Xbox 360
The long wait for hordes of “Gears of War” fans is over. “Gears of War: Judgment” is here! The latest installment of the award-winning franchise hit stores at just after midnight. Developed exclusively for Xbox 360, “Gears of War: Judgment” immerses fans in the...
19 Mar 2013
Weekend Reading: April 26th Edition–The #XboxReveal countdown begins!
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on major Xbox news, new apps (Tumblr and Fidelity Investments) coming to Windows Phone, expanding Surface Pro and Surface RT availability and more. Don’t miss any of them! #XboxReveal. Lots of Xbox news to talk about this week. First...
26 Apr 2013
Daily Update, Jan. 10th – Microsoft Hires Tech Entrepreneur Blake Krikorian, Introduces Skype 6.1 for Windows and More
This morning, Microsoft announced the appointment of longtime technology entrepreneur Blake Krikorian as corporate vice president for its Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB), which includes the Xbox team. Krikorian will report to Marc Whitten, chief product officer for IEB. This announcement follows...
10 Jan 2013
A New Way to Enjoy TV Entertainment
On Dec. 6 th , we will release a free update to Xbox LIVE that can transform every Xbox 360 into an all-in-one device to enjoy your entertainment. The update is another huge step toward realizing our vision of bringing you all your entertainment, shared with the people you care about, in an easy way...
5 Dec 2011
Weekend Reading: Oct. 19th Edition – Everything You Want to Know About Surface & Microsoft Employee Giving Hits US$1 Billion Mark
In this edition of Weekend Reading, employees achieve historic giving campaign milestone, the new Microsoft Surface – inside and out, and Xbox news: from Xbox Music to Internet Explorer on Xbox to the presidential elections. All about Surface. Next at Microsoft Editor Steve Clayton says to check...
19 Oct 2012
Weekend Reading: Aug. 24th Edition – Bing Adds Quora & Microsoft Debuts Its New Logo
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Bing adding Quora to the social sidebar, Microsoft’s first new logo in 25 years and a snappy new movie app in the Windows Phone Marketplace called Crackle. Don’t miss any of them! Bing adds Quora experts to Social Sidebar....
24 Aug 2012
Daily Update, Nov. 15th – Celebrating a Decade of Xbox LIVE
It’s a busy, busy day here at Microsoft! First, today we mark the tenth anniversary of the launch of Xbox LIVE , defined at the time as "the first comprehensive, online game arena fully dedicated to fast-action broadband gaming experiences." Since then Xbox LIVE has evolved to become Microsoft’s...
15 Nov 2012
Private Cloud Computing: It’s All About the Apps
This is a big week for Microsoft and many of our enterprise IT customers. We’re hosting the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) in Las Vegas, a sold-out IT conference where I have the honor of delivering two keynote addresses to approximately 4,000 attendees. The theme of MMS is “You. Empowered...
22 Mar 2011
Xbox 360 No. 1 Console for the Sixth Month in a Row
Halfway through 2011, Xbox 360 maintained its lead in the U.S. console market, selling more units in the U.S. than any other console for 12 of the past 13 months. Even while console and software sales across the industry have slowed, Xbox 360 continues to grow and remains on track to have the biggest...
14 Jul 2011
Weekend Reading: March 9th Edition–Demos Galore from TechFest 2012, More on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, plus Wordament, Windows Phone and Upcoming Xbox 360 Games
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on TechFest 2012, the Windows 8 consumer preview, upcoming Xbox 360 games, the hit Windows Phone game Wordament and more. TechFest 2012. TechFest , the annual Microsoft Research wow-fest at the Microsoft Conference Center, began earlier this...
9 Mar 2012
Xbox 360 Leads U.S. Console Market for Seventh Consecutive Month
Xbox 360 led the U.S. console market for the seventh consecutive month and has sold more units in the U.S. than any other console for 13 of the past 14 months. Though the video-game console and software market has slowed industry wide, Xbox 360 remains on track to have the biggest year in Xbox history...
11 Aug 2011
Weekend Reading: August 16th Edition–Windows 8.1 rolls out Oct. 18
In this edition of Weekend Reading, the big buzz was the announcement of the Oct. 18 worldwide release of Windows 8.1. In New York, there’s great anticipation about the upcoming migration of 120,000 state employees to Office 365. And Sprint added a new smartphone to its lineup: the Samsung ATIV...
16 Aug 2013
Poll: Most Important Milestone After a Decade of the Xbox?
Recently, Microsoft celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the launch of the Xbox video-game console . The system has come a long way since its launch in Nov. 2001, solidifying its position as the number-one digital entertainment system in the U.S. Taking the number-one spot didn’t happen overnight...
21 Nov 2011
Weekend Reading: July 15th Edition–Imagine Cup Winners Revealed, Xbox 360 Stays No. 1 plus WPC, SkyDrive, Bing and Windows Phone
This week, Microsoft announced the winners of the 2011 Imagine Cup and held the Worldwide Partner Conference, a four-day event in Los Angeles for the company’s more than 640,000 global partners. On Thursday, it was also announced that the Xbox 360 maintained its position as the number one console...
15 Jul 2011
Daily Update, Oct. 11th: Blackjack! Xbox 360 Keeps the Lead in the U.S. Console Market for 21st Consecutive Month
Xbox 360 kept its lead in the U.S. console market in September, marking the 21st month in a row as the top-selling current-generation console in the U.S. September 2012 U.S. NPD highlights include: · Xbox 360 sold 270,000 units in September, more units than any other current-generation console...
11 Oct 2012
Microsoft Announces Record Quarterly Revenue and Earnings Per Share
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Today, Microsoft announced record quarterly revenue of $19.95 billion for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2010, a 15 percent increase over the adjusted revenue of the comparable quarter in the previous year. Earnings per share grew to a record $0.77 per share, a 28 percent increase over the previous year...
27 Jan 2011
Xbox 360 Remains the Top-selling Console of 2012
Xbox 360 sold more units in May in the U.S. than any other console or handheld gaming device, maintaining its position as the best-selling console in the U.S. for the past 17 months. May highlights from The NPD Group include: · Xbox 360 sold 160,000 units, representing a 45 percent share...
14 Jun 2012
Xbox 360 Sells Nearly 1M Consoles in Biggest Week in Xbox History
Entering the seventh year of its lifecycle, Xbox 360 just closed the biggest sales week in the history of the hit digital entertainment system, selling more than 960,000 consoles in the U.S. during the week of Black Friday. Sales highlights in the U.S. during the week of Black Friday include: ·...
29 Nov 2011
Weekend Reading: Sept. 7th Edition – A First Look at Two Windows Phone 8 Devices from Nokia & Bing Invites You to Break the Google Habit
In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 devices for Windows Phone 8, the Bing It On Challenge – a dare to compare Bing search results head-to-head with Google’s and Xbox 360 keeping its top spot in the U.S. console market. Announcing the...
7 Sep 2012
Xbox 360 Leads U.S. Console Market for 22nd Consecutive Month
In October, Xbox 360 maintained its lead in the U.S. console market – marking the 22nd consecutive month as the top-selling console. October 2012 U.S. NPD highlights include: · Xbox 360 sold 270,000 units in October, more units than any other console, and held 56 percent share of current...
8 Nov 2012
Weekend Reading: June 1st Edition–The New Bing Makes its Debut, Windows 8 Release Preview Becomes Available and Photosynth Arrives in Marketplace, plus SkyDrive, Office 365 & E3
This edition of Weekend Reading is chock full of major news nuggets, including the launch of the new Bing, the availability of Windows 8 Release Preview, an E3 teaser and the debut of a beautiful new camera app for Windows Phone called Photosynth. New Bing, available today, takes you from searching...
1 Jun 2012
Weekend Reading: June 10th Edition–Microsoft announces new Xbox LIVE games for Windows Phone at E3, plus Bing, MSN, Windows Live and Sir Richard Branson
Lots of news out of Microsoft this week, and not all of it was related to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Some highlights: Microsoft pledged $25 million over five years to a new education initiative in Washington State, acquired Prodiance and announced new social capabilities in Bing for Mobile...
10 Jun 2011
Weekend Reading: Black Friday Edition–A Few Technology Gift Ideas from Microsoft, the VideoSurf Acquisition, plus Xbox LIVE, Windows Phone and Imagine Cup 2012
Welcome to the Black Friday edition of Weekend Reading! We’ve got stories on weekend deals on technology gifts, Microsoft’s acquisition of VideoSurf, the eagerly anticipated update to the Xbox LIVE dashboard and more. Read on! Black Friday weekend deals on technology gifts. Microsoft is...
25 Nov 2011
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