Microsoft’s New Edge Browser Is A Windows-Only Play For Now

windows10 Microsoft has no immediate plans to let its new browser out of Windows 10.
The software giant indicated today that it has no current intention of shipping Edge, formerly known as ‘Project Spartan,’ on other platforms. I confirmed the strategy with Microsoft after the announcement. Read More

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13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

weekly roundup USE This week’s tech news featured headlines about billion dollar acquisitions, a new launch from Facebook that could change the publishing landscape, and Microsoft’s move to a new software release model. These are our best stories of the week (5/9-5/14). 1. In a big media push, Verizon acquired AOL for $4.4 billion. But not to worry, we talked to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and he… Read More

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Bing Follows Google With Its Own “Mobile-Friendly” Ranking Algorithm Change

Navigation There’s no “mobilegeddon” taking place on Bing, but Microsoft did announce today that it’s taking steps to improve the search rankings for mobile-friendly websites. The changes follow that of a similar move by Google which last month rolled out a change to its ranking algorithm which penalized sites that aren’t easily usable from mobile devices. The update… Read More

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Microsoft Just Dropped A Big Update For Windows 10 Mobile

windows10 The newly named ‘Windows 10 Mobile’ picked up an update from Microsoft today, including a number of new features and device support. The new build, 10080, also includes support for the first non-Lumia Windows Phone, the HTC One. Most important to the new build is its inclusion of a “first look” at the Windows Store for mobile. Microsoft is working to build a single store… Read More

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Microsoft Picked A Name For The Smartphone-Friendly Build Of Windows 10

windows 10 Microsoft has a grip of Windows 10 versions on tap, it revealed today, most importantly noting that the smartphone-friendly build of the operating system will be called “Windows 10 Mobile.” The software company has made repeated mentions of the idea that Windows 10 is a single platform, capable of serving any number of device form factors. That’s true, but the company has… Read More

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Microsoft Preps Its New Surface Tablet Hybrid For “Mass Deployments”

surface3-outline Microsoft’s new Surface 3 tablet received an update today aimed at helping large organizations deploy the small tablets across their personnel. The unnamed update, according to Microsoft, will assist its “customers intending to do mass deployments into larger organizations.” Read More

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With Windows 10, The OS Becomes A Service Instead Of A Series Of Major Releases

windows 10 Microsoft is moving to a different kind of software model with Windows 10. A developer evangelist noted that Windows 10 would be the “last version of Windows” during the company’s Ignite conference this week, and a follow-up confirmation from an official Microsoft spokesperson revealed (via the Telegraph) that, indeed, updates to Windows after that release would follow an… Read More

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How Do You Solve A Problem Like Microsoft?

60718733 It’s great at business software and technology, but Microsoft still struggles to make coherent consumer products. The problem seems ingrained and cultural, starting with its constant reversion to ecosystem plays and through to its increasingly bizarre user interfaces. Maybe the solution is to stop trying to be so fancy and focus more on its engineering roots instead? Read More

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