Category: Microsoft

Microsoft Surface Duo review
, ,

Microsoft Surface Duo review

In the early days, Microsoft had misgivings about calling the Surface Duo a phone. Asked to define it as such, the company has had the tendency to deflect with comments like, “Surface Duo does much more than make phone calls.” Which, to be fair, it does. And to also be fair, so do most phones.…

Read More
DoD reaffirms Microsoft has won JEDI cloud contract, but Amazon legal complaints still pending
, ,

DoD reaffirms Microsoft has won JEDI cloud contract, but Amazon legal complaints still pending

We have seen a lot of action this week as the DoD tries to finally determine the final winner of the $10 billion, decade-long DoD JEDI cloud contract. Today, the DoD released a statement that after reviewing the proposals from finalists Microsoft and Amazon again, it reiterated that Microsoft was the winner of the contract.…

Read More
Microsoft pursuing TikTok purchase with September 15th deadline, may invite U.S. investors to participate
, ,

Microsoft pursuing TikTok purchase with September 15th deadline, may invite U.S. investors to participate

Microsoft has posted a statement today on its corporate blog that says it will continue discussions on a potential TikTok purchase in the U.S.. As a part of the statement, it says that it may invite other “American investors” to participate on a minority basis. The company says that this is a result of conversations…

Read More
Microsoft Grenades Xbox Cross-Gen Strategy With Confusing U-Turn
, ,

Microsoft Grenades Xbox Cross-Gen Strategy With Confusing U-Turn

Xbox has announced six first-party Series X exclusives. The news runs contrary to previous statements about a cross-generational release strategy with no Series X exclusives for at least a year. Xbox marketing head reveals a case by case approach to exclusivity that depends on the studio. As the dust settles on yesterday’s Xbox Game Showcase…

Read More
Microsoft spins out 5-year-old Chinese chatbot Xiaoice
, ,

Microsoft spins out 5-year-old Chinese chatbot Xiaoice

Microsoft is shedding its empathetic chatbot Xiaoice into an independent entity, the U.S. software behemoth said (in Chinese) Monday, confirming an earlier report by the Chinese news site Chuhaipost in June. The announcement came several months after Microsoft announced it would close down its voice assistant app Cortana in China among other countries late last year.…

Read More