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New Microsoft CEO Won’t Be Announced Until Early 2014

12/17/2013, Earlier this year outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that he would retire within 12 months. Since then the board’s special committee has been looking at a number of possible candidates, both internal and external. It was rumored that...

XOLO Launches $150+ Windows Phone Devices Next Year

12/17/2013, In the battle of the most popular mobile operating systems, Windows Phone appears to have cemented its third position. As it looks to challenge iOS and Android in the future, Microsoft needs more hardware partners who develop WP devices. When it announced...

Surface Mini Rumored To Feature Kinect Like Motion Sensing

12/17/2013, Microsoft has already released two generations of its Surface tablets, for now it appears to be committed to its tablet project, which has yielded mixed results in various markets around the globe. Rumors have circulated for quite some time now that...

Skype Now Runs On Windows Azure

12/16/2013, It seems that Microsoft is not about to just offer the use of its Windows Azure cloud-based server service exclusively to other companies, but also to have their very own products and services take advantage of it as well. According to Scott Guthrie,...

Windows Phone Store Boasts Over 200,000 Apps

12/16/2013, While apps might technically have been around for a while, even on feature phones where one could download a limited selection of applications for their phones, it’s safe to say that it was thanks to iOS that apps really took off, which is why it is not...

Windows Phone 8.1 Notification Center And Virtual Assistant Rumored

12/16/2013, Microsoft is yet to detail what the next major Windows Phone update is going to bring. Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows Phone Blue will come out next year and so far not much has been said about it. There have been a few rumors here and there, just recently...

Shoot Many Robots Free On Xbox 360 Through Games With Gold

12/16/2013, Prior to the start of December, Microsoft announced it would be making two games in its catalog available for free through the company’s Games with Gold program for Xbox 360 owners who are also Xbox Live Gold members. The first half of the month would...

Xbox Original Programming To Kick Off In Early 2014

12/15/2013, A well known figure of the TV industry, Nancy Tellem, who now heads the digital media business at Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox original programming is going to kick off early next year. The original shows are going to be available on Xbox One and...

Microsoft BUILD 2014 Confirmed

12/13/2013, Another year is about to come to an end, and this would more often than not also mean that companies all over the world have more or less made plans for various road shows and conferences to happen in the year ahead. Software giant Microsoft is not exempt...

Dead Rising 3 Demo Available Today; Details On First DLC Revealed

12/13/2013, Ever since I purchased the Xbox One, I’ve been playing a lot of Dead Rising 3. Considering how much the next-generation console costs, I know many of you can’t afford to buy the Xbox One and a game, so free demos are pretty much all you can afford at...

Microsoft Xbox Rumored For China Launch In September 2014

12/12/2013, There are countries where video games are especially prevalent, such as in South Korea where many youngsters aspire to attain pro gamer status, in which they are able to compete in overseas tournaments and make a living by playing games. However over in...

Windows Phone 9 To Ditch Metro UI [Rumor]

12/12/2013, Microsoft is rumored to shake things up a bit next year, with the acquisition of Nokia’s hardware and services division it will formally step into the world of making smartphones which will obviously be powered by Windows Phone. The company is...