Microsoft will shut down Nokia Store in the first half of 2015 and migrate users to the Opera Mobile Store. Apps for phones, including those running on Series 40, Series 60, Asha, Symbian and Nokia X platforms will be made available through this store.
Cloud-based storage service Dropbox has partnered with Microsoft to enable access to Microsoft Office files directly via the Dropbox app and users will also be able to access Dropbox from the Office apps. According to Dropbox, the updates will roll out to its iOS and Android app users in the next few weeks.
Microsoft has reported a net profit of $4.5 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2014, a 13.5% decline from $5.2 billion profit in the same quarter last year.
Bollywood-focused media network Lehren Network and entertainment studio Rajshri Entertainment has inked tie-ups with Microsoft to feature their content on the recently revamped MSN India.
Quite a tragic but expected turn to the Nokia India tax case: Nokia is suspending handset production at its Chennai plant from November 1, 2014, following the termination of manufacturing contract by Microsoft, reports Reuters.
Microsoft has formally announced a new version of its Windows operating system, with a first look at the OS branded Windows 10. The company seems to have skipped a generation in its numbering scheme, going directly from Windows 8 to 10.
Microsoft’s Internet telephony service Skype is discontinuing the ability for Indian users to make Skype calls to landlines and mobiles within India from November 10, 2014. (Hat Tip - Gopal Srinivasan)
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has announced that Microsoft will start offering its commercial cloud services, Azure and Office 365 via local data centers in India by the end of 2015. The company claims this move will benefit organizations in the country adopting its technologies, by providing them with data sovereignty, lower latency and geo redundancy.
Microsoft‘s voice-activated digital assistant “Cortana” will be available in India, China, UK, Canada and Australia through the first update to Windows phone 8.1 platform, Microsoft’s corporate vice president and manager for Windows Phone Joe Belfiore announced on the Windows Phone blog. The update will roll out in Developer Preview next week.
Microsoft Ventures Accelerator India has inducted twelve startups for the fifth batch of its accelerator program, termed as the Winter 2014 batch. The program will last for four months starting July and ending in November 2014.
Yesterday Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella informed employees that there would be over 12,500 job cuts at Nokia Devices and Services business by next year. Now BGR India, which was privy to an internal memo sent by Jo Harlow, reports that the company will also be phasing out its feature phone and Nokia X Android smartphones. Jo…
At 5:00am Pacific Time (5:30 pm IST) Microsoft posted an email from CEO Satya Nadella to ‘All Employees’ on its News Center. The email, titled “Starting to Evolve Our Organization and Culture”, informs employees that the overall workforce would be reduced by up to 18,000 jobs next year.