On Tuesday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that all versions of Windows will be merged into one for all devices. Microsoft discussed the possibility of merging operating systems in the past.
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Microsoft has confirmed that it will no longer release a Surface Mini in the spring. During the company’s quarterly earnings call on Tuesday, CFO Amy Hood said that part of the reason why Microsoft’s line of Surface tablets saw a revenue drop is because it decided to kill an unreleased product.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) surpassed Wall Street estimates after jumping 17% in revenues, but its profits saw a 7% drop because of Nokia’s struggling phone business. Microsoft acquired Nokia in April to challenge companies like Samsung and Apple in the smartphone market and it added almost $2 billion to Microsoft’s quarterly revenue.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has confirmed that it is cutting up to 18,000 jobs in the next year as part of a new streamlining plan under newly appointed CEO Satya Nadella. Microsoft said that around 12,500 of the professional and factory positions will be cut as part of the $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia.
Microsoft announced last week that is has acquired InMage, which is a business continuity service that helps companies migrate data between private and public clouds and replicate on-premise assets in the cloud. The terms of the deal were undisclosed. Microsoft acquired InMage to enhance Azure and make it more enticing for enterprise customers. Microsoft said that the acquisition will help it provide cloud business continuity solutions for any customer IT environment.
Barnes & Noble has decided to split off its Nook Media business from its retail operations as part of a plan that the company came up with a while ago. Barnes & Noble launched the Nook e-book reader in 2009 to take advantage of the digital book market.
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Microsoft has launched a new program that encourages people to trade in a MacBook Air for a new 12-inch Surface Pro 3. Microsoft’s trade-in offer is allowing MacBook Air owners to get up to $650 off a new Surface Pro 3.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone app store has surpassed 270,000 apps and 10 million downloads per day. Windows Phone is growing in popularity and Nokia is working rapidly to develop high-quality apps in the ecosystem.