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.
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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.
Microsoft is planning to launch a Surface Mini, according to a user manual that was bundled with the Surface Pro 3. Microsoft started shipping its first batch of the Surface Pro 3 tablet-laptop hybrids last week.
Brad Smith (pictured above), the general counsel at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), discussed the NSA fallout at the GigaOm Structure conference in San Francisco. Smith said that the fallout for the NSA spying scandal is getting worse for U.S. tech companies. Smith warned attendees that U.S. political establishment figures need to figure out how to rein in its spy agencies otherwise there will be heavy repercussions for tech companies.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has announced that it has met the stipulations of the CTIA’s Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment before the goal date of July 2015. This means that Microsoft will be able to remotely wipe and brick lost handsets with reactivation protection for stolen handsets.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has announced that it is launching a new startup accelerator in Redmond, Washington that focuses on home automation and the “Internet of Things.” Microsoft is partnering with American Family Insurance on the accelerator.
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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has launched a new cloud-based service called Azure Machine Learning that enables companies to use data analysis for predicting behavior. The service allows users to build and test algorithms that can predict purchasing patterns and electricity usage. The work can be hosted on Microsoft Azure.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has a licensing agreement that covers over 70% of all Android devices sold in the U.S. The nature of the patents was unknown until now. To sign off on Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) published a list of 310 patents that highlight the patents that Microsoft collects royalties through.