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Despite Promises to Advertisers, Microsoft Disbands Xbox TV Studio But Halo project is still in the works

Microsoft's digital TV strategy is toast, with its Los Angeles studio closing during this massive round of layoffs. Microsoft confirmed today that Xbox Entertainment Studios is shutting down, potentially undermining…

July 17, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT

Microsoft Announces Largest Ever Round of Layoffs Company plans to cut up to 18,000 jobs by next year

Microsoft plans to cut up to 18,000 jobs by the middle of next year, as part of "a restructuring plan to simplify its organization and align the recently acquired Nokia…

July 17, 2014, 10:16 AM EDT

Microsoft Invests $15M in Foursquare Companies grow close with licensing deal, too

Microsoft’s new CEO comes with a fresh deal with Foursquare, boosting the young mobile app company and creating stronger ties between the companies. The two had been growing close, and there…

February 4, 2014, 2:48 PM EST

Apple Takes Shots at Microsoft With iPad Air, Software Execs say what they really think of rivals

Apple lobbed a barrage of Air to surface missiles in Microsoft’s direction today. Apple executives—led by CEO Tim Cook—at today’s keynote event to unveil the iPad Air took every opportunity to…

October 22, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to Step Down in 12 Months Leaves following major reorg as software giant braces for rapidly shifting PC market

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer plans to step down within the next year after his successor is named, the company announced on Friday. “There is never a perfect time for this type…

August 23, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT

Microsoft Advertising Should Survive Reorg, for Now Insiders bracing for changes

Will Microsoft Advertising survive the company’s impending reorganization? Probably. But insiders are bracing for staffing reductions and reshuffling, with many wondering whether this shake-up will lead to CEO Steve Ballmer…

July 10, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT

Crashing Steve Ballmer, Paper-Thin Tablets, Clear TVs: It's CES A report from Day One of the tech extravaganza

My first official experience of CES was technology not working properly. The cab driver tried to unlock the door six times before he finally let me into his sedan to…

January 8, 2013, 1:40 PM EST

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