Microsoft – The News Insight https://enewsinsight.com Daily Epaper. 100-Word Edit. Fact Check. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 06:02:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 https://enewsinsight.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/cropped-TNI-32x32.png Microsoft – The News Insight https://enewsinsight.com 32 32 Microsoft to buy Nokia’s Device Business https://enewsinsight.com/microsoft-to-buy-nokias-device-business/ Tue, 03 Sep 2013 06:02:06 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=14265 In a major development, IT giant Microsoft has decided to acquire Nokia’s device and services business for worth $5 billion and also control the mobile maker’s patents and mapping assets for another $2.17 billion. The total deal, which comes at $7.17 billion, is seen as a win-win situation for employees and stakeholders of both companies. […]

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In a major development, IT giant Microsoft has decided to acquire Nokia’s device and services business for worth $5 billion and also control the mobile maker’s patents and mapping assets for another $2.17 billion. The total deal, which comes at $7.17 billion, is seen as a win-win situation for employees and stakeholders of both companies.

Microsoft-NokiaThe deal is expected to close in the Q1 of 2014. Microsoft has taken a step further to become a devices and services company with this huge deal. Apart from the smartphone business, Microsoft will also take over Nokia’s mobile phone business, which includes the Asha series and other low-cost feature phones.

“It’s a bold step into the future – a win-win for employees, shareholders and consumers of both companies. Bringing these great teams together will accelerate Microsoft’s share and profits in phones, and strengthen the overall opportunities for both Microsoft and our partners across our entire family of devices and services,” said Steve Ballmer, Microsoft chief executive officer.

“In addition to their innovation and strength in phones at all price points, Nokia brings proven capability and talent in critical areas such as hardware design and engineering, supply chain and manufacturing management, and hardware sales, marketing and distribution.”

“Building on our successful partnership, we can now bring together the best of Microsoft’s software engineering with the best of Nokia’s product engineering, award-winning design, and global sales, marketing and manufacturing,” said Stephen Elop, who following today’s announcement is stepping aside as Nokia President and CEO to become Nokia Executive Vice President of Devices & Services. “With this combination of talented people, we have the opportunity to accelerate the current momentum and cutting-edge innovation of both our smart devices and mobile phone products.”

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Microsoft India to Hold AppFest on 26 Feb https://enewsinsight.com/microsoft-india-to-hold-appfest-on-26-feb/ https://enewsinsight.com/microsoft-india-to-hold-appfest-on-26-feb/#comments Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:08:08 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=8340 Hi students! If you’re computer literate and want to develop Apps for Microsoft, the World’s largest software maker, get register your name soon. Microsoft has announced an AppFest for Indian students, scheduled to be held on February 26 at over 50 locations in the country. More than ten thousand students across the country are expected […]

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Hi students! If you’re computer literate and want to develop Apps for Microsoft, the World’s largest software maker, get register your name soon. Microsoft has announced an AppFest for Indian students, scheduled to be held on February 26 at over 50 locations in the country. More than ten thousand students across the country are expected to participate in this fest where they will develop Apps for the Windows platform.

At present, all the 50 colleges, where the fest will take place, are conducting training sessions for the students who have registered for the event, in order to refresh their coding skills. With the App fest, Microsoft wants to encourage the budding developers in India.

Microsoft will provide various free software like Visual Studio Express for Windows 8, free Windows Store registration codes through Microsoft DreamSpark etc. to the participants at the centers during the event on 26th Feb and all the students would be supervised by Microsoft mentors, trainers and Microsoft Student Partners (MSPs) there.

After creating the App, the students will then submit it online and the Apps would be available on the Windows Store after the due validation process.

Here is the link to register for the AppFest:
http://www.microsoft.com/india/events/Indiaappfest/

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Battle of Tablets: Who will win the Race? https://enewsinsight.com/battle-of-tablets-who-will-win-the-race/ https://enewsinsight.com/battle-of-tablets-who-will-win-the-race/#respond Thu, 08 Nov 2012 07:55:17 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=3732 By Himanshu Guru: With an aim at bringing a revolution in the digital market, Apple Inc. pioneered the tablets and dominated its sale for some time. In the second phase, efforts were made by Hewlett-Packard Co. and Research In Motion Limited to challenge Apple’s dominance, but the competition drastically failed. But, now with Google‘s Nexus 7 […]

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By Himanshu Guru: With an aim at bringing a revolution in the digital market, Apple Inc. pioneered the tablets and dominated its sale for some time. In the second phase, efforts were made by Hewlett-Packard Co. and Research In Motion Limited to challenge Apple’s dominance, but the competition drastically failed. But, now with Google‘s Nexus 7 and Microsoft’s upcoming Surface tablets, Apple is facing the real heat.

Tablets evolved as an innovative product, later served as a commodity and now cater to a highly segmented market. While Amazon’s Kindle family of tablets seems to be chosen by the users basically as  reading and shopping devices, Microsoft’s Surface tablet are best opted for Internet surfing and Office applications.

There are many in the run. Unlike tablets by Amazon or Google, Microsoft Corp.’s Surface media tablet with Windows RT operating system costs to manufacture a lot less than it is sold for in retail. In terms of its size, feature set and pricing, the gadget seems to have designed to compete with the full-sized iPad.

Undeniably, with its Windows 8/RT operating systems, Office Suite and built-in keyboard, the Microsoft Surface has abandoned the gap between laptop and tablet, which is definitely an appealing feature for the users, who seek the full functionality of a laptop.

The main competitors in the race are – Surface for Windows RT, the 8 Pro, Google Nexus 7 and the 3rd generation apple A5X iPad. And please don’t ask about ‘Aakash’ tablet’s position in this list.

Coming to the comparison, the most significant difference between Google Nexus 7 and the other tablets is its 7 inch screen which captures its own niche. The software of the Google Nexus 7, which runs Android 4.1 is most similar to the iPad which runs iOS 5 because they both more or less run smartphone OSes. Again, The Windows 8/RT operating system is noticeably different from iOS 5. However, Windows 8/RT lacks the vast app market that Apple and Google have, making it less appealing to a casual tablet user.

So strategy plays a main role to decide about the gadget. For now it seems that Amazon, Microsoft and Google should be able to take away market share in the tablet industry from Apple. And as they have learned lessons from their forerunners such as RIM and Hewlett-Packard Co., they are cautious about the flaws that these companies had done. Thus, Apple has to give battles on many different fronts.

Hence, though it is hard to say with confidence about who will win the race, but one thing can be said that Apple will definitely have a hard time to become the winner at the end, despite the fact that it has pioneered the gadget.

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Microsoft to unveil Windows Phone 8 Software https://enewsinsight.com/microsoft-to-unveil-windows-phone-8-software/ https://enewsinsight.com/microsoft-to-unveil-windows-phone-8-software/#respond Mon, 29 Oct 2012 11:30:40 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=3323 TNI Bureau: Microsoft is going to unveil a new version of its software for the Windows Phone 8 today in a big launch event in San Francisco. The smartphones from Nokia, Samsung and HTC, which support Windows 8, are expected to hit store shelves next month. Last week, Microsoft had introduced Windows 8, a new […]

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TNI Bureau: Microsoft is going to unveil a new version of its software for the Windows Phone 8 today in a big launch event in San Francisco. The smartphones from Nokia, Samsung and HTC, which support Windows 8, are expected to hit store shelves next month.

Last week, Microsoft had introduced Windows 8, a new version of its software for PCs and tablets. Windows Phone 8 software, running on devices with better screens and more powerful chips, will rely for the first time on the same underlying programming code as the flagship Windows operating system.

The Windows 8 that comes with a dual-core chip and high- definition screens, near-field communication technology. The device also lets the customers to use the phone to make payments.

According to Framingham, a Massachusetts-based IDC, the new Windows Phone 8-based devices are expected to compete with the Apple’s iPhones, which have a market share of 17 percent, as well as Smartphones based on Google’s Android software, which accounted for 68 percent of the market.

By launching the software, the company is aiming to push Windows, which dominated the market over the past two decades by running on nine out of every 10 personal computers, into mobile computing.

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Apple beats Microsoft, becomes Most Valuable Firm https://enewsinsight.com/apple-beats-microsoft-becomes-most-valuable-firm/ https://enewsinsight.com/apple-beats-microsoft-becomes-most-valuable-firm/#respond Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:30:02 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=1676 TNI Bureau: Technology giant Apple Inc. from the US has turned out to be the most valuable public company as it hit recently the point of $623 billion market value in intraday trading surmounting the previous record set by Microsoft at $618.9 billion. As per CNNMoney, the previous record was created by Microsoft on Dec […]

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TNI Bureau: Technology giant Apple Inc. from the US has turned out to be the most valuable public company as it hit recently the point of $623 billion market value in intraday trading surmounting the previous record set by Microsoft at $618.9 billion.

As per CNNMoney, the previous record was created by Microsoft on Dec 30, 1999 as its stock rose to a new height of $664.74 per share.

The iPhone marketing of Apple is basically responsible for this high fiscal growth of the company. In this point of time, the anticipated September launch of the new iPhone, and the rumors of a smaller iPad and a more feature-rich Apple TV have hauled up the stock in recent weeks.

Apple has drastically grown in the last few years. The company was reportedly struggling at a value of less than $10 billion merely 8 years back in 2004, but it radically rose and became unstoppable since last 3 years.

It is also learned that the iPhone business of Apple alone only takes home more money than Microsoft. Adding to that, the iPad has become a multi-billion dollar product for Apple. However, Microsoft still holds the record for most valuable company on the stock market if inflation is taken into account.

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Microsoft to buy Business Software Firm Yammer https://enewsinsight.com/microsoft-to-buy-business-software-firm-yammer/ https://enewsinsight.com/microsoft-to-buy-business-software-firm-yammer/#respond Fri, 15 Jun 2012 11:29:42 +0000 http://www.enewsinsight.com/?p=860 TNI Bureau: Microsoft is reportedly on its way to purchase business software firm Yammer and it has also been reported that Yammer Inc has agreed to sell itself to Microsoft. Yammer Inc, which was launched in 2008, is synonymous to Facebook as it creates private social networks inside companies and also has file-sharing tools and […]

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TNI Bureau: Microsoft is reportedly on its way to purchase business software firm Yammer and it has also been reported that Yammer Inc has agreed to sell itself to Microsoft.

Yammer Inc, which was launched in 2008, is synonymous to Facebook as it creates private social networks inside companies and also has file-sharing tools and other software. Yammer raised $85 million in February, with its total funding reaching $142 million then.

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Yammer Inc. agreed to sell itself to Microsoft Corp. for $1.2 billion citing a person familiar with the matter. However, the Yammer acquisition of Microsoft is yet to be completed and announced.

Yammer says it counts more than 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies as clients, and is backed by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel.

Microsoft will get a set of social networking tools by acquiring Yammer. So acquisition of Yammer could be a significant move by the top software company to add a social dimension to its products.

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