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Microsoft just released its earnings report for the last quarter, and the major takeaway is that Windows Phone sales were beyond bleak, while Surface revenue performed pretty decently. The company reported a rise in unearned revenue balances of $19.8bn, up 8% in constant currencies, representing services that have been paid for up front, but not yet delivered.
  • Microsoft delivers better-than-expected Q2, navigates turbulence well

    Microsoft delivers better-than-expected Q2, navigates turbulence well

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    This I suspect is better than expected , with Windows Phone exceeding 10 million devices sold a year ago, suggesting sales will once again be in the 5-6 million range. Revenue in the business that includes Windows fell 5% to $12.66bn. Microsoft also fared well with its Office 365 cloud product, a major part of the "intelligent cloud" sector, which saw revenue growth of nearly 70% in constant currency.
  • Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Surges After Earnings Beat

    Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Surges After Earnings Beat

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    Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had expected adjusted per-share profit of 71 cents and revenue of $US25.26 billion. Microsoft sold 4.5 million Lumia Windows phones in its most recent quarter, compared to the 10.5 million last year, so phone revenues are down nearly 50% year-on-year.
  • Microsoft gaining on Amazon in cloud

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    It's part of a multi-pronged strategy, along with a push to expand in "cloud" computing, that analysts say is driving the early stages of a financial turnaround, as evidenced by Microsoft's latest earnings report on Thursday.
  • Donald Trump mocked by rivals as he boycotts Republican TV debate

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    Two other Republican candidates, Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee, joined Trump on stage after participating in a debate of low-polling candidates. However, his absence on the stage in  Des Moines , where seven of his rivals in the race to be Republican presidential nominee, was keenly felt.
  • Facebook to axe Parse after struggling to compete with Amazon and Microsoft

    Facebook to axe Parse after struggling to compete with Amazon and Microsoft

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    Facebook in April 2013 snagged the service for a reported $85 million to make it easier for developers to build mobile apps with the Facebook Platform. Understanding the hassle developers will have to go through, the company is taking steps to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible. Less than three years after Facebook acquired cloud-based tool maker Parse, the mobile start-up is shutting its doors.
  • Microsoft Edge browser not very effective at hiding data in InPrivate mode

    Microsoft Edge browser not very effective at hiding data in InPrivate mode

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    However, features like inPrivate mode were designed specifically so that even in that case, unauthorized users won't be easily able to glean private information at your expense. When a user opts to venture into the darker depths of the Internet via Edge, Microsoft's latest Web browser in Windows 10, the browser displays an "InPrivate Browsing" label on the active window.
  • Google confirms what they paid in domain setttlement

    Google confirms what they paid in domain setttlement

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    When Google learned that Ved didn't intend to keep the money but instead donate it to charity, the company doubled the reward. The company said awards were given to developers and researchers from Great Britain, Poland, Germany, Romania, Israel, Brazil, United States, China, Russia, and India, among other countries.
  • Next-gen Battlefield, Mass Effect, Titanfall before April 2017

    Next-gen Battlefield, Mass Effect, Titanfall before April 2017

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    We are excited to have a new Titanfall experience coming from our friends at Respawn, and of course Mass Effect: "Andromeda from the team at BioWare will launch later in the fiscal year". However, rather than give us a short window to expect the title, we are getting a much larger time frame: the release could be as late as March 2017.
  • Bernie Sanders Relying on Voter Turnout in Iowa to Win

    Bernie Sanders Relying on Voter Turnout in Iowa to Win

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    It seems unlikely that the FBI would conduct such a huge, long-running investigation, involving so many resources, to give Clinton's operation a clean bill of health, especially given what the public has already seen of her emails. When the history of Bernie Sanders' presidential bid is written for Iowa, one factor looms large: Did young people caucus for him, and where? Both Clintons have tried not to engage, each uttering the identical "I have no response" when questioned separately ...
  • Nintendo NX Speculated To Release In 2016

    Nintendo NX Speculated To Release In 2016

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    The Nintendo NX has been something which is being kept quite hushed by the company, but the latest details have been leaked from GameStop which indicates that it will be releasing in 2016. That Nintendo would launch a handheld and console that works together is already a pretty interesting and thought-provoking assertion. Some believe this is done so that Nintendo can expand its reach to even more gamers.
  • U.S. Stock-Index Futures Advance With Crude Oil Amid Earnings

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    It has outperformed by 16.33% the S&P500. The Nasdaq, however, was down for most of the day and sank lower following the Fed statement. US stock futures are up slightly ahead of the opening bell on Tuesday, despite continuing volatility in world markets, as oil prices rally early today.
  • Apple's Safari Browser: How to Fix Reported Crash Issue

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    KitGuru Says:  "After seeing this I'm glad that I've not updated my iPhone just yet. In other words, if you're using a recent iPhone or one running the latest version of iOS , you're probably at risk. Users can also browse in private mode to get around this bug, or simply download another browser until the bug is patched. Typing anything into the box appeared to crash the app.
  • Fiat Chrysler 200 plant to shut six weeks on slack demand

    Fiat Chrysler 200 plant to shut six weeks on slack demand

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    Marchionne said the company will make cars and trucks more efficient by introducing more electric-driving solutions. The company has existing plants in MI and Toledo running at full-speed trying to keep up with truck demand, a practice that is actually inefficient when employed over the long run.
  • One Dead, Seven Arrests in Oregon Standoff

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    Earlier this month Mr. Finicum told NBC that he would rather die than be arrested. "Yesterday morning before he died he sent me a text just to check up on me, make sure I was doing good, to do not forget to pray", Finch said . Authorities said the new series of checkpoints along key routes into and out of the refuge were established out of an "abundance of caution" to protect the public and law enforcement.
  • 'Israel's electrical grid attacked in massive cyber attack'

    'Israel's electrical grid attacked in massive cyber attack'

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    Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz called the attack on the electrical authority "a fresh example" of cyber vulnerability. "We had to paralyze many computers of the Israeli electricity authorities", he said. Cyberattacks which impact core services, such as electric grids and oil refineries can send a country into chaos. Steinitz said that attack was dealt with by his ministry and the National Cyber Bureau and that it was under control.
  • Dying Light Turns into a Nightmare

    Dying Light Turns into a Nightmare

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    Running into battle is definitely not advised now, as Nightmare mode also means that active skills use up stamina. That said, you gain experience points much faster, especially if you play with friends in co-op mode, and golden weapons are more likely to be found as loot drops across the map.
  • Microsoft's alarm wants to wake you up with a selfie

    Microsoft's alarm wants to wake you up with a selfie

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    But that's not all, as a recent blog post by Microsoft Research details all the science that goes into making the ideal selfie . By default, News Pro shows trending articles or "Highlights" from Bing News, but users can set their favorite topics and customize the content that is delivered to them.
  • Honda 2-wheelers to showcase 10 models at Auto Expo 2016

    Honda 2-wheelers to showcase 10 models at Auto Expo 2016

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    Nissan vehicles will be on display in Hall no. 10 at the India Expo Mart. As part of its ICC World Twenty20 2016 sponsorship, the Japanese auto major will feature a special interactive zone for cricket fans where they can witness cricketing action even off the field and hit a few sixers, it said.
  • Someone made Princess Peach's Castle in Halo 5

    Someone made Princess Peach's Castle in Halo 5

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    What do you think of Halo's Forge Mode? Redditor Bearskopff posted pictures of the Castle, made famous by 1997's Super Mario 64, to Imgur and discussed his creation on Reddit . This shows off the inevitable spawn point. According to 343, Community Breakout is the first of many Forge playlists. You can see shots of his work via the gallery above, and download his maps simply by searching for his Gamertag in Halo 5 .
  • Broncos to meet Panthers in Super Bowl 50

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    When Peyton Manning was watching games from the locker room, none of this seemed possible. Throughout the season, Denver has depended on a defence that gave up the fewest yards and came up with game-saving plays time and again. Bradley Roby made the pick. Denver recovered New England's onside kick to seal the win. Manning is now 3-1 against Brady when it has counted the most - with a spot in the Super Bowl on the line.
  • Adorable, but frightened sloth rescued from side of highway

    Adorable, but frightened sloth rescued from side of highway

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    Police said the sloth - or "lazy bear" as they are known in Ecuador - was examined by a veterinarian before being released back into the wild. "We are grateful to all those people who were interested in the health of the animal". Transit police posted about their unusual call-out on Facebook , which has seen the sloth become an online celebrity around the world in just a few days.
  • Microsoft Imbibes Cortana With A New Event Reminder Feature

    Microsoft Imbibes Cortana With A New Event Reminder Feature

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    First unveiled as part of Windows Phone 8.1, Cortana was initially launched as a beta product in the US before arriving in the United Kingdom and a handful of other markets. Later on in the day, Cortana pinged him to ask if he'd like a reminder for buying the tickets. For example, if someone tries to set up a meeting with you during a time you don't normally work (e.g.
  • Most Facebook Friends Are Fake, About Four Are Real

    Most Facebook Friends Are Fake, About Four Are Real

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    For many of us, Facebook is an online community that is checked and updated daily if not more frequently. The total sample was 3,375. "In practical terms, it may reflect the fact that real (as opposed to casual) relationships require at least occasional face-to-face interaction to maintain them".
  • Destiny 2 Won't Make It This Year

    Destiny 2 Won't Make It This Year

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    Something, however, has now changed that plan. If ammo packs were to be sold, it would mark the first time items that directly affect gameplay will have been sold - setting Bungie and Destiny down a path many fans would not be happy about.
  • Microsoft Surface tablets fail National Football League team during championship game

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    To add insult to injury, the CBS broadcast repeatedly showed the blank screened tablets lying around the sidelines. While the specifics of the issues were not disclosed, a Microsoft Surface representative told the announcers that while Denver's Surface tablets were working fine, the Patriots' tablets would be hardwired to keep them working.