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You will also find a few additions to its accessory line up, like the new bands made by Hermes and the Milanese Loop. Apple has set a date for its next press event. The gadget - known either as the iPhone 5SE (for Special Edition) or 6C - will have a smaller 4-inch display, similar to the old iPhone 5. Effectively, the iPhone 5se would replace the iPhone 5s, which was introduced in 2013, but continues to be sold by Apple .
  • Microsoft Buoyed by Cloud, Surface, Burnt by Phones

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    The consensus estimates called for EPS of $0.71 on revenues of $25.26 billion. "Businesses everywhere are using the Microsoft Cloud as their digital platform to drive their ambitious transformation agendas", said Satya Nadella , chief executive officer at Microsoft , in a statement .
  • Nintendo returning to virtual reality, briefing suggests

    Nintendo returning to virtual reality, briefing suggests

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    Just previous year, Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime was dismissive of the current wave of VR devices, stating that VR as it stood now was not something Nintendo was too interested in, because it was 'not social enough.' However, it seems as though the company has changed its stance, and is now considering VR pretty seriously.
  • Microsoft's secret weapon for growth is in the cloud

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    As the subscription model sets in, revenues for this division are expected to grow and become more recurring and predictable going forward. Microsoft Corporation's (NASDAQ:MSFT) approach behind its search segment has been systematic yet slow, however it could finally be paying off.
  • Microsoft results show effects of turnaround strategy

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    Revenue from more traditional productivity tools was less impressive, however, and the personal computing platforms showed a slight dip. The Windows 10 offering earlier this month was running on 200 million computers, doubling September's figures.
  • Microsoft (MSFT) Stock Spike on Earnings, CEO Nadella Touts Cloud Success

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    Currently, MSFT has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), but it is subject to change following the release of the company's latest earnings report. Demand for cloud services continues to skyrocket. According to Microsoft , "Office commercial products and cloud services" revenue grew five per cent in constant currency, "driven by Office 365 revenue growth of almost 70 percent".
  • All eyes on Iowa as first votes in 2016 are cast

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    Florida Sen. The first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, when Democratic voters will take to their local caucus location and stand with their candidate of choice. The third place finisher, assuming it's not Trump or Cruz, could have the inside track for the "GOP establishment". Democrats break into groups based on the candidate they support most- which leads to verbal debates and shuffling.
  • Microsoft earnings show effects of turnaround strategy

    Microsoft earnings show effects of turnaround strategy

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    Microsoft said this was driven by the launch of the new Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book laptop towards the end of the year. As for the figures, in its first fiscal quarters, which ended on 31 December, the net income that was reported is around $5 billion, or 62 cents a share, compared with $5.86 billion, or 71 cents a share, during the same period a year earlier.
  • Microsoft highlights cloud strengths in latest financials but Windows Phone sales crash

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    Sales for server products and cloud services revenue grew 10% in constant currency, while Azure revenue grew 140% in constant currency with revenue from Azure premium services growing almost 3 x year-over-years. The number of consumer Office 365 subscribers, meanwhile, increased to 20.6 million. Investors were nevertheless encouraged by the strong performance of the company's cloud and mobile software divisions, which are indications that CEO Satya Nadella's transformation plan is ...
  • IPhone 7 "Breakthrough": Wireless Charging Technology

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    Freeing customers from having to carrying around ever-entangled USB charging cables might be a great new selling point for iPhones. Until an Apple executive reveals an iDevice with wireless charging, we can't be certain. That poses a challenge because efficiency decreases with distance, so it takes longer to charge a battery. Competing Android and Windows Phone handsets have included support for wireless charging for some time, though even now it's hardly a standard feature.
  • Blackberry Throws In BB10 Towel, Surrenders To Android

    Blackberry Throws In BB10 Towel, Surrenders To Android

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    In fact, Chen said that another Android powered phone will be released in 2016. Tay says that it doesn't make practical sense to have two platforms at the same time competing with each other, but instead of rooting for its own. However, it seems that Chen wasn't telling porkies. But comments made over the last few months made it obvious that there will be no new BB10 hardware introduced this year.
  • Rise Of The Tomb Raider: PS4 Version To Arrive Earlier Than Expected

    Rise Of The Tomb Raider: PS4 Version To Arrive Earlier Than Expected

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    They have written up their thoughts and made a video breakdown of the port; they're satisfied, and it sounds like it runs well on a variety of systems. That may be the case, but the Xbox players who already reached the end of Rise of the Tomb Raider aren't exactly getting the short end of the stick.
  • EA Accidently Reveal How Many Xbox One Consoles Have Been Sold

    EA Accidently Reveal How Many Xbox One Consoles Have Been Sold

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    By the end of the fourth fiscal quarter, the plan is to move past the 17.5 million unit mark, and revenue associated with the entire PlayStation division is also expected to increase. It means that we can work out, roughly, how many Xbox Ones have been sold.   Lastly, players on the PlayStation Vita handheld will be getting three free games for February, too.
  • Microsoft profits fall but cloud success sends share price up

    Microsoft profits fall but cloud success sends share price up

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    A division it calls "Intelligent Cloud", which includes both Azure cloud business and Windows Server software sales, filed revenues of $6.3bn in the quarter, up by five per cent. Azure was especially strong during the quarter, with revenue growing 140 percent in constant currency compared to last year's quarter. The weak PC market led to a 5 percent fall in Windows OEM revenue at constant exchange rates, and revenue from mobile phones fell 49 percent.
  • Xbox Live Games With Gold Announced For February 2016

    Xbox Live Games With Gold Announced For February 2016

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    February's nearly here, and so are the Games with Gold Microsoft will have up on offer for the month. Furthermore, the popular game " Gears of War 2 ", created by Cliff Bleszinski and published by Epic Games last 2008, is also free.
  • Microsoft Surface Phone: Kill It With Fire

    Microsoft Surface Phone: Kill It With Fire

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    Numerous bug fixes are a part of this update, including the Skype Bug Fix: Several Skype users had been complaining of their calls dropping or lagging, this was a minor software bug and is expected to be fixed with the upcoming windows 10 mobile OS update.
  • Break the Law in Elder Scrolls Online's Thieves Guild DLC

    Break the Law in Elder Scrolls Online's Thieves Guild DLC

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    Along the way you'll be able to pick up some gorgeous new gear and new abilities along an entirely fresh skill line. Gaming Bolt explained that the lack of news may be attributed to Bethesda working on the rest of the DLCs slated for " Fallout 4 ", released November of previous year.
  • Stop Microsoft From Taking Away Your 15GB OneDrive Free Storage

    Stop Microsoft From Taking Away Your 15GB OneDrive Free Storage

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    Apparently, the tech company exaggerated with its free storage offers previous year. The base storage will drop from 15GB to 5Gb, unlimited Office 365 storage is going away for consumers, and some paid tiers will be disappearing. Microsoft is downgrading the amount of free storage available to OneDrive users from 15 GB to 5 GB. "Instead of focusing on extreme backup scenarios, we want to remain focused on delivering high-value productivity and collaboration experiences that benefit the ...
  • Facebook Drops Idea Of Introducing 'Dislike' Button To Network

    Facebook Drops Idea Of Introducing 'Dislike' Button To Network

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    The "Reactions" buttons give Facebook users the ability to express their reaction to another user's post with the help of five emoji characters. Facebook first started testing the "Reactions" button with Facebook users in Spain and Ireland in October 2015; and the test was subsequently expanded to Facebook users in Chile, the Philippines, Portugal and Colombia.
  • Microsoft Q2 2016 earnings: Lumia sales decline while Surface surges

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    For the full fiscal year ending in June 2016, EPS is forecast at $2.76 on revenues of $92.53 billion. Revenue in Intelligent Cloud grew 5 percent to $6.3 billion. Ahead of Microsoft's earnings, Raymond James analyst Michael Turits estimated that Microsoft's Azure business would hit $501 million in revenue in the December quarter.
  • What is Zika virus and is it contagious?

    What is Zika virus and is it contagious?

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    The Zika virus has spread to at least 25 countries. For now, public health officials say they are mainly concerned about pregnant women who recently traveled to any of the affected countries. Its advice comes after a warning for pregnant women to avoid traveling to countries where there has been an outbreak.  Zika virus has been found in Central and South America and the Caribbean, with the first cases reported in Brazil in May 2015, according to the U.S.
  • New 4 Inch iPhone 5SE Is Apparently Already In Production

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    It is expected to be integrated on mobile devices by 2017, according to anonymous sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported. "The iPhone maker is looking to overcome technical barriers, including loss of power over distance", the story reads.
  • Microsoft Gets a Nice Boost From the Cloud -- What Wall Street's Saying

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    However, revenue in productivity and business processes declined 2 percent to $6.7 billion and revenue in personal computing declined 5 percent to $12.7 billion. This, and the fact that declines in on-premise Office sales (attached to PC's) offset growing Office 365 sales in both the Business and Consumer markets demonstrates MSFT's still continuing reliance on traditional PC's.
  • Facebook and Instagram ban private gun sales

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    The new ban, however, does not apply to licensed gun sellers, who are still free to peddle their wares unbridled, though they must complete gun transactions off-site (it's not clear yet how Facebook will ensure this happens).
  • Microsoft beats revenue and profit expectations, lifted again by the cloud

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    Analysts on average had expected a profit of 71 cents United States per share and revenue of US$25.26 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. In all for the period ended December 31, Microsoft reported a profit of $5 billion, or 62 cents a share, down from $ 5.86 billion, or 71 cents a share, a year earlier.
  • Microsoft Sees Windows 10 Increase Demand For Bing

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    Revenue from Productivity & Business segment declined 2%, down to $6.7 billion, as opposed to the 3% decline in the quarter prior, as the company transitioned from software licensing to Office 365 subscriptions for clients. 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.
  • Who will win Super Bowl 50?

    Who will win Super Bowl 50?

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    The Carolina Panthers will go to San Francisco favored by more than a field goal to win the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise history. Denver, of course, has made a habit of going to Super Bowls, reaching it for a record-tying eighth time.
  • Call of Duty's 'Replacer' Stands In for Marshawn Lynch in 'Awakening' Trailer

    Call of Duty's 'Replacer' Stands In for Marshawn Lynch in 'Awakening' Trailer

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    A Double XP weekend is now live on all formats, ending on Monday at 10:00 AM PST. Call of Duty Black Ops 3 is now available in all regions on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. The actor is well known for his unique delivery, and the ad does a good job at mixing the absurdity of the premise with his skills and with footage showing off the content that will be introduced for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 when the Awakening arrives.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Receives Story Trailer

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Receives Story Trailer

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    Zelda Wii U producer, Eiji Aonuma, was interviewed by GamesMaster magazine recently where he shared his thoughts about Link speaking or not. A dark figure from the Twilight Realm has invaded the world of light. Also, the game is the first original " Zelda " version developed with high-definition (HD) graphics and it will feature an open world in which gamers could find different ways to locate areas.
  • Super Bowl 50 2016 Schedule: Carolina Panthers vs Denver Broncos

    Super Bowl 50 2016 Schedule: Carolina Panthers vs Denver Broncos

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    Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson had the NFL's top selling shirt, followed by Tom Brady (New England) and Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay). Eli also shares the same vision many others do for Super Bowl 50. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, back, looks to throw to wide receiver Andre Caldwell, front, during an NFL football practice at the team's headquarters Thursday, Jan.
  • The Oculus Rift Is Here, And You Can Preorder It For $599

    The Oculus Rift Is Here, And You Can Preorder It For $599

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    Well, that changes now. "You don't get charged until we ship - no deposit lock-in, no bonus pressure", said Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey . You can pre-order now, but you won't be required to pay anything until the headset starts shipping.
  • United Kingdom truck drivers call for more security after migrants storm port

    United Kingdom truck drivers call for more security after migrants storm port

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    The boarding - a rare occurrence in the heavily guarded port - came after some 2,000 people protested nearby over living conditions in a notoriously squalid camp known as "the Jungle". As he met men, women and children who have fled from countries including Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, Mr. Corbyn spoke of the "dreadful situation" they faced camped in the swamp-like conditions.