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Microsoft apologises after Windows Phone speed challenge backfires

Microsoft has apologised after initially refusing to reward a tech writer who "smoked" a Windows Phone using an Android handset, as part of a new in-store competition to promote its new smartphone range. Microsoft has now rewarded a new laptop and Windows Phone to Sahas Katta, the CEO of Skatter Tech CEO, who used an Android phone to beat a Nokia Lumia during a "Smoked by Windows Phone" challenge.

Watch a video from this year’s CES showing how the campaign should work:

29/03/2012  |  Full story...

Microsoft promotes HTML5 with exclusive ‘Cut The Rope’ levels for IE9 users

Microsoft is offering a browser version of mobile hit game Cut The Rope, with a set of special levels accessible only to people who use IE9 and pin the game to their Windows 7 taskbar. The game will be used the highlight the ‘pinning’ function between its operating system Windows 7 and new browser Internet Explorer 9. The popular app will be made available for all HTML 5 browsers, with access the specially created extra levels only available to users who ‘pin’ the game.

11/01/2012  |  Full story...

Microsoft's $8.5bn gamble on Skype: Can they make the leap into VoIP integration?

It's a massive sum for a company that doesn't turn a profit, but could internet phone company Skype finally get the step-change it needs? Microsoft's dominance in Office could see Skype integrated into the operating systems of hundreds of millions of PCs, as well as the growing Windows Mobile platforms. This could be game changing, but given Microsoft's history of its previous phone services, the precidents are not great. Here's the details of the massive deal; next stop is your desktop...


11/05/2011  |  Full story...

Microsoft debuts Windows Phone 7 platform for mobiles

Microsoft has unveiled its latest operating system for mobile handsets, Windows Phone 7. The OS was first shown this week at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona. Including a completely redesigned interface Windows Phone 7 also brings more entertainment-based features from its Zune music player devices and Xbox Live gaming. Previous versions of Microsoft's OS for mobile phones were known as Windows Mobile, whereas the new version is called Windows Phone.

"In a crowded market filled with phones that look the same and do the same things, I challenged the team to deliver a different kind of mobile experience," said Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer.


17/02/2010  |  Full story...

Windows 7 campaign pays off for Microsoft

Microsoft’s has seen profits increase 60% in the final quarter of 2009, attributing the success largely to its high profile marketing campaign for its new Windows 7 operating system.

In its quarterly results, Microsoft reported a net profit of $6.66bn (£4.13bn) for the three months to 31 December 2009, up from the $4.18bn (£2.59bn) it made in the same period a year earlier. It also reported record revenues of $19.2bn (£11.9bn).


01/02/2010  |  Full story...

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