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Microsoft believes that millions of employees will soon adopt Windows Phone

The Windows Phone platform is now snuggly sitting in third place in the mobile world. But for Microsoft that is a bare minimum. And although the company has switched places with BlackBerry, it is yet to really

Annual Smartphone Growth To Hit Single Digits By 2017, Forecasts IDC

The good old days are about to end, and soon. The signs were already there, as consumers shifted their attention to tablets as opposed to smartphones, but the huge growth rates of mobile phones are coming to

Microsoft Sees Record Sales Of Windows Phone Devices This Holiday Season

There are many that are aware of the benefits of having at least three leading mobile platforms, and we now have some good news for these very people. Windows Phone is growing by leaps and bounds. I

Steve Ballmer Outlines Microsoft’s Future Strategy For China And Japan

China and Japan, both are two of the most important markets for computing technology, and as a company that is at the forefront, Microsoft seems well aware of the growth potential of both. So much so that

Windows Store Growth Slows Down, Over 39,000 Apps Now Available

The Windows Store is positioned by Microsoft as its flagship app store, and the company is regularly seen encouraging app developers to create for the Windows platform. The apps repository officially launched on October 26 last year,

What Do Company Earnings Tell Us About the Future for Microsoft?

There are a few snippets from Bloomberg’s earnings expectations for key IT companies today that give us some hints about the short-term future for the PC/notebook/tablet markets.  The first of these is the one for Intel; Santa

Q3 Mobile: Samsung Had the Most Sales, Apple the Most Cash (IDC)

IDC recently reported 3rd quarter mobile device numbers for the 3rd quarter of 2012. They found that the “collective (view) of PCs, tablets, and smartphones” shipped 303.6 million shipments worth $140.4 billion dollars for the three months

Microsoft Inches Forward in Search, Google Stays Dominant

Comscore today released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the U.S. search marketplace. To no one’s surprise, Google Sites led the explicit core search market in November with 67% of search queries conducted, up from 66.9% in

IDC Forecasts Mobile Sales Growth to 2016: Windows Phone 8 a Winner

The International Data Corporation (aka IDC) just released its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report, providing predictions for mobile phone sales by OS through 2016. The clear market leader, according to IDC, will be Android, whose massive

Steve Ballmer: Windows Phone 8 is Small But Will Grow Quickly

Windows Phone 8 just launched a week ago but that doesn’t stop us from already thinking about how the mobile OS will do when compared to Windows Phone 7. While many consumers that used Windows Phone 7