Shiver me timbers! Microsoft has conducted its own investigation on the new PC market in Asia, and found that Windows piracy is quite a thing over there. It’s downright insane — the number of computers that are sold with a pirated Windows license. As reported, the technology giant purchased PCs between May and July...

Good news for Microsoft? Well, more competition never hurt anybody. Majorly, at least. At the Google I/O conference last month, the company announced its new Android One initiative. Which is, essentially a way to bring high quality, yet low cost, handsets in emerging markets. And this is special because Google seems...

Although a select few users have already received update notifications, people have been waiting for a global Windows Phone 8.1 rollout. It appears July is, indeed, the month. After early reports of launch, we got confirmation from the land down under. But Microsoft is yet to reveal the exact date when the highly...

More specifically, the magical figure of 10,000 rupees. Tablets are the hot thing in India at the moment, with the country making up 18% of the total demand from the Asia Pacific region. In fact, Australia, Japan, Indonesia and India swallow up 59% of tablet shipments in this part of the globe. These markets, along...

India has been involved in a legal tussle with Nokia over the past few months. While at first it was said that this would have no bearing on Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services unit, it appears that we could be in for some rough times. It is being reported that the final takeover could be delayed...

Microsoft may have announced that it had penned new partnerships with various OEMs in India for the release of handsets powered by Windows Phone 8.1, but few details have come up following the official confirmation at MWC 2014. But now some new information on the matter is available. According to this report, Redmond...

Prepare for the final transaction! Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services unit appears to be in the final stages, on track for completion in the first quarter as previously reported. The latest on the matter is that we might witness the transaction within the next 20 days. This was revealed by the...

Large and high-profile acquisitions are a lengthy process, usually spanning months. Microsoft may have announced its Nokia takeover deal a while back, but the whole procedure is expected to be complete sometimes next year. That is, pending approval from shareholders and regulatory authorities. And while both companies...

Microsoft seems to be fighting quite an active war as it tries to fill its Windows Store with more and more apps. But this time Redmond wants to address some community issues while it is at it. The previous AppFest coding marathons have been quite successful, to say the least. In the last one, for example, more than...

It has been well over 20 years since Microsoft first starting selling its first product in India, and now the technology titan has reportedly informed its Indian partners that it is readying a new sales subsidiary in the country. The new division should open by April 2013, if all goes according to plan. According to a...