Can Microsoft build up its cool factor? (The 3:59, Ep. 18)

We dive into Microsoft's upcoming developer conference, as well as the latest wireless spectrum auction and Yahoo's plans to sell itself.

fd-fd-fd-microsoft-surface-book-19.jpg

Microsoft's Surface Book showed the company can make sleek products, but it's still no Apple.

Sarah Tew/CNET

With Microsoft's Build developer conference kicking off this week, expect the tech giant to keep pushing its new Windows 10 software and HoloLens, its augmented reality headset. We debate whether Microsoft has done enough to make itself a flashier brand, which could help it compete against Apple.

Also on today's podcast, we discuss the latest wireless spectrum auction and how it could affect customers, as well as Yahoo's seemingly unending plans to sell all or part of itself.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by CNET Executive Editor Roger Cheng and Senior Writer Ben Fox Rubin.

Can Microsoft build up its cool factor? (The 3:59, Ep. 18)

Subscribe:

iTunes (MP3) | RSS (MP3)

Featured Video
Close
Drag