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Microsoft: Five things to look for in 2013

The software giant is pushing aggressively to build devices and creating new Web services. Expect plenty more where that came from in the coming year.

By December 21, 2012


Five things Microsoft must do for Windows 8 in 2013

Reactions to Windows 8's launch mirrored the operating system's own split personality. Here's what Microsoft needs to do to keep the OS from getting left on the showroom floor.

By December 21, 2012


Will Verizon ever get a 4G Windows Phone?

It may not be the most popular smartphone operating system, but some wireless subscribers on Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel want more choices.

By February 3, 2012


Buzz Out Loud 1535: HP: WebOS? What WebOS? (Podcast)

If you stood by believing all of HP's grand proclamations about standing by WebOS and supporting it to the end, you're finding out the hard way that love really does hurt. A lot. Plus, we discuss whether HP really can make it in the post-PC world, and whether this was or wasn't the best week Microsoft has had in a long time. Also, we invent the Mail Truck Alternative to waiting 8 days for online TV, dish out some love advice on Computer Love, and find out why "kids" is apparently a dirty word.

By August 19, 2011


Microsoft's Mango praised but has much to prove

The software giant's next version of its mobile phone operating system has much to overcome as it prepares to compete with Apple and Android in the holiday season.

By June 21, 2011


Kin's quiet return a rarity among failed gadgets

Microsoft's Kin can safely be called a tech dud, but now it's back. What's changed this time around? And has this happened with other gadgets?

By November 19, 2010


How Microsoft plans to sell Windows Phone 7

In an interview, Microsoft's top marketing strategist unveils Redmond's campaign, which will focus on a phone that lets you get back to your life rather than taking it over.

By October 11, 2010


Inside Microsoft's courtship of phone developers

In the second part of a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Windows Phone 7, CNET's Ina Fried looks at Microsoft's efforts to woo app makers.

By October 4, 2010


Another Microsoft phone project up in the air

Microsoft says it is figuring out the next steps for OneApp, a project designed to allow applications to run on a variety of feature phones.

By July 1, 2010


Buzz Out Loud 1258: Plants vs. Lasers (podcast)

Look for Brian Tong's new movement on Facebook: pain-ray-free produce. But the rest of us actually think it's kind of cool that the government pain-ray has been re-tasked to warm freezing plants. Also, the Supreme Court has finally ruled in the Bilski patent case, giving us a relatively non-destructive moderate decision. ACTA is ramping up again, and we make a date to go see "The Social Network."

By June 28, 2010