Remember Steve Ballmer? Of course you do. Of course current Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella does. Ballmer’s the largest shareholder of the company. And while you may have slights against Ballmer’s corporate management tactics, he certainly has a beef with Microsoft’s financial reporting practices.
Microsoft had its annual shareholders meeting today. The company projected an annualized rate of sales that would grow the company’s cloud business to $20 billion by 2018.
Ballmer is not happy that the Redmond giant would not disclose profit margins or sales [...]
Are we ready to hype solidified vaporware just yet? Nope. The Nokia C1 seems to be going through developmental purgatory before our very eyes will rumors, renders and redos from the community that has wanted to see the Finnish property proud again. Eventually, we thought, it’d have to turn up something worth showing off to the public.
Supposedly, that was not the C1. The source, which also gave up renders of the C1 running Windows 10 Mobile, said that four (that is, two OS by two size) variants that were being worked on got canceled in favor of a more cutting-edge [...]
Chipsets ahoy! What’s with manufacturers coming up with their own systems-on-a-chip lately? Sure, Apple and Samsung have had great prominence in doing it. Huawei also has its own HiSilicon subsidiary that has brought more prestige to the Kirin line recently. LG’s figuring out its own way with Intel. But Sony’s denying rumors it’s doing anything by itself. What’s going on with manufacturers’ factories?
Apparently, tons of money if you’re in China. ZTE just got a ¥2.4 billion ($73.8 million as of this post) infusion from the National IC [...]
We’re thankful that we can use that header image unironically. And while we’re also thankful that The Simpsons are still around, Matt Groening’s other animated series that’s been cancelled long ago (then raised from the dead and then put to sleep again) still has a cult following that’s been in want of something more. And while streaming video is all the rage, if you’re going to write a new storyline, why not put in gameplay mechanics as well?
It’s part of the reason why 20th Century Fox has tapped Berlin-based Wooga to develop [...]
This year’s Build was centered around the Windows 10 experience. Yes, apps are pretty important to that experience. Developers were told that if they weren’t on the boat already, they could jump on with ease with the announcement of porting and emulation bridging of iOS and Android with Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. The iOS trail was dubbed Project Islandwood while Android emulation went under Project Astoria.
Unfortunately, the latter effort seems to have been stopped “indefinitely,” according to multiple insider sources. Microsoft has not [...]
Microsoft stumbled and gave way to Apple by killing off the so-called McLaren smartphone late last year. Within the supposed Lumia 1030’s development pool sat a “Mixview” feature that was carried over from the Zune platform: it was a pictorial explosion of related data that would get triggered from a right-click, long tap or maybe even a hard tap of a Live Tile. Ironically, the term used to describe its implementation in Windows 10 Mobile was “3D Touch.”
Developers got news last month that they could implant tasks into the Jump List — the [...]