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The Xbox One Still Lags Behind The PS4

Xbox Controller Titanfall was supposed to change it all, but it didn’t work. So far, Microsoft announced that it has shipped 5 million Xbox One units to retailers. In comparison, Sony has sold 7 million PS4 units to customers. It doesn’t look good for Microsoft as the company doesn’t even say how many people actually bought an Xbox One. Microsoft’s announcement fits well with NPD’s… Read More

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Microsoft launches pilot program for letting Windows Phone developers respond to app reviews

Microsoft today announced the launch a small pilot program that lets Windows Phone developers respond to app reviews. The company says the roll-out will begin this week with a small group of developers who have been pre-selected to participate, though it didn’t say based on what criteria. Developers will be able to respond to reviews posted from Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices, in the US only for now. Once a developer posts a response, users will receive the comment via an email from Microsoft. The new functionality is available directly in the Dev Center: “This capability is…

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General Assembly teams up with Google, Microsoft and others to launch new tech scholarship program

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General Assembly, the New York-based startup that offers educational courses in web development, UX design and other technology-related skills, today launched a scholarship program to train individuals from underrepresented groups. Called the Opportunity Fund, General Assembly is starting out with a small pilot for 17 students in the ‘Big Apple’. The company has allocated $170,000 in total and already attracted support from some of the biggest names in the technology industry. Microsoft will be focused on scholarships for veterans while Google, through its Google for Entrepreneurs program, supports women on the scheme. “Women-led tech companies achieve 35 percent higher return on…

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[Games] Japan Watch: Software charts wage Super Robot War(s Z)

Insanely popular turn-based strategy game featuring anime mechas top software charts sales; PlayStation’s portable dominate hardware Let it be said that Japan loves its digital idols, collectible monsters of varying shapes and dispositions, and robots. More so, if the latter is in SD form and fight each other in turn-based format. Yes, Bandai Namco released Read the full article…

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Will Xbox One be a hit in China?

Microsoft is partnering with China-based BesTV to enter the market; aims to sell 100,000 consoles this July. Prices of games to be slightly cheaper In the wake of China lifting its console ban, will the console market grow and outpace the PC gaming space? Microsoft is partnering with Chinese company BesTV, a new media IPTV Read the full article…

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Bing Home Page Gets Some Of Cortana’s Smarts

 Two weeks ago, Microsoft debuted its Cortana personal digital assistant for Windows Phone 8.1, which uses the Bing platform to learn about your preferences and interests. Starting today, the Bing home page will also get some of Cortana’s smarts. …

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Microsoft now lets Outlook.com users import from IMAP-enabled email providers, including Yahoo Mail

Microsoft today announced Outlook.com users can now import email from IMAP-enabled email providers, including Yahoo Mail. The addition is part of the service’s import wizard, which lets you keep your old email addresses, but manage them all from one place Outlook.com. To import your Yahoo Mail into Outlook.com, navigate to Options and then click “Import email accounts.” Microsoft has added a specific option for Yahoo, so select it, enter your Yahoo email address, you’re your password, and then click Import. Doing this will set up your Yahoo email address as a “send from” account, meaning you can use Outlook.com to…

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Microsoft now lets Outlook.com users import from IMAP-enabled email providers, including Yahoo Mail

Microsoft today announced Outlook.com users can now import email from IMAP-enabled email providers, including Yahoo Mail. The addition is part of the service’s import wizard, which lets you keep your old email addresses, but manage them all from one place Outlook.com. To import your Yahoo Mail into Outlook.com, navigate to Options and then click “Import email accounts.” Microsoft has added a specific option for Yahoo, so select it, enter your Yahoo email address, you’re your password, and then click Import. Doing this will set up your Yahoo email address as a “send from” account, meaning you can use Outlook.com to…

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