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# Microsoft

All time
# Review
The Lumia 535 is big, bright and cheerful, but it's very basic
Microsoft is making its phones as cheap as possible, but does the Lumia 535 end up sacrificing quality for price?
# shiny new windows
Microsoft are set to build a spanking new €134 million campus in Dublin
The two-year project should create 150 construction jobs in the capital
# Earnings
Here we go again? Microsoft Windows is starting to slide
For one, its biggest source of revenue will likely take a hit later this year when Windows 10 is released.
# holographic
Why are people getting so excited about Microsoft's new headset?
Microsoft’s HoloLens promises to blend both the virtual and real-world, and it may just work.
# ie
5 reasons we will actually kinda miss the horrors of Internet Explorer
We hardly knew ye.
Microsoft's latest patent could remove one of the most annoying problems in cinema
A new patent for an ‘Inconspicuous Mode’, which would silence your phone anytime you enter a cinema, was recently granted to Microsoft.
# Backlash
Microsoft criticises Google for revealing a Windows bug before it could fix it
The company has criticised Google’s Project Zero for revealing details of a Windows 8.1 vulnerability two days before it was due to fix it.
Sick of constant charging? This phone's battery lasts for a MONTH
It costs just €24.
# deadlines
Google publishes a Windows 8.1 vulnerability before Microsoft could fix it
Google’s Project Zero, which identifies bugs and informs the relevant parties about them, published the bug after giving Microsoft 90 days to fix it.
# fun and games
Who was playing games in 2014? Half a billion people...
From virtual to reality, what do gamers look like in 2014?
# kim kringle
Did Kim Dotcom save Xbox and Playstation users from a game-free Christmas?
A hacking group claimed responsibility for another attack on both the systems.
# Shoulder to Shoulder
Ireland has gone in to bat for Microsoft in its landmark privacy case against the US
The tech giant is fighting an order to hand over email data stored on its Dublin servers.
# the taxman cometh
Revenue is looking for Luxleaks links to Irish tax dodging
Several companies with domestic operations are tied up in the scandal.
# spend spend spend
The first major tech company to accept Bitcoin payments isn't Google or Apple
Those in the US can now purchase goods from Microsoft’s Windows and Xbox stores using the cryptocurrency.
# Game on
Which games should you get for your Xbox One this Christmas?
Microsoft’s console has had a steady twelve months, but which games are worth paying attention to?
# taking the mickey
Walt Disney paid less than 1% tax on its billion-dollar profits: Luxleaks
Pressure is mounting on European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
# Prime Numbers
Tayto crisps, Mary Lou McDonald, and U2: The week in numbers
Plus: How many homeowners are more than two years behind with their mortgage repayments?
# Memories
Bad news everyone! Microsoft is getting rid of Clip Art once and for all
Powerpoint presentations will never be the same again.
# through the keyhole
One of the most extraordinary (and decadent) houses in the US is on sale for $85 million...
Let’s have a nose around.
# concerns
Privacy shouldn't be sacrificed for safety from crime, survey finds
The findings come from Microsoft which is currently involved in a legal battle concerning a US warrant for emails stored on Irish servers.
# working 9 to 5
Explainer: Why does Facebook want to build a new site to compete with LinkedIn?
They’re the same reasons why any company tries to expand into a new area.
# ch-ch-ch-changes
Is the Windows 10 preview a step in the right direction?
The new version of Windows is still in the very early stages, but is there cause for optimism?
# flaw
If you're using Windows, you may want to update it now
Microsoft has issued emergency patches for a flaw that has been around since Windows 95 was released.
# risual
This excellently honest corporate video has just put all others to shame
So much synergy in their dynamics.
# New Beginnings
Goodbye, old friend: Microsoft has officially ditched Nokia from its phones
The Lumia 535 will be released in selected markets and is expected to cost €110.
# smart navigation
This headset helps the blind navigate the city they're in
The device creates a 3D soundscape to aid its wearer, providing them with context to their surroundings.
# Let's get physical
Microsoft is hoping this device will make you a more active person
Microsoft has entered both the health and smartwatch industry with its new wearable, Band, but what is it like?
# healthy competition
Now Nintendo and Microsoft are getting in on the health craze
Microsoft has unveiled its challenger to Apple Health and Google Fit while Nintendo looks to develop a device that will monitor a user’s fatigue and map their sleep.
# the competition
Review: Is the Lumia 735 the selfie phone you always wanted?
With Microsoft’s vision in full swing, the Lumia 735 is catering for the selfie market, but is its efforts enough to set itself apart in a crowded field?
# We Hardly Knew ye
IMAGES: RIP Nokia mobile phones (1987-2014)
Why do the good die young?
# get googley
These are the questions you need to answer to get a job with Google (and others)
You are going to have to think a bit outside the box…
# nadella bites
Women shouldn't ask for pay rises, they should 'have faith': Microsoft boss
But the CEO’s comments didn’t go down so well…
# Hands free
Soon Microsoft Kinect will be able to track exact finger movements
A new system from Microsoft, named Handpose, is able to track finger movements under a range of conditions.
# Pick Me
Two companies are recruiting with 150 positions up for grabs
Microsoft is looking for 100 graduates while FINEOS will hire 50 people over the next 18 months.
# Fight Fight Fight
Microsoft and Mozilla are lining up to challenge Google Chromecast
The two companies are releasing their own streaming dongles, which aim to capitalise upon the success of Google’s own device.
# cause 7 8 9
Microsoft decides to skip 9 and instead unveils Windows 10
The new version will work on all platforms including desktop, tablet, smartphone and Xbox, and combines elements from Windows 7 and 8.
# Phew
More staff shown the door at Microsoft, though Irish workers should be safe
Latest layoffs the next round of company’s 18,000 job cuts.
# Done Deal
It's official! Microsoft confirms it will buy Minecraft makers for €1.9 billion
The company will join Microsoft studios while its three founders, Markus Persson, Carl Manneh and Jakob Porser, are now leaving.
# Game on
Microsoft said to be close to buying Minecraft makers for $2 billion
The company is said to be close to buying the makers of the open-world game in a deal that could be completed this week.
# Nokia Lumia 830
Will this 'affordable flagship' phone help Microsoft challenge Apple and Samsung?
The company launched the Nokia Lumia 830, which is expected to cost €330, and will ship globally this month.