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    • Android now the world’s dominant OS, surpassing Windows

      According to StatCounter, the Android operating system has now passed Microsoft Windows as the leading OS globally. The data reflect “total internet usage across desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile combined.” Android’s global OS share was 37.93 percent compared to 37.91 percent for Windows. However, in North America, Windows had a 39.5 percent share, which was followed by iOS (25.

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  • Milestone: Bing Now Profitable As Windows 10 Success Boosts Usage

    … percent. Microsoft reported yesterday that “search advertising revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs grew 29 percent in constant currency with Bing US market share benefiting from Windows 10 usage.” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella remarked on the earnings call that Microsoft saw roughly $1 billion in search ad revenue for the quarter. He added…

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  • Live Blog: The Microsoft Windows 10 Device Event

    … Windows 10 has been out for weeks — how about some nice new devices from Microsoft to run it? That’s what we’re expecting today in Microsoft’s big Windows 10 device event. We’ll have all the news as it comes, in our live blog below. What’s expected? The Verge has a good rundown that’s been echoed by other publications: new Lumia phones…

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  • Microsoft CEO Nadella Rebukes Ballmer With Nokia Write-Down

    … Current Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is very pragmatic. He’s trying to focus the company on clear growth opportunities and areas where there’s existing momentum. Hence yesterday’s memo and press release, writing down the value of the Nokia mobile devices acquisition and announcing significant layoffs: Microsoft Corp. today announced plans…

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  • Live Blog: The Microsoft Windows 10 Briefing

    … Good morning! Microsoft is sharing the future of its new Window 10 operating system in a “Windows 10 Briefing” today. We’ll be live blogging the event, which begins at 9am. It’s also being live streamed here. Join your peers at Marketing Land’s SMX West conference for three days of tactical sessions, keynotes and clinics on paid search, SEO…

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  • Microsoft Cutting 18K Jobs As It Integrates Nokia And Tries To “Move Faster”

    … Ballmer, Nadella is less focused on the PC as the center of the universe and more focused on mobile and cloud-based services. "We live in a mobile-first and cloud-first world," Nadella opined in an all-company email last week. The changes and effort to improve efficiency and time to market acknowledge that Microsoft is now an underdog, engaged in a battle for mind share and market share. Seen in a cross-platform context the Microsoft/Windows operating system is well behind Android while Mac/iOS is nearly at parity. …

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