Microsoft: Windows Phone

  • Report: Microsoft To Buy Global Mobile Ad Platform InMobi

    … According to an unconfirmed report Microsoft is buying mobile ad network/platform InMobi. Based in Bangalore India the company says that its network comprises more than a billion users per month. Google and Yahoo were supposedly also in talks with the company but were not able to come to terms. Google in particular was reportedly in serious…

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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…

    Danny Sullivan/ Marketing Land- 15 readers -
  • Make Love Not War Say Microsoft And Google As They End Patent Suits

    … throughout Europe.” The formal press statement issued by the companies said: Microsoft and Google are pleased to announce an agreement on patent issues. As part of the agreement, the companies will dismiss all pending patent infringement litigation between them, including cases related to Motorola Mobility. Separately, Google and Microsoft have agreed…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Landin Google- 15 readers -
  • Comscore: Smartphone Penetration Now Above 77 Percent In US

    … The July smartphone numbers are out this afternoon from comScore. According to the measurement firm smartphone penetration has reached 77 percent in the US market. While there are some modest shifts in share (i.e., Android slightly down) the relative positions of Apple, Google and Microsoft’s operating systems are mostly unchanged from last…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Land- 21 readers -
  • Microsoft Mobile Share Reaches Lowest Level Since comScore Tracking Began

    …. Microsoft has said it’s not giving up on Windows Phones — the company is committed to having Windows on mobile devices — but its $7.6 billion write-off of the Nokia deal and the shift in software focus to Android and iOS indicates a backing away from its own mobile OS. Regardless of Microsoft’s expressed attitudes or official position, the US…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Land- 17 readers -
  • 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…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Land- 8 readers -
  • Report: Microsoft Mobile OS Share Drops, Will It Be Discontinued?

    … percent. This share decline, following several years of little or no growth, suggests that Microsoft could ultimately exit the mobile OS business. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke recently of “tough choices” that the company would make surrounding focus, costs and resources. In a recent internal memo obtained by GeekWire, he said the following…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Land- 14 readers -
  • Snapchat Displaces Google+ App From ComScore Top 15 Chart

    On Friday comScore released its latest monthly smartphone data for the US. Over the past quarter the iPhone is the only major device that appears to have gained marketshare. Below is comScore’s data for January and April. It’s more interesting to look at data from the past four years and see how the numbers have shifted.

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Land- 34 readers -
  • Smartphone Share Stabilizes In US, Competitive Only At Margins

    … The US smartphone market seems to have reached a kind of homeostatic equilibrium. According to many months of comScore data, Android hovers at around 52 percent penetration, while the iPhone has a 42 percent share. Windows Phones own just over 3 percent of the market and “other” is just under 2 percent. It seems unlikely that Windows will make…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Land- 2 readers -
  • 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…

    Danny Sullivan/ Marketing Landin SEO- 6 readers -
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