Microsoft today announced it will cut up to 1,350 jobs in Finland and up to 500 jobs globally as part of its further withdrawal from the smartphone business. The company said it would record an impairment and restructuring charge of around $950 million related to the move, of which it said $200 million would relate to severance payments.
NBC Sports Digital is scaling up its online video streaming effort ahead of the Summer Olympics with the launch of a new end-to-end streaming service, Playmaker Media. While its inaugural client, the International Olympic Committee, isn't surprising, the service is clearly intended to compete directly with established end-to-end streaming providers like MLB Advanced Media.
Perhaps to settle questions once and for all – if that's possible – Microsoft can proceed with plans to test terrestrial use of the 2483.5-2500 MHz Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) band currently assigned for use by Globalstar.
Comcast Business is making the popular Microsoft 365 platform available through its cloud application marketplace for small and medium-sized businesses, easing the resource-constricted SMB market segment's transition to the cloud.
Microsoft said it will sell its feature-phone business to a Foxconn subsidiary in a $350 million deal that will also see Nokia return to the mobile-devices business it once dominated.
The FCC informed Globalstar that an order in its proceeding to use terrestrial low power services (TLPS) has been circulated and is now pending action by the full commission.
Developers now can provide paid apps in volume through Windows Store for Business, the Microsoft web-based portal that " lets IT decision-makers, purchasers and administrators find, acquire, manage and distribute Windows Store apps across their organization's Windows 10 devices."
Microsoft is pulling support in Windows 10 for its Wi-Fi Sense feature, which enables users to share Wi-Fi access with social network connections and to access public Wi-Fi more easily.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge claimed 5.8 percent of U.S. smartphone sales in the first quarter despite not being released until March 11, according to fresh data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
The U.K.-based mobile payments firm Bango said it will acquire the U.S.-based carrier billing business BilltoMobile for at least $3.5 million.