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Microsoft to slash 2,850 more jobs as retreat from smartphones continues

Microsoft will slash 2,850 more jobs over the next year across its phone-manufacturing business and worldwide sales force as the company continues to retreat from the smartphone market.

Globalstar CEO keeps pressure on FCC to allow TLPS

Globalstar CEO Jay Monroe rang up FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's legal advisor Edward "Smitty" Smith last week, saying the commission should expeditiously adopt rules to authorize Globalstar to use Terrestrial Low Power Service (TLPS).

Development studio takes Pokémon Go's AR to the next level

Pokémon Go already illustrates the potential of augmented realitfor mobile developers, but it may also show developers how to bring that AR experience to the next level.   

Microsoft's phone revenue drops 71% as pivot to the cloud continues

Microsoft continues to market itself as a major player in "the mobile-first, cloud-first world," but it certainly appears to be much more focused on the latter than the former.

Microsoft's new enterprise video service additive to its revenue-boosting Azure cloud division

Microsoft is seeing its investment in cloud services pay off as its Azure revenues for the fiscal fourth-quarter climbed 102 percent year over year. And one of the fruits of that success is a new enterprise video management system, Stream, which utilizes the Azure platform.

Nokia and Samsung expand patent licensing deal

Nokia and Samsung inked another patent licensing deal, building on a pivotal alliance they initially announced in February. Exactly what intellectual property the new pact covers, though, isn't clear.

Microsoft's acquisition of Wand Labs could spell a new era for conversational intelligence

The acquisition could allow Microsoft to progress with its "Conversation as a Platform" goals and break new ground in conversational and machine intelligence. However, it also means Wand will shut down its service and PlugIn API.  

Microsoft seeks STA from FCC to test TV white space for agriculture apps

Microsoft has filed an application with the FCC for Special Temporary Authority (STA) to test sensors using white space device operations in the VHF and UHF bands to determine their suitability for precision agriculture applications.

Microsoft's Wand Labs acquisition underscores its continued mobile ambitions

Microsoft announced this week that it acquired Wand Labs, a startup that develops messaging apps as well as technology to enable those apps to act more intelligently. The companies didn't disclose terms of the deal.

Cyanogen adds Skype, other Microsoft features to OnePlus One phones

Engadget  reported this week that users of the OnePlus One have received a new version of Cyanogen OS that enables the manufacturer to alter parts of the platform. Cyanogen OS 13.1 also adds Microsoft features to the software, allowing users to make Skype calls from the device's Phone app, among other things, and American OnePlus One owners can now use Cortana to take hands-free selfies through voice commands.