Microsoft Reportedly Bought Augmented Reality IP For $100-$150 Million

Microsoft Reportedly Bought Augmented Reality IP For $100 $150 MillionThere have been talks that Microsoft could be looking to introduce a virtual reality headset of their own and with Facebook acquiring Oculus Rift and Sony unveiling Project Morpheus, we can only imagine that Microsoft does not want to be left out of the game.

Now according to a recent report from TechCrunch, they are claiming that Microsoft might have purchased augmented reality-related intellectual property from a wearable tech company called Osterhout Design Group. The purchase is said to be valued at around $100-$150 million. (more…)

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    Windows-Based Tablets Reportedly Rising In Demand In Japan And Korea

    Windows Based Tablets Reportedly Rising In Demand In Japan And KoreaWhen most people think of tablets, there is a good chance that their minds run to iOS or Android. This is understandable as both Apple and Android OEMs have put out pretty good tablets in the past, thus overshadowing Microsoft’s efforts at attempting to break into the tablet market with their own offerings as well.

    However it seems that at least over in Japan and Korea, the demand for Windows-based tablets is on the rise, at least according to a recent report from DigiTimes that claims that vendors based in Korea and Japan have recently upped their order for Windows-based tablets. (more…)

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    Microsoft Azure To Usher In A New Era (Rumor)

    Microsoft Azure To Usher In A New Era (Rumor)Parting is always such sweet sorrow, or so the saying goes. I suppose it is time to bid goodbye to Windows Azure and give Microsoft Azure a nice, big welcome hug. Why so? Apparently, Microsoft intends to rebrand its cloud platform so that it will no longer be called ‘Windows Azure’, but rather, one would have to refer to it as ‘Microsoft Azure’ from now on as part of the software giant’s push to emphasize its cross-platform services prowess, if the anonymous tips shared online prove to have credibility.

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    Ballmer Might Leave Microsoft For Good

    Ballmer Might Leave Microsoft For Good

    After co-founder Bill Gates stepped down as the company’s CEO, it was Steve Ballmer who took his place. His reign spanned decades, only to come to an end last year, when he announced in August that his replacement will be brought onboard within the next 12 months. Earlier this year Microsoft finally confirmed who takes Ballmer’s place, its Satya Nadella. Ballmer remains on the board of directors, but he might step out sooner than most people expected.

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    Microsoft’s New Wireless Mobile Mouse All About Design At Low Price

    Microsofts New Wireless Mobile Mouse All About Design At Low Price

    Microsoft makes some pretty cool peripherals to enhance the Windows experience. It has been making wireless keyboards and mouse for quite a while now, and the company has become very good at it. Today the new Wireless Mobile Mouse 1850 has been announced. It appears that the company developed this product keeping two things in mind, design and a low price tag. It manages to do well in both departments.

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    Xbox One Launches In 26 New Markets This September

    Xbox One Launches In 26 New Markets This September

    In November last year Microsoft released its much awaited next generation gaming console. Even though it has faced tough competition from Sony’s PlayStation 4 in the market, the Xbox One continues to fight and expand its footprint across the world. The company confirmed today that Xbox One is going to be launched in 26 new markets come September 2014. These include countries such as Japan, Korea, Russia, South Africa, several countries in South America as well as a swath of countries in Europe.

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