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Bill Gates: Microsoft 'better positioned than ever' under Nadella

As Microsoft turns 40 years old, founder Bill Gates wrote a letter to employees pointing out the company's progress and hinting at its future. "I believe computing will evolve faster in the next 10 years than it ever has before. We already live in a multi-platform world, and computing will become even more pervasive," Gates wrote.

Microsoft strikes deal with Samsung, other Android OEMs, to pre-load its services

Microsoft is expanding its partnership with Samsung Electronics to pre-load some of its software and services on Samsung's Android devices. Further, Microsoft struck deals with several lesser-known Android device makers to do the same thing, continuing a strategy of getting its services key real estate on phones and tablets running Google's Android platform.

Android rival Cyanogen raises $80M from Qualcomm, Twitter, Rupert Murdoch and others

Mobile startup Cyanogen, which aims to cut into Google's control over the Android platform by offering a modified version of the software, raised $80 million in fresh funding.

Apple's Cook: The Apple Watch will be the first smart watch that 'matters'

Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the Apple Watch "will be the first modern smartwatch--the first one that matters," even if its usefulness is not readily apparent.

Ford teams with Microsoft on cloud-based platform for over-the-air updates to connected cars

Around three months after Ford Motor Co. chose BlackBerry subsidiary QNX's technology to power its Sync 3 in-car technology platform, and not technology from longtime partner Microsoft, Ford is now returning to Microsoft. Ford has contracted with Microsoft for the software giant to deliver cloud-based wireless updates to its connected cars.

Report: Microsoft declines to invest in $110M funding round for Android rival Cyanogen

Mobile startup Cyanogen, which is seeking to chip away at Google's control over Android by offering a modified version of the software, is close to getting a new $110 million round of financing, according to a Bloomberg report. However, the report, which cited unnamed sources familiar with the matter, said that Microsoft declined to invest in Cyanogen.

Report: Microsoft to bring Cortana digital assistant to Android, iOS

Microsoft is going to enhance its Cortana digital assistant for its own Windows 10 platform and then offer it as a standalone app on other platforms including Google's Android and Apple's iOS, according to a Reuters report.

Dell'Oro: Google, Amazon, Microsoft data center deployments drive up Ethernet switch revenue

Google, Amazon and Microsoft's ongoing movement into the cloud drove up fourth-quarter Ethernet switch revenues to what Dell'Oro Group says was an "all-time high," driving growth in both the data center and campus markets.

Developers on Twitter offer their take on Microsoft's 'universal app' strategy for Windows 10

"One app to rule them all" may never be the official motto, but that was the essential message from Microsoft recently around its "universal app" strategy.

Imagine, Microsoft unveil cloud-based workflow and encoding solution

Imagine Communications and Microsoft are previewing their planned workflow and encoding solution, a collaborative effort that will run on the Azure cloud-based platform. The companies say that online video providers will have greater flexibility in developing customized workflows to encode and distribute their content to a variety of viewing devices.