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Microsoft to slash 18,000 jobs, many of them former Nokia workers

The axe is falling for former Nokia handset workers. In its largest round of layoffs to date, Microsoft  said it will cut up to 18,000 jobs this year, or 14 percent of its workforce. It is expected that many of those cuts will be to employees the company acquired when it bought Nokia's devices and services business for around $7.4 billion.

Apple's enterprise mobility deal with IBM could pressure BlackBerry, Google

Apple's new enterprise mobility partnership with IBM could put more pressure on BlackBerry and Microsoft as well as Google and OEMs that use Google's Android software, according to industry analysts.

Updated: As Microsoft reportedly readies job cuts, Nadella promises to rethink core products

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella knows his company needs to change if it wants to stay competitive--and he said the key to fostering change at the company is to renew the firm's mainstream products but also to stay innovative and "incubate" new things like wearable devices.

Equinix brings Microsoft's Azure ExpressRoute to Washington, D.C.

Equinix is giving Washington, D.C., businesses another option to get Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute by offering the service out of its Washington, D.C., Cloud Exchange facility.

Microsoft's Nadella: There's room for us with Apple and Google in the consumer market

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella laid out a manifesto for the company to move beyond the "devices and services" mantra supported by his predecessor Steve Ballmer and into an era where the software giant focuses on "productivity and platforms."

Wireless in the second quarter of 2014

How did the wireless industry perform in the second quarter of 2014? Check here throughout the second-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's...

Rumor Mill: Microsoft's wearable will be a fitness tracker, coming this fall to Android, iOS and Windows

Microsoft will release this fall a wearable fitness band that will display smartphone notifications, according to a report from  SuperSite for Windows.

Qualcomm secures 60 GHz WiGig beachhead with Wilocity acquisition

Qualcomm confirmed its acquisition of WiGig chipmaker Wilocity, a move designed to enable Qualcomm to easily integrate WiGig into its mobile platforms and secure the vendor's role in wireless streaming of 4K video and high-throughput peer-to-peer communications for mobile, computing and networking devices.

Microsoft joins Qualcomm in AllSeen Alliance's Internet of Things push

Microsoft joined the AllSeen Alliance, an open-source project founded on Qualcomm technology and aimed at coming up with a standard to connect devices and have them interact as part of the Internet of Things. The software giant's participation in the group adds heft to its membership, which has been largely dominated by consumer electronics and home appliance makers.

Microsoft joins Qualcomm-backed connected home standards group

Qualcomm gained an ally in Microsoft in its efforts to develop common standards for connected home equipment, but faces a challenge convincing rival chip makers to follow its path.