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Microsoft, Lenovo and Qualcomm made deep job cuts in 2015

A low unemployment rate of 5.1 percent may be promising, but a number of factors such as a slowing Chinese economy and a weak European market are forcing a number of wireless companies to cut jobs.

Who were the biggest wireless job cutters in 2015?

Although the economy has rebounded somewhat since the depths of the Great Recession and companies in the wireless industry are no longer shedding jobs on a seemingly weekly basis as firms were in late 2008 and early 2009, not everything is rosy.  FierceWireless  has compiled a list of the five largest job cutting programs in wireless in 2015 thus far.

The surprising logic behind Microsoft's mobile platform strategy

It's just so weird: When Apple launched the iPad Pro, a lot of people were comparing it to Microsoft's Surface. Now the industry is wondering whether Microsoft will take the Surface experience and squeeze it into something that could better compete with the iPhone.

Wireless in the third quarter of 2015

How did the wireless industry perform in the third quarter of 2015? In this earnings summary, we list results from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.

Amazon unveils cloud platform for Internet of Things to take on IBM, Microsoft and others

Amazon Web Services launched a new platform for the Internet of Things to let customers build applications to connect devices via cloud, stepping into an arena with giants like Microsoft and IBM, which have staked a claim to be premier IoT cloud service providers.

Microsoft unveils Lumia 950 and 950 XL phones, but puts focus on larger Windows 10 ecosystem

As expected, Microsoft unveiled new Lumia-branded smartphones at an event in New York City today, though it did not announce any carrier partnerships for the new phones. Microsoft executives used the event less as a platform to unveil new phones and other Microsoft-made hardware (like a new fitness Band and Surface Pro tablet) and more as a way to explain their vision for the company's Windows 10 platform, which is already powering 110 million devices.

Microsoft preps new Lumia smartphones, but phone ambitions have dimmed

Microsoft is expected to announce new flagship Windows smartphones at an event in New York City tomorrow which will likely be dubbed the Lumia 950 and 950 XL. While the device names and their specifications have largely leaked, what's unclear is how Microsoft is going to position the phones as part of its broader mobile strategy. According to the  Wall Street Journal, after years of floundering in the mass-market smartphone wars, Microsoft is likely going to try and redefine success by focusing on market niches.

Verizon serves up Microsoft ExpressRoute, Azure Government Cloud for business customers

Verizon has added Microsoft ExpressRoute for Office 365, Skype for Business and Microsoft Azure Government Cloud to its Secure Cloud Interconnect service, adding another service choice for business customers considering a cloud migration.

Apple's Cook: We have no intention to blend Mac and iOS operating systems

Speaking today at a Box corporate event, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company doesn't have any plans to integrate its two main operating systems, Mac and iOS. "These operating systems do different things. We have no intention to blend them," he said, according to Re/code.

Microsoft expected to unveil flagship Lumia 950, 950 XL phones at October event

Microsoft is about to finally unveil its new flagship Windows smartphones that it has been promising since earlier this year. The company sent out invitations to a media event next month where it is expected to announce a slew of new gadgets running its Windows 10 platform.