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App developer: 'Don't start developing apps for Windows 10'

Coder Nikolaus Gebhardt is encouraging app developers to stop creating apps for Windows 10, but why? Here's what you need to know.

Microsoft's Lumia smartphone sales tumble 57%, to just 4.5M units

Microsoft lost even more ground in mobile during its most recent quarter, posting a whopping 57 percent drop in Lumia sales year-over-year. The company sold only 4.5 million Lumia devices during the quarter, down from 10.5 million during the final quarter of 2014.

A tale of two cloud providers: Amazon's miss on sales sends stocks down, while Microsoft's Azure soars

Retail giant Amazon, despite touting a 51 percent annual boost in new subscribers to its Prime membership program-- which includes online video streaming-- completely missed analyst estimates for sales in the fourth quarter of 2015. The company saw earnings per share of $1 on $35.75 billion in sales, well below forecast EPS of $1.56. Meanwhile, its cloud streaming competitor Microsoft posted EPS of 78 cents on $25.7 billion in revenue for its fiscal second-quarter 2016, well above Wall Street estimates.

Report: Microsoft delays Windows 10 Mobile rollout for Windows 8 users

Users of devices running Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 will have to wait a little longer to upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile.

Gates-backed Kymeta wants to use satellites to connect cars

A Redmond, Wash., company that has the backing of Bill Gates says there is no need to wait for the next generation of wireless to come around for the connected car: It can use satellite connectivity.

The IoT generated plenty of buzz at CES, but huge challenges remain

There's clearly a tremendous amount of interest in the IoT, and much of it is justified. IDC recently predicted worldwide spending on the IoT will reach $1.32 trillion in 2019, representing an impressive 17 percent compound annual growth rate. Other forecasts are equally optimistic. But the IoT must overcome some huge hurdles before it reaches its potential.

Microsoft is developing an LTE data SIM for Windows 10

Microsoft is testing a cellular data app that will enable Windows 10 devices to access LTE networks without a contract, according to The Verge. The app is available for download in Windows Store, the report notes, but Microsoft has yet to announce it or discuss plans for any service.

Samsung looks to IoT, with Microsoft, as Q4 earnings lag

Samsung Electronics posted preliminary fourth-quarter profits that fell well short of analysts' expectations, providing more evidence that growth in the worldwide smartphone market is slowing substantially. And the manufacturer is hoping the emergence of the IoT can ease its financial woes.

T-Mobile joins AT&T in supporting Windows 10 by offering Alcatel's new Fierce XL smartphone

T-Mobile US announced in the coming weeks it will sell the new Windows 10 Fierce XL smartphone built by Alcatel OneTouch, the handset brand of Chinese electronics maker TCL. T-Mobile will sell the phone for $139.99, or for $5.67 per month for 24 months.

Microsoft delays upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft has reportedly delayed pushing a Windows 10 Mobile upgrade to some existing Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 users.