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Xbox Live and ID@Xbox are coming to Windows 10

If the news of Xbox games coming to HoloLens and <i>Elite: Dangerous</i> hitting Xbox One this summer wasn't nearly enough, Microsoft has a few other tidbits to share from this year's Game Developers Conference. First up: Redmond is bringing the Xbox Live SDK to Windows 10. It's part of the universal apps …

One year on, Satya Nadella has made Microsoft 'a different company'

Nadella, who took over from Steve Ballmer in February 2014, has been moving to make Microsoft more relevant in the new tech world led by mobile-focused rivals such as Apple and Google.<p>Microsoft, which can no longer rest on its PC dominance with its Windows operating system, has taken a page from …

Satya Nadella

'Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine,' and My Son

<i>The film "Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine" is a documentary by Matt's high school friend Michele Josue, focused on sharing the story of "Matt," the person, friend and son that the world didn't have the opportunity to know when a brutal anti-gay hate crime cost him his life and turned him a</i> …

RelativeWave Gets Acquired By Google And Starts Giving Its $80 App Design Tool Away For Free

RelativeWave, creators of an $80 “interaction design and prototyping” Mac app called Form, has been acquired by Google. As a result, Form is now free.<p>In case you’ve never used it, Form is a visual editor meant to help designers/developers make visually-functional prototypes of apps without writing …

Source: A Battle Is Brewing Between Two Big Shot Microsoft Executives

The fight is about who gets to control the default home page of Internet Explorer and the enormous amount of attention that page commands. And it all started with a recent redesign to MSN.<p>Some 400 million new Windows PCs are sold each year, all with Internet Explorer installed. Often, MSN is set as …

Software

More details of Apple’s GT Advanced sapphire deal make it crystal clear how things fell apart

The Wall Street Journal has revealed key details of the failed deal between Apple and sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies that show why the agreement collapsed and how GT managed to run itself into bankruptcy while trying to meet Apple’s standards.<p>A previous report from the Journal revealed …

This is why the iPhone 6 doesn't have a sapphire screen

The inside story of the billion-dollar bet that didn't pay off<p>The iPhone 6 was supposed to have a sapphire display. More than a year ago, Apple turned to GT Advanced Technologies, the now-bankrupt supplier, to solve its longstanding problems with scratched and cracked displays. But as soon as the …