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Universal Orlando Just Became Disney World's Biggest Nightmare

Comcast's theme park resort in Florida is clearing the way for a dramatic expansion.<p><b>Comcast</b>'s (NASDAQ:CMCSA) thriving Universal Orlando is getting …

Disney World

I miss Windows Phone

Microsoft’s mobile OS had great features<p>I first gave up on Windows Phone back in December 2014. Microsoft’s mobile platform was being left behind, and I was tired of not getting access to the apps everyone else was using. It took Microsoft a few years to finally admit Windows Phone is dead, and the …

Windows Phone

Meet the power players at Microsoft who helped Satya Nadella pull off a startling turnaround

Apple and Google were demolishing Microsoft in the smartphone business — thus, chipping away at the dominance of the Windows computing platform. That was compounded by the lukewarm response to Windows 8, which was then the latest version.<p>But then, Nadella took over for his predecessor, Steve …

Microsoft Office

These are the 25 most attractive employers in America, according to LinkedIn

If you want to work for a company with great benefits, perks and flexibility, then consider a job in tech, media or finance.<p>According to LinkedIn's …

Employment

Make a Lego-like version of yourself, or gift one to a friend

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates live less than 1 mile from each other — here's where the rest of Seattle's billionaires live

Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates— the world's two richest people — are neighbors.<p>The tech titans live less than one mile from each other in Medina, Washington, a secretive and exclusive suburb located just across Lake Washington from Seattle where the median home value is over $2.7 million.<p>Gates isn't the …

Bill Gates

Republicans may have 'awoken a sleeping giant' by repealing net neutrality

WASHINGTON — The US Federal Communications Commission vote on Thursday to roll back net-neutrality rules could galvanize young voters, a move Democrats hope will send millennials to the polls in greater numbers and bolster their chances in next year's elections.<p>Democrats are hoping to paint the …

Net Neutrality

Here's what the new Disney/Fox merger looks like

Reproduced from Walt Disney Company; Chart: Axios Visuals<p>Walt Disney Company announced Thursday that it has agreed to acquire the entertainment …

Walt Disney Company

Comcast is also interested in buying most of Fox's assets

It's not just Disney interested in snapping up a large chunk of 21st Century Fox. <i>Wall Street Journal</i> tipsters claim not just that Disney has resumed "active talks" to buy most of Fox's movie and TV assets, but that Comcast has entered discussions as well. Apparently, the initial leak of Disney-Fox …

Surface Phone: New leak details the key features of Microsoft's phone

As we are just a year away from the rumoured launch of Microsoft’s foldable mobile device ‘Andromeda’, the Redmond giant is actively testing the new …

Update: Disney Reportedly Held Talks to Buy 21st Century Fox Assets

Could the X-Men, Avatar, and more come to Disney?<p><b>Update:</b> A new report suggests that while the originally detailed talks between Disney and Fox have …

New Mutants

We tracked Jeff Bezos’s use of “we” versus “I” over 20 years to see how he’s changed as a leader

There’s no denying Jeff Bezos’s ambition. Not only has the Amazon founder and CEO built a company worth $430 billion, Amazon has successfully expanded beyond e-commerce to artificial intelligence development, Oscar-winning film, and cashier-free brick and mortar shopping.<p>But Bezos’s most recent …

The brains behind Microsoft's stunning IllumiRoom concept are bringing it to life

The researchers behind Microsoft’s mind-blowing IllumiRoom concept and the Box projection art performance are teaming up to try and make projection mapping a reality inside homes. Lightform is a new device that’s aiming to transform living rooms into screens thanks to projectors and intelligent …

Augmented Reality

Android is now the most popular operating system in the world

Hey, Microsoft: it's time to step down from the internet throne and hand the crown over to Android.<p>The latest internet usage data from StatCounter, …

Look out, Windows: Android is catching up

Android is about to eclipse Windows as the world's most-used operating system, according to web analytics service StatCounter.<p>Android is poised to overtake Windows as the world's most-used operating system.<p>That's the word from web analytics service StatCounter, which monitors worldwide web traffic …

Web Analytics

Microsoft finally made my favorite keyboard and mouse

I hate keyboards and mice these days. For years I used to stockpile boxes of Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorers because Microsoft stupidly discontinued the best mouse it ever created. I moved on from PS2 ports and wires over to the wireless world a few years ago, but all the buttons and fancy …

Microsoft Surface

Why Microsoft Is One Of The Most Innovative Companies Of 2017

<i>Minecraft</i> is one of those fiendishly clever games with an educational value so baked in that kids (and adults) don’t realize they might be learning something. Microsoft, which acquired the game in 2014 and sold an average of 53,000 licenses every day last year, is now unlocking <i>Minecraft’s</i> book …

Education Technology

The tech industry has $21 billion worth of open, high paying jobs — here are the top 15

It now includes a salary estimate with every job listing, based on sifting through the millions of self-reported salaries hosted on its site.<p>To celebrate that new feature, it dug into its data to find out which industries and job titles had the most openings.<p>All told, there are a whopping $272 …

Employment

Why the secretive $35 billion company behind Twix and M&Ms bet on Microsoft's big change

"An early adopter of Office 365, Mars is using Office and Windows 10 to transform how its 80,000-strong global workforce collaborates while staying secure," Nadella said on a conference call with reporters, analysts, and investors.<p>Indeed, Mars CIO Vittorio Cretella tells Business Insider that the …

Microsoft Office

Trump just threatened to dismantle the European-American alliance as we know it

Donald Trump just lobbed a grenade into the normally staid world of European-American diplomacy, using a joint interview with two of Europe’s biggest newspapers to call NATO “obsolete,” predict that the European Union would fall apart and announce that the US wouldn’t really care if it did, and …

Geopolitics

Microsoft's next Surface trick may be a foldable phone

Microsoft has made it pretty clear that its upcoming Surface Phone will not be a traditional mobile experience, but it’s yet to provide any defining features. A new patent filed by the company could provide the answer: a foldable device that turns into a tablet.<p>A patent discovered by MSPoweruser …

Yes, These Super Nintendo Sneakers Are Real

Nintendo is having a major moment, which sort of feels like déjà vu. After debuting what was perhaps the hardest gift to find this holiday season …

The Board Games of the Year – London Dread

<i>2016 turned out to be one of the biggest years for board games. We saw some of our favorite developers hit the shelves yet again with a couple of</i> …

Board Games

Hollywood sign vandalized to read 'Hollyweed'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Hollywood sign got a little green over New Year's.<p>A prankster managed to change the iconic sign overlooking Los Angeles early Sunday to read "Hollyweed," said L.A. Police Officer Christopher Garcia, who works in the agency's security service division.<p>The vandal -- who police think is …

Los Angeles

Quora Question: Will the United States Remain a World Power?

<i>Quora Questions are part of a partnership between</i> Newsweek <i>and Quora, through which we'll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora</i> …

What’s New On Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, And HBO: January 2017’s Top Shows And Movies

It’s the first of the year. You can finally say goodbye to 2016 and work on making 2017 the absolute best year possible. We can’t really help you …

From head transplants to space tourism: the innovations set to change the world in 2017

Space Travel

The best of Microsoft in 2016

Microsoft had a tremendous year in 2016, with several jaw-dropping announcements that have taken the technology industry by storm. Many have even …

Disney World's Biggest Foe Wants a Sea Battle

Image source: Universal Orlando.<p>Sometimes you need to take one step back to take two steps forward. <b>Comcast</b>'s (NASDAQ: CMCSA) Universal Orlando is closing down its Wet 'n Wild water park today. It's a pretty big deal. Wet 'n Wild Orlando opened nearly 40 years ago, and it's often billed as the …

The story of how Steve Jobs saved Apple from disaster and led it to rule the world, in 39 photos

Nowadays, Apple is the most valuable company in the world, thanks in huge part to the Jobs' vision.<p>But if you only saw the movie, you got less than half of the story.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was a disaster, chewing through CEOs and delivering one bad quarter of financial results after another.<p>In …

Touchscreens