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Is Microsoft killing Bing?

It looks like Microsoft is killing off the Bing brand name... and bringing back MSN right: MSN. In a brand strategy that seems to be increasingly randomly chosen, apparently the latest version of Windows Phone - 8.1 - sees the various Bing apps, such as Bing Finance being rebadged to remove the "Bing" name. The…

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James O'MalleyIs Microsoft killing Bing?
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Huawei dumps Windows Phone

Bad news for Microsoft as it has emerged that Chinese handset makers Huawei has dumped Windows Phone - and won't be releasing any more phones running Microsoft's operating system. The reason? Money, of course - with Huawei's Richard Yu telling the Wall Street Journal that: "We have tried using the Windows Phone OS. But it…

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Spotify now free on Windows Phone

Music streaming service Spotify is now free on the Windows Phone app, after unveiling an ad-supported and shuffle-mode which came to iOS and Android earlier this year. Previously, Windows Phone users were only able to stream via the Spotify app with a premium subscription, which includes ad-free mobile and offline listening. Now, Windows Phone streams…

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Stuart O'ConnorSpotify now free on Windows Phone
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HTC making a Windows version of the HTC One M8?

HTC could be working on a version of the HTC One M8 that has the same hardware that we're familiar with, but which runs Windows Phone. At least according to a tweet and some informed speculation. According to Phones Review there have been rumours about the new handset, which will apparently also feature a "bootloader"…

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James O'MalleyHTC making a Windows version of the HTC One M8?
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Microsoft clones Snapchat with WindUp

It seems that even Microsoft is now cloning Snapchat with its own Windows Phone app. Microsoft Research has published a messaging app in the Windows Phone store that behaves exactly like Snapchat, as spotted by Neowin. The app is called WindUp, works on Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1, and is available to download…

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Stuart O'ConnorMicrosoft clones Snapchat with WindUp