We're excited to bring this weekly top news roundup covering Windows Phone. This week in Windows Phone there were reports of a way to turn the phone into a near-PC, Windows 10 will have a staggered rollout, and Microsoft wants competitor's apps in the Windows 10 store.
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Yahoo and Microsoft can walk away from their 10-year search deal with just four months' written notice.
In Android this week we had news of Cyanogen teaming up with Microsoft, Google will let searchers install Android apps from within search results, and Verizon says Android security is not very good.
How will the revised Microsoft-Yahoo search pact affect users, advertisers and the two tech companies themselves?
The companies said Thursday that they plan to carry out the original 2009 search agreement, but with two key changes designed to make the partnership more productive.
Microsoft has rolled out native mobile app versions of Delve, its search and presentation technology, for iOS and Android, as well as enhancements to core Delve functionality.
Microsoft and Yahoo have another month before they'll announce whether their 10-year search pact will continue as it currently stands.
Microsoft wants Windows 10 to run on every PC worldwide, which is why they're offering it as a free upgrade to everyone running Windows 7 or 8.1. But the company's obsession with "genuine" Windows threatens to scuttle that grand plan.
Microsoft is making Windows 8.1 available to its PC partners for anywhere from 'zero dollars' to $15 per copy, according to recently disclosed OEM licensing information.
Facebook is no longer showing Bing Web search results in Facebook search results.
Microsoft's 'Bingification' of applications officially has begun with its integration of Bing search into Word Online.
Microsoft continues to actively extend its Bing search capability to the Android platform, including Android Wear watches and smartphones.
Microsoft is kicking off its multi-month staged rollout of Delve, a new Office 365 search and presentation application.
Bing's 'Image Widget' lands the software, services, and devices giant in hot water. The damages to Getty are "incalculable," the lawsuit says.
Newly released figures from two popular web analytics firms show a PC market that is essentially static. The most interesting detail: Apple's push to update its installed base to the latest OS X version has largely succeeded, while Microsoft is less successful with its efforts to get Windows 8 users to move to the free 8.1 update.
A US judge has lifted a stay on a ruling, forcing Microsoft to hand over data it stores overseas. But the software giant said it will not comply, pending an appeal.
The challenges facing Microsoft Windows are many, but none so big as the casual PC user's changing habits.
Microsoft is making available previews of two new Azure services: Its DocumentDB NoSQL service and its full-text search service built on Elasticsearch.
Sleek and cheap, Chromebooks have been one of the few bright spots in the PC market. Expect Microsoft to fight back quickly.
Microsoft shows off more behind-the-scenes work its being doing to make Bing smarter.
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