Microsoft Episodes

Microsoft news and Windows rumors, daily. Including the latest developments about Xbox, Surface, Office, and Azure.
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Tue. 03/15 – Rebuilding The Cable Bundle, Example #937

March 15, 2022

Layoffs at Arm signal the IPO is nigh. Microsoft has brought that fast loading games technology from Xbox to Windows. Twitter heard you were made and has backed down. Crypto dodges another bullet in the EU. And some solid, t…

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Fri. 02/18 – Microsoft Account Now Required

Feb. 18, 2022

Windows 11 now requires a Microsoft account just to load. Intel’s roadmap comes into view. Is Meta’s metaverse play already getting traction? Next week might be the biggest regulatory week for Crypto ever. And, of course, th…

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Thu. 02/10 – Code Hints Of Apple’s “realityOS”

Feb. 10, 2022

Not just rumors of an Apple AR headset, but actual code mentions of a “realityOS” are showing up now. Microsoft hopes to head off the regulators with some app store rules. Now Flash storage chips might be in for a supply cru…

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Tue. 01/18 – Microsoft Buys Activision Blizzard In The Biggest Gaming Deal Of All Time

Jan. 18, 2022

Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard in the biggest gaming acquisition of all time. Partially this is a metaverse play, but meanwhile, Meta is quietly locking down all the metaverse patents. halts withdrawals o…

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Fri. 12/10 – Google Play Games Coming To Windows

Dec. 10, 2021

Google Play games are coming to Windows, while Microsoft was apparently willing to bend over backwards if Apple had let xCloud games into the iOS app store. Meta’s first tangible foray into the Metaverse. The English Footbal…


Wed. 09/22 – The Microsoft Surface Event

Sept. 22, 2021

All the headlines and releases from today’s Microsoft Surface Event. Robinhood wants to get in the crypto wallet game. Microsoft finds Phishing as a Service on the darker corners of the web. And a rundown of some new Faceboo…

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Mon 09/20 – New Kindles, Roku Sticks and Surface Pros!

Sept. 20, 2021

Gadget news galore. New Roku Sticks officially announced. New Kindles officially leaked. New Surface Pro’s unofficially leaked ahead of this week’s event. Rumors of foldable Pixels. The NTSB wants Elon Musk to pump the break…


(IHP Bonus) Shirish Nadkarni On Microsoft, Hotmail, MSN and Blackberry Internet Email

Sept. 6, 2021

Serial entrepreneur Shirish Nadkarni came to the U.S. as a teenager with $25 in his pocket. After graduating from Harvard Business School, he worked at Microsoft where he engineered the $400 million acquisition of Hotmail an…

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Tue. 08/31 – Windows 11 Will Launch Without Android Apps

Aug. 31, 2021

Microsoft has missed the window for Windows 11 to support Android apps, at least at launch. Apple is getting into classical music and Amazon is going deeper into the red-hot audio space. Facebook turns the temperature down o…

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Wed. 07/28 – Earnings Bonanza

July 28, 2021

Apple reports earnings but warns of component shortages. Microsoft set profit records but noted shortage materially affected some divisions. Alphabet had good earnings too, but the real story there is YouTube. About the staf…


Thu. 06/24 – New Windows!

June 24, 2021

The new Windows is Windows 11. Google delays the Adpodcalypse. BuzzFeed finally to go public. Comcast is having issues with Peacock. Google and Jio’s cheap smartphone is announced. Is the biggest ever crypto crime story evol…


Wed. 06/23 – Microsoft Joins The $2T Club

June 23, 2021

Ticketed Space and Super Follows begin to roll out, and depending on how you slice it, folks stand to make a ton of money… or a ton of money for the app stores. Speaking of, Apple launches a PR campaign defending the App Sto…


Tues. 04/13 - New Surface Laptop 4

April 13, 2021

Everyone announced something today. A new Surface Laptop 4. New Nvidia things. New Roku things. Something new from Spotify literally called Car Thing. Oculus is going to hold a product event. Siri leaked the next Apple event…

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Mon. 04/12 – Microsoft Acquires Nuance

April 12, 2021

Microsoft acquires the biggest name in speech tech. Apple is maybe developing some home gadgets I feel like they should have done years ago. Might we see new iPads by the end of the month? Google wants to stop you from walki…

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Thu. 04/01 – Microsoft’s Pentagon Deal Validates The AR Industry

April 1, 2021

Microsoft’s big HoloLens deal with the Pentagon is maybe the big bang for the augmented reality industry. Amazon says their folks can come back to work soon, and in fact, they’d prefer if you did. Bearish signs for the work …