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Today, Amazon's free app of the day promotion is not a single app, but rather a combination of over 30 different apps, ranging from games to utilities to teaching tools, and as always, all free.
If you are in the market for a Surface Pro 3, now is the time as Amazon has slashed prices on the tablet by $100 and is also offering a $100 gift card to sweeten the deal.
The entry level Lumia 635 is now even more affordable with Microsoft and AT&T shaving nearly 60% off its price. The 4G handset is currently available for only $39 at Microsoft's online store.
Walmart is offering some tremendous Black Friday deals this year, including the Xbox One Master Chief Collection bundle for only $329 (plus a $30 gift card) and the Xbox 360 4GB for $99.
An upcoming promotion from Microsoft UAE will offer two Lumia 530s for the price of one, effectively bringing the price of its low-cost Windows Phone 8.1 handset down to an even more affordable $55.
A new report claims that Microsoft is in "serious talks" to buy Mojang, the Swedish company responsible for the massively popular online game Minecraft, for over $2 billion.
A retailer is offering the Nokia Lumia 635 for just $79.99 off-contract, including free shipping, until September 4 - the lowest price we've seen so far for the new 4G Windows Phone 8.1 handset.
If you are looking for a cheap Windows 8.1 device, you may be in luck. Microsoft will be offering the Acer Aspire E 15 for just $199 - although the promotion will be available for one day only.
Microsoft is offering Xbox 360 owners a $75 credit to buy an Xbox One. The deal lasts until the end of the month, with users sent a code for the credit via their Xbox Live account.
Microsoft has finally rolled out its Games with Gold deal to Xbox One users, who can download Halo: Spartan Assault and Max: The Curse of Brotherhood for free from today.
A new report from the WSJ is claiming that Apple paid $2.5B for Beats Electronics (the headphone arm) and under $500M for Beats Music (the steaming service) leading to questions about Apple's plan.
Do you have an Xbox One and want some new games for it? The Microsoft Store has a "buy 2 get 1 free" deal, giving gamers the chance to pick up three games for the price of one, including Titanfall.
Microsoft says that its acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business will be finalized later this week, adding that some changes that have been made to the original terms of the deal.
It looks like Samsung and Google are back together. With patent licensing deals, Google dropping Motorola, and Samsung coming back to Android's design ethics the two companies are closer than ever.
Still need a Surface Type cover for your Surface RT/Pro? Well you're in luck because Microsoft has once again reduced the price, although we don't know if this is a sale or a permanent reduction.
Been thinking about getting a small Windows 8.1 tablet? Microsoft is hoping to tempt you by selling the 8-inch Dell Venue 8 Pro for just $99 this Monday, but stocks will be extremely limited.
Xbox One games are on sale today for the low price of only $49. If you managed to snag a Day One console, you might want to think about buying a few extra games for your new console.
Microsoft is now offering a $200 gift cards to its retail stores for exchanges of "gently used" iPhone 4S and 5 models, the most recent attempt to sway users of competing devices to its own platforms.
Microsoft agreed to purchase Nokia's devices unit early Tuesday morning, with the deal expected to become complete in early 2014, though it will have more impact for both companies than smartphones.
Everyone likes a good deal, but free money is even better! Check out the Microsoft Store where you can get a $10 credit off of a future purchase for simply giving them your email address.
Many Tumblr users are not happy that Yahoo have stepped in to buy the company, despite reports that it was finically unsound, and it looks like some users are voting with their feet.
It was just announced that Yahoo has bought Tumblr for approximately $1.1 billion dollars, close to what earlier rumors had predicted. Tumblr is one of the most popular blogging platforms in the world
Microsoft UK are offering a free Type Cover or Touch Cover with any purchase of a Surface RT between May 15 2013 and June 30 2013. The offer is only valid for residents of the United Kingdom
Apple's "iRadio" service may be nearing a useable state as Apple is on the verge of agreeing deals with Universal Music, Sony Entertainment and Warner Music Group. "iRadio" may launch with iOS 7.
Dell has announced a deal that will allow the company to go private and Microsoft will soon become a significant stakeholder in the private company.
Nokia has something to raise a glass of eggnog to in the run up to Christmas. Following the deal to see the Lumia 920T carried by China Mobile Ltd, Nokia's stock is on the up!
Samsung has finally caught a break in the US courts, regarding the patent war with Apple. A US judge has ordered Apple to reveal the full details of its licensing deal with HTC to Samsung's attorneys.
It seems that Intel is planning to improve its GPU offerings, entering into a deal with Creative to licensing ZiiLabs 3D graphics technology and integrate the ZiiLabs team into the Intel fold.
In April, AOL announced that Microsoft would be purchasing a number of their patents. Now, in the midst of a very public patent row in the US courts, the AOL/Microsoft deal has been completed.
An expert in the field of antitrust deals has suggested that the Federal Trade Commission may take an interest in Facebook's purchase of Instagram, and could delay it by six months, if not more.
Microsoft has announced that it has signed a patent deal with Samsung. It is claiming that this is its most important deal yet and Microsoft will receive royalties for each Android Samsung device sold.
In a surprise move, Google has announced that it will be acquiring the entirety of Motorola Mobility. Larry Page, CEO of Google, said that this deal will help “supercharge Android.”
The deal which is meant to see Windows Phone 7 on Nokia devices has taken a new turn according to the 20-F document Nokia have filed at the Securities and Exchange Commission. The PDF shows...
Spotify, the free on-demand music streaming service which has been loved by the few who have access to it may finally be reaching the United States after closing a deal with record company giant, Sony. Spotify...
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google will likely stop censoring its search results in China but will not pull out of the country entirely. Citing the famous, “sources familiar with the situation”,...
Microsoft announced on Monday that it has signed a patent cross-license agreement with Amazon. In a press release neither company went into specifics but both confirmed they would grant access to the other’s patent portfolio. The...
The European Commission and US Department of Justice have both approved a Microsoft and Yahoo! deal that will see the software giant acquire the internet search and search advertising businesses of Yahoo!. In a statement on...
The landmark search deal between Yahoo and Microsoft appears to have taken a giant leap forward. According to Yahoo, sources familiar with the situation are saying that the EU will grant unconditional approval for...
Microsoft confirmed today that it had reached a mutual decision with Facebook, allowing the social network to take over responsibility for selling display advertisements on its own site. In October 2007 Microsoft announced a $240 million...
Microsoft and HP both announced a joint deal today that will see the software and hardware giants collaborate on future engineering road maps to eliminate the complexities of IT management. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, HP...
The long rumored deal between giants Microsoft and Yahoo was due to come to its final stage yesterday. However, reports have said that putting pen to paper to finalize the deal, has been put on...
Yahoo! and Microsoft have both confirmed earlier reports of a deal over search. In a joint statement Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz confirmed "this agreement comes with boatloads of value for Yahoo!, our users, and...
Some of the biggest news recently, in the shady side of the Internet, was that torrent search engine The Pirate Bay was to be sold and then converted into a legal operation. Many people were...
BoomTown reporter Kara Swisher is confident from company insiders that the Microsoft and Yahoo deal will be announced within 24 hours. Swisher cites multiple sources close to the situation, confirming some type of deal has...
Several reports have surfaced today indicating that a Microsoft and Yahoo! deal is "imminent". 24/7 Wall Street is reporting that under the terms of the agreement, Yahoo! will be paid $3 billion upfront and...
The pre-ordering deal for Windows 7 has been going on for a little while now, but there was still a few whispers flying around that there would be a family pack type deal coming for...
The Guardian is reporting that O2 have won an exclusivity deal for the Palm Pre in the UK. The Pre which is already on sale in the US is a rival to Apple's iPhone....
Yesterday Wal-Mart kicked off it's latest deal of the season, offering customers iPhones for $197. But who would have ever thought that a company would compete with Wal-Mart's "Always low prices"? AT&T has launched...
Apple was forced to end exclusive iPhone contract deals with Orange in France. The immediate effect of the contract, which offers the latest iPhone to all of France via Apple and Telecom SA (Orange)...