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Microsoft Pauses Spending on Facebook, Instagram

Microsoft suspended its advertising on Facebook and Instagram in the U.S. in May and recently expanded that to a global pause, according to an internal chat transcript seen by Axios. From a report: Unlike the many advertisers who recently joined a Facebook boycott,, Microsoft is concerned about where its ads are shown, not Facebook's policies. But the move still means yet another big advertiser is not spending on Facebook right now. "Based on concerns we had back in May we suspended all media sp...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, US, Tech, Facebook Instagram, Chris Capossela


Microsoft paused ad spending on Facebook and Instagram over concerns about 'inappropriate content' (MSFT, FB)

Microsoft has paused advertising spending on Facebook and Instagram, Axios reported Monday.  The news comes to protest the way the company moderates hate speech. Microsoft is not participating in the boycott, according to Axios, but is concerned about the content that its ads could appear next to on the social networks. Microsoft has yet to respond to a request to confirm the report. Are you a Microsoft employee? Contact this reporter via encrypted messaging app Signal (+1-425-344-8242) or e...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Pepsico, Signal, Chris Capossela, Axios, Coca Cola Starbucks, MSFT FB, Instagram Axios, Business Inisder Facebook


100 days that changed Microsoft: How Satya Nadella led the $1.4 trillion tech giant through the coronavirus pandemic (MSFT)

The coronavirus crisis forced companies around the world to act fast as they suddenly had to figure out how to operate remotely. Microsoft, the $1.4 trillion tech giant, was one of the first to go through this process. The early epicenter of the coronavirus in the US was just 10 miles from its front door in Redmond, Washington.  A lot was at stake. Millions rely on services like Microsoft Teams, Office 365, and Xbox Live to stay connected, productive, and entertained. Experts say the quick dec...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Minneapolis, Satya Nadella, US, NFL, America, San Francisco, Trends, Linkedin, United States, Manhattan, Seattle, Voice, Cherry, Business Insider


Microsoft Memo Bans April Fools' Day Pranks

Everyone hates April Fools' Day, and Microsoft is taking a stand against its own corporate pranks. From a report: Microsoft's marketing chief Chris Capossela has warned all employees to not participate in the process of annoying hoaxes on Monday. In an internal memo, Capossela explains that "data tells us these stunts have limited positive impact and can actually result in unwanted news cycles." He encourages all teams inside Microsoft not to do any public-facing April Fools' Day stunts. "I appr...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Tech, Chris Capossela, Capossela


Microsoft memo bans April Fools’ Day pranks, because they’re the worst

Beware children. April Fools’ Day is nearly upon us. It’s arguably the worst day of the year, but one we stubbornly cling to because of tradition. Tech companies certainly aren’t immune from the draw of building up and instantly crushing the dreams of millions of users, and pranks have become pretty common place with many top companies. These range from the fun to the terrible, with roughly 98 percent landing firmly in the former. This year, Microsoft is taking a bold stand against pranks. ...
Tags: Microsoft, Entertainment, Tech, Chris, Chris Capossela, Capossela, April Fools Day


It’s been 20 years since Microsoft’s most embarrassing moment (besides Vista, obviously)

Forgive me if this article makes you feel old, but I feel it’s my journalistic responsibility to inform you that this video of Windows 98 shitting the bed in a most public fashion turned 20 years old this weekend. Let’s revisit it: Let me set the scene. Twenty years ago, Microsoft CEO Bill Gates and assistant Chris Capossela (who is now Chief Marketing Officer at Redmond) were demonstrating Windows 98 before a live audience at the COMDEX conference. One of the big features was plug-and-play. You...
Tags: Startups, Microsoft, Vista, Bill Gates, Insider, Redmond, Chris Capossela


Microsoft Reviews Global Media Agency Account

Microsoft's mammoth media agency account is up for grabs in a closed review."As part of our normal course of business, Microsoft is conducting a closed review of its media account," a Microsoft spokesperson told Ad Age in an email. The spokesperson declined to comment further.In April 2014, Microsoft selected Interpublic Group as agency of record for advertising and global deployment and Dentsu Aegis Network to handle search advertising and media buying and planning right on the heels of appoin...
Tags: Microsoft, Advertising, Chris Capossela, Interpublic Group, Dentsu Aegis Network, Megan Graham


After CIO Departs, Microsoft Taps DelBene for Bigger Role

Microsoft strategy chief Kurt DelBene, one of CEO Satya Nadella's lieutenants, is getting a broader mandate as the company reorganizes its sales and operations group. DelBene [pictured above], who formerly led Microsoft's strategy teams, as of this week took on the title of chief digital officer, overseeing a unit that includes the company's strategy, real estate and operations, as well as the internal information technology groups that keep the computers and network running for the 121,500-per...
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Turner, Puget Sound, Jim, Redmond, Dubois, Chris Capossela, Kevin Turner, Puget Sound Business Journal, Amy Hood, Kurt DelBene, CIO Departs Microsoft, DelBene DelBene


Microsoft Finally Admits Its Malware-Style Windows 10 Upgrade Sales Pitch Went Too Far (techdirt)

We've talked a lot about how Microsoft managed to shoot Windows 10 (and consumer goodwill) squarely in the foot by refusing to seriously address OS privacy concerns, and by using malware-style tactics to try and force users on older versions of Windows to upgrade. While Microsoft's decision to offer Windows 10 as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 made sense on its surface, the company repeatedly bungled the promotion by making the multi-gigabyte upgrade impossible to avoid, which was a...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Karl Bode, Chris Capossela


Twas the week before Xmas ... not a creature was stirring – except Microsoft admitting its Windows 10 upgrade pop-up went 'too far'

Great timing, Chris Microsoft's marketing boss Chris Capossela has confessed the infamous your-Windows-10-upgrade-is-ready pop-up that tricked so many people into installing the thing was a step "too far."…
Tags: Microsoft, Software, Chris Capossela


A top Microsoft exec says he regrets 'getting too aggressive' over the free Windows 10 upgrade (MSFT)

When Windows 10 launched in July 2015, it came with a yearlong free upgrade offer for users of the older Microsoft Windows 7 and 8 operating systems.  Hundreds of millions of people took Microsoft up on the offer. Lots and lots more didn't, opting to stick with the operating system they were most familiar with, for a wide variety of very good reasons. Now, Microsoft Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela says, on the  with Paul Thurrott and Mary Jo Foley, that he regrets "getting too aggressiv...
Tags: Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Mary Jo Foley, Chris Capossela, Capossela, Paul Thurrott


Microsoft Exec Admits They 'Went Too Far' With Aggressive Windows 10 Updates

It's no secret that Microsoft has been aggressively pushing Windows 10 to users. Over the past year and a half, we have seen users complain about Windows 10 automatically getting downloaded to their computer, and in some cases, getting installed on its own as well. The automatic download irked many users who were on limited or slow data plans, or didn't want to spend gigabytes of data on Windows 10. A company executive has admitted for the first time that they may have went overboard with Window...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Chris Capossela


Microsoft COO Turner Steps Down, Signals New Direction at Company

Microsoft ( NASDAQ:MSFT) last week announced that Kevin Turner is leaving the company after 11 years as chief operating officer (COO), effective July 31, 2016. He will be joining Citadel Securities, a market maker of US stocks and options, as Chief Executive Officer. As Microsoft’s COO, Turner oversees the company’s worldwide sales, field marketing and services organization. He also manages support and partner channels, company stores and corporate support functions, including information ...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Nokia, Satya Nadella, US, Employment, Sales, Steve Ballmer, Turner, Stephen elop, Kevin, Kirill Tatarinov, Google Apple, Chris Capossela, Kevin Turner, Nadella


Microsoft's Nadella Reshapes Top Management as Turner Leaves

Dina Bass, reporting for Bloomberg: Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella announced a broad reorganization of the company's senior executive ranks as long-time Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner prepares to leave for another job. Instead of naming a new COO, Nadella appointed two executives to divvy up the sales responsibilities and report to him. Jean-Philippe Courtois will be in charge of global sales, marketing and operations spanning Microsoft's 13 business areas, Nadella s...
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Tech, Bloomberg, Turner, Microsoft Corp, Chris Capossela, Kevin Turner, Nadella, Amy Hood, Kurt DelBene, Dina Bass


Here's the email Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent the troops announcing a significant executive reorg

In a surprise move announced on Thursday, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner announced that he is leaving the company to take the CEO role at  Citadel Securities. Turner was the last major part of former CEO Steve Ballmer's administration. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent this email out to the troops explaining that he's not replacing Turner with a single individual as the new COO. Instead he's rearranging the deck chairs among several top sales and marketing executives to cover Turner's role. I...
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Steve Ballmer, Silicon Valley, North America, Turner, Operations, Kevin, Judson, Chris Capossela, Kevin Turner, Nadella, Amy Hood, Kurt DelBene, Citadel Securities


Here's the email Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent employees announcing a significant executive reorg

In a surprise move announced on Thursday, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner announced that he is leaving the company to take the CEO role at  Citadel Securities. Turner was the last major part of former CEO Steve Ballmer's administration. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent this email out to employees explaining that he's not replacing Turner with a single individual as the new COO. Instead he's rearranging the deck chairs among several top sales and marketing executives to cover Turner's role. In...
Tags: Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Satya Nadella, Trends, Steve Ballmer, North America, Turner, Operations, Kevin, Judson, Chris Capossela, Kevin Turner, Nadella, Amy Hood, Elon Musk Bill Gates, Kurt DelBene


7 Things About the Microsoft Envision Conference

Microsoft’s major business-focused event for the year, Microsoft Envision, is taking place this week in New Orleans.  This was the first year for the event with Microsoft Envision 2016  held at the city’s Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Keynote speakers on the first day included Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, and Dan Schulman, the CEO of PayPal. Here are seven high points from the first day of the conference. Nadella Gives a Glimpse of What is Possible with Technology Nadella, in his o...
Tags: Microsoft, Ebay, Satya Nadella, Cortana, Paypal, New Orleans, Toyota, Skype, Scott Kelly, Venmo, Xoom, Peggy Johnson, Kelly, Cortana Microsoft, Chris Capossela, Nadella


Could Microsoft Corporation's Surface Phone Be the Most Powerful Smartphone Ever?

There's been a lot of buzz about Microsoft 's (NASDAQ: MSFT) "Surface Phone" over the past few months. The company has neither confirmed nor denied reports, but a trail of breadcrumbs indicates that the device could arrive in the near future. During a podcast last December, Microsoft Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela declared that just as the Surface was sold on the "notion of a tablet that could replace your laptop," Microsoft needed a "spiritual equivalent on the phone side."...
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Microsoft CMO Confirms Development of 'Spiritual Equivalent' of Surface Phone

MojoKid writes: We all know what Microsoft wants to do with Windows 10. It's supposedly the last monolithic release of Windows and the ultimate plan is to unite hardware from different device categories under a single, universal ecosystem. That includes smartphones, which is an area where Microsoft has historically struggled hard to compete. The release of a premium "Surface Phone" of some sort, however, could prove to be a game changer. Microsoft is aggressively pushing Windows 10 upgrades, and...
Tags: Microsoft, Bill Gates, MojoKid, Surface Phone, Mary Jo Foley, Chris Capossela, Capossela