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News Scan: Microsoft's Nadella tops most influential tech leaders; Firms see, but too often can't realize, big data benefits; More.

The top news stories for May 27, 2015.

Microsoft adds LG, Sony to list of Android tablet makers pre-installing Office, Skype

On Monday, Microsoft announced that it signed up 20 more manufacturers to its program to pre-stall Office, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype on Android tablets, including big names LG and Sony.

Virtual reality check: When will VR enter the enterprise?

Over the next decade, virtual reality technology has the chance to change the fundamental way that hands-on professionals operate in the field, office or classroom, according to an industry expert.

News Scan: Microsoft invites firms to be guinea pigs for new update process; Digital transformation has the power to save the CIO; More.

The top news stories for May 26, 2015.

Cortana to go head-to-head with Siri, Google Now

Microsoft is pitting its virtual assistant, Cortana, directly against Siri and Google Now with new apps for iPhone and Android. The new capabilities may prove useful for the many mobile workers who use Windows computers but carry iPhones or Android devices. 

Takeover rumors swirl as BlackBerry plans to cut workforce at device unit

As rumors swirl that Microsoft is looking to buy BlackBerry, the Canadian mobility firm reportedly plans to cut employees from its mobile device unit.

Spotlight: Don't worry, OneClip is not the resurrection of Clippy

Many of us remember the annoying Windows "Clippy" assistant. Well, the latest app from Microsoft resembles Clippy in name only. Microsoft's OneClip app synchronizes a user's clipboard across iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows PC, reported The Next Web.

Mobility is key part of future digital workplace, say panelists

Mobility will be a key aspect of the future digital workplace, agreed panelists at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium held here Wednesday.

Rumored iOS-only Microsoft app is good sign for enterprise users

Rumors abound that Microsoft is developing a new iOS-exclusive mobile application with a twist on traditional email. The openness that Microsoft could be showing with this move and recent other moves is promising for enterprise users who would like to see a more flexible regime in Redmond.

Microsoft's new Edge browser won't be on Android, iOS or OS X

Microsoft has confirmed that it is not currently looking at making its new Edge browser available on non-Windows platforms.