The next version of Windows Phone takes a few more cues from Android.
Don't expect the likes of Yahoo and Amazon to follow the lead of Microsoft as it abandons efforts to produce original online shows.
It's just the latest stop in Microsoft's new mission to get its services across an array of devices, Windows-powered or otherwise.
They're so bad, they're good.
A Microsoft boss rushed to reaffirm the company's commitment to Xbox Music and Video after comments from CEO Satya Nadella had people wondering if the services were destined for the dead pool.
Two weeks ago, we would have written the Lumia 635 off as a middling device you'd probably pass over. After the last week's events, it might be the new direction of Windows Phone.
The Android-based Nokia X is being killed, but cheaper Lumia smartphones will live on. They'll just be running Windows Phone.
One of the first to fall as part of Microsoft's layoffs is its Xbox Entertainment Studios, although some of the company's flagship media offerings will remain unscathed.
Siri isn't the only personal assistant that can turn on the lights for you. Cortana integration is coming to the Insteon smart-home ecosystem.