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Microsoft news recap: Microsoft begins offering the Razer Phone, Seeing AI app launches in the UK and more

Microsoft (MSFT) news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Razer Phone now available at the Microsoft Store online or in-store

As the exclusive in-store partner for the Razer Phone in the US and Canada, Microsoft has begun sales of Razer’s first forage in the mobile world, with pricing set at $699.99 in the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft veteran Tim Sneath joins Google to work on a competitor to Xamarin

Tim Sneath, an ex-Microsoft employee, is moving to Google. Those who attend conferences and in the tech press will know of Tim Sneath. It has been announced that he will be working on a competitor to Microsoft’s Xamarin, called Flutter, allowing developers to easily develop apps for iOS and Android from a single codebase.

Microsoft’s “Seeing AI” app for the visually impaired now available in the UK

An app that is designed to help the visually impaired by describing the world has been launched in the UK. It reads out text as soon as it detects it, and provides audio guidance.

Microsoft Outings, a personal travel guide app from Bing, leaks ahead of launch

An unreleased app has been leaked ahead of its launch. Called Microsoft Outings, the app acts as a personal travel guide to discover new places. It’s built by the Bing team.

That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Microsoft news.

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