September 27, 2013 Microsoft's co-founder wishes Windows PCs had been given one start-up key instead of the famous three-key combination. But fans are both nostalgic about what was required and say it helped protect their PCs from some problems.
September 3, 2013 Microsoft is spending $7.2 billion for Nokia's mobile phones business. The thinking, analysts say, is that to succeed in other areas — tablets and PCs — Microsoft needs to build its Windows Phone business.
September 3, 2013 Microsoft is buying Nokia's mobile phone business and licensing key patents for $7.2 billion. Microsoft is aiming to boost its share of the smartphone market, which is dominated by Google's Android and Apple's iPhone. The deal may also provide a hint of who will take over when Microsoft's CEO leaves.
August 28, 2013 The corporate culture at Microsoft seems to go against the tech industry's trend toward more empowered employees. The focus on the software giant's inner workings comes as Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer prepares to depart.
August 23, 2013 As speculation begins about who will replace Steve Ballmer as CEO, NPR's Steve Henn has some advice for his successor: Take bigger risks — and more of them. Do more to encourage innovation and don't forget the PC just yet.
August 23, 2013 Steve Ballmer became the company's CEO in January 2000. In recent years, Microsoft has come under increasing criticism for not keeping up with the shift to mobile phones.
June 19, 2013 Microsoft has changed policies regarding Internet connection and used game capabilities for its upcoming Xbox One gaming console. The company says it is responding to feedback from consumers.
June 6, 2013 The illicit computer program reportedly infected five million computers worldwide, stealing bank account credentials. Dozens of banking institutions were hit by the enterprise.
May 30, 2013 In the more than eight years since it was written, the open-source operating system Ubuntu's "Bug #1" was seen as a rallying call: "Microsoft has a majority market share." But the entry was officially closed Thursday, as Ubuntu leader Mark Shuttleworth said things had changed since 2004.
May 20, 2013 Microsoft has had few blockbuster successes in recent years. On Tuesday, when the tech giant is scheduled to introduce its new Xbox, it will be targeting more than just hard-core gamers. Analysts say Microsoft will also be aiming to make its console the center of entertainment in your living room.
May 8, 2013 When Microsoft introduced Windows 8 last year, the software giant billed the new operating system as one of the most critical releases in its history. The system would bridge the gap between personal computers and the fast-growing mobile world of tablets and smartphones. But this week, the company sent signals that it might soon alter Windows 8 to address some early criticism.
February 5, 2013 Michael Dell is in the group buying the computer maker. Analysts say the debt the company is taking on will be another challenge for Dell.