October 25, 2012 Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 8, is the company's boldest move yet. In an attempt to stay competitive with other tech giants, the new software is designed to boost company's mobile and tablet business. But will it upset Microsoft's computer-based loyalists?
October 23, 2012 This week, Microsoft will roll out the largest upgrade of its Windows software in more than a decade. And for the first time, it's marketing a tablet, called Surface. Microsoft still commands a formidable computing empire, but it's an empire under siege.
October 1, 2012 The cloud's vast computing power is making it easier and less expensive for companies and clinicians to discover new drugs and new medical treatments. Analyzing data that used to take years and tens of millions of dollars can now be done for a fraction of that amount.
September 24, 2012 Authorities say 2,000 workers went on a rampage over a "personal dispute." Some workers, though, are saying the dispute relates to on-going tensions at the factory where products are made for Apple and other high-tech giants.
January 10, 2012 Both Nokia and Microsoft have been left behind in the race to capture a piece of the fast-growing smartphone pie. Now Nokia, with Microsoft's help, is trying to force its way back into the North American smartphone market, announcing a new 4G phone for AT&T.
June 27, 2011 The last assets of Nortel Networks, the former high-tech giant, are to be auctioned Monday, as it sells off more than 6,000 patents. Google has already aired a $900 million bid for the U.S. and international patents, which focus on mobile video and wireless networks.
May 10, 2011 Now that it's been confirmed that Microsoft is buying Skype for $8.5 billion, everyone's trying to figure out what it will do with the Internet phone service. The early read: Skype will be the "glue" between Microsoft's products.
March 30, 2011 The book's "critical portrait" of Bill Gates "has created a rift" between the men, the newspaper says. Gates says their recollection of events may differ, but he values their friendship and Allen's contributions to their work.
July 1, 2010 The battle for market share in the red-hot mobile phone market claimed another victim, and this time it happened in what seemed like the blink of an eye. In less than two months, Microsoft decided to stop shipping its Kin models beyond the U.S.