NIIT and Microsoft collaborate to encourage women into IT

The global talent development corporation has tied up with the IT multinational to roll-out ‘Women in Tech’ initiative across 5,000 schools, colleges and centres in 200 cities. Prachi Rege reports

Twitter sues U.S. Justice Dept for right to reveal surveillance requests

Twitter Inc has sued the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking the right to provide more specifics about the extent of U.S. government surveillance and requests for information from federal agencies.

Skype to bar calls on mobile, landline within India from Nov 10
Skype to bar calls on mobile, landline within India from Nov 10

Over the top telecom player Skype today said it will stop calling facility from its application on mobile and landlines within India from November 10.

Now, no need to login, signup on Microsoft to read 'encrypted emails'
Now, no need to login, signup on Microsoft to read 'encrypted emails'

Microsoft's encryption mails would be easier to read now, as the company announced that now users who don't have a Microsoft account, or who have one but aren't logged into it, can view their encrypted message using a one-time passcode that Microsoft will send to them via email.

Microsoft says much work remains to be done despite increase in number of women staff

Microsoft has released diversity stats showing that it has increased the number of its women staff, but says that there's still much work to be done.

Facebook relaunches ad platform Atlas, allows advertisers to follow you around the web
Facebook relaunches ad platform Atlas, allows advertisers to follow you around the web

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New Delhi: Social-networking giant Facebook announced to relaunch Atlas, the ad platform, which will allow companies and marketers to see how effective their ads are on different websites.

Real test of NDA govt is how it embraces unpopular decisions: Bill Gates

The real test for India's new government would lie in how it embraces unpopular decisions which would be of benefit to the country, Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said.

Watch: Is this how Microsoft Windows 9 'Threshold' will look?
Watch: Is this how Microsoft Windows 9 'Threshold' will look?

In the ever-evolving world of electronics where details of gizmos and products are now getting 'leaked' a lot more than ever before, a sneak preview of the much-anticipated Windows 9 'Threshold' has come to fore.

Microsoft gifts @messenger to Facebook as it decides to shut down MSN Messenger
Microsoft gifts @messenger to Facebook as it decides to shut down MSN Messenger

After deciding to shut down its MSN Messenger service, also known as Windows Live Messenger, after 15 years, Microsoft is passing its twitter account to Facebook.

EU ups pressure on Google in anti-trust probe

US Internet giant Google saw chances of a quick resolution to an anti-trust probe fade Tuesday after EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia called for "new solutions" to address complaints from rivals.

Bruce Levenson to sell Atlanta Hawks over racially charged e-mail
Bruce Levenson to sell Atlanta Hawks over racially charged e-mail

Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson said Sunday he`ll sell his controlling interest in the NBA team in the wake of racially charged remarks he made in an e-mail two years ago.

Microsoft to end MSN Messenger in China by October
Microsoft to end MSN Messenger in China by October

Microsoft will be switching off its Windows Live Messenger service in China from October.

Los Angeles Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer finalized - NBA

Steve Ballmer, the former head of Microsoft, has completed his $2 billion purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, ending a saga that began when former team owner Donald Sterling was heard making racist remarks to his girlfriend on a tape recording.

China bans Apple products for officials

China has excluded Apple from a list of products that can be bought with public money because of security concerns, media reports said.

Microsoft sues Samsung over Android patent contract

American multinational corporation Microsoft sued its Korean rival Samsung for violating a patent- licensing contract involving Android operating system following Microsoft`s acquisition of Nokia.

CBI arrests hacker who stole Microsoft keys worth lakhs

CBI on Friday nabbed an alleged hacker who entered into systems of software giant Microsoft to steal product keys worth lakhs and is feared to have compromised some government websites as well in the process.

CBI arrests hacker who stole Microsoft keys worth lakhs

CBI Friday nabbed an alleged hacker who entered into systems of software giant Microsoft to steal product keys worth lakhs and is feared to have compromised some government websites as well in the process.

Google under fire from regulators on EU privacy ruling

Google`s handling of "right to be forgotten" requests from European citizens came under fire by regulators after the search engine firm restricted the removal of Internet links to European sites only, a person familiar with the matter said.

Looking into unauthorised digital certificates issue: Govt

The government today said it is looking into the matter raised by tech giants Google and Microsoft which have said that the National Informatics Centre (NIC) has issued unauthorised digital certificates.

Microsoft says cybercrime bust frees 4.7 mn infected PCs

Microsoft Corp said it has freed at least 4.7 million infected personal computers from control of cyber crooks in its most successful digital crime-busting operation, which interrupted service at an Internet-services firm last week.