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Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013

Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013

The company did not disclose the extent of the attack to the public or its customers after its discovery in 2013.

Oct 17, 2017, 11:03 AM IST
Microsoft, Apple among companies urging US Supreme Court to weigh gay workers' rights

Microsoft, Apple among companies urging US Supreme Court to weigh gay workers' rights

A group of 76 companies submitted a brief to the court saying a split among lower courts on that question had created uncertainty for employers and gay workers.

Oct 11, 2017, 22:08 PM IST
Microsoft's Hotmail, Outlook.com services back up after outage

Microsoft's Hotmail, Outlook.com services back up after outage

Microsoft said the issue involved part of the company`s internet traffic load-balancing system which was gobbling up server capacity despite no apparent increase in user traffic.

Sep 19, 2017, 09:03 AM IST
Amazon's Alexa to chat up Microsoft's Cortana

Amazon's Alexa to chat up Microsoft's Cortana

Users will be able to turn to their Echo device and say, "Alexa, open Cortana," or turn to their Windows 10 device and say, "Cortana, open Alexa," the companies said in a statement.

Aug 30, 2017, 19:34 PM IST
Microsoft unveils technology to speed up blockchain and its adoption

Microsoft unveils technology to speed up blockchain and its adoption

Microsoft Corp is working on technology that it believes can make blockchain-based systems faster and more private, as it looks to speed up use of the distributed database software by enterprises.

Aug 10, 2017, 18:47 PM IST

Microsoft Surface devices fail on reliability: Consumer Reports

Microsoft disputed the study, saying the company’s return and support rates differ significantly from the Consumer Reports study.

Aug 10, 2017, 18:14 PM IST
Adobe to pull plug on Flash, ending an era

Adobe to pull plug on Flash, ending an era

Adobe, along with partners Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, Alphabet Inc`s Google, Facebook Inc and Mozilla Corp, said support for Flash will ramp down across the internet in phases over the next three years.

Jul 26, 2017, 08:27 AM IST
Microsoft to offer local version of Azure cloud service

Microsoft to offer local version of Azure cloud service

Microsoft is hoping to carve a niche among customers who cannot or do not want to have to move all their computing operations to the massive shared data centers that are collectively known as the cloud.

Jul 10, 2017, 18:46 PM IST
JPMorgan, Microsoft, Intel and others form new blockchain alliance

JPMorgan, Microsoft, Intel and others form new blockchain alliance

JPMorgan Chase & Co, Microsoft Corp, Intel Corp and more than two dozen other companies have teamed up to develop standards and technology to make it easier for enterprises to use blockchain code Ethereum in the latest push by large firms to move toward distributed ledger systems.

Feb 28, 2017, 09:16 AM IST
Microsoft to continue to invest over $1 billion annually on cyber security research and development

Microsoft to continue to invest over $1 billion annually on cyber security research and development

So as to continue with investment on cyber security research and development in the coming years, US software firm Microsoft Corp will continue to invest over $1 billion annually, as per a senior executive of the company.

Jan 26, 2017, 18:40 PM IST
Russia-linked hackers exploiting Windows flaw: Microsoft

Russia-linked hackers exploiting Windows flaw: Microsoft

Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday that a hacking group previously linked to the Russian government is behind recent cyber attacks that exploit a newly discovered flaw in its Windows operating system.

Nov 02, 2016, 08:27 AM IST
Google rebrands cloud business, adds more artificial intelligence

Google rebrands cloud business, adds more artificial intelligence

Alphabet Inc`s Google said on Thursday it renamed its business-to-business cloud computing brand and enhanced some enterprise applications using artificial intelligence, the company`s latest gambit to better compete with Amazon.com and Microsoft Corp. in the lucrative cloud business.

Sep 30, 2016, 11:01 AM IST
LinkedIn launches "Lite" version for mobile browsing in India

LinkedIn launches "Lite" version for mobile browsing in India

LinkedIn Corp , the operator of the world`s largest online business networking service, has launched in India a "Lite" version of its website for mobile browsing. 

Sep 12, 2016, 18:56 PM IST
Microsoft gets support in gag order lawsuit from US companies

Microsoft gets support in gag order lawsuit from US companies

Technology, media, pharmaceutical and other companies, along with major corporate lobbying groups, filed legal briefs on Friday in support of a Microsoft Corp lawsuit that aims to strike down a law preventing companies from telling customers the government is seeking their data.

Sep 03, 2016, 09:05 AM IST
Microsoft, Google reach a deal; complaints against each other to be dropped!

Microsoft, Google reach a deal; complaints against each other to be dropped!

Microsoft Corporation and Alphabet Inclusive's Google have agreed upon a deal to drop all the regulatory complaints against each other

Apr 22, 2016, 21:15 PM IST

Microsoft''s artificial intelligence ''chatbot'' messes up again on Twitter

Almost a week after being shut down for spewing racist and sexist comments on Twitter, Microsoft Corp`s artificial intelligence `chatbot` called Tay briefly rejoined Twitter on Wednesday only to la

Mar 31, 2016, 09:41 AM IST
Apple signs up for Google's cloud services

Apple signs up for Google's cloud services

Apple currently also uses Amazon.com Inc`s and Microsoft Corp`s cloud services, but intends to end its reliance on all its rivals in the next few years, Recode said.

Mar 17, 2016, 10:26 AM IST
Microsoft to launch Surface Pro 4 in January, Lumia 950 in December

Microsoft to launch Surface Pro 4 in January, Lumia 950 in December

Nadella was delivering his keynote address on the opening day of the company's two-day customer expo 'Future Unleashed: Accelerating India'.

Nov 05, 2015, 16:38 PM IST

China hands Microsoft administrative fine over Xbox venture

Microsoft Corp and its Chinese partner in an Xbox game console venture have been fined by China`s commerce ministry for breaching antitrust rules but escaped serious punishment after it deemed they did not hamper free market competition.

Sep 29, 2015, 13:23 PM IST
Microsoft discriminated against women in pay, promotions: US lawsuit

Microsoft discriminated against women in pay, promotions: US lawsuit

Microsoft Corp on Wednesday was hit with a proposed class action lawsuit in U.S.

Sep 17, 2015, 11:33 AM IST