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Yahoo, Microsoft extend search partnership talks for 30 days

Yahoo Inc and Microsoft Corp agreed to extend by 30 days the deadline to re-negotiate a ten year search deal, as the two Internet companies attempt to revamp a thorny partnership crafted by former chief executives.

Mar 28, 2015, 09:36 AM IST

Microsoft tackles China piracy with free upgrade to Windows 10

Microsoft Corp is making its biggest push into the heavily pirated Chinese consumer computing market this summer by offering free upgrades to Windows 10 to all Windows users, regardless of whether they are running genuine copies of the software.

Mar 18, 2015, 09:33 AM IST

Microsoft slashes XBox prices by 19% to Rs 12,990

For the quarter ended December 31, 2014, Microsoft sold 6.6 million XBox units, with strong holiday season performance.

Feb 02, 2015, 14:51 PM IST

U.S. multinationals hit hard by strong dollar, to bleed further into 2015

A slew of U.S. multinational companies, from DuPont to Procter & Gamble, showed that a strong U.S. dollar hurt their earnings, and several blue-chip exporters said the situation will get worse if the greenback holds its strength.

Jan 28, 2015, 04:40 AM IST

Bad code update triggered Yahoo, Bing search crash: Source

Yahoo Inc and Microsoft Corp search engines temporarily went dark on Friday after Microsoft pushed out a bad code update and then struggled to roll it back, a person briefed on the outages told a news agency.

Jan 03, 2015, 04:14 AM IST

Sony`s PlayStation offline, Microsoft`s Xbox restored

Microsoft`s online network for its Xbox gaming console was restored to nearly full service Friday after an allegedly coordinated Christmas Day hack brought it and Sony`s PlayStation network down.

Dec 27, 2014, 10:32 AM IST

Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox websites hit by delays

Microsoft Corp`s Xbox Live and Sony Corp`s PlayStation Networks experienced user connection problems on Christmas Day, for which a hacker group claimed responsibility.

Dec 26, 2014, 10:09 AM IST

Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox hit by delays

Microsoft Corp`s Xbox Live and Sony Corp`s <6758.T> PlayStation Networks experienced user connection problems on Christmas Day, for which a hacker group claimed responsibility.

Dec 26, 2014, 06:58 AM IST

US judge says concerned about Google antitrust lawsuit

A U.S. judge said on Thursday she would require consumers suing Google to submit additional factual details in order for an antitrust lawsuit over Android to proceed.

Dec 19, 2014, 02:27 AM IST

Tech companies support Microsoft in overseas data fight with US

Technology companies Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc, AT&T Inc and more than 20 others are supporting Microsoft Corp in the software company`s legal battle with the U.S. government over access to customer data stored overseas.

Dec 16, 2014, 08:54 AM IST

Microsoft releases security updates for Windows, IE on Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has released security fixes for Internet Explorer and Exchange Server in its latest series of " Patch Tuesday".

Dec 10, 2014, 13:47 PM IST

Barnes & Noble ends pact with Microsoft in Nook Media

Barnes & Noble Inc struck a deal to buy Microsoft Corp`s stake in Nook Media LLC, ending a two-year partnership and clearing the way for the bookseller to spin off its loss-making e-reader and digital content division.

Dec 05, 2014, 09:41 AM IST

Microsoft ex-CEO Ballmer, activist Jesse Jackson pep up annual meet

Former Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer and civil rights activist Jesse Jackson livened up the technology company`s annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday, grabbing the spotlight from the current leaders on stage.

Dec 04, 2014, 09:56 AM IST

Sony Pictures struggles to recover 8 days after cyber attack

Eight days after a massive cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Hollywood studio was still struggling to restore some systems on Tuesday evening as investigators combed for evidence to identify the culprit.

Dec 03, 2014, 09:54 AM IST

Microsoft to pay China $140 million for ''tax evasion''

China has levied about $140 million in back taxes from Microsoft Corp in the first major case concerning cross-border tax evasion in the country.

Nov 26, 2014, 09:10 AM IST

Real Madrid and Microsoft announce digital platform deal

Real Madrid and Microsoft Corp have sealed an agreement to create a digital platform to connect fans of the European champions around the world.

Nov 19, 2014, 10:34 AM IST

Microsoft announces host of goodies for Lumia 830 buyers in India

Microsoft has announced that Lumia 830 owners will get minimum off of Rs 6,000 while shopping on Snapdeal.

Oct 30, 2014, 03:52 AM IST

Microsoft cuts 3,000 jobs, rounding out July plan

Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday it cut about 3,000 jobs, effectively completing its plan to reduce its workforce by 18,000, or 14 percent of total staff, announced in July.

Oct 30, 2014, 03:25 AM IST

Paul Allen's sister steps away from managing $17 billion fortune

Paul Allen`s sister, Jody, who has managed the Microsoft Corp co-founder`s multi-billion dollar philanthropy and investment efforts for three decades, is taking an indefinite sabbatical, according to an Allen spokeswoman.

Oct 28, 2014, 07:57 AM IST