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Microsoft raises cloud pitch, targets Dropbox, Box

Both companies are expected to go public in the coming months.

Apr 29, 2014, 10:17 AM IST

Start Menu soon to return to Microsoft Windows 8

Microsoft will reportedly bring the 'Start Menu' back in the second update to Windows 8.1, which is scheduled for August.

Apr 24, 2014, 15:29 PM IST

Ford to replace CEO Mulally in 2014: Report

Alan Mulally will likely retire and be replaced as CEO of Ford Motor by chief operating officer Mark Fields by the end of 2014.

Apr 22, 2014, 09:26 AM IST

Microsoft's Xbox One sales cross 5 million

Microsoft Corp has sold over 5 million Xbox One video game consoles to retailers since its launch in November, the company said on Thursday.

Apr 18, 2014, 11:09 AM IST

Microsoft sued over browser miscue that led to $731 mn EU fine

The legal action is the first to emerge from a humiliating episode for Microsoft, which the software company has never fully explained and has accounted for only as a "technical error."

Apr 12, 2014, 11:17 AM IST

Microsoft, Dell seal Android, Chrome royalty pact

Microsoft Corp and Dell Inc have sealed a patent licensing deal under which Dell will pay the software giant royalties on sales of devices powered by Google Inc`s Android or Chrome software.

Mar 27, 2014, 09:15 AM IST

Ex-Microsoft employee charged with leaking trade secrets to blogger

A former employee of Microsoft Corp is facing criminal charges after he allegedly passed trade secrets to a blogger in France, U.S. court documents showed.

Mar 20, 2014, 12:01 PM IST

Berkshire opposes dividend proposal; Buffett, Gates get pay rises

Warren Buffett`s Berkshire Hathaway Inc has urged shareholders to vote against a proposal that it consider spending some of its USD 48.2 billion of cash on a "meaningful" dividend.

Mar 16, 2014, 23:12 PM IST

Microsoft appoints activist investor Mason Morfit to board

The world`s largest software company offered Morfit a board seat in August, following months of lobbying by ValueAct for a say on how Microsoft is run.

Mar 12, 2014, 09:39 AM IST

Microsoft makes pollster Penn head of strategy, exact role unclear

Microsoft Corp on Monday put pugnacious pollster and political adviser Mark Penn in charge of strategy but left company watchers uncertain what exactly his new role will entail.

Mar 04, 2014, 09:27 AM IST

Windows designer moves to new Microsoft job

Julie Larson-Green is one of Microsoft Corp`s most senior women executives and a leading force behind the latest design of Windows.

Feb 25, 2014, 10:12 AM IST

Microsoft Xbox One update on consoles to be released worldwide

The update, meant to be rolled out earlier this week, was stalled by the company for unknown reasons.

Feb 16, 2014, 13:13 PM IST

Microsoft Windows 8 lags predecessor in first-year sales

The latest Windows 8 sales figure, announced by Reller at a Goldman Sachs technology conference on Thursday, is the first that Microsoft has made public for more than six months.

Feb 14, 2014, 09:06 AM IST

Microsoft's "Office Online" set to replace Word, Excel Apps

Microsoft is set to rebrand its existing Office Web Apps with "Office Online".

Jan 29, 2014, 17:30 PM IST

US frees tech companies to give more spying data

US technology companies may give the public and their customers more detail about the court orders they receive related to surveillance under an agreement they reached on Monday with the Obama administration.

Jan 28, 2014, 12:26 PM IST

Microsoft lawyer suggests non-US data storage for overseas users: Report

Microsoft Corp`s head lawyer has suggested that overseas customers will be allowed to have their personal data stored in non-US data centers, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.

Jan 23, 2014, 14:55 PM IST

Microsoft succession speculation focuses on internal candidates

Speculation over Microsoft Corp`s succession plans refocused on internal choices on Wednesday, a day after the leading outside candidate, Ford Motor Co CEO Alan Mulally, took himself off the list of potential CEOs at the world`s largest software maker.

Jan 08, 2014, 23:51 PM IST

Ford CEO Alan Mulally not to be next Microsoft chief

Ford CEO Alan Mulally has reportedly announced that he has decided to not become the next chief at Microsoft and continue leading his current company.

Jan 08, 2014, 12:33 PM IST

Microsoft close to naming CEO, Ford's Mulally stays put

Mulally`s comments reignited the guessing game over who will take over at Microsoft, following the elimination in December month of another reported candidate, Qualcomm Inc`s Steve Mollenkopf.

Jan 08, 2014, 06:20 AM IST

Google, other big companies to pay to use San Francisco bus stops

Google Inc and other big technology companies that rely on private commuter buses to ferry workers around will now pay the city of San Francisco fees to use city bus stops, the city announced at a news conference on Monday.

Jan 07, 2014, 09:35 AM IST