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Microsoft investors push for chairman Bill Gates to step down

Three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft Corp are lobbying the board to press for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-founded 38 years ago.

Oct 02, 2013, 08:55 AM IST

Nokia says India freezes some assets in tax dispute

Indian authorities have frozen some of Nokia's assets in a tax dispute, the Finnish phone maker said on Monday, although it does not expect the move to delay the sale of its handset business to Microsoft Corp.

Oct 01, 2013, 10:00 AM IST

Bill Gates admits using `Control-Alt-Delete` for login was a mistake

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates has confessed that setting ''Control-Alt-Delete'' as a way to log in to Windows was a mistake.

Sep 27, 2013, 12:34 PM IST

Steve Ballmer goes out punching at last Microsoft employee meeting

Ballmer, who announced his plan to retire within 12 months in August, was the last act of the all-day event at Seattle's KeyArena, former home of the city's SuperSonics basketball team.

Sep 27, 2013, 08:44 AM IST

Microsoft CEO Ballmer bids emotional farewell to Wall Street

Ballmer told investors and analysts in an annual meeting that Microsoft had a bright future, despite missteps under his 13-year tenure.

Sep 20, 2013, 09:36 AM IST

Microsoft kicks off iPad buyback deal to boost Surface sales

American multinational corporation Microsoft has launched a US marketing offer that will let people exchange 'gently used` iPads for Microsoft products such as Surface tablets.

Sep 14, 2013, 14:42 PM IST

Microsoft urged to put Mulally, Lawrie on CEO shortlist

The search for a new chief executive of the world's largest software maker is one of the most closely watched developments in the technology sector this year.

Sep 10, 2013, 11:49 AM IST

Microsoft wins patent trial against Google's Motorola

A Motorola spokesman indicated the company would appeal.

Sep 05, 2013, 12:02 PM IST

Mixed reactions over Nokia-Microsoft deal

Early Tuesday morning, Nokia announced the merger in a press release on its website, and triggered quick follow-up reports from media.

Sep 04, 2013, 23:15 PM IST

Why Nokia didn't sell its patents to Microsoft

Nokia may have sold its handset business to Microsoft Corp, but by hanging on to its valuable patent portfolio, the Finnish company could also get a big future payoff at the expense of Android phone makers.

Sep 04, 2013, 09:03 AM IST

Microsoft offers ValueAct president seat on board

The offer marks a victory for ValueAct. Reuters first reported in July that the fund was seeking a board seat as poor quarterly results slammed Microsoft's share price.

Aug 31, 2013, 09:53 AM IST

Microsoft in talks buy stake in start-up networking site Foursquare

Microsoft Corp is in talks with start-up social networking company Foursquare about a possible investment.

Aug 30, 2013, 16:07 PM IST

New Microsoft CEO faces big choices post: Steve Ballmer

The next CEO of Microsoft Corp has one big decision to make: press on with retiring chief executive Steve Ballmer's ambitious plan to transform the software giant into a broad-based devices and services company, or jettison that idea and rally resources around its proven strength in business software.

Aug 26, 2013, 22:13 PM IST

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to retire within 12 months

Microsoft announced Friday that chief executive Steve Ballmer would retire within 12 months as the company searches for a successor at the helm to US tech pioneer.

Aug 23, 2013, 19:05 PM IST

Sony PlayStation 4 has over 1 million preorders

Sony has priced the PlayStation 4 USD100 lower than the new Xbox One by Microsoft at USD399.

Aug 21, 2013, 08:58 AM IST

Windows 8.1 set for October 18 release: Microsoft

A tweaked version of Microsoft's Windows operating system which restores the "Start" button missed by users and updates other features will be available on October 18.

Aug 15, 2013, 09:53 AM IST

Microsoft profit misses as Surface tablets languish; shares drop

Microsoft Corp on Thursday reported lower-than-expected quarterly earnings as slow personal computer sales ate into its Windows business and the company took an unexpected USD 900 million charge for its inventory of unsold Surface tablets.

Jul 19, 2013, 09:39 AM IST

Microsoft in massive reorganisation mode

American multinational software corporation Microsoft will make new moves to promote faster innovation along with placing more focus on devices and services, according to company officials, who have said that the company is rallying behind a single strategy.

Jul 12, 2013, 12:28 PM IST

Microsoft restructuring expected this week

Reports said the exact timing of the announcement could change, though it is due out this week.

Jul 09, 2013, 13:27 PM IST

Facebook to develop official app for Windows 8

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made the announcement at the company’s annual developers conference in San Francisco but did not provide any specific release date, CBS News reports.

Jun 27, 2013, 12:29 PM IST