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Gamer outrage prompts Xbox One policy changes

Xbox One consoles will only need to connect to the Internet once, to set up systems, and users will then be free to play games offline.

Jun 20, 2013, 10:15 AM IST

Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update to simplify the OS

The latest version of Microsoft Windows has faced a lot of flak from its users over its complex functioning.

May 31, 2013, 11:47 AM IST

Microsoft warns about rise in computer viruses worldwide

Microsoft security has observed that viruses are on a rise for the first time after years of being not in action.

May 18, 2013, 10:23 AM IST

Staying on Windows XP to cost three times more than migrating to Windows 8

An estimate suggests that the cost of upgrading will be USD 95 vis-à-vis the cost of non-migrating which will be USD 300 per seat/user.

May 17, 2013, 09:11 AM IST

Microsoft Windows 8.1 unveiled; preview version on June 26

Windows 8.1 is the next update to Microsoft’s personal computer operating system.

May 15, 2013, 09:15 AM IST

Microsoft coming up with seven-inch Surface tablet?

The company' s 7-inch version will go into mass production later this year.

Apr 11, 2013, 14:11 PM IST

Microsoft vilifies Google with biting ads

Microsoft scathing ad "Scroogled" shows Google as a duplicitous company.

Apr 10, 2013, 09:48 AM IST

Microsoft launches Office 365 Home Premium software for home users

The Office 365 Home Premium, is the first major overhaul of Office since 2010.

Jan 30, 2013, 09:26 AM IST

Microsoft profit dips following weaker Xbox sales

Microsoft Corp reported a dip in fiscal second-quarter profit, as weaker sales of its Xbox game system in the holiday quarter offset a solid start for its new Windows 8 operating system.

Jan 25, 2013, 22:38 PM IST

'Microsoft sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses in month'

Microsoft Corp has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses in the month since the launch, according to one of the new co-heads of the Windows unit, setting a faster pace than Windows 7 three years ago.

Nov 28, 2012, 10:59 AM IST

Four million Windows 8 upgrades since launch: Microsoft CEO

Microsoft Corp has sold 4 million upgrades to Windows 8 since its launch this Friday, the company has confirmed.

Oct 31, 2012, 09:40 AM IST

If I wasn't at Facebook I'd be at Microsoft: Zuckerberg

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said that if the social networking website had not worked out he would have probably landed at Microsoft.

Oct 22, 2012, 20:30 PM IST

Microsoft to buy Perceptive Pixel

Microsoft Corp will buy Perceptive Pixel Inc, a six-year-old recognized leader in research, development and production of large-scale, multi-touch display solutions.

Jul 10, 2012, 10:39 AM IST

Microsoft to write off $6.2 bn for aQuantive acquisition

Software giant Microsoft will be taking an accounting charge of USD 6.2 billion due to the non performance of its internet services division, aQuantive, which it had acquired five years ago.

Jul 03, 2012, 09:15 AM IST

Microsoft to buy Yammer for $1.2 billion

Business-software company Yammer Inc has agreed to sell itself to Microsoft Corp for USD 1.2 billion, says a media report.

Jun 15, 2012, 09:44 AM IST

AOL to sell over 800 patents to Microsoft

AOL Inc. shares surged Monday to their highest level in more than a year after it said it has agreed to sell 800 of its patents and license others to Microsoft Corp. for about USD 1.06 billion in cash.

Apr 09, 2012, 20:20 PM IST

Microsoft says 2012 CES tech show will be its last

Microsoft Corp is pulling out of the International Consumer Electronics Show, the largest trade show in the Americas. It's joining Apple in saying that it prefers to put on its own events when the time is right to show off its products.

Dec 22, 2011, 11:31 AM IST

Silver Lake, Microsoft working on new Yahoo stake offer

A consortium of private equity group Silver Lake, software giant Microsoft Corp and venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz are reworking their bid for a minority stake in Internet company Yahoo Inc, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Dec 17, 2011, 11:39 AM IST

Microsoft sued $1 bn for monopoly abuse

Microsoft Corp used its monopoly position in computer operating systems to block the PC-sharing business of MiniFrame Ltd, according to a lawsuit filed by the small Israeli technology company.

Oct 21, 2011, 00:43 AM IST

Developers get early taste of Windows 8

Microsoft Corp handed out 5,000 sleek Samsung tablet computers running a test version of Windows 8 at its annual developer conference on Tuesday, hoping to stoke excitement over its new operating system.

Sep 14, 2011, 09:16 AM IST