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1: new post   Microsoft to buy Nokia's devices and services business for $7.2 bn
Microsoft will purchase substantially all of Nokia's Devices & Services business, license Nokia's patents, and license and use Nokia's mapping services.
Sept 3, 2013
2: new post   Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to retire within 12 months
Microsoft Corp. today announced that Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer has decided to retire as CEO within the next 12 months
Aug 24, 2013
3: new post   Microsoft to Rebrand SkyDrive Following Legal Moves By BskyB
Microsoft officials are not saying when they plan to re-brand SkyDrive or what the new name for the service will be.
Aug 1, 2013
4: new post   Microsoft stock drops by billions after disappointing earnings report
More than $32 billion in Microsoft stock value wiped out
July 20, 2013
5: new post   One Microsoft
An internal email from Steve Ballmer to employees of Microsoft outlines the changes in the senior leadership team at the company
July 11, 2013
6: new post   Microsoft to shut down TechNet subscription service
As the farewell letter notes, "IT trends and business dynamics have evolved," and TechNet has outlived its original purpose.[br][br]
July 2, 2013
7: new post   Microsoft Launches Ventures For Startups Initiative
At a minimum, applying companies must have a full-time founding team, a bold vision for tackling a real problem, technologically driven solutions and less than $1 million raised.
June 25, 2013
8: new post   Microsoft Security Bounty Programs
Microsoft this week announced that it will now pay hackers for reporting certain classes of vulnerabilities in its software products and services.
June 21, 2013
9: new post   Microsoft and F.B.I. Disable Citadel Botnet
Typically, it said, machines compromised by Citadel were blocked from getting security updates to ensure those computers stayed part of the botnet.
June 6, 2013
10: new post   Microsoft Third Quarter Results: Revenues of $20.49 Billion
The Online Services Division reported revenue of $832 million, an 18pct increase from the prior year period. Online advertising revenue grew 22pct driven by an increase in revenue per search.
Apr 19, 2013
11: new post   Microsoft adding multi-factor authentication to accounts
Microsoft will be adding optional two-step verification to your Accounts over the next few days.
Apr 18, 2013
12: new post   E.U. Fines Microsoft $731 Million Over IE Browser Choice
"We take full responsibility for the technical error that caused this problem and have apologised for it," a spokesman for Microsoft said following the announcement.
Mar 6, 2013
13: new post   IE10 for Windows 7 Globally Available
We will begin auto updating Windows 7 customers to IE10 in the weeks ahead, starting today with customers running the IE10 Release Preview.
Feb 27, 2013
14: new post   Microsoft Takes a Swing at Google's Gmail Advertising
Microsoft "To help consumers have their voice heard, today Outlook.com launched a petition to help them get the message to Google that going through personal email messages to sell ads is unacceptable."
Feb 7, 2013
15: new post   Microsoft Launches $100 a year, Office 365 Home Premium
"Today's launch of Office 365 Home Premium marks the next big step in Microsoft's transformation to a devices and services business," said Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft.
Jan 29, 2013
16: new post   Microsoft Reports Q2 Revenue of $21.5 Billion, and Earnings of $6.38 Billion
After the close trading today, Microsoft reported that it earned $6.38 billion, or 76-cents-a-share, on revenue of $21.46 billion in its latest quarter, which ended in December.
Jan 24, 2013
17: new post   Does Microsoft Still Matter? 2013 Will Decide
2013 will be a make-or-break year for Microsoft. Not so much from a financial standpoint, but for how the company is perceived.
Dec 27, 2012
18: new post   Microsoft Opens Its Socl Social Search Tool To Beta Testers
Microsoft says it's opening up its Socl social search tool to beta testers.
Dec 4, 2012
19: new post   Windows Division Head, Steven Sinofsky, Leaves Microsoft
Sources have said the move came amid growing tension between Sinofsky and other top executives.
Nov 13, 2012
20: new post   Microsoft To Discontinue Messenger In Q1 2013
"Microsoft announced that its Messenger service will be discontinued in the first quarter of 2013."
Nov 6, 2012
21: new post   Microsoft Sued Over Patent For 'Tiles' In Windows 8
The company also said Microsoft is contributing to infringement by encouraging developers to make app tiles for the Windows Store.
Oct 31, 2012
22: new post   Microsoft's Steve Ballmer Talks About New Hardware, Ahead of Windows 8 Launch
"Is it fair to say we're going to do more hardware? Obviously we are... Where we see important opportunities to set a new standard, yeah we'll dive in."
Oct 25, 2012
23: new post   Microsoft Announces New Surface Details
Microsoft Corp. today released new details about its highly anticipated Microsoft Surface, a tablet PC designed to be the ultimate stage for Windows.
Oct 17, 2012
24: new post   Report: Microsoft Wrongly Targeted Sites With Takedown Requests To Google
The request, sent in July, contained hundreds of addresses, and appeared to pinpoint articles and pages containing the number 45.
Oct 8, 2012
25: new post   Microsoft Criticised By U.S. Ad Industry Over Default Do Not Track In IE10
A U.S. based organization representing the advertising industry has sharply criticized Microsoft for its decision to enable the Do Not Track feature in a standard installation of Internet Explorer 10, the default browser in Windows 8.
Oct 3, 2012
26: new post   Microsoft Shows TypeScript, a Superset of JavaScript
TypeScript is available under an Apache 2.0 open-source license.
Oct 3, 2012
27: new post   EU To Charge Microsoft Over 2009 Browser Choice Breach
EU regulators are preparing to charge Microsoft Corp for failing to comply with a 2009 ruling ordering it to offer users a choice of web browsers, the EU's antitrust chief said on Thursday.
Sept 27, 2012
28: new post   Microsoft Updates Logo
For the first time in 25 years, Microsoft is changing its corporate logo.
Aug 23, 2012
29: new post   Microsoft's 'Metro' Is No More, It's Windows 8 UI
Anything currently/formerly known as a "Metro-Style application" (with or without a hyphen) will now be known officially as a "Windows 8 application." References to the "Metro user interface" will now be replaced by "Windows 8 user interface."
Aug 10, 2012
30: new post   Microsoft To Change 'Metro' Interface Name With Immediate Effect
The Windows team is "working on a replacement term" according to the memo, "and plans to land on that by the end of this week."
Aug 3, 2012
31: new post   Microsoft Switches hotmail to outlook.com
The revamped service will help sort messages as they arrive and allow users to make internet calls on Skype.[br][br]"We are giving you the first email service that is connected to Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google, and soon, Skype, to bring relevant context and communications to your email,"
Aug 1, 2012
32: new post   Microsoft Reports First Loss Ever, Q4 Revenues of $18.06 Billion
"OSD operating loss increased $5.9 billion primarily due to a goodwill impairment charge of $6.2 billion, which we recorded as a result of our annual goodwill impairment test in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012. The non-cash, non-tax-deductible charge related mainly to goodwill acquired through our 2007 acquisition of aQuantive, Inc. While our search business has been improving, our expectations for future growth and profitability for OSD are lower than our previous estimates. We do not expect the impairment charge to affect OSD's ongoing business or financial performance.[br][br]Excluding the $6.2 billion goodwill impairment charge, OSD operating loss decreased $266 million or 36pct, due to higher revenue and lower cost of revenue and sales and marketing expenses.
July 20, 2012
33: new post   Microsoft Office 2013 Preview Now Available
Office 2013 brings Office into the cloud and offers built in PDF editing amongst many other features.
July 17, 2012
34: new post   Microsoft "writes down" Aquantive for $6.2 billion
Microsoft has written down the value of an online advertising firm it bought five years ago by $6.2bn.
July 3, 2012
35: new post   EU Court Upholds Microsoft's Antitrust Fine, Reduced Slightly To $1.12 Billion
Europe's second highest court has upheld a competition ruling against Microsoft saying it "essentially upholds the Commission's decision".
June 27, 2012
36: new post   Microsoft releases own tablet "Surface" for Windows 8 and RT
Microsoft-made hardware to be available starting with release of Windows 8 and Windows RT.
June 19, 2012
37: new post   Microsoft to Acquire Yammer Social Network
Business-software company Yammer Inc. agreed to sell itself to Microsoft Corp. for more than $1 billion, according a person familiar with the matter.
June 15, 2012
38: new post   Windows 8 Release Preview now available
As expected, Microsoft shipped Windows 8 Release Preview today. This should be the final beta we get until the final release.
June 1, 2012
39: new post   Microsoft Launches So.cl Student Social Network
So.cl isn't designed to be a Facebook challenger.
May 21, 2012
40: new post   Microsoft Invests $300 Million In Barnes and Noble
The partnership with Microsoft could give the Nook the kind of content and global expansion to make it a bigger player in the tablet business,
Apr 30, 2012
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