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Foreign technology suppliers, including Qualcomm and Apple, face growing pressure from Chinese regulators, who have launched anti-monopoly investigations and announced plans to examine products for security flaws.
Inside Microsoft's earnings: A sweeping reorganization points Microsoft in the right direction, but obstacles in its PC and mobile businesses will remain through 2014, writes Jack Narcotta, an analyst with Technology Business Research.
Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella painted an upbeat vision of the future Tuesday, saying that the next version of Windows will be unified across screens of all sizes and that two money-losing units -- Nokia phones and Bing search -- would become profitable in 2016.
Nearly the entire staff of the Xbox Entertainment Studios division is being let go as part of Microsoft's huge announced job layoffs. So does this mean now live action video for the "gears of War" franchise Microsoft acquired from Cary-based Epic Games earlier this year? WRAL TechWire Insider John Gaudiosi reports exclusively for Insider subscribers.
Microsoft, which has a large software-related operation in Charlotte, is going to cut its work force by some 18,000 in coming months, the tech giant said Thursday. This would be the largest round of cuts at the company in five years.
Tech giants Cisco and Microsoft are teaming up for data center solutions with each company providing sales, engineering and marketing resources. Cisco, the leader in cloud infrastructure share based on a recent report, "doubles down on data center," it says in the announcement.
Microsoft, which has a large software-related operation in Charlotte, is planning its "biggest round of job cuts in five years," reports Bloomberg news. The restructuring could be the biggest in the company's history.
A two-year slump in personal computer sales ended in the second quarter, helped by improving demand in developed markets like North America and Europe.
Microsoft tops Cisco; Ubuntu beats Red Hat; 'conflict minerals' in RTP; new Fedora leader; smart home interest grows
The Bulldog wrapup: In a new survey, Microsoft tops Cisco for the first time in collaboration-related sales; Ubuntu leads in OpenStack, not Red Hat; tracking conflict minerals in RTP; a new Fedora Project leader; 43% of homes with broadband eye smart home services.
The Surface Pro 3 will have a screen measuring 12 inches diagonally, up from 10.6 inches in previous models. Microsoft says it's also thinner and faster than before.
In a move to spur sales of the Xbox One and catch up with rival Sony's PlayStation 4, Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday it will start selling the console without the Kinect sensor, which cuts $100 from the price. The new price of $399 begins June 9.
Microsoft is releasing a security update for Internet Explorer that closes a gap that allowed attackers to take complete control of a computer. It also issued the update to Windows XP users, despite dropping support for the older operating system last month.
Google will no longer try to sell ads based on personal information collected about students using a suite of products tailored for schools. Last week, Microsoft said it would help schools prevent ads from showing up in its Bing search engine.
Microsoft says a security gap in Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to take complete control of a computer if the user clicks on a malicious link. The vulnerability affects versions 6 through 11 of the Web browser. The advisory includes information about how to mitigate the problem.
Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine. The program, launched in a pilot program earlier this year, is now available to all U.S. schools, public or private, from kindergarten through the 12th grade.
With the new Cortana virtual assistant, Windows catches up with Apple's iOS and Google's Android in a major way. Microsoft takes some of the best parts of Apple's and Google's virtual assistants and adds a few useful tools of its own. The result is Cortana, named after an artificial-intelligence character in Microsoft's "Halo" video games.