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Posts tagged “Microsoft”

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Microsoft wants US suppliers to give employees paid time off

New Microsoft logo Microsoft said Thursday that it will push its U.S. suppliers to give their employees paid time off -- but that only applies for the staffers that do work for Microsoft.

March 19

As Explorer loses ground, Microsoft readies new web browser

Microsoft Corporation  Look out, Internet Explorer. After 20 years of competing against rival web browsers, Microsoft is gearing up to launch its own alternative to its once-dominant Internet surfing program.

Updated March 6

Epic's grants; Microsoft-Google co-develop in Java; Red Hat's cloud Atomic Host; Google's wireless (Lenovo) phone and insurance move

In today's Bulldog wrapup on technology news: Epic Games awards its first grants from a $5 million pot; Microsoft and Google unveil co-development plans for Java; Red Hat launches a new operating system for Linux in the cloud; Google to offer one phone for wireless service and it's made by Lenovo's Motorola; Google begins offering car insurance quotes.

Updated February 18

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: Why I'm confident that the tech industry is fixing its diversity quagmire

Former Triangle tech entrepreneur-turned-academic and award-winning author Vivek Wadhwa believes progress is being made by tech companies when it comes to improving diversity.

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January 27

Premium Lock Latest financials show Microsoft is at 'cloud' tipping point

Microsoft Corporation  The latest earnings report is in, and it shows that Microsoft is succeeding in navigating the change in IT consumption models, writes Kelsey Mason of Technology Business Research. WTW Insiders get the full story.

January 27

Premium Lock Business NC sold; FDA fast-tracks BioCryst drug; Uber caps storm prices; Microsoft earnings don't excite;

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology and life science news: Business North Carolina magazine is sold; FDA fast-tracks a Biocryst drug; Uber caps pricing during big storm; and Microsoft's earnings don't excite the markets.

December 26, 2014

Premium Lock Hackers strike again: This time, PlayStation, Xbox sites

Hackers   Sony's online PlayStation store and Microsoft's Xbox site suffered disruptions to users on Christmas Day in the latest possible cyber-attacks on the companies.

December 4, 2014

Premium Lock Microsoft shareholders approve $84 million CEO pay

Satya Nadella    Microsoft shareholders gave a lukewarm vote of approval Wednesday for CEO Satya Nadella's $84 million pay package, after an investor advisory group said the company was paying him too much.

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Updated November 27, 2014

Premium Lock Apple's value soars above $700B driven by surging sales

Apple's bigger-than-ever iPhones    While Apple is the first S&P 500 company to exceed $700 billion in value, Microsoft Corp., if adjustments are made for inflation, had an even greater market cap about 15 years ago. Its $613 billion market cap in 1999 would be worth $874 billion today.

November 14, 2014

Premium Lock Microsoft surges past Exxon as second most valuable company

Microsoft Corporation  The bull run in Microsoft's stock this past year has helped the tech giant surpass Exxon Mobil and seize the rank of the second most valuable company, behind Apple.

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Updated November 12, 2014

Premium Lock Duke No. 1, UNC 12, NCSU 54 in MBA ranking; Yahoo's $640M buy; AT&T drops 4G in-flight 4G; Cisco earnings due; Microsoft drops Nokia name

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Duke rules the roost in MBA rankings but UNC and NCSU rise, too; Yahoo buys BrightRoll for $640M; AT&T drops plans for in-flight 4G; Cisco earnings are due today; and Microsoft drops Nokia name from phones.

November 7, 2014

Premium Lock Microsoft 'freemium:' It's giving away Office apps for iPhone, iPad

Microsoft is offering free upgraded versions of its Office software for iPhones and iPads, as the software giant further embraces the so-called "freemium" strategy favored by many newer companies seeking success online.

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October 31, 2014

Premium Lock Microsoft promises new Office for Macs, but not until next year

New Microsoft logo Microsoft did release one component, the Outlook email program, through the company's Office 365 subscription service, which costs $100 a year. But a full Office package for Macs was expected this year, as Microsoft usually releases that a year after it produces a new version for Windows.

October 30, 2014

Premium Lock Red Hat's new 'cloud' startup plan; Microsoft launches 'Health,' fitness band; Google 'tax;' bioMerieux 1-hour Ebola test; ChannelAdvisor adds home improvement

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and life science news: Red Hat aims to help startups go "cloud;" Microsoft is getting into fitness; Spain passes Google tax; a bioMerieux subsidiary offers 1-hour Ebola test; and ChannelAdvisor adds home improvement to its ecommerce suite.

Updated October 24, 2014

Premium Lock Inside Microsoft: Engaging ecosystem in 'cloud' is key to transition

Microsoft Corporation  Analysis: Record third quarter revenue in 3Q14 demonstrates the success with which Microsoft can maintain solid growth, 11% year-to-year excluding Nokia, amidst a large-scale organizational transformation and a shift in the IT industry from transactional model to subscription, write analysts at Technology Business Research.

October 24, 2014

Premium Lock Earthlink picks Bandwidth for 911; Pozen patents; tech firm fined for underpaying workersl ; cloud lifts Microsoft; Amazon's blue Christmas?

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology and life science news: Bandwidth lands national contract with Earthlink for 911 service; Pozen lands three patents; a U.S. tech firm is fined for underpaying Indian workers; Microsoft earnings climb; Amazon under pressure after earnings report.

Tags: Microsoft
October 21, 2014

Premium Lock Red Hat-SAP mobile deal; Microsoft CEO earns $84M; LabCorp's new HIV test; NC falls to 3rd in biz climate; Honda Aircraft expands

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of life science and technology news: Red Hat and SAP partner in the cloud; Microsoft's CEO earns $84 million pay package; LabCorp launches new HIV test; North Carolina slips in a business climate survey; and Honda Aircraft keeps growing in the Triad.

October 13, 2014

Premium Lock Latest news on net neutrality from Obama, FCC tax increase, Google and your health, Netflix hikes 4K fees and the new Skype

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: Obama reiterates opposition to Internet fast lanes; FCC plans stealth Internet tax increase: The doctor will see you now -- through Google; Netflix hikes subscription price for 4K TV owners; and Microsoft updates Skype for Windows, Mac with new chat interface.

October 10, 2014

Premium Lock Microsoft CEO apologizes for comments about women not asking for a raise

Satya Nadella    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella apologized Thursday night and said he was wrong for saying that women don't need to ask for a raise and should just trust the system to pay them well.

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October 8, 2014

Premium Lock 'Practical takeaways' at Internet Summit

Discussing marketing in 2.0 world at Internet Summit Sponsored content: The Southeast's largest digital strategies gathering - the Internet Summit - returns to Raleigh in November and is expecting its largest event to date.

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