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Microsoft, the top seller in U.S. consoles for more than two years, will face fresh competition from Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 4, scheduled for release near year-end, and Nintendo Co.'s Wii-U, introduced last November. It also must fend off a larger threat: companies including Apple, Facebook, Google Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. offering an array of entertainment services, software and products.
In a rare bit of cooperation, Microsoft's Outlook.com is giving users of its free email service the option of logging into Google Chat to exchange instant messages and engage in audio or video conversations.
Part of the problem is that Windows 8 tries to be all things to all people. It's designed to respond to touch-screen controls, but it also works with traditional mouse and keyboard commands. It offers a new layout that resembles tablet computers, but it also has a desktop mode that looks like previous versions of Windows. What results is confusion.
Microsoft Corp. plans a "special unveiling" related to the Xbox, suggesting that the world's biggest software maker use the event to introduce the latest version of its game console. Meanwhile, game industry sales fell in March, according to NPD.
Analysis: The continued decline of the overall PC market and increasing trends of cloud and mobility in both the enterprise and consumer spaces has negatively impacted the consistency of Microsoft's core Business and Windows Divisions in recent quarters. But unifying its capabilities should deliver growth.
The last time worldwide PC shipments experienced a double- digit percentage decline was in the third quarter of 2001, when the market was roiled by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the impact of a decline in technology stocks
The criticism by China National Radio may be the opening shot against the world's largest software maker, similar to what Apple faced in the past month, says Doug Young, author of the book "The Party Line: How the Media Dictates Public Opinion in Modern China." A
Some of the biggest names in networking technology are joining forces with Red Hat and the open source world to form a coalition designed to help drive adoption of the emerging technology known as software-defined networking.
Red Hat is stepping up its efforts to capitalize on growing opportunities in "cloud computing" and virtualization by hiring a Microsoft exec who was deeply involved in the tech giant's own cloud efforts.
Microsoft is entangled in a U.S. government investigation into whether the software maker and some of its business partners resorted to bribery to close deals in China, Romania and Italy, according to a report published Tuesday.
Google is launching a direct attack at high-end laptops made by Apple and Microsoft with the new Chromebook Pixel which packs a touch screen and has a better resolution than a high-definition television. It costs $1,299.