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Posts tagged “Microsoft”

Updated September 15

Premium Lock For Microsoft, 'Minecraft' is more platform than a game

Microsoft Corporation Microsoft's purchase of "Minecraft" maker Mojang shows its commitment to building up its cross-platform appeal and evangelizes a device-and-platform-agnostic strategy for the company, according to Technology Business Research.

September 15

Microsoft to buy 'Minecraft' maker for $2.5B

The technology company said it will buy Stockholm-based game maker Mojang in a deal expected to close later this year.

Microsoft and Minecraft Microsoft and Minecraft

September 15

Latest news on Microsoft and Minecraft, Twitch, iPhone delays, digital wellness and cloud security

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: Microsoft to purchase the makers of Minecraft on Monday; New malware spreads over Twitch chat, targets Steam accounts; Larger Apple iPhones shipments delayed amid record orders; Health pros left wondering if Apple Watch can move the dial on wellness; and Why cloud security is something businesses must take into their own hands.

Updated August 25

Sony PSN Attack; Opinion-Entrepreneurship; mobile commerce; tablet tipping point; Windows 9 in Sept.?

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: Hackers attack Sony PlayStation Network; Opinion-Entrepreneurship: Impacting a vital Wilmington; the future of mobile commerce is commerce; Tablets hit tipping point; and Why Microsoft needs to reveal Windows 9 sooner than later.

August 20

Premium Lock Uber hires Obama exec; Salix near deal close; Ballmer leaves Microsoft board; Lenovo's NFL Fantasy; HTC's new phone

Bulldog In today's Bulldog roundup of tech and life science news: Uber hires former Obama exec to help with lobbying; Salix nears deal close; Ballmer quits Microsoft board; Lenovo's new NFL Fantasy contest; HTC's new phone runs Windows.

Updated August 18

Premium Lock IBM cuts in Korea; Google's latest buy; Microsoft touts Explorer - again; LinkedIn's new move; Apple storage in China; Xbox update

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: Officials say IBM is restructuring in Korea; Google buys image analysis startup Jetpac; Microsoft urges web users for second chance to Internet Explorer; What LinkedIn's marketing prospects look like after its Bizo buy; Apple to start storing user data in China; Xbox One announces major software update for September.

Updated August 8

Premium Lock Microsoft opening North Carolina's first retail store

Microsoft plans to open their new retail store doors at The Streets at Southpoint on Thursday, Aug. 21. The grand opening ceremony also includes an Xbox One event with basketball star Grant Hill.

Xbox One event with Grant Hill Xbox One event with Grant Hill

Updated August 5

Premium Lock Latest news on Microsoft, Apple, GSK, municipal broadband, Google and MCS

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: The real difference between Microsoft and Apple; Novo Nordisk leapfrogs Glaxo as U.K. drug giant declines; U.S. Map shows more community-owned broadband networks than expected; Google email scan leads to sex offender arrest; and Metrics Contract Services adopt new name and logo.

Updated August 5

Premium Lock NFL sideline tech inches forward, still no video

NFL teams used to take Polaroid pictures of plays from atop the stadium during games then send them down to the field on a rope. A lot has changed since then as technology continues to improve.

August 4

Premium Lock Latest news on Microsoft, gaming business models, Internet of Things and mobile security

Bulldog In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: A judge rules against Microsoft in email privacy case; Sony and EA experiment with new business models for older games; Internet of Things is 70 percent hackable; and how to increase security and privacy on your Android or iOS device.

July 31

Premium Lock Microsoft, tech allies lose fight to block U.S. law enforcement from offshore email

e-mail  A judge has ruled against Microsoft Corp., saying U.S. law enforcement can force the company to turn over emails it stores in Ireland. Cisco, Verizon, Apple and AT&T allied with Microsoft in the dispute.

July 29

Premium Lock China to investigate Microsoft for 'monopolistic behavior'

China business   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.

July 23

Premium Lock Reality bites: Microsoft still faces challenges in devices despite CEO-led changes

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.

The Surface The Surface

July 23

Premium Lock Microsoft CEO lays out rosy vision after earnings beat Street

Satya Nadella    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.

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July 21

Premium Lock Microsoft-Xbox layoffs could impact 'Gears of War' digital series

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.

Marcus Fenix, the Gears of War star, is back in Gears 3 Marcus Fenix, the Gears of War star, is back in Gears 3

Updated July 17

Premium Lock Microsoft to lay off up to 18,000 workers over the next year

Layoffs      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.

July 15

Premium Lock Cisco, Microsoft strike 3-year agreement targeting data centers

Cisco's campus on Kit Road in RTP includes 12 buildings 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.

July 15

Premium Lock Report: Microsoft is planning thousands of layoffs

Layoffs      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.

Updated July 10

Premium Lock PC shipment slump bottoms out, Lenovo still No. 1

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.

Lenovo's T540p notebook computer Lenovo's T540p notebook computer

July 8

Premium Lock Microsoft retail store to open at Streets of Southpoint

Microsoft The grand opening of Microsoft's first North Carolina retail store is scheduled for Aug. 21 at the Streets of Southpoint in Durham.

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