Microsoft invests $300 million in Barnes & Noble, giving them a large stake in a newly forming subsidiary company of the bookstore giant.
Microsoft is backing away from its support of the controversial bill after serious concerns about the privacy of Internet users have come to light.
Microsoft is set to show a preview of its upcoming Xbox music service at E3, which will mark the company's official replacement for the ill-fated Zune.
Microsoft will release a second preview version of Windows 8 in June as the countdown to the launch of the new operating system begins.
This morning, Microsoft officially opened their new Microsoft Technology Centre (MTC) in Singapore, the first in Southeast Asia. The company's investment in MTC, talents and operations is said to amount to approximately S$23 million for the next five years.
Microsoft and Intel are hoping that a slew of Windows 8 tablets will storm the industry and lower iPad's market share from 70 percent to under 50 percent within a year's time.
Microsoft Singapore unveiled the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface in May last year, and this morning, the Korean company showcased the next generation SUR40, which claims to "see" and respond to touch and objects.
Halo 4 has received an official release date for the holiday season and will be featured in some fashion on Conan O'Brien's TV show tonight.
Several major telecommunications operators in Europe have slated Nokia's Lumia Windows Phone devices as not good enough to compete with Apple and Android smartphones.
We're not sure if this is good news, but it's most definitely not bad news, as Microsoft appears to finally have understood that having half a dozen different consumer oriented versions of Windows is a bad thing, the company will only offer three different versions of Windows 8 when it launches. As such, expect to
"Mainstream" support for Microsoft's ill-received Vista operating system has ended today where it has now entered a secondary "Extended Support" stage that lasts until 2017 when the doors will be shut on this operating system for good.
Microsoft's next-generation console, the Xbox 720, is rumoured to have a CPU with a whopping 16 cores, making it a potentially monster machine.
While touch is pervasive way of communicating with the way we communicate with the mobile devices of today, Microsoft is working on a different interface for tomorrow.
Microsoft has made an announcement today detailing plans to roll out six new security patches on this month's 'Patch Tuesday' scheduled for next week. Four of these are rated Critical, with the other two being Important.
With the likes of Mozilla's FireFox and Google's Chrome web browsers dominating the show these days it's hard to imagine Internet Explorer ever gaining popularity again, but the latest numbers from Net applications do in fact reflect increased usage momentum when focusing on March's usage share data.
Microsoft's next-generation console, the Xbox 720 or codename Durango, will feature a four- to six-core CPU, two GPUs, and Bluray, and will require an always-on internet connection, according to sources close to the company.
Microsoft is considering additional uses outside of gaming for its Kinect motion tracking technology, including the potential as a home security camera and for tracking facial expressions on TV viewers.
Microsoft and Nokia have agreed to invest up to €18 million in app development for the Windows Phone platform.
Microsoft will launch a $100 Xbox Lite next year before releasing its next-generation console sometime afterwards, according to leaked plans.
Microsoft has apparently decided that Apple's retina display on the new iPad just doesn't cut it, as the company has released details covering common screen sizes for Windows 8 which points towards tablets – or slates as per the diagram – with resolutions of up to 2560×1440 pixels which equates to 291 DPI on a