ARTICLES RELATING TO MICROSOFT

Chinese brands drive global smartphone growth

2015-07-31 12:51

Smartphones are showing healthy growth, but the gap between winning and losing manufacturers is growing, new data shows.

Microsoft CEO in Africa for Windows 10 launch

2015-07-29 10:53

Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella has touched down in Kenya for the much anticipated global launch of Windows 10.

Microsoft joins effort to curb revenge porn

2015-07-23 08:43

Microsoft has announced it was joining an effort to curb so-called "revenge porn", by helping victims remove links to sexually explicit images.

Fin24 users: Microsoft phone scammers ‘persistent’

2015-07-09 06:45

Phone scammers pretending to be Microsoft officials are persistent and willing to go to great lengths to swindle people of their hard earned money, say Fin24 users.

Windows 8.1 finally overtakes XP

2015-07-02 10:34

Despite a slow start, Microsoft's Windows 8.1 has finally overtaken Windows XP which is no longer supported.

Xbox, PlayStation present new games

2015-06-16 15:42

Videogame console titans Microsoft and Sony are vying for attention ahead of the industry's annual E3 conference, giving fans sneak peeks.

Sub-R1000 Microsoft smartphone launched in SA

2015-06-09 13:19

Software giant Microsoft has boosted the choices SA consumers have when it comes to purchasing cheaper smartphones.

Windows 10: Will you upgrade?

2015-06-03 14:44

The launch of Microsoft’s next operating system Windows 10 will happen on July 29, but will users upgrade in large numbers?

Microsoft launching Windows 10 on July 29

2015-06-01 15:23

The software giant says the latest version of its Windows operating system will be available later next month for tablet and PC users in 190 countries.

Developers cool to Microsoft app overtures

2015-05-20 12:24

Microsoft's plan to make its new version of Windows a mobile hit by letting it accept tweaked Apple and Android apps has met an obstacle: Few developers are interested.

 

BizSpark boost for SA entrepreneurs

2015-07-30 10:41

Microsoft’s BizSpark programme provides early-stage tech start-ups with the opportunity to join a vast network of entrepreneurs, partners and advisors.

Microsoft hit with $3.19bn loss

2015-07-23 14:19

Microsoft has announced a net loss of $3.19bn in the past quarter, blaming a hefty write down on its smartphone business.

Microsoft to cut 7 800 jobs amid Nokia woes

2015-07-09 09:34

The software giant has announced plans to cut 7 800 jobs along with a reorganisation of its Windows Phone unit which has struggled in the mobile market.

Warning over local Microsoft phone scam

2015-07-08 13:21

Fraudsters are masquerading as software company Microsoft in a telephone scam targeted at tricking consumers and companies out of thousands of rands.

Ex Nokia chief Elop out in Microsoft shakeup

2015-06-18 12:15

Microsoft has announced a management shakeup, including the departure of Stephen Elop, the former Nokia chief.

Microsoft drops big price tag on Surface Hub

2015-06-11 08:29

Microsoft will sell a bigger version of its new, wall-mounted video-conferencing and digital whiteboard device for $20 000.

Shift in intentions towards Africa - WEF

2015-06-04 20:49

There has already been a shift from “intentions toward Africa” to solid commitment and significant mergers and acquisitions activity, says an expert at WEF.

Microsoft buys start-up behind Wunderlist

2015-06-03 08:14

Microsoft has bought 6Wunderkinder GmbH, a Berlin-based start-up behind the Wunderlist to-do list app.

New internet scam targets Windows Live

2015-05-22 08:58

Criminals are engaged in a new scam where they exploit your Windows Live ID to steal personal information.

Microsoft Bing to go 'mobile friendly'

2015-05-15 07:54

Microsoft has said its Bing search engine would be reconfigured to give more prominence to "mobile-friendly" websites

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