Microsoft unveils new smartphones, laptop

2015-10-07 13:37

The software giant has launched a series of new gadgets in a bid to win a bigger share of the competitive mobile market.

Microsoft, Google drop patent battles

2015-10-01 12:21

Microsoft and Google have agreed to bury all patent infringement litigation against each other, the companies have announced.

Windows 10 spreads to 75 million devices

2015-08-27 08:23

Microsoft has said that Windows 10 has spread to more than 75 million devices since the new operating system was released.

Nokia prepares for mobile comeback

2015-08-10 12:00

The phone maker is hiring software experts, testing new products and seeking sales partners as it plots its return.

Microsoft boosts parental leave, on heels of Netflix

2015-08-06 12:36

Microsoft has announced an expanded parental leave policy for its US-based employees, a day after a similar move by streaming television giant Netflix.

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.


Apple dominates global brands

2015-10-06 14:34

Tech companies have once again dominated the top global brands in a survey that measures the most valuable brands in the world.

Microsoft discriminated against women - lawsuit

2015-09-20 09:28

Microsoft has been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit in US court claiming its policy of ranking employees to determine pay and promotions led to discrimination against women.

China market turmoil hits Apple

2015-08-25 10:47

Apple has gone for a harrowing stock market ride, plummeting on concerns about China's economy.

Windows 10 is here, but does it live up to expectations?

Microsoft launched its new operating system Windows 10 on Wednesday (July 29 2015) across 190 countries. The new update, which is free, is said to provide users with a more optimised and user-friendly experience, combining the best elements from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. City Press spoke to some of the “fans” at the launch event in Newtown and asked them what they thought of some of the new features.

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Bill Gates tops tech billionaire rich list

2015-08-06 08:25

The Microsoft founder was the unsurprising leader of the first Forbes list of the richest global tech billionaires, while Amazon founder Jeff Bezos saw his fortune surge.

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.

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