ARTICLES RELATING TO MICROSOFT

Gates meets Trump to talk foreign aid

2017-03-20 20:44

Tech billionaire Bill Gates is meeting President Donald Trump to discuss progress in programmes for global health and development as well as education.

The 8 billionaires who own the same wealth as 3.6bn people

2017-01-17 05:31

Here's the list of the eight billionaires with the same wealth as the bottom 50% of the world's population.

These 8 men own more wealth than half the world combined

2017-01-16 11:55

The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology.

Treasury's Microsoft deal to contribute to 'fiscal stability'

2016-12-11 18:00

A contract between Microsoft, National Treasury and the State Information Technology Agency could result in significant savings for the national fiscus.

Uganda court bans Gates-backed schools

2016-11-04 20:34

Uganda's High Court has ordered the closure of a chain of low-cost private schools backed by Microsoft and Facebook founders Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg.

Microsoft CEO receives $18m in 2016 pay

2016-10-04 10:02

Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella’s reported compensation fell 3.3% to $17.7m in the software maker’s latest fiscal year ended June 30.

LinkedIn results beat expectations ahead of Microsoft tie-up

2016-08-05 09:10

LinkedIn reported earnings and revenue that were higher than analysts expected, after the company negotiated a $26.2bn sale to Microsoft.

Bill Gates: Africa’s youth can change the future

2016-07-18 07:12

If Africa’s tech-savvy youth are given their basic needs it will enable them to change the future, says Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates.

Microsoft wins appeal to protect overseas data

2016-07-15 09:44

Microsoft scored a big victory on a keenly watched privacy battlefront, with a US appeals court exonerating the company for refusing to give police user data stored overseas.

Microsoft readies Windows 10 update, answers critics

2016-06-29 19:30

As Windows 10 approaches its first birthday, Microsoft says it's adding new features in a free "Anniversary Update" for the company's flagship operating software

 

Cars racing to become 'mobile phones on wheels'

2017-03-03 08:53

The car of the future will let you pay for petrol or parking directly from your vehicle and receive traffic alerts and restaurant recommendations from your onboard digital assistant.

Microsoft boss doesn’t want AI to ‘replace’ people

2017-01-16 16:15

Microsoft and its competitors should eschew artificial intelligence systems that replace people instead of maximising their time, Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella has said.

Microsoft co-founder's superyacht pops into Cape Town harbour

2016-12-28 21:32

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's multi-million dollar blue and white superyacht has been spotted in Cape Town harbour.

Green light for Microsoft-LinkedIn deal in SA

2016-11-10 11:57

Local competition authorities have given their thumbs up to the South African leg of a global merger between Microsoft and LinkedIn.

Popular Xbox game to be turned into a movie

2016-10-07 14:40

Microsoft has announced it is developing a Gears of War film with Universal.

Connected driving: Renault-Nissan and Microsoft join forces

2016-09-27 08:36

Renault and Nissan sign a global, multiyear contract with Microsoft to work together on a next-generation of connected car technologies and driving experiences.

Job cuts hit Microsoft's smartphone division

2016-07-29 13:10

Microsoft is cutting more jobs from its smartphone hardware and global sales divisions by shedding an additional 2,850 positions, the company has said.

Windows 10 to take longer to reach billion-device goal

2016-07-16 08:10

Microsoft said Friday it will take longer than initially expected for Windows 10 to reach a billion devices due to the lack of traction in its smartphone business.

Management shake-up at Microsoft

2016-07-07 15:55

Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella announced a broad reorganisation of the company’s senior executive ranks.

More companies opt to sit out Trump’s coronation in Cleveland

2016-06-16 23:15

Top US corporations are cutting back on sponsorship of the Republican national convention in Cleveland, as Donald Trump promises a level of controversy rarely seen.

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