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Microsoft reports strong sales of XBox One

2014-04-18 08:44

Microsoft says it it has sold more than five million XBox One consoles since they were launched in November.

Call for global firms to spend war chests

2014-04-16 09:59

The world's top firms should start spending the $2.8trn cash built up since the downturn as their thriftiness could be halting global growth, warn analysts.

Microsoft, Apple diverge on patent buyer

2014-04-11 13:51

Patent buyer Intellectual Ventures has persuaded Microsoft and Sony to invest in its latest acquisition fund.

Tech Tips: Your risks and options with Windows XP

2014-04-07 22:04

Microsoft is saying goodbye to Windows XP, and although the operating system is more than 12 years old, there are still millions of them in use.

5-year-old finds flaw in Xbox Live security

2014-04-06 18:05

A 5-year-old San Diego boy has outwitted the sharpest minds at Microsoft - he's found a backdoor to the Xbox.

Microsoft to offer Windows for free on mobiles

2014-04-03 07:29

Microsoft is to give away its Windows operating system to makers of smartphones and small tablets as it seeks to make more of an impact on those fast-growing markets.

Microsoft chief crows on Twitter as iPad Office soars

2014-03-28 22:31

Microsoft chief Satya Nadella took to Twitter to crow as Office software tailored for iPads soared to the top of the charts at Apple's online App Store.

Ex-Microsoft worker accused of secret leaks

2014-03-20 20:47

A Russian former Microsoft employee has been charged with stealing and leaking trade secrets to a blogger.

New PCs infected with malware targets your cash

2014-03-19 14:35

Criminals have increased their sophistication by implanting PCs with deliberate malware, a study has found.

Banks to be hit with Microsoft costs

2014-03-14 19:52

Banks around the world will miss a deadline to upgrade outdated software for ATMs and face additional costs to Microsoft to keep them secure.

Microsoft looks to 'Titanfall' as Xbox saviour

2014-03-11 10:55

Titan Microsoft - which has struggled to keep pace with Sony and its PlayStation 4 - is pinning its hopes on a new action video game, ironically named Titanfall.

Twitch live streaming coming to Xbox One

2014-02-25 20:02

Xbox One will soon be Twitchier than the PlayStation 4, with Twitch bringing a slew of fresh features to Microsoft's newest console.

Sony sells 5 million new PlayStations4

2014-02-18 16:03

Sony says it has sold more than 5.3 million PlayStation 4 consoles three months after its release as the firm battles in the lucrative games sector.

Crooks target SA Windows users

2014-02-06 10:45

Microsoft has warned that scammers are targeting people using Windows in order to steal personal information as well as cash.

New Microsoft chief has head in the cloud

2014-02-05 11:27

Analysts and investors are betting on long-time company insider Satya Nadella to make Microsoft more innovative and agile, more like Apple and less like IBM.

Microsoft names CEO as Gates steps down

2014-02-04 16:46

Microsoft says founder Bill Gates would step down as chairperson and assume a new role, while a company veteran will take over as the new chief executive officer.

Android in 79% of smartphones sold - survey

2014-01-29 21:13

The Google Android system has been used on 78.9% of smartphones sold globally in 2013, a survey shows.

Windows 9 expected in 2015

2014-01-13 19:04

Microsoft is to unveil Windows 9 in April in an effort to step up its game in the increasingly competitive market for tablet and laptop computers.

Syrian group hacks Skype

2014-01-02 08:54

The Syrian Electronic Army hacker has group set its sights on Skype's social media accounts to accuse Microsoft of spying on user data.

Microsoft interviews CEO candidates

2013-12-18 18:30

Microsoft board members are interviewing possible candidates for the post of new chief executive and say they've narrowed down the list.

Calls for US to reform surveillance laws

2013-12-09 15:18

Leading US-based technology companies have called on Washington to overhaul its surveillance laws following revelations by Edward Snowden.

Santa being tracked by Microsoft and Google

2013-12-05 10:26

The competition between Microsoft and Google is stretching to the North Pole as the internet search rivals vie to be top Santa tracker this Christmas.

Xbox, PlayStation launch glitches tackled

2013-11-28 07:25

Microsoft and Sony have announced they are tackling Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launch glitches for a minority of users.

Xbox One makes hot debut as console war revs up

2013-11-22 08:23

Gamers in more than a dozen countries started snapping up new-generation generation Xbox One consoles as Microsoft battled Sony to be at the heart of internet age home entertainment.

 

Microsoft offers Office for Android, iPad in SA

2014-04-17 08:20

Hot on the heels of releasing Microsoft Office for the iPad, Microsoft has expanded the popular software to smartphones and tablets.

Dimension Data increases W African footprint

2014-04-11 16:11

The global ICT solutions and services provider Dimension Data has increased its presence in West Africa by opening an office in Ghana.

China approves handset sale to Microsoft

2014-04-08 13:14

Finnish telecommunications group Nokia has cleared another hurdle in the sale of its handset business to US software giant Microsoft.

Windows XP diehards face problems

2014-04-06 22:00

People clinging to Microsoft's aging Windows XP operating system will be left to fend for themselves from Tuesday.

Microsoft offers Windows free to smartphones

2014-04-03 09:50

Microsoft is to give away its Windows system to makers of smartphones for consumers as it seeks to make more of an impact on those fast-growing markets.

Microsoft's Nadella names leadership team

2014-04-01 12:25

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella has unveiled a leadership shakeup at the technology giant, including a new head for the Xbox division.

Microsoft set on Office for iPad

2014-03-28 10:32

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took the wraps off an Office software suite designed for Apple's iPad, a widely anticipated move.

Nokia's handset sale to Microsoft delayed

2014-03-24 11:25

Nokia said the sale of its handset business to US technology giant Microsoft would be delayed by a few weeks.

Tablet demand pushes PCs to the edge

2014-03-20 14:11

Surging demand for tablets have contributed to additional decline in the PC market in the Middle East and Africa.

Microsoft to launch Xbox One in SA

2014-03-18 21:14

Microsoft will launch its new Xbox One gaming and entertainment console in SA and another 26 additional countries by September.

Windows XP a headache for Microsoft

2014-03-12 14:05

Microsoft has a problem that doesn't want to go away: It's called Windows XP.

Bill Gates tops super wealthy list

2014-03-04 08:31

The rich list of wealthy individuals indicates that technologists have continued to grow their wealth.

Facebook snatches limelight in mobile world

2014-02-21 15:42

Facebook's $19bn takeover of smartphone messaging service WhatsApp has staked the social network's place in dramatic fashion as a pivotal player in the mobile world.

Microsoft Bing accused of China censorship

2014-02-12 14:54

Microsoft's search engine Bing appears to be censoring its Chinese-language search results across the globe as well as inside China, a cyber-monitoring group has said.

India hails new Microsoft boss

2014-02-05 17:11

India is celebrating the appointment of Satya Nadella as the new chief executive of Microsoft, seeing it as another endorsement of home-grown talent.

Internet firms release data on NSA requests

2014-02-04 21:13

Internet firms have released new data on NSA surveillance requests after a recent legal deal.

Microsoft nears CEO choice

2014-02-02 17:35

Microsoft is nearing a decision on its new chief executive, with Indian-born insider Satya Nadella the leading candidate, US media reports.

'Mac' turns 30 in changing computer world

2014-01-23 13:52

Decades before changing the world with iPhones and iPads, Apple transformed home computing with the Macintosh.

PlayStation vs Xbox

2014-01-07 07:18

Sony is ahead of its rival on the SA gaming console scene, says Arthur Goldstuck.

US mobile ad spending to soar - eMarketer

2013-12-19 20:30

Research firm eMarketer expects spending on mobile advertisements to hit nearly $9.6bn in the US this year, up from $4.4bn in 2012 and from less than $1.6bn in 2011.

Over 2 million Xbox One units sold in 18 days

2013-12-11 21:30

Over 2 million Xbox One consoles have been sold around the world in first 18 days after launch.

Microsoft joins move to encrypt Web traffic

2013-12-05 19:02

Microsoft is joining the movement to encrypt traffic that flows across its networks, citing "serious concerns" about government surveillance.

Google takes on Amazon and Microsoft

2013-12-04 12:27

Google is stepping up its efforts to move into the Internet 'cloud', taking on rivals like Amazon and Microsoft in competition for business customers.

Xbox One sales hit 1 million on first day

2013-11-23 09:38

Microsoft says more than 1 million Xbox One consoles have been sold worldwide since its launch.

Nokia hands over headquarters to Microsoft

2013-11-22 07:58

Nokia says it will hand over its headquarters outside Helsinki to US software giant Microsoft, which has acquired the group's mobile business.

 
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