ARTICLES RELATING TO MICROSOFT

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

Microsoft top credit rating in danger over $26bn LinkedIn deal

2016-06-14 09:30

Microsoft’s membership in one of the most exclusive clubs in the world of finance may be endangered as it pursues a $26.2bn purchase of LinkedIn.

Tech giants vow to tackle online hate speech within 24 hours

2016-05-31 17:39

Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft have pledged to tackle online hate speech in less than 24 hours to combat the use of social media by terrorists.

Microsoft denies forcing Windows 10 upgrade

2016-05-26 08:42

Microsoft says Windows users still can opt-out of upgrading to the latest version of the software despite claims that the company has made it exceedingly difficult to do so

It's official: Nokia phones are making a comeback

2016-05-18 15:10

Iconic mobile phone brand Nokia is being revived after software giant Microsoft killed it off.

Microsoft: No silver bullet to fight terror on internet

2016-05-12 14:21

A Microsoft executive has told the UN Security Council that there is no silver bullet that will stop terrorist use of the Internet.

Chrome crowned top Internet browser by market tracker

2016-05-03 10:16

Google Chrome has been crowned the top internet browser, officially ending the long reign of Microsoft Internet Explorer.

 

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.

Tech firms dominate top 100 brands

2016-06-10 13:03

Tech companies have tightened their grip on the world’s most valuable brands, an international survey has showed.

Microsoft, Facebook to build undersea internet cable

2016-05-27 17:14

Microsoft and Facebook are building a new sub-sea Internet cable that will cross the Atlantic Ocean to carry customers' data between North America and Southern Europe

Anger over ‘ludicrous’ Xbox Live price hikes

2016-05-18 16:12

Fin24 users have largely reacted with outrage over Microsoft’s plan to hike South Africa’s Xbox Live subscriptions from R50 to R159.

Weak rand sparks Xbox Live price hike

2016-05-17 16:23

Technology giant Microsoft is hiking subscription fees for its Xbox Live subscriptions in six countries including South Africa.

Windows 10 spreads to 300mn devices

2016-05-06 10:40

Microsoft announced that its latest Windows is powering 300 million devices around the world.

Windows 10 gets new Facebook, Instagram apps

2016-04-29 09:39

Facebook has rolled out applications tailored to Microsoft's latest operating system for the social network as well as its Messenger and Instagram services.

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