ARTICLES RELATING TO MICROSOFT

Microsoft plans to launch smart watch 'soon'

2014-10-20 07:52

Microsoft is preparing to launch a smart watch soon that will passively track a user's heart rate and work across different mobile platforms.

Businesses go green, little faith in UN plan

2014-10-16 18:05

Big businesses say they will not deter from green investment because it makes economic sense, despite the UN process being bogged down by disputes.

No immunity for ex-minister in Microsoft probe

2014-10-13 18:19

Romania's parliament has voted to lift the immunity of a former minister targeted in a multi-million-euro corruption probe regarding Microsoft software.

Microsoft boss opens mouth, inserts foot on women in tech

2014-10-10 09:01

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has scrambled to apologise for comments in which he suggested that women in technology should not ask for raises but have faith in the "system".

US busts hacking ring

2014-09-30 20:04

Members of a computer hacking ring have been charged for allegedly stealing more than $100m worth of software and data used to train military pilots.

Microsoft boss promises full co-operation in China

2014-09-29 07:45

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has promised to co-operate fully with Chinese authorities in their antitrust investigation into his company.

Adobe to shut development in China

2014-09-24 16:30

Computer software maker Adobe Systems says it will shut its Chinese research and development arm over hostile atmosphere.

Microsoft delays Xbox launch in China

2014-09-22 10:05

Microsoft, which was due to launch the Xbox One in China, has said it will put back the "historic" event.

SA market needs Nokia to stay - No1 fan

2014-09-19 12:20

A Fin24 user says it will be a great shame to see Nokia dwindle, because it has great offerings at reasonable prices.

Microsoft axes 2 100 as job cuts continue

2014-09-19 11:01

Microsoft has said that it axed 2 100 jobs in a second round of cuts which were announced earlier this year.

Microsoft buys Minecraft maker for $2.5bn

2014-09-16 07:18

Despite the buy, Minecraft will continue to be available on all platforms including iOS, Android and PlayStation, as well as Xbox and PCs.

China to investigate Microsoft IE, media player

2014-08-27 11:10

The Chinese government agency investigating Microsoft has said the probe includes the way the US technology giant distributes its media player and browser.

Ex Microsoft CEO Ballmer quits board

2014-08-20 14:12

Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has left the software company's board in order to spend more time on his newly acquired Los Angeles Clippers basketball team.

Microsoft has an emerging markets headache

2014-08-11 11:03

Despite the popularity of Microsoft's Windows operating system and Office suite, few people in emerging markets are willing to pay for legitimate copies.

Zuma: South Africa is open for business

2014-08-04 21:04
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South Africa is a profitable place to invest, including the tourism and energy sectors, President Jacob Zuma has told a US Chamber of Commerce forum.

BBM comes to Windows Phone

2014-08-01 08:46

As part of its cross-platform strategy, BlackBerry has announced that BBM is available for Windows Phone devices.

Microsoft unveils Xbox in China

2014-07-30 14:56

Microsoft has unveiled its Xbox game console in China, the first to enter the market after an official ban 14 years ago.

Microsoft profit hurt by Nokia, but revenues jump

2014-07-23 14:21

Microsoft has said profits took a hit from its newly acquired Nokia phone division but that revenues got a strong lift from cloud services.

Google smartphone suit plays into rivals' hands

2014-07-21 11:16

A US consumer lawsuit accusing Google of monopolising prime real estate on Android smartphones will help mobile rivals like Microsoft make their antitrust case with European regulators.

Nokia X phones die from identity lack

2014-07-18 17:11

The Nokia X phones, which have been discontinued by Microsoft, blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each.

Microsoft readies to wield jobs axe

2014-07-15 10:17

Microsoft is reportedly planning its biggest round of job cuts in five years as the software maker looks to integrate Nokia Oyj's handset unit.

Nokia launches two smartphones in SA

2014-06-26 23:06

Microsoft on Thursday launched two new mobile devices to target both the value and high end sectors of the market.

 

Microsoft licence scam investigated

2014-10-17 14:38

Romanian prosecutors have carried out 56 searches in a vast investigation into money laundering and bribery linked to Microsoft software licences.

Skype launches video messaging app

2014-10-14 20:15

Microsoft-owned Skype has unveiled a new app enabling users to send short video messages, as the group seeks to catch up to rivals in the mobile messaging space.

Nokia Lumia: An eye-poke to rivals - review

2014-10-13 11:25

The thinking behind a pair of Nokia Lumia smartphones available in South Africa seems to be: "Take a picture, make a memory".

Why Microsoft is jumping to Windows 10

2014-09-30 21:42

Microsoft is skipping Windows version 9 to emphasise advances it is making toward a world centred around mobile devices and internet services.

Microsoft finally launches Xbox in China

2014-09-29 08:57

Microsoft has launched its Xbox One game console in China, the first foreign company to enter the potentially massive market.

Microsoft CEO visits China amid monopoly probe

2014-09-26 12:36

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is visiting China as authorities probe the US technology giant for alleged monopoly behaviour.

Xbox One launches in SA

2014-09-23 13:10

Microsoft has launched its latest gaming console in South Africa with a price to match competitors.

China must wait longer for Xbox One

2014-09-21 11:28

Microsoft has delayed the launch of its Xbox One game console in China, the latest in a series of setbacks for the internet giant in China.

Die-hard fans say why Nokia's the best

2014-09-19 12:00

Fin24 has received a string of emails from users declaring their unflinching support for Nokia, despite Microsoft's takeover of the brand.

Nokia, feature phones and Africa

2014-09-16 07:35

Since Microsoft's takeover of Nokia, it's been a roller-coaster ride for brand loyalists.

Internet titans protest 'fast lanes'

2014-09-09 11:38

Streaming television titan Netflix will be among websites displaying a dreaded spinning wheel icon to rally support for blocking internet "fast lanes".

Microsoft revamps MSN to flow across devices

2014-09-08 08:50

Microsoft is giving its MSN news service a crisper look, new lifestyle tools and seamless syncing across devices.

Happy apping - check out the top smartphone apps

2014-08-27 13:05

Mobile chat is probably the most hip pastime that people use their smartphones for, based on the most popular apps on online platforms.

China to rattle Microsoft, Google and Apple

2014-08-24 14:45

China could have a new homegrown operating system by October to take on imported rivals such as Microsoft, Google and Apple, a report says.

Microsoft promises more with Windows 8.1

2014-08-18 08:00

Microsoft is hoping to encourage you to upgrade to Windows 8.1 - check out the infographic.

China probes revive protectionism concerns

2014-08-07 14:30

China's recent probes into Microsoft and car companies including Audi and Chrysler have rekindled concerns that Beijing may be using an anti-monopoly law.

Microsoft sues Samsung in US

2014-08-02 10:12

Microsoft has fired a legal salvo at long-time partner Samsung, accusing the South Korean giant of breaching a contract over licensing of technology used in the competitive smartphone market.

Microsoft ordered to turn over foreign data

2014-08-01 07:27

Microsoft must turn over a customer's e-mails and other account information stored in a data centre in Ireland to the US government, a US judge has ruled.

Microsoft challenging US on overseas data

2014-07-31 10:34

In a case closely watched by the tech sector, Microsoft will challenge a US court order requiring it to give prosecutors electronic mail content associated with an overseas server.

Microsoft under antitrust investigation in China

2014-07-29 11:00

Microsoft has said it is under investigation by antitrust authorities in China, pledging to co-operate in the investigation.

FNB bins Internet Explorer 8 for online banking

2014-07-23 13:33

In what will no doubt come as a shot at Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 browser, First National Bank has announced that it would no longer be supporting IE8.

Finland cashes in on cold

2014-07-20 16:30

With freezing winters where the mercury can sink well below zero and cool summers, Finland has attracted technology giants such as Google and Microsoft.

Microsoft to cut 18 000 jobs this year

2014-07-17 20:30

Microsoft will slash up to 18 000 jobs of its workforce, as it trims its newly acquired Nokia phone business and tries to transform into a cloud-computing.

Microsoft disrupts international cybercrime rings

2014-07-01 11:00

Microsoft launched what it hopes will be the most successful private effort to date to crack down on cyber crime by moving to disrupt communications channels between hackers and infected PCs.

Microsoft ups OneDrive online storage to 15GB

2014-06-24 10:05

Microsoft has moved to increase the cloud data for its customers as the company focuses on its software services business.

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