Firms scramble to recover from wave of cyberattacks

2017-06-28 15:09

Thousands of computer users across the globe have scrambled to reboot after a wave of ransomware cyberattacks spread from Ukraine and Russia through Europe to the US.

Microsoft aims Xbox One X at hardcore gamers for holidays

2017-06-12 09:30

Microsoft Corp. announced a worldwide release date of November 7 for what the company said will be its smallest and most powerful video-game console ever, the Xbox One X.

Unprecedented global cyber-attack is a wake-up call, says Microsoft

2017-05-15 07:23

An unrivalled global cyber-attack is poised to continue claiming victims as people return to work and turn on their desktop computers.

Microsoft creates 'Dubai Font' typeface for the city

2017-05-02 12:05

The Dubai government has announced the launch of "Dubai Font", the first typeface developed by Microsoft for a city, which will be available in 23 languages.

Top 50 US firms stashed $1.6 trillion in tax havens - Oxfam

2017-04-12 08:09

Companies including Apple, Microsoft and Wal-Mart are parking cash in offshore tax havens to reduce their US tax burden, according to a study published by Oxfam.

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.


Sony fires at Xbox with arsenal of big PS4 games

2017-06-13 15:19

Sony has showed off its rich, action-packed new PlayStation 4 video games, some for virtual reality, as it defends its crown as the top-selling new-generation console.

Microsoft unveils new surface pro device to combat sales dip

2017-05-23 17:54

Microsoft has unveiled a new version of its Surface Pro tablet and laptop combination device with more powerful chips and better battery life, after declining sales.

ALERT: Microsoft issues security update after #cyberattacks

2017-05-14 12:25

Microsoft has taken the unusual step of re-releasing security updates for some older versions of its Windows platforms to counter a massive global wave of cyber ransomware attacks.

Microsoft quarterly profit surges to $4.8bn

2017-04-28 07:40

Microsoft has posted a strong jump in profits in the just-ended quarter but revenue fell short of expectations in the tech giant's first earnings report incorporating LinkedIn.

SA to see a massive cyberattack in 2017, expert

2017-03-29 10:27

Cyber-security experts predict that South Africans will see a massive malware attack on the scale of a recent attack which knocked out San Francisco’s public transport system.

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.

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