ARTICLES RELATING TO MICROSOFT

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.

Are 'chatbots' the future of online business?

2016-04-15 07:23

An artificial intelligence 'chatbot' from a US restaurant now lets you order a meal in a smartphone text exchange.

Windows 10 reaches 270 million users: Microsoft

2016-03-31 07:16

Windows 10 is now in use in 270 million devices, the tech giant said Wednesday, hailing a strong debut for the multiplatform operating system launched last year.

Bill Gates supports US govt in face-off with Apple

2016-02-24 05:16

Bill Gates is supportive of government efforts to crack into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, saying a balance needs to be struck between government access and the need to preserve data security

Microsoft wants you using Windows 10, like it or not

2016-02-04 11:58

Older Windows machines are starting to get automatic downloads for Windows 10, even if you didn't request it and maybe don't want it

Tech giants reject OTT regulation for SA

2016-01-26 16:13

Facebook, Microsoft and Google have voiced their opposition to possible regulation of over-the-top services such as WhatsApp and Skype in South Africa.

 

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.

Profit plunge at Microsoft

2016-04-23 10:41

Microsoft has reported a 25% plunge in quarterly profits as the company navigated away from its role as a software seller to a services model.

Why 'chatbots' are the next big tech trend

2016-04-12 07:04

The robots are coming — to help run your life or sell you stuff — at an online texting service near you.

Microsoft takes chatbot offline after offensive tweets

2016-03-27 07:22

Microsoft yanks chatbot designed to tweet like teen girl after it makes offensive remarks

Microsoft snaps up keyboard software maker SwiftKey

2016-02-04 14:00

The software giant has acquired British-based software keyboard maker SwiftKey, saying it would be integrated with its 'intelligent systems' for mobile devices.

Make SMS free in SA, says Wi-Fi body

2016-01-27 13:26

Local mobile networks must adapt to over-the-top players like WhatsApp by providing free SMS offerings, says an expert.

Microsoft killing off Internet Explorer 8,9 and 10

2016-01-08 14:57

The software giant has said that it would only provide support and security updates for Internet Explorer 11 from next week.

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