ARTICLES RELATING TO MICROSOFT

Google boss: Internet will disappear

2015-01-23 09:10

Google chair Eric Schmidt has predicted that the internet will soon be so pervasive in every facet of our lives that it will effectively "disappear".

Windows 10 weaves together devices

2015-01-22 08:27

Microsoft has pulled back the curtain on a coming Windows 10 operating system focused on bringing harmony to the diverse array of internet gadgets.

Microsoft unveils cheap smartphone

2015-01-15 12:01

Microsoft has unveiled two new low-cost smartphones aimed at pushing its Windows Phone operating system to users in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Kim Dotcom announces ‘Skype killer’

2014-12-30 13:34

The founder of controversial file-hosting website 'Mega' says he has built an internet video and voice chat service to rival Microsoft’s Skype.

Windows 8.1 finally overtakes XP in usage

2014-12-08 12:30

Slowly but surely, Windows 8.1 is gaining traction over older versions of Microsoft's near ubiquitous computer operating system, but danger lurks in Android's fast growth.

Microsoft buys email mobile app Accompli

2014-12-02 09:38

Software giant Microsoft said on Monday that it was buying mobile email management application Accompli, in a deal reported to be worth more than $200m.

Microsoft surges past Exxon on value list

2014-11-15 13:33

Microsoft has climbed past Exxon Mobil to become the 2nd most valuable company with a $410bn market capitalisation.

Free Microsoft Word surges on Apple's App Store

2014-11-11 09:32

The popular document editing and creation application has rocketed to briefly become the most popular application on the marketplace.

Microsoft, Dropbox announce surprise tie-up

2014-11-05 07:45

In a surprise announcement, the online file sharing service Dropbox and the software giant Microsoft have said they're teaming up.

Microsoft drops Nokia name from smartphones

2014-10-26 15:38

Microsoft is dropping the Nokia name from its Lumia smartphones, rebranding following the acquisition of the Finnish group's handset division.

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.

 

Microsoft debuts hologram goggles

2015-01-22 14:21

Microsoft has unveiled headgear that overlays holograms on the real world, in what it touted as the next generation of computing.

Microsoft Outlook hacked in China, following Gmail block

2015-01-19 14:30

Chinese users of Microsoft's Outlook e-mail service were subject to a hacking attack, just weeks after Google's Gmail system was blocked in China.

IE suffers as hackers hit Windows

2015-01-12 13:28

Internet Explorer has topped the list as the most vulnerable Microsoft Windows component for 2014.

Sony cheers as PS4 sales top 18.5m

2015-01-06 16:12

Sony says sales of its PlayStation 4 video game consoles have topped 18.5 million, with slightly over four million units bought during the year-end holiday season.

Windows 10: Microsoft eyes later launch

2014-12-11 15:45

Software giant Microsoft Corp expects to have its new Windows 10 operating system on the market during September 2015, slightly later than previously expected.

Barnes & Noble dumps Microsoft tablet ties

2014-12-05 14:30

US bookseller Barnes & Noble has said it had ended a partnership with Microsoft for its Nook tablet computers.

‘Tech partnerships can improve SA education’

2014-11-24 09:54

Better coordination among South African technology companies is needed to help boost the country’s education improvement efforts, says an expert.

Microsoft fixes 19-year-old Windows bug

2014-11-13 05:10

Microsoft has issued patches to fix a bug in its Windows operating system that remained undiscovered for 19 years.

Microsoft lifts lid on Nextbook tablets for SA

2014-11-10 16:01

Software giant Microsoft has launched its awaited low-cost tablets for the SA market, but the device sports no SIM card slots.

Microsoft launches wearable fitness device

2014-10-30 12:02

Microsoft has launched a device called "Microsoft Band" that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime.

Microsoft co-founder gives $100m to Ebola

2014-10-24 10:34

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has said he would increase his total donations to organisations tackling Ebola to over $100m, making him one of the major donors.

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.

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