PICS: Teacher 'hailed for drawing computer screen on chalkboard to teach MS Word… Microsoft pledges to help'

2018-03-06 12:44

An innovative Ghanaian teacher has become a social media sensation after pictures of him drawing features of a Microsoft Word processing window on a chalkboard - to demonstrate to his students - went viral.

Microsoft says it's true: Cat videos distract workers

2018-02-06 08:44

Economists have been puzzled by the so-called productivity paradox, the fact that the digital revolution hasn’t resulted in big gains in output per worker as with earlier technological upheaval.

Microsoft email-access fight with US gets top court review

2017-10-17 10:07

The US Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether law enforcement officials conducting a criminal investigation can demand data held overseas by Microsoft.

Bill Gates makes largest donation since 2000 with $4.6bn pledge

2017-08-15 11:30

Bill Gates has made his largest gift since the turn of the century, giving away Microsoft shares that accounted for 5% of his fortune.

OBITUARY: Microsoft Paint dead at 32

2017-07-25 09:26

Microsoft Paint has finally lost its battle with advancing technology at the ripe old age of 32. Graphic design will never be the same again, mourns Kyle Venktess.

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.


Microsoft data warrant case in top US court has global implications

2018-02-26 07:27

Microsoft faces off with the US government before the Supreme Court over a warrant for data stored abroad that has important ramifications for law enforcement in the age of global computing.

Amnesty warns companies on child labour in DRC cobalt mining

2017-11-16 15:01

Leading technology and electric car companies have been accused of failing to ensure minerals used in their products are not mined using child labour, Amnesty International has said in a report.

Friends & Friction: There’s an enterprising upside to monopolies

2017-09-03 06:00

Sometimes a monopoly is a good idea.

Not quite dead: MS Paint rises from the ashes

2017-07-25 14:59

Microsoft Paint is brought back from the dead after an outpouring of love.

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.

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