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EU slaps Microsoft with $732 million penalty

Mar 6, 2013
The EU says Microsoft abused its market dominance by making Internet Explorer the default browser on its Windows operating system.
Posted In: Microsoft, windows, antitrust

Halo makers see 'Destiny' as gaming's future

Feb 20, 2013
A new project called 'Destiny',' made by some of Halo’s original creators, aims to revive fallen-off gamers.
Posted In: Microsoft, video games, halo

Microsoft kills Hotmail, pushing users to Outlook.com

Feb 20, 2013
By the end of the summer, Hotmail will be no more. Its parent, Microsoft, is converting Hotmail to a new 21st century emailer called Outlook.com.
Posted In: Tech, Microsoft, outlook

Gmail fail? Microsoft says it has a new Outlook

Feb 19, 2013
Microsoft is launching a $30 million ad campaign today to promote Outlook.com -- a new product meant to compete with Internet-based email systems like Google Inc.’s Gmail.
Posted In: outlook, Microsoft, email, Gmail

Microsoft on the attack against Google in new ads

Feb 7, 2013
New "Scroogled" campaign raises questions about the efficacy of attack ads in the commercial realm.
Posted In: Microsoft, Google, Gmail

Dell reaches $24.4 billion deal to go private

Feb 5, 2013
Founder Michael Dell, equity firm Silver Lake Partners, and Microsoft are taking the Texas-based company off the market in an effort to make the company more agile, and hopefully, more profitable.
Posted In: Dell, Microsoft

Why Microsoft wants a piece of Dell

Feb 4, 2013
As Dell explores going private, Microsoft is an interested investor. It needs computer companies that focus on Windows-powered machines.
Posted In: Microsoft, Dell, Tech, windows

Happy Birthday, MIDI and the New MS Office

Jan 30, 2013
A protocol that lets musical instruments talk to and trigger one another turns 30 years old today. MIDI is still used by the likes of dance-punk band !!!. It’s inventor Dave Smith explains its use. A new version of Microsoft Office turns purchasers into subscribers. And, the IRS has had a Tumblr for months, but it’s just now getting noticed.
Posted In: Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Music, music technology

Tweeting videos through the Vine; Should Skype be more like Google?

Jan 25, 2013
Twitter new acquisition, Vine, allows users to share short videos. And, privacy advocates are demanding Skype be more transparent about what data it shares with the government.
Posted In: skype, Microsoft, Google, Twitter, social media, online privacy, China

PODCAST: Microsoft meet Dell, stashing foreign cash, and Florida's No. 2 tourist spot

Jan 23, 2013
Microsoft could chip in as much as $3 billion to the buyout of computer maker Dell, why U.S. firms are stashing foreign cash in American banks, and the second-most popular tourist destination in Florida is not what you think.
Posted In: McRib, Microsoft, Dell

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