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Microsoft's Fiscal 1Q Earnings Hit Analyst Target

October 21, 2011 8:44 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft's Windows franchise regained some of its vigor during the company's latest quarter, but that might not be enough to overcome the perception that the world's largest software maker is being outmaneuvered by nimble rivals whose fortunes aren't tied to the personal computer.

Google + Motorola = Microsoft?

September 20, 2011 1:09 pm | by Eric Setton, Tango | Articles | Comments

Motorola's arsenal of patents warranted the $12.5 billion price tag, and Google is following in the footsteps of iconic phone makers such as Apple and RIM that have both software and hardware integration.

Google Android Offensive Continues with Volley at Microsoft

August 5, 2011 8:25 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Google's irate missive against Apple and Microsoft yesterday was met with a quick reply from Microsoft...


Microsoft 4Q Profit Climbs, Windows Revenue Dips

July 22, 2011 7:58 am | by Rachel Metz, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. reported record fourth-quarter revenue Thursday, helped by strong sales of its Office software suite.

Microsoft Office 365 Makes Wireless Connection

June 28, 2011 1:42 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

In Microsoft's global launch of Microsoft Office 365, which the company posits as a game changer, wireless is very much a player...

Microsoft, General Dynamics Itronix Reach Patent Agreement

June 28, 2011 8:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Microsoft yesterday announced that it had reached an agreement with General Dynamics...

Microsoft Adds Tools for Android Developers

June 10, 2011 8:22 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Microsoft is trying to woo Android developers by making it easier for them to learn Windows Phone 7...

Microsoft Taps Qualcomm for Windows 8 Chips

June 2, 2011 8:00 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Microsoft will use Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips in devices running its new Window 8 platform...


Hedge Fund Guru Calls for Ballmer's Resignation

May 26, 2011 7:53 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

In comments made at the Sohn Investor Conference reported by Reuters, Einhorn today called for Ballmer to step down as CEO of Microsoft...

Microsoft Swipes Skype

May 10, 2011 8:25 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Well, it wasn't Facebook or Google that ended up with Skype, as had been rumored earlier in the week, but rather Microsoft.

RIM Using Microsoft's Bing on New BlackBerrys

May 4, 2011 8:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Research In Motion (RIM) will use Microsoft's Bing services on new BlackBerry smartphones.

Microsoft 3Q Growth Overshadowed by Tablet Threat

April 29, 2011 8:33 am | by Michael Lidtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Even as Microsoft Corp.'s earnings grow at a robust rate, investors can't seem to shake the feeling that the boom days are winding down for the world's largest software maker.

Microsoft, Toyota Team Up on Telematics

April 7, 2011 7:57 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Microsoft and Toyota Motor Corp. (TMC) unveiled their grand plan to forge a strategic partnership around telematics using Windows Azure platform.


Nokia Gives CEO $6.2M to Offset Lost Microsoft Pay

March 14, 2011 7:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The executive hired to turn around mobile phone maker Nokia is getting $6.2 million to make up for the paychecks he lost when he left Microsoft last fall.

Nokia Goes All In with Microsoft, WP7

February 11, 2011 7:17 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Nokia has decided to throw in the towel on Symbian and MeeGo and adopt Microsoft's WP7 as the company's main smarpthone platform.

comScore: RIM Down, Android Up

February 8, 2011 6:57 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Research In Motion (RIM) and Microsoft continued to lose market share to Android in the fourth quarter...

Microsoft 2Q Earnings Edge Down on Slow PC Sales

January 28, 2011 6:59 am | by Jessica Mintz, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp.'s net income for the latest quarter fell slightly from a year ago but the software giant still beat Wall Street's expectations despite the weak personal computer market.

Microsoft Challenges Apple's Trademark of App Store

January 12, 2011 6:53 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Microsoft doesn't think Apple should have exclusive rights to the term "app store," and it's filed a complaint with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office...

Ballmer Keynote Highlights Microsoft in 2010

January 6, 2011 7:26 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Even with Windows Phone 7 off to a strong start and Microsoft reporting solid profits on its desktop software business and Xbox gaming system, people still want to know what's next for Microsoft.

Microsoft Launches Bing 2.0 for iPhone

December 16, 2010 7:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Microsoft yesterday launched a new version of its Bing search engine (Bing 2.0) for Apple's iPhone, adding new features...

Report: Microsoft to Unveil Tablets at CES

December 14, 2010 7:28 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Microsoft could makes its presence felt in the tablet market with the unveiling of a bevy of new slate unveilings at this year's Consumer Electronics Show...

Microsoft VP: iPhone, Android Offered Mobile Cues

December 8, 2010 7:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Microsoft executive says the company has tried to take advantage of the fact that it's playing catch up.

Tablet Selection Still Limited Ahead of Holidays

December 6, 2010 9:26 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

The tablet market is shaping up like a race between the rabbit (Apple) and the turtle (everyone else). Apple has such an incredibly long lead on the rest of the pack, except for maybe Samsung...

Motorola Fires Back at Microsoft

November 11, 2010 7:11 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Motorola's handset division has slapped Microsoft with a patent infringement lawsuit...

Windows Phone 7 Available in U.S. Today

November 8, 2010 7:43 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Today's the big day for all those Windows Mobile fans in the U.S. Microsoft today announced official availability of three Windows Phone 7 devices on two different carriers.

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