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"To the extent that browsing-specific routines have been commingled with operating system routines to a greater degree than is necessary to provide any consumer benefit, Microsoft has unjustifiably jeopardized the stability and security of the operating system. Specifically, it has increased the likelihood that a browser crash will cause the entire system to crash and made it easier for malicious viruses that penetrate the system via Internet Explorer to infect non-browsing parts of the system." -- Fact 174 of 412, Judge Jackson, November 5, 1999

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2018 was a bit of an up-and-down year for Microsoft. It did launch the Xbox One X, the most powerful gaming console on the market right now, along with great games like Cuphead and Forza Motorsport 7; but it also created some controversy with fans with the delay of Crackdown, the flat-out cancellation of ...
Yesterday, however, Cortana support of Microsoft Asia Research Institute accidentally confirmed the existence of Surface Phone while answering a question asked on Zhihu which is something like Quora, complaining of poor integration of Cortana on Android. The Microsoft engineer said this was due to ...

Samsung is going after Google and Microsoft with a new display that's supposed to help people work together. The Flip is a digital whiteboard that's supposed to connect to a wide variety of different devices and provide users with a collaboration space that they can use to discuss and share ideas.
Microsoft's switched on new network interface cards packing field-programmable gate arrays and announced that doing so has let it hit 30Gbps of throughput for servers in Azure. Redmond's talked up these "SmartNICs" since late 2016 and even detailed (PDF) their workings to the Open Compute project.
Microsoft's fix for the Meltdown and Spectre bugs may be crocking AMD-powered PCs. A lengthy thread on answers.Microsoft.com records numerous instances in which Security Update for Windows KB4056892, Redmond's Meltdown/Spectre patch, leaves some AMD-powered PCs with the Windows ...
Microsoft is delving deeper into health-care technology with a commitment to try to develop a blood test that detects diseases in their earliest stage. The Redmond company announced a partnership with Seattle-based Adaptive Biotechnologies on Thursday, one that will focus on mapping and ...
Microsoft's (Nasdaq:MSFT) shares have been on the run for the last four years, which is reflected by a gain of 340%. Microsoft broke the stagnation cycle from 2002 until 2013 with acquisitions like Nokia's business division (which failed to generate the desired results, but woke investors up), Mojang, ...
TIOGA TOWNSHIP, Pa. (18 NEWS) - police are warning people of a Microsoft scam that cost one local woman tens of thousands of dollars. Pennsylvania state police in Mansfield say a Tioga Township woman received a message on her computer back in September, prompting her to call a phone number ...
rumors around Microsoft's dual-screen Surface Phone and its Andromeda operating system appear to be at the peak right now. Earlier in the week, we saw multiple patents that confirmed that the Windows maker is serious about this folding Surface phone. Adding more to the fire, the apps allegedly ...
Microsoft's (Nasdaq:MSFT) cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments rose 4% sequentially to $138.5 billion last quarter. That's a massive cash cushion, but 95.4% of that war chest, or $132.1 billion, remains overseas. Microsoft, like many other multinational U.S. companies, keeps its cash in ...
The investing futility of emotional satisfactions earned by owning a favorite stock, instead of ones that can pay life's bills (housing, education, retirement, age-medical) ones you know are coming, was dramatized in "Adam Smith's" mid-1970's best-seller The money Game. Comsat, at the time of the USA's ...
Microsoft has had an extraordinary year, seeing massive growth in all its hardware, software, and computing business lines despite its already extraordinary size. Amid a steady rise for Microsoft's traditional products, Azure continued to show sustained shocking levels of growth with little sign of slowdown.
Twenty years ago this week, on December 29, 1997, Bill Gates bought Microsoft a $450 million late Christmas present: a Sunnyvale-based outfit called hotmail. With the buy--the largest all-cash Internet startup purchase of its day--Microsoft plunged into the nascent world of Web-based email. Originally ...
If 2016 was the year of putting failures behind it, Microsoft's 2017 was a year of focus. Over the past 12 months we've seen the software giant successfully execute on its plan to become a major cloud competitor. It's a massive part of Microsoft's business now, and it will only continue to grow into 2018.
But if you really can't wait, Microsoft has just opened up sales of the "Commercial Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE Advanced" to everyone over at the Microsoft Store, meaning that you'll be able to pick one up now even if you're not a business customer, via Ubergizmo. The Commercial Surface Pro has two ...

Microsoft is issuing a rare out-of-band security update to supported versions of Windows today. The software update is part of a number of fixes that will protect against a newly-discovered processor bug in Intel, AMD, and ARM chipsets. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans tell The Verge that the company ...
Hortonworks, which once counted on Microsoft for over half its revenue, has drastically reduced its dependence. Gaming companies Electronic arts and Take-Two each get more than 10 percent of sales from Microsoft. Satya Nadella, Microsoft's CEO, recently said the company has always been led by ...
Compared to the blockbuster $26 billion LinkedIn buy of 2016, Microsoft's acquisition haul for 2017 seems rather tame by comparison. Although none of year's deals approach those stratospheric heights, at least in terms of dollar amounts, a closer examination yields some telling clues about the Redmond, ...
Shares of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) ended the trading day Friday at $85.54, representing a move of -0.21%, or $0.18 per share, on volume of 18.42 million shares. Microsoft Corp is a technology company. It develop, license, and support a wide range of software products and services. Its business is ...
With market caps of $660 billion and $730 billion, respectively, Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) possess a level of size and scale that only a handful of businesses in the world can claim. And as they've ascended to dominance, they've earned a fortune for ...
rumors around Microsoft's dual-screen Surface Phone and its Andromeda operating system appear to be at the peak right now. Earlier in the week, we saw multiple patents that confirmed that the Windows maker is serious about this folding Surface phone. Adding more to the fire, the apps allegedly ...
The investing futility of emotional satisfactions earned by owning a favorite stock, instead of ones that can pay life's bills (housing, education, retirement, age-medical) ones you know are coming, was dramatized in "Adam Smith's" mid-1970's best-seller The money Game. Comsat, at the time of the USA's ...
Party chat is already in testing with the Xbox beta app on Android, and now it looks like it's the iPhone's turn as well. Microsoft has rolled out an update to members of its beta testing program for Xbox on iOS, bringing along testing for Xbox Live's party chat on the platform (via OnMSFT). While TestFlight ...
Microsoft has had an extraordinary year, seeing massive growth in all its hardware, software, and computing business lines despite its already extraordinary size. Amid a steady rise for Microsoft's traditional products, Azure continued to show sustained shocking levels of growth with little sign of slowdown.
Microsoft's (Nasdaq:MSFT) cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments rose 4% sequentially to $138.5 billion last quarter. That's a massive cash cushion, but 95.4% of that war chest, or $132.1 billion, remains overseas. Microsoft, like many other multinational U.S. companies, keeps its cash in ...
Twenty years ago this week, on December 29, 1997, Bill Gates bought Microsoft a $450 million late Christmas present: a Sunnyvale-based outfit called hotmail. With the buy--the largest all-cash Internet startup purchase of its day--Microsoft plunged into the nascent world of Web-based email. Originally ...
(I guess Microsoft has decided not to close this particular loophole for those who have legitimate Windows 7, 8 product keys.) Beyond that, other Windows 10 updating and pricing stories remained popular, as were stories about Microsoft's big reorg and sales layoff in calendar 2017. Other top posts focused ...
If 2016 was the year of putting failures behind it, Microsoft's 2017 was a year of focus. Over the past 12 months we've seen the software giant successfully execute on its plan to become a major cloud competitor. It's a massive part of Microsoft's business now, and it will only continue to grow into 2018.
Hortonworks, which once counted on Microsoft for over half its revenue, has drastically reduced its dependence. Gaming companies Electronic arts and Take-Two each get more than 10 percent of sales from Microsoft. Satya Nadella, Microsoft's CEO, recently said the company has always been led by ...
The case involves emails held at Microsoft's Dublin data centre. A federal judge in a drug case in New York state demanded that Microsoft's US office produce the emails. Microsoft refused, saying that the appropriate approach was to use the well-established route of mutual legal assistance treaties, by which countries ...
On December 8, 2016, Microsoft sealed the deal for the $26 billion purchase of LinkedIn. Today, LinkedIn has roughly half a billion users and double-digit millions of open job listings, or it did as of last spring, according to Fortune.com. LinkedIn might not be nearly the size of other popular social networks ...
Microsoft's Indian-born CEO Satya Nadella, who learnt leadership values and survival instinct while playing cricket in India, now wants his workforce to replay his past at the company's upcoming revitalised campus. As part of a plan to overhaul its 500-acre campus in Redmond, Washington State, Microsoft ...
Part of the optimism surrounding Microsoft right now is that the company is executing well on its cloud computing potential. In 2015, Nadella said that Microsoft's commercial cloud business would achieve an annualized run rate of $20 billion by mid-2018.That was a pretty high target considering that the ...
As Microsoft itself says on YouTube: "When we are inclusive and celebrate our differences we can make the world a better place." Yes, this might be a delightful, festive, joyous, warm and moving little piece. It's also a message to all those who would isolate America, divide Americans and curb immigration, ...
What with Apple's new campus under construction, the coming of Amazon's new headquarters on the horizon and facebook moving into downtown San Francisco, Microsoft is getting in on the action. The tech company is updating their silicon Valley campus, where about 2,000 employees work, as well as ...
Microsoft may be upping investment in its biggest profit machine, the Azure cloud-computing service, Jennifer Swanson Lowe, a UBS analyst, said. She sees Microsoft's cloud-computing services adding $57 billion in revenue over the next five years, with $23 billion of that coming from Azure alone.
The Internet of Things security crisis persists, as billions of inadequately secured webcams, refrigerators, and more flood homes around the world. But IoT security researchers at Microsoft Research have their eye on an even larger problem: the billions of gadgets that already run on simple ...
The plan is for Microsoft and Heptio to work together on strengthening Ark's core capabilities, but also on making it a tool for moving Kubernetes applications across on-premise environments and -- unsurprisingly -- Microsoft Azure and the Azure Container Service (AKS -- because Microsoft hasn't come ...
Microsoft Graph has the same challenge as every other social graph: It's a good idea in search of purpose. Making good use of Microsoft Graph meant adopting Yammer or maybe getting some suggestions about content. Microsoft's Delve offering is an attempt to help knowledge workers find interesting ...
In January, Microsoft acquired 3D optimization service Simplygon for an undisclosed sum. Today, we're seeing the fruits of that buy with the launch of Simplygon Cloud, which the company hopes will help game developers integrate the optimization tool into their workflows to make content more friendly to ...
Microsoft is bringing its Whiteboard 'digital canvas' app to Windows 10 users, providing a new way for employees to collaborate on creative work and share ideas. Whiteboard, aimed at Surface owners, makes use of the device's stylus and touch inputs to share drawings. Users can jot down notes, make ...
A couple of days ago, Qualcomm and Microsoft announced they were collaborating on a category of computer called the 'Always Connected PC.' In other words, a PC that behaves more like a smartphone. That could have potentially massive implications for the way we use our computers, but there are ...
For the third quarter, Futuresource Consulting, a market research and consultancy firm, found that outside the U.S., the use of technology in the classroom is becoming more common, driving demand for Microsoft's education notebooks and operating system. During the third quarter, the research firm found ...
Intel's stumbles in the mobile arena grew to become Qualcomm's gains with its Snapdragon platform, but now it appears that Qualcomm intends to upend their dominance in entry-level PCs as well. Today, Microsoft and Qualcomm announced that Windows would begin running on systems powered by ...
Microsoft announced Tuesday it's broken ground on a major renovation of its Mountain View campus. The project will increase workspace at the campus by 35%. The modernization effort will focus on Sustainability and connecting employees with the outdoors.
Newegg is offering a somewhat strange bundle of a year's subscription to Microsoft Office 365 (which gives you access to the latest desktop apps) combined with a year of Xbox Live Gold for $79.99, via twitter user Wario64. One year of Microsoft Office 365 usually costs $69.99 on its own, while a year of ...
Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) and Edge browsers tumbled last month in user share as the once-universal programs ran on just one in every six personal computers worldwide. According to U.S. analytics vendor Net Applications, the user share of IE and Edge - an estimate of the world's personal ...
The software maker is embarking on a "multi-year campus refresh," announced Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer of Microsoft, on Nov. 28. The ambitious, five- to seven-year project involves replacing 12 existing structures and putting up 18 airy new buildings at the company's East Redmond ...


 

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