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Microsoft's Rumored $2 Billion Bid for Minecraft: Smart Move or Epic Fail?

Microsoft is reportedly nearing a deal to buy the maker of the wildly popular video game, but at least one analyst calls the move a 'real head scratcher.'

Microsoft Releases 'Delve,' A Productivity-Aimed Office Assistant

Users of Office 365 have been waiting for Delve, which was previously referred to as 'Oslo.'

Guess Who Wrote Microsoft's 'Blue Screen of Death'

The text from that infamous blue screen on Windows PCs was written by none other than ...

Microsoft Accidentally Teases Windows 9, Quickly Deletes Post

The unreleased OS was mistakenly mentioned in an online post by Microsoft’s Chinese division.

Microsoft May Be Developing a Streaming Dongle to Compete With Chromecast

The new device will reportedly use Miracast technology to stream audio and video from computers and mobile devices to television sets.

Steve Ballmer Leaves Microsoft's Board

Ballmer said he plans to devote much of his attention to the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, which he recently bought for $2 billion.

Microsoft Releases $25 Nokia Phone

The company aims to reach potential first-time customers in emerging markets such as India, China and Nigeria.

The 22 Biggest Product Fails Ever

From New Coke to the Apple Newton, a look at high-profile products that flopped.

Your New Enterprise Sales Strategy: Forget Managers, Focus on Users

Meetings with big decision-makers can be hard to come by, so get your software in the hands of employees and hope they spread the word.

Microsoft's Big Layoffs Lays Bare the Dangers of Cultural Change

Whether you run a small company or a large corporation, changing a culture should be done with care, or risk an implosion.

French Court Sides With Business Owner Over Negative Online Review

The decision creates a new crime of 'being too highly ranked' on a search engine, the blogger says.

Bombshell: Microsoft to Eliminate 18,000 Jobs in Restructuring

The ax just fell at the tech giant, deeper than it ever has before.

In Landmark Deal, Apple and IBM Join Up to Develop Business Apps

The wide-ranging partnership aims to combine IBM's big data and analytics proficiencies with Apple’s ubiquity and usability.

Microsoft Reportedly Prepping Massive Round of Layoffs

The announcement, which could arrive as soon as this week, comes as the company seeks to integrate roughly 30,000 new employees on the heels of its Nokia acquisition.

U.S. Says Fourth Amendment Does Not Protect Digitally-Stored Data

A drug trafficking case in which the government is demanding Microsoft hand over emails stored in a Dublin datacenter has called into question Fourth Amendment rights in a digital era.

Wait, What? Microsoft CEO Says Company Needs to Rediscover Its Soul.

Huge changes are coming to Microsoft, says CEO Satya Nadella in a rambling manifesto -- but just what kinds of changes are anybody's guess.

Google to Offer Business Owners 2 TB of Free Storage for a Year

Amid pricing wars between corporate computing leaders Amazon, Microsoft and Google, industry experts predict that cloud storage may soon become entirely free.

3 Life Lessons From Steve Ballmer's Rousing Graduation Speech

Microsoft's recently departed CEO and the soon-to-be owner of the LA Clippers shared his own life advice with the graduates at the University of Washington.

Never Turn Down a Paying Customer

Being selective about your business and your clients is great advice...if you don't mind being broke and miserable.

Satya Nadella Proves Even Giants Can Pivot

Just three months into his tenure as Microsoft CEO, Nadella has made peace with Apple and embraced change.

Steve Ballmer's Next 'Window' of Opportunity: L.A. Clippers Owner

If the $2 billion deal is approved by the NBA, it would mark a brand new chapter for the former Microsoft CEO.

Steve Ballmer's Most Awkwardly Hilarious Moments

As he gets ready to buy the LA Clippers basketball team, a look back at the former Microsoft CEO's most unusual public antics.

Microsoft Unveils Skype Translator

The new feature can translate German to English and vice versa in near real-time and will be available in beta by year's end.

How to Negotiate a Better Deal on Enterprise Software

The best deal may or may not be the cheapest price. Know your needs and your vendor thoroughly, then negotiate value first, price next.
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