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Microsoft to Give Away Windows 10 as Free Upgrade
Windows 10

Microsoft to Give Away Windows 10 as Free Upgrade

The world's largest software company tries to hold onto customers in the new mobile era that has largely bypassed it.
PayPal Partners With Microsoft to Bring Its Card Reader to Windows Devices
PayPal

PayPal Partners With Microsoft to Bring Its Card Reader to Windows Devices

The ecommerce company also announced that its reader will be EMV-compliant by this summer.
Laura Entis
Microsoft, Google Tangle Over Windows Security Patch
Competition

Microsoft, Google Tangle Over Windows Security Patch

At issue: Google revealing a security flaw in Microsoft's Windows 8.1 system just days before the company was scheduled to roll out a fix for the problem.
Steve Ballmer La-La-Loves Fergie's New Hit Song, Too
Viral Videos

Steve Ballmer La-La-Loves Fergie's New Hit Song, Too

True to his wild ways, the boisterous former Microsoft CEO Fergaliciously came unhinged at last night's Los Angeles Clippers game. You have to see it to believe it.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Grinchy Hackers Spoil Christmas for Xbox and PlayStation Gamers Everywhere
Hackers

Grinchy Hackers Spoil Christmas for Xbox and PlayStation Gamers Everywhere

How the Lizard Squad stole Christmas from millions of gaming fans.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Microsoft Is Now the Largest Company in the World to Accept Bitcoin
Bitcoin

Microsoft Is Now the Largest Company in the World to Accept Bitcoin

When Bill Gates boosts Bitcoin, Microsoft listens.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Barnes & Noble Buys Microsoft's Stake in Nook Media, Ending Two-Year Partnership
Microsoft

Barnes & Noble Buys Microsoft's Stake in Nook Media, Ending Two-Year Partnership

The company said it would buy Microsoft's stake in Nook Media for $62.4 million in cash and about 2.7 million in shares.
Erase the Line Between Cause and Marketing
Charity

Erase the Line Between Cause and Marketing

The need to keep corporate-social-responsibility efforts distinct from pure promotion may be vanishing.
Derek Newton
Will Big Companies Follow Microsoft's Lead and Make It Harder for Startups to Win?
Startup Culture

Will Big Companies Follow Microsoft's Lead and Make It Harder for Startups to Win?

A large player starts to get wise to the ways of newcomers that are experimenting rapidly.
Peter S. Cohan
Microsoft Says 11-Hour Azure Outage Was Caused by System Update
Microsoft

Microsoft Says 11-Hour Azure Outage Was Caused by System Update

The problem affected customers around the globe and affected third-party programs hosted on the platform.
Carly Okyle
Microsoft Releases Patch to Fix 19-Year-Old Windows Bug
Microsoft

Microsoft Releases Patch to Fix 19-Year-Old Windows Bug

The vulnerability could allow attackers to remotely execute code and take over a user's computer by tricking them into visiting a bad URL.
Benjamin Kabin
Microsoft Ditches Lync for New Skype for Business Suite
Messaging

Microsoft Ditches Lync for New Skype for Business Suite

By merging Skype with Lync, its enterprise-specific messaging system, Microsoft looks to be gaining on Facebook Messenger.
Nina Zipkin
Here's How Drastically Microsoft Windows Has Changed Over the Years
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Here's How Drastically Microsoft Windows Has Changed Over the Years

About 31 years ago today, Microsoft introduced the very first version of Windows, known as Windows 1.0. We've come a long way since then.
Lisa Eadicicco
 From ICQ to AIM to WhatsApp: The Rise and Fall of Instant Messenger Apps (Infographic)
Apps

From ICQ to AIM to WhatsApp: The Rise and Fall of Instant Messenger Apps (Infographic)

IM apps have 4ever altered how we communicate. Countless messaging tools have come and gone in the 18 years since they first debuted. Which ones will stand the test of time?
Kim Lachance Shandrow