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Microsoft Said to Buy Israel-Based N-trig for $200 Million
Acquisitions

Microsoft Said to Buy Israel-Based N-trig for $200 Million

Most of N-trig's 190 workers will be integrated into Microsoft Israel and will be part of a new research and development center.
10 Surprising Facts About Bill Gates
Bill Gates

10 Surprising Facts About Bill Gates

There are a lot of things about the wealthiest man in the U.S. that you probably didn't know.
Dave Smith
Bill Gates Is Skeptical of AI. But After This Little Robot Left *Me* a Personal Love Letter, I Can't Help But Disagree.
Artificial Intelligence

Bill Gates Is Skeptical of AI. But After This Little Robot Left *Me* a Personal Love Letter, I Can't Help But Disagree.

Desktop personal assistant Cubic has raised more than $100,000 on Indiegogo -- and found a brilliant way to pitch a reporter.
Catherine Clifford
Microsoft Profit Falls on Sluggish Demand for Windows
Microsoft

Microsoft Profit Falls on Sluggish Demand for Windows

The tech company also struggled with the impact of the strong U.S. dollar.
Microsoft Pushes Toward Virtual Reality With Hologram Headset
Virtual Reality

Microsoft Pushes Toward Virtual Reality With Hologram Headset

The tech company unveiled plans for a prototype visor that can bring the Minecraft video game, Skype calls and more to 3-D life.
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