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Microsoft to Face Lawsuit Over Xbox 360 Design Defect Claims
Legal Issues

Microsoft to Face Lawsuit Over Xbox 360 Design Defect Claims

A federal appeals court ruled that Xbox owners in the U.S. can indeed sue for damages as a group.
Microsoft to Offer Biometric Sign-In for Windows 10
Security

Microsoft to Offer Biometric Sign-In for Windows 10

It will be the first time the company has offered such a service widely across devices.
Microsoft Is Planning to Phase Out Internet Explorer
Legal Center

Microsoft Is Planning to Phase Out Internet Explorer

The tech giant is moving away from the ill-loved brand in favor of a new browser codenamed Project Spartan.
Nina Zipkin
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Microsoft's Digital Assistant Cortana Possibly Headed to Android, Apple Devices
Microsoft

Microsoft's Digital Assistant Cortana Possibly Headed to Android, Apple Devices

The tech giant is giving Cortana a boost with research from an artificial intelligence project called 'Einstein.'
Get Ready for Microsoft to Rev Up the Global Minecraft Machine
Video Games

Get Ready for Microsoft to Rev Up the Global Minecraft Machine

Can a kids' game turn the ailing tech giant around?
Ryan Holmes
Microsoft Warns Windows PCs Also Vulnerable to 'Freak' Attacks
Security

Microsoft Warns Windows PCs Also Vulnerable to 'Freak' Attacks

Hundreds of millions of Windows PC users are vulnerable to attacks exploiting the recently uncovered security vulnerability, Microsoft says.
Here's How One Tweet Led to Microsoft Buying Minecraft for $2.5 Billion
Social Media

Here's How One Tweet Led to Microsoft Buying Minecraft for $2.5 Billion

Social media can change the entire course of your company's future.
Nina Zipkin
Microsoft Nails All But 4 of 24 Oscar Predictions
Oscars

Microsoft Nails All But 4 of 24 Oscar Predictions

And the statue for best data-driven Academy Award predictions goes to...Bing.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Apple Scores Patent For Virtual Reality Headset
Apple

Apple Scores Patent For Virtual Reality Headset

The global tech titan's patented design would put your iPhone directly in front of your eyes -- and perhaps eventually position Apple at the front of the virtual reality race.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Microsoft Is Buying Startups People Love. Yahoo? Not So Much.
Acquisitions

Microsoft Is Buying Startups People Love. Yahoo? Not So Much.

Satya Nadella's recent acquisition strategy-Accompli, now Sunrise-takes a different tack than the one practiced by Marissa Mayer.
Erin Griffith
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.