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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.

Almost Every Major Tech Company in America Blasts the FCC’s Net Neutrality Proposal

Opposition to the proposed rule change is growing louder as one commissioner calls for a delay on the May 15 vote and a public comment period.

WATCH: Microsoft Tests a Keyboard That Understands Your Gestures

Microsoft's research division released a video that stars a motion-sensing mechanical keyboard prototype.

An Inside Look at Yahoo's Original Series

Yahoo announced two original comedy series -- one about a misfit spaceship crew and one about Las Vegas's first pro basketball team.

8 Ways to Protect Yourself From Microsoft's Dangerous Internet Explorer Bug

Take these quick, easy steps to fend off hackers taking advantage of a serious flaw in the popular web browser.

Microsoft to Create Original TV Shows for Xbox

The tech giant is using Xbox to launch and distribute 12 new original series.

Microsoft's Nadella Envisions Cultural Shift Where Data Is King

In a blog post, Microsoft chief Satya Nadella discusses the importance of developing a 'data culture,' where information is dynamically aggregated across every level of the company.

Ashton Kutcher: What Matters Is Entrepreneurial 'Grit'

Big-name Silicon Valley investors and leaders participated in panel discussion on entrepreneurship -- as well as a 'Shark Tank' of sorts -- at Colgate University this weekend.

Aereo Founder: If We Lose, 'We Have No Plan B'

Chet Kanojia, network TV's Enemy No. 1, is looking to expand his controversial business even as he heads to the Supreme Court to defend it.

It's D-Day for Windows XP. Here's What Users Need to Do Right Now.

If your computer still runs on Windows XP, you're about to become an easier target for cyber thieves.

Mixed Blessings: 4 Ways Computers Forever Changed How We Work

On the 50th anniversary of IBM's iconic mainframe workhorse, we look at the revolutionary, lasting impact that computers, in all their many forms, have had on how we do (and sometimes don't) get work done.

Downloading Office for iPad? Get the Right Subscription for You.

There are many tiers to Microsoft's office suite. Know which one is best suited for your company.

6 Ways Startups Can Play Nice With Corporations

Entrepreneurs who properly leverage the resources of a corporation for their benefit will be at a significant advantage.

Why Microsoft Is Thankful for a 5-Year-Old Xbox Fan

A little boy discovered a major security loophole in the product, something people 10 times his age didn't notice.

4 Ways the 'New' Microsoft Is Dramatically Different From the 'Old' Microsoft

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who took the reins two months ago, isn't wasting any time helping Microsoft play some serious catch-up.

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