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Microsoft's Missed Opportunity: Not Getting Minecraft's Founders?
Founders

Microsoft's Missed Opportunity: Not Getting Minecraft's Founders?

The tech giant snagged Mojang, the maker of the popular game Minecraft, but its founders are out.
Laura Entis
Microsoft's Rumored $2 Billion Bid for Minecraft: Smart Move or Epic Fail?
Acquisitions

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.'
Laura Entis
Microsoft Releases 'Delve,' A Productivity-Aimed Office Assistant
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Microsoft Releases 'Delve,' A Productivity-Aimed Office Assistant

Users of Office 365 have been waiting for Delve, which was previously referred to as 'Oslo.'
Jason Fell
Guess Who Wrote Microsoft's 'Blue Screen of Death'
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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 ...
Dave Smith
Microsoft  Accidentally Teases Windows 9, Quickly Deletes Post
Social Media

Microsoft Accidentally Teases Windows 9, Quickly Deletes Post

The unreleased OS was mistakenly mentioned in an online post by Microsoft's Chinese division.
Carly Okyle
Microsoft May Be Developing a Streaming Dongle to Compete With Chromecast
Competition

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.
Benjamin Kabin
Steve Ballmer Leaves Microsoft's Board
Microsoft

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
Mobile

Microsoft Releases $25 Nokia Phone

The company aims to reach potential first-time customers in emerging markets such as India, China and Nigeria.
Arjun Kharpal
The 22 Biggest Product Fails Ever
Product Ideas

The 22 Biggest Product Fails Ever

From New Coke to the Apple Newton, a look at high-profile products that flopped.
Drake Baer
Your New Enterprise Sales Strategy: Forget Managers, Focus on Users
Sales

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.
Sarah Austin
Microsoft's Big Layoffs Lays Bare the Dangers of Cultural Change
Company Culture

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.
Thomas White
French Court Sides With Business Owner Over Negative Online Review
Censorship

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.
Geoff Weiss
Bombshell: Microsoft to Eliminate 18,000 Jobs in Restructuring
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Bombshell: Microsoft to Eliminate 18,000 Jobs in Restructuring

The ax just fell at the tech giant, deeper than it ever has before.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
In Landmark Deal, Apple and IBM Join Up to Develop Business Apps
Business Software

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.
Geoff Weiss