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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
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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
Microsoft Reportedly Prepping Massive Round of Layoffs
Layoffs

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.
Geoff Weiss
U.S. Says Fourth Amendment Does Not Protect Digitally-Stored Data
Legal Issues

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.
Geoff Weiss
Wait, What? Microsoft CEO Says Company Needs to Rediscover Its Soul.
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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.
Geoff Weiss