Outgoing Microsoft CEO most regrets lapse in smartphones
Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said his biggest regret is missing the boat on smartphones—but he said the software giant should not admit defeat just yet.
Ballmer's top failures, from Tablet PC to Xbox One
Microsoft Corp.'s tumultuous fall on the stock market during the past 13 years has largely been fueled by missteps in the consumer products market.
At a Glance: Microsoft CEO Ballmer's ups and downs
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced on Friday that he plans to retire from the world's biggest software company after more than 13 years at its helm. Here's a look at the ups and downs of his tenure:
Microsoft's stock slumped under Ballmer
When Steve Ballmer took over as CEO in January 2000, Microsoft was the titan of tech and the world's most valuable company.
Microsoft says CEO Ballmer to retire in 12 months (Update)
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who helped Bill Gates transform the company from a tiny startup into the world's most valuable business, announced plans Friday to retire sometime in the next year—a move that ...
Researchers get around bad gap problem with graphene by using negative differential resistance
Tunnel FET having a new architecture with potential for substantial improvement in performance
Researchers from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) have demonstrated the operation of a synthetic electric field tunnel field-effect transistor with a new architecture.
Researchers perform DNA computation in living cells
(Phys.org) —Chemists from North Carolina State University have performed a DNA-based logic-gate operation within a human cell. The research may pave the way to more complicated computations in live cells, ...
Carlos Slim invests $40 mn in Shazam music app
Mexican telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim has acquired a 10.8 percent stake in Shazam, the British company behind a music recognition smartphone application that instantly identifies songs and artists.
Solar plane poised for last flight of US journey
For Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard, flying an experimental solar aircraft across America has been exhilarating, but perilous at times.
Technology makes America's Cup a sport for the masses
YouTube, mobile applications, and the tech wizardry of veteran sailor Stan Honey are out to make America's Cup yacht racing as thrilling a spectator sport as Formula One.
TED conference sets stage for a week of bright ideas
A former Greek prime minster, a specialist in the sex lives of animals and a "gentleman thief" are among the eclectic set of speakers spreading cutting-edge ideas at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh this week.
Entanglement in a flash (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —JQI researchers under the direction of Chris Monroe have produced quantum entanglement between a single atom's motion and its spin state thousands of times faster than previously reported, demonstrating unprecedented ...
Bill Gates backs social network for researchers
Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist Bill Gates on Tuesday joined backers of a social network aimed at promoting scientific breakthroughs such as life-saving medicines.