Microsoft's Outlook takes aim at Google's Gmail
(AP)—Microsoft is so confident it has the Internet's best email service that it is about to spend at least $30 million to send its message across the U.S.
Cyberattacks also targeted Gmail rivals: Trend Micro
Internet security firm Trend Micro warned on Friday that cyber attackers have attempted to infiltrate Web-based email services run by Microsoft and Yahoo! as well as Google.
Some Hotmail users report missing e-mails
(AP) -- Some users of Microsoft Hotmail are starting off the new year scrambling to get back e-mails of old. A chorus of frantic users has posted complaints on Microsoft's online forum that all of their messages have disappeared.
Microsoft gets legal might to take down spam botnets
With a judicial assist, Microsoft has perfected a new superweapon to shoot down botnets, the engines cybergangs use to deliver malicious Internet attacks.
Microsoft to pull Facebook, MySpace into Outlook
(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. is taking another step toward turning Outlook, its desktop e-mail program, into a hub for information from popular social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.
Microsoft's cloud computing system is growing up
(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. leads its industry in part because a vast army of outside computer programmers design software that only runs on its Windows operating system. Now, the company is fighting to keep those programmers ...
Hackers expose slew of Hotmail acount passwords
Microsoft on Monday blocked access to thousands of Hotmail accounts in response to hackers plundering password information and posting it online.
Microsoft releases IE8: adds shortcuts, security
(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. released a new version of Internet Explorer Thursday, adding features meant to speed up common Web surfing tasks and bringing the browser's security measures in line with those of ...
Cloud computing is silver lining for Russian firms
Russian police marched into a small company's office in Moscow and told everyone to sit down and wait to be interviewed. They left hours later with all the computers.
Review: Microsoft email better, not revolutionary (Update)
Longtime users of Hotmail, MSN and other Microsoft email services will start noticing a big change: When they sign in to check messages, they'll be sent to a new service called Outlook.com.
PrivateSky shields online exchanges from prying eyes
A free service launched on Wednesday called PrivateSky lets Internet users shield email, Facebook updates, and other online exchanges from hackers or other unwanted snoops.
Russian security service 'wants to ban Skype, Gmail'
The Russian security service is proposing to ban Skype, Hotmail, and Gmail as their "uncontrolled use" may threaten Russia's security, a service official said during a government meeting on Friday.
Social media 'one part' of Google strategy: CFO
Internet giant Google said social media was "absolutely" part of its strategy and would be embedded in "many of our products" but played down its rivalry with networking icon Facebook.
Internet lifestyles leave digital estates for descendants
As lives move increasingly online, Legacy Locker is building virtual safe-deposit boxes where people can leave digital estates for descendants.