Microsoft launches 'Cortana', Siri-like smartphone assistant (Update)
Microsoft took on Apple's Siri and Google Now with a smartphone personal assistant dubbed "Cortana".
Windows 8 updates expected at Microsoft conference
Microsoft is following through on a promise to update its Windows 8 operating system on a regular basis to respond to consumers' complaints and other feedback.
Microsoft's Nadella names leadership team
Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella on Monday unveiled a leadership shakeup at the technology giant, including a new head for the Xbox division.
Microsoft chief crows on Twitter as iPad Office soars
Microsoft chief Satya Nadella took to Twitter to crow on Friday as Office software tailored for iPads soared to the top of the charts at Apple's online App Store.
Microsoft stops probing Hotmail to plug leaks (Update)
Microsoft has scrapped a policy which allowed it to peek at Hotmail messages to plug leaks or investigate intellectual property theft.
Microsoft's Office apps for iPad ushers in new era
Microsoft has released an iPad version of its popular Office software suite, a breakthrough heralding a new era under a CEO who promises to focus more on the devices that people are using instead of trying ...
Microsoft delivers Office for rival Apple's iPad (Update)
Microsoft unveiled a version of its popular Office software suite for iPad tablets Thursday as the company's new chief moved to expand its "Internet cloud" footprint.
Review: Windows Phone innovations show promise
In the market for smartphones, Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 system is barely there. It's dwarfed by Apple's iOS and Google's Android systems in both attention and sales.
Nokia says handset sale to Microsoft delayed to April
Finnish telecom company Nokia on Monday said the sale of its handset business to US technology giant Microsoft would be delayed by a few weeks until April 2014.
Parallel programming may not be so daunting
Computer chips have stopped getting faster: The regular performance improvements we've come to expect are now the result of chipmakers' adding more cores, or processing units, to their chips, rather than ...
Microsoft says it snooped on Hotmail to track leak
Microsoft Corp., which has skewered rival Google Inc. for going through customer emails to deliver ads, acknowledged Thursday it had searched emails in a blogger's Hotmail account to track down who was leaking ...
Ex-Microsoft worker accused of trade-secret leaks (Update)
FBI agents arrested a former Microsoft employee Wednesday on charges that he stole trade secrets from the company and leaked them to a blogger.
Microsoft to launch Xbox One in 26 more countries
Microsoft said Tuesday it would launch its new Xbox One gaming and entertainment console in 26 additional countries by September, ramping up its efforts against rival Sony.
Microsoft releases OneNote for Macs, makes it free
Microsoft Corp. on Monday released a version of its OneNote note-taking software for Macs and added new features and a free tier for all of the software's users in moves clearly targeted at up-and-coming productivity ...