Microsoft's Skype moves toward auto-translation
Microsoft announced Monday a new step toward real-time translation, launching a Spanish-English test program using its Skype messaging service.
Microsoft says private data 'at risk' in court case
Microsoft argued Monday in a court brief that an order requiring it to give US prosecutors data stored in Ireland could "put all of our private digital information at risk."
Microsoft, NORAD track Santa and Google watches him too
Microsoft builds support over Ireland email case
Microsoft said Monday it had secured broad support from a coalition of influential technology and media firms as it seeks to challenge a US ruling ordering it to hand over emails stored on a server in Ireland.
Sony to launch PlayStation consoles in China from January
Japanese gaming giant Sony is to offer its PlayStation consoles in China from January, the company said, following rival Microsoft into the potentially lucrative market after China ended a 14-year ban.
Microsoft lets US shoppers pay with Bitcoin
Microsoft began Thursday letting US shoppers at its online Windows Store pay with digital currency Bitcoin.
Barnes & Noble, Microsoft end Nook deal
Bookseller Barnes & Noble said Thursday it is ending its commercial agreement with Microsoft for its Nook e-book reader ahead of its planned Nook spinoff.
Microsoft shareholders approve $84 million CEO pay
Microsoft shareholders have approved an $84 million pay package for new CEO Satya Nadella, despite concerns raised by an investor advisory group.
Microsoft buys email mobile app Accompli
Microsoft said Monday it was buying the mobile email management application Accompli, in a deal reported to be worth more than $200 million.
India on tap as first market for Microsoft Lumia 535
Microsoft is poised to use India as the launch pad for its first post-Nokia smartphone, the budget-priced Lumia 535.
Cloud computing helps make sense of cloud forests
The forests that surround Campos do Jordao are among the foggiest places on Earth. With a canopy shrouded in mist much of time, these are the renowned cloud forests of the Brazilian state of São Paulo. It is here that researchers ...
Abandoning websites: Are annoying ads good for business?
Most consumers have experienced online ads so garish, loud, or aggravating that they can't possibly be ignored. But a new study in the Journal of Marketing Research suggests that this way of forcing customer's attention may ac ...