Microsoft researchers use social media to teach Skype how to translate languages in real-time
Microsoft sues Samsung in US, alleging contract breach (Update)
Microsoft on Friday fired a legal salvo at longtime partner Samsung, accusing the South Korean giant of breaching a contract over licensing of technology used in the competitive smartphone market.
You don't need a fast car to rob a bank any more, just malware
The number of physical robberies on banks has fallen dramatically in recent years, but the amount of money banks are losing through electronic methods has rocketed. In 2013 for example, the annual fraud ...
Microsoft spreads Cortana abroad in Windows Phone
(AP)—Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K.
Ahead of Emmys, Netflix already winning online
Even if it doesn't take home any of the major trophies at Monday's Emmy Awards, Netflix will have already proven itself the top winner in one regard: Internet programming.
Microsoft to unveil new Windows software
A news report out Thursday indicated that Microsoft is poised to give the world a glimpse at a new-generation computer operating system that will succeed Windows 8.
33 years after creating the PC, IBM leaves it behind in favour of the cloud
With the sale of first its desktop PC business and now its server business to Chinese partner Lenovo, IBM has come full circle. By exiting the hardware business IBM leaves behind the low-end market it inve ...
With One M8, HTC gives smartphone users a choice: Android or Windows?
It's hard to get excited about using the Windows Phone operating system instead of Android or Apple's iOS. There's a long list of official apps that can't be downloaded, including YouTube, Snapchat, Dropbox ...
Low-cost smartphones boost Android
A surge in low-cost smartphone sales, notably in emerging markets, helped the Google Android platform extend its dominance in the second quarter, a survey showed Thursday.
Beyond tapping and sliding
"The way we design computers today," Microsoft researcher Hong Tan says, "it would seem that people only use their eyes."
China probes automakers, technology firms
Chinese regulators have launched a series of anti-monopoly investigations of foreign automakers and technology providers, stepping up pressure on foreign companies that feel increasingly unwelcome in China.
Microsoft hires Qualcomm exec to make more deals (Update)
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has lured away an executive from smartphone chip maker Qualcomm to hammer out more deals that will expand the software maker's presence in the mobile device market.
Microsoft challenging US on overseas data
In a case closely watched by the tech sector, Microsoft will challenge Thursday a US court order requiring it to give prosecutors electronic mail content associated with an overseas server.
Microsoft unveils Xbox in China as it faces probe
Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled its Xbox game console in China, the first to enter the market after an official ban 14 years ago, even as it faces a Chinese government probe over business practices.