Open source virtual reality platform takes on 13 new partners
Microsoft buys smartphone calendar app Sunrise
Microsoft on Wednesday announced that it has acquired hit mobile calendar application Sunrise in a deal reported to be valued about $100 million.
Let hackers in: Experts say traps might be better than walls
Ever since the Internet blossomed in the 1990s, cybersecurity was built on the idea that computers could be protected by a digital quarantine. Now, as hackers routinely overwhelm such defenses, experts say ...
Samsung and Microsoft end patent dispute
Samsung and Microsoft said on Tuesday they had ended a patent dispute that had seen the US software giant sue the South Korean conglomerate for breaching a 2011 licensing contract.
Eavesdropping concerns in Samsung smart TVs (Update)
Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung's smart TV could be listening. And sharing.
Google buys smartphone photo handling app Odysee
Google on Monday said that it has bought smartphone photo backup and sharing platform Odysee to beef up picture-handling capabilities at its online social network.
Nadella wraps up first year as Microsoft CEO
Satya Nadella's first year at the helm of Microsoft is in the books.
Improved planning for the evacuation of buildings
A simulation software from Siemens can analyze people's behavior in emergency situations. The software known as "Crowd Control" calculates how individuals or crowds will behave and move in emergencies. The ...
Microsoft's embrace of open source is driven by commercial practicality not principle
Microsoft's part in a US$70m investment in CyanogenMod has raised many eyebrows: why is Microsoft investing in a popular version of the Android mobile phone operating system, when it has its own competing ...
SS&C Technologies to buy Advent Software for $2.29B
SS&C Technologies is buying Advent Software for $2.29 billion in a combination of providers of software for financial services companies.
What Microsoft didn't say about Windows 10 is important to know
There's a lot to like about Windows 10, the next version of Microsoft's flagship operating system. But the tech giant has also worryingly left unanswered a lot of important questions about the software.
Smartphone Snapshot: Samsung getting squeezed
The runaway success of Apple's newest iPhone has fueled a dramatic shift in the global market: the California tech giant is now neck-and-neck with South Korea's Samsung for the title of world's leading seller ...