Microsoft drops Nokia name from smartphones
Microsoft said Friday it was dropping the Nokia name from its Lumia smartphones, rebranding following the acquisition earlier this year of the Finnish group's handset division.
Microsoft skips Windows 9 to emphasize advances
The next version of Microsoft's flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centered on mobile devices and Internet ...
Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows
Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system.
Microsoft revamps MSN to flow across devices
Microsoft is giving its MSN news service a crisper look, new lifestyle tools and seamless syncing across devices.
Selfie-centric phone among new Microsoft offerings (Update)
Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones it unveiled Thursday, including one designed to help people take better selfies.
PC sales see modest drop amid Windows XP replacements
Global personal computer sales saw a modest dip in the first quarter of 2014, as the pace of decline was eased by replacements of older PCs using Windows XP.
Nokia targets emerging markets with Android phones
(AP)—Nokia is targeting emerging markets with three low-cost smartphones that use Google's Android operating system rather than the Windows Phone software from Microsoft, which is about to take over Nokia's ...
Microsoft plans spring Windows, phone updates
(AP)—Microsoft will update its Windows system this spring to address some of the gripes people have had when they use devices without touch capabilities.
Microsoft 1Q profit, sales top views; shares jump
Microsoft posted quarterly revenue and earnings Thursday that easily topped Wall Street forecasts, marking a healthy start to a companywide overhaul it announced in July that should help the software giant ...
Microsoft releases Windows 8.1, in restart
Microsoft released Windows 8.1 on Thursday, after tweaking the operating system designed for various devices that had confused some users.
Outgoing Microsoft CEO most regrets lapse in smartphones
Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said his biggest regret is missing the boat on smartphones—but he said the software giant should not admit defeat just yet.
Microsoft announces $40b share buyback (Update 2)
Microsoft announced a new $40 billion share buyback on Tuesday as part of an effort by the transitioning US tech giant to return more cash to stockholders.
Global 2013 smartphone sales to hit 1 billion (Update)
Global smartphone sales are expected to top one billion in 2013, driven by low-cost handsets and gains in emerging markets, a research firm said Wednesday.
Microsoft takeover of Nokia fans fears in Finland
Nokia, the former star of the cellphone world, has seen its light further dimmed by the news Tuesday that Microsoft Corp. was acquiring its handset operations.