Microsoft has announced its Surface tablets, due out late this year, at a time when security is a growing concern for users of mobile devices.
When Microsoft says you really don't want to miss something, does that make it a can't-miss event? Or is the company capable of -- whisper it low -- crying wolf?
Microsoft's tablet OS can run as a desktop, making it an all-in-one machine for use at home or on the go.
Born from a new developer and bolstered by Microsoft's new SmartGlass technology, "Halo 4" is getting ready for its closeup.
Microsoft wants to link all your smart devices with Xbox SmartGlass.
Perhaps the biggest splash in the early going of this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles was made by Microsoft with its unveiling of Xbox SmartGlass.
What if your video-game console, TV, tablet and smartphone all worked together to enhance gaming, movies and TV shows for you?
Microsoft is taking its last big step before releasing what promises to be a massive overhaul of its Windows operating system -- and, by extension, how almost all devices running it work.
Does the Web have room for one more social network? Microsoft thinks so.
The software giant released Kinect for Windows, a $250 motion sensor marketed toward businesses, not gamers.
Buying a home video game console may soon become a lot more like buying a cell phone, according to a new report suggesting Microsoft is planning to offer a subsidized, $99 bundle including a 4GB Xbox 360 and Kinect sensor to anyone who commits to two years of a new, $15 monthly online service package.
News that Microsoft has sunk $300 million into a venture with Barnes & Noble sends a clear signal that the computing giant and the bookseller aim to shake up the e-book market with new ammo in their fight against Amazon and Apple.
Is the future of computers a hybrid gadget that will combine the battery life and computing heft of a laptop with the portability and ease-of-use of a tablet?
Apple's rocket trip into the stock-market stratosphere took it to a lofty new height Tuesday morning, when Apple's valuation briefly crossed the $600 billion mark.
I've been a Mac user for about 11 years. And since I made the switch, I never thought the day would come when I'd say this:
Apple continues to be the market darling as investors eagerly anticipate more news about the iPad 3, and perhaps a dividend. The stock is up 24% in 2012.
CNN's Jim Boulden talks to Jonathan Carson, CEO of Digital at Nielsen about what's trending in the mobile phone world.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop shows off one of his company's new phones that features a 41 megapixel camera.
Last week, Google was caught circumventing Apple's Safari browser privacy settings. Microsoft chimed in Monday with a "me too" complaint, saying that Google is also dodging around Internet Explorer's privacy settings.
Cisco Systems is to appeal against the European Union's regulatory clearance of Microsoft's takeover of Skype, it has announced, citing concerns that the new entity will dominate video calling to the detriment of the wider market.
CNN's Richard Quest talks to Cisco CEO John Chambers about their turnaround and net profits rising by 45 percent.
The ability to control a Windows desktop with a simple hand gesture could become reality sooner than we once thought.
Seeking shelter from the stormy market? Think tech, especially big, established technology companies, which could rival traditional plays like utilities and consumer staples as premier defensive investments.
Microsoft's revenue has been growing -- slowly, but growing.
There's nothing illegal about being so big that you dominate a market.
CNN's Katie Linendoll reveals new gadgets for parents, including a stroller that breaks down with a touch of a button.
Microsoft is investigating a report that workers at a Chinese plant that manufactures its Xbox game systems have threatened mass suicide in a pay dispute, according to a statement by the company's Hong Kong office.
Perhaps it's time for Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to develop a new monkeyboy dance?
Enough already about "Angry Birds" -- there were plenty of great console video games in 2011.
One of the tech industry's biggest annual rituals, the January Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, is losing an iconic headliner. Microsoft has decided to pull out of the show, starting next year.
It looks like wine isn't the only thing that's being mulled this winter. A group of large tech firms have reportedly considered a takeover of struggling BlackBerry maker Research in Motion.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 is no longer the world's most-used browser, according to a Web analytics firm. But its replacement isn't a different version of IE: It's Chrome, Google's upstart Web browser.
An update rolling out Tuesday for the Xbox Live network aims to do what Microsoft has been teasing for a while -- turn a platform designed primarily for video games into one that will be the major hub for all television viewing.
From 2001 through the beginning of 2009, Microsoft and IBM shared the same story: Once great technology growth stocks, their shares had flat-lined since the dot-com bust.
How diverse are Silicon Valley's offices and executive suites? Activists have been trying for years to answer that question, but some of the industry's largest and most influential employers -- including Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook -- closely guard that information.
There's no question that Microsoft got the message: Mobile devices and tablets are the future of computing. Here's the next quandary: Is Windows 8 enough to salvage the PC, or is it too late?
These are seriously ugly times for Yahoo, yet the struggling Internet company is getting courted like the prettiest girl in school.
Windows sales have softened, but strong demand for Microsoft's business software drove the company's revenue to a record seasonal high in the just-ended quarter.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer famously doesn't hold back, and a tech conference on Tuesday proved to be no exception.
If your computer is infected, it's probably because of something you did, according to a Microsoft study released this week.
As Nokia prepares for its next crucial venture into the U.S. and high-end smartphones, the Finnish cell-phone maker is missing a crucial piece: an abundant catalog of applications.
When Microsoft released the first Xbox nearly a decade ago, analysts considered the then-money-losing endeavor to be a sort of Trojan horse into the living room: a bid to become the home's central media hub.
The global economy is as distorted as Charles de Vaulx can ever remember. Good thing, then, that the veteran value-oriented investor has the flexibility to purchase almost any type of asset for his $10 billion, New York City--based IVA Worldwide Fund, co-managed with Chuck de Lardemelle. Since its launch nearly three years ago, the fund has had an annualized return of 16%, vs. a 7% rise in its benchmark MSCI All-Country World Stock index. A French citizen who spent much of his youth living in Africa, de Vaulx, 49, has a long track record of success in world markets. He previously spent seven years managing the top-performing First Eagle Global Fund before departing in 2007 to help launch International Value Advisers. De Vaulx spoke with Fortune about how to play the declining dollar, his bets on beaten-down tech giants, and why he owns so much gold.
Microsoft is trying to succeed where Google, Apple and Sony have all flopped: The software giant wants to change the way people watch TV.
Microsoft is set to unveil the next generation of Windows today. The new operating system, currently known as Windows 8, is the tech giant's attempt to regain ground that it has lost to Apple, which surpassed Microsoft last year as the world's most valuable company.
Here's some unsolicited advice for interim Yahoo CEO Tim Morse, and whoever is -- lucky? unlucky? -- enough to replace him permanently.
Does your smartphone seem slow, or is its battery draining fast? Part of this may be due to how your wireless carrier manages its network, according to a recent study by researchers from the University of Michigan and Microsoft Research.
Patents have dominated the tech news headlines lately, with industry leaders such as Google, Apple and Microsoft spending billions to beef up their intellectual property portfolios.
Being the leader in a market is sooooo overrated. Sometimes, it's better to be an also-ran -- because then you get caught up in crazy takeover speculation!
Even when Windows is sputtering, Microsoft still has plenty of gas left in the tank.
Could you do your job if the only thing installed on your PC was a Web browser?
Microsoft announces new Kinect features, live TV and an exciting new game for XBox 360 at E3 2011.
In Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, the Once-ler manufactures Thneeds, a does-everything garment that "all people need." But a quick glance at the bizarre creation makes it obvious that no one actually needs such a thing.
The next version of Windows will look a lot like Windows Phone 7. But the familiar PC design is still there under the hood.
Google, now an Internet giant, is learning that it needs to take more careful steps in regards to privacy.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer this week let slip what was already a poorly kept secret: Windows 8 will go on sale next year.
Stocks edged higher Thursday as momentum in the technology sector offset disappointing reports on economic growth and the labor market.
Tuesday's announcement that Microsoft is buying Skype is obviously huge business news, but millions of consumers aren't focused on that.
Microsoft has agreed to buy Internet phone service provider Skype for $8.5 billion in cash, the companies announced Tuesday.
If you remember "Clippy" -- that googly-eyed paper clip that once hopped out of the corner of the computer screen to "help" with Microsoft Office tasks -- chances are you don't remember him fondly.
Microsoft likes to talk about how its business doesn't rely on personal computer sales to consumers. It proved the point this quarter.
While the picture quality on your TV has evolved over the years, the way you interact with your TV is still stuck in the Stone Age. That is, the remote control and channel guide still need some serious innovation.
Researchers from MIT's Media Lab demonstrate hands-free Web browsing using Kinect made for Microsoft's Xbox 360.
Gamers might have to wait at least another three years before there's any update to their Xbox or PlayStation consoles.
Office 365, Microsoft's set of business tools that includes an online-only option, opened up for a public round of beta testing on Tuesday.
Microsoft and Toyota on Wednesday announced a $12 million partnership through which the companies will create an advanced digital information and communication system for the Japanese automaker's cars.
While most of the world has yet to upgrade to Windows 7, Microsoft is gearing up to launch the next version of its PC operating system.
Microsoft has a surprising ally in its argument that Google is an abusive monopolist: Samuel Miller, the prosecutor who led the federal government's first antitrust case against Microsoft more than a decade ago.
Microsoft plans to file a formal complaint with the European Commission Thursday, accusing Google of abusing its position as the region's dominant search engine.
Microsoft has sold more than 10 million Kinect systems for the Xbox 360 to retailers, the company announced Wednesday.
Microsoft has dialed up its competition in the search-engine wars with the introduction of a daily deals facility on Bing.
Google has been catching heat lately for the fact that it temporarily lost the e-mails of tens of thousands of Gmail users.
Comparing the "Gears of War" video games, with their alien firefights and gory chain-saw scenes, to "The Lord of the Rings" might seem a bit far-fetched.
CNN goes behind the scenes with the creators of the upcoming video game, "Gears of War 3."
It was a fateful day back on Feb. 16, 2009. That's when LG Electronics' then-vice chairman and CEO Nam Yong met with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in Barcelona, Spain. There, at the world's largest mobile industry trade show called the Mobile World Congress, LG Electronics and Microsoft inked an agreement for strategic collaboration. LG wanted to use Microsoft Windows Mobile OS as its platform for some 50 types of smartphones by 2012. The decision by the world's third-largest handset manufacturer to select Microsoft as the operating system for its smartphones was one of the most puzzling announcements to come out of the confab.
It was a fateful day back on Feb. 16, 2009. That's when LG Electronics' then-vice chairman and CEO Nam Yong met with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in Barcelona, Spain. There, at the world's largest mobile industry trade show called the Mobile World Congress, LG and Microsoft inked an agreement for strategic collaboration. LG wanted to use Microsoft Windows Mobile OS as its platform for some 50 types of smartphones by 2012. The decision by the world's third-largest handset manufacturer to select Microsoft as the operating system for its smartphones was one of the most puzzling announcements to come out of the confab.
CNN's Richard Quest asks Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop and Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer about their phone alliance deal.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced Friday that the Finnish mobile phone maker would make a radical shift in its business strategy, highlighted by a switch to Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 smartphone platform.
"The cloud" seems to be promoted everywhere lately, even making its way into a Super Bowl commercial.
Microsoft's booming holiday season led the company to record quarterly sales, which easily trumped Wall Street's forecasts, the software giant announced Thursday.
The world's largest video game companies weren't about to miss an opportunity to get their consoles and hand-helds in front of a cutting-edge audience.
Google doesn't have a booth at the Consumer Electronics Show, but the company's Android software is practically everywhere.
Microsoft on Wednesday announced plans to redefine television as a medium that viewers can control by waving their hands and talking rather than clicking on remotes.
Microsoft has now sold 2.5 million units of the Xbox Kinect in less than a month.
A couple of years ago Oliver Kreylos was looking for a cheap 3-D camera when he heard about a company developing a device that would retail at around $200 -- perfect for his project looking at ways of enhancing video communications.
When Microsoft executives envision the company's future, they see record-setting sales and profits from exciting new products. But when Wall Street gazes into Microsoft's future, many potential investors seem to see only a blue screen of death.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about "sharing" info and "connecting" people to each other more than Kanye West talks about himself. And the site's mission statement hits those themes hard, saying Facebook's goal is to give people "the power to share and make the world more open and connected."
Windows Phone 7 goes on sale today, and Microsoft is holding its breath to see how its new, hyped-up smartphone software sells.
With Kinect, the new controller-free system for its Xbox 360 gaming console, Microsoft isn't just trying to revolutionize video gaming. The company wants to change how people interact with all their entertainment choices.
Consumers have turned their backs on Microsoft. A company that once symbolized the future is now living in the past.
One of Microsoft's key visionary thinkers is making his exit.
Microsoft has just announced the 17 games that will be available on launch day with Kinect for Xbox 360, the tech giant's highly anticipated controller-free gaming system.
Tablet computers are poised to be a hit for the holidays. Some tech companies will score big -- while others won't have a tablet at all.
When Microsoft and Facebook announced that they were partnering to integrate Facebook and Bing for social network-powered search, it confirmed something I thought Monday: Windows Phone 7 is the real Facebook phone.
Facebook this week announced a major partnership with Bing. Your Facebook connections now affect the search results delivered by Microsoft's search engine.
How Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 fares over the next year will help answer a high-stakes question: Will manufacturers still pay for the software at the heart of their smartphones?
Microsoft on Monday unveiled its plan to battle the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones with its new Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system.