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posted in November 2011
Senate also expected to approve bill that eliminates per-country visa caps and institutes a first come, first served system.
Microsoft takes aim at Google Apps with Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) and Mac support, as well as easier-to-manage security tools.
Touch-friendly devices running Microsoft's next OS may be more than a year away, leaving some analysts to conclude that Redmond has already lost the tablet market.
Software maker may be set to revive campaign to acquire all or parts of the online portal, which it tried to buy three years ago.
Tablets from Apple and Amazon are the hot products for the 2011 holidays, and the RIM PlayBook's future looks anything but jolly.
VideoSurf gives Redmond technology that helps users sift through movies, TV shows, and other online content.
Many older PCs have enough horsepower for the upcoming OS, says the software maker, which also pledges to simplify setup and installation this time around.
In a reversal, Business Software Alliance now says the proposed anti-piracy law overreaches.
Microsoft chairman expected to undergo cross-examination on charges that he conspired to kill WordPerfect and Quattro Pro, in case dating back to 2004.
Microsoft's VoIP platform now allows face-to-face calling from within the social network for users of Windows and Mac OS.
Qualcomm execs say the next generation of laptops will feature technologies inspired by the cellular industry
Allegations that outsourcer Infosys abused visa program cannot be settled out of court, judge rules.
Controversial legislation aims to help U.S. authorities clamp down on rogue websites, but critics say it amounts to Internet censorship.
Microsoft says its next OS will only require users to restart their PCs once a month, unless there is a crucial security patch.
Microsoft's closest ally may be first out of the gate with slates that run Redmond's next OS.
After one day on the market, Amazon's touch-based tablet draws raves, mostly.
Redmond sees an expanded role for its smart device operating system as connected devices, from tractors to toasters, go mainstream.
Oracle of Omaha went long on Big Blue after reviewing IT operations at Berkshire Hathaway's various holdings.
Big Blue aims to take complexity out of ensuring that employees' personal smartphones and tablets conform to corporate policies.
Offshore player builds out U.S. presence and plans to hire more domestic talent to support customers' strategic IT engagements.
Kindle Fire selling so briskly that is Amazon said to want inventory levels of at least 5 million units to meet holiday demand for its touch-based tablet.
Businesses need to overcome cultural barriers, like resistance to change, to get most bang for their analytics buck, a new study shows.
Retailer says software giant is trying to bully its rivals in the tablet market into coughing up royalties on Android devices.
Microsoft put a six-story Windows phone in one of the world's busiest intersections and filled it with rock bands, dancers, and zombies to make a statement. But time grows short to convince phone users.
Expect the focus to be on the device, not the OS, as handset makers like Samsung, HTC, and Nokia play a bigger role in selling Windows Phone devices.
IBM opens zEnterprise mainframes to the world of Windows apps. Until now, IBM only supported Linux or AIX-based blades on zEnterprise.
Microsoft's surprising move means Apple and Google get Bing apps before Windows Phone 7.
At least one top industry exec says he thinks that, in light of the protests, fewer U.S. companies will be willing to shift work to vendors that don't provide services on American soil.
Cell phone maker signals a plan to sell into lower end of mobile market, where Apple and Google are less of a threat.
Proceeds from $1.85 billion debt offering may be used to help fund more acquisitions by IBM, which is moving deeper into new markets like cloud-based apps.
As Microsoft Kinect celebrates its first birthday, hands-free motion control system originally developed as an Xbox 360
add-on moves into scientific and commercial applications.