China's cybersecurity push sparks a 'gold rush' in tech products

May 6, 2015

China's cybersecurity push sparks a 'gold rush' in tech products

Zhang Long made his fortune selling pu’er fermented tea and handcrafted furniture from the mountains of his native Yunnan province in southwest China. Last November, the 49-year old entrepreneur, who has no technology background, strode into a Beijing ballroom to pitch his latest made-in-China ...

Microsoft to embrace Apple, Android in major strategy shift

Apr 30, 2015

Microsoft to embrace Apple, Android in major strategy shift

Microsoft hopes to get more people using the next version of its Windows software on all kinds of devices by giving them access to many of the same apps they’re already using on Apple or Android phones. In a major strategy shift, a top ...

Dec 16, 2014

Microsoft's Skype moves toward auto-translation

Microsoft announced Monday a new step toward real-time translation, launching a Spanish-English test program using its Skype messaging service. “Today, we are excited to announce the first phase of the Skype Translator preview program,” said Microsoft’s Gurdeep Pall. “The preview program will kick off ...

Xbox Japan chief quits amid poor sales

Dec 1, 2014

Xbox Japan chief quits amid poor sales

The head of Microsoft’s Xbox business in Japan has resigned but will remain part of the games business at the U.S. head office, the company said. Takashi Sensui’s position was “interactive entertainment business manager” at Microsoft Japan. The company said Sunday his position would ...

Microsoft skips Windows 9 to emphasize advances toward version 10

Oct 1, 2014

Microsoft skips Windows 9 to emphasize advances toward version 10

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 around mobile devices and Internet services. The current version, Windows 8, has been widely derided ...

Microsoft offers gaming console in China at long last

Sep 29, 2014

Microsoft offers gaming console in China at long last

Microsoft Corp. on Monday launched its Xbox One in China, the first foreign company to enter the potentially massive market after the Chinese government lifted a 14-year ban on video game consoles. The launch, delayed a week for reasons Microsoft did not reveal, comes ...