Microsoft sues Samsung in royalty dispute

Aug 2, 2014

Microsoft sues Samsung in royalty dispute

Microsoft said Friday it is suing Samsung for threatening to stop paying Microsoft royalties for patents behind the Android operating system. The two companies came to a deal in September 2011 to cross-license each other’s patent portfolios. Samsung wound up paying Microsoft royalties on ...

Jul 17, 2014

Microsoft expected to announce huge job cuts this week

Microsoft Corp is planning its biggest round of job cuts in five years as the software maker looks to integrate Nokia Oyj’s handset unit, Bloomberg reported, citing sources with knowledge of the company’s plans. The reductions, expected to be announced as soon as this ...

Jul 2, 2014

Microsoft Japan says it can get 50 percent of tablet market

Microsoft Japan Co. President Yasuyuki Higuchi said Wednesday the company believes it can corner 50 percent of the Japanese market for tablet computers. The company recorded a 30.1 percent share of the market in the first three months of this year, up from 10.1 ...

Jul 1, 2014

Microsoft targets cybercrime rings with roots in Kuwait, Algeria

Microsoft Corp. launched what it hopes will be the most successful private effort to date to crack down on cybercrime by moving to disrupt communications channels between hackers and infected PCs. The operation, which began Monday under an order issued by a federal court ...

Jun 21, 2014

Microsoft, Google OK 'kill switch' for phones

As as part of an agreement with mayors and police agencies, Google and Microsoft said Friday they plan to join Apple in offering theft-deterring “kill switches” in their smartphone operating systems. The companies confirmed the commitment, which was noted in a report Thursday by ...

Sony pins hopes on gaming unit to shore up profits

Jun 11, 2014

Sony pins hopes on gaming unit to shore up profits

by Keiichiro Otsuka

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.’s release of a plethora of software titles in the coming month for the PlayStation 4 will be followed closely by its financially struggling parent company. As the 2014 Electronics Entertainment Expo, or E3, opened Tuesday, Sony Corp. is betting that ...

May 2, 2014

Microsoft makes an exception for XP users with emergency browser fix

Microsoft is helping the estimated hundreds of millions of customers still running Windows XP, which it stopped supporting earlier this month, by providing an emergency update to fix a critical bug in its Internet Explorer browser. Microsoft Corp rushed to create the fix after ...

U.S., U.K. advise against use of Internet Explorer until bug is fixed

Apr 29, 2014

U.S., U.K. advise against use of Internet Explorer until bug is fixed

The U.S. and U.K. governments on Monday advised computer users to consider using alternatives to Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer browser until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers used to launch attacks. The Internet Explorer bug, disclosed over the weekend, is the first ...

Apr 28, 2014

Microsoft grapples with IE glitch

Microsoft was scrambling Sunday to repair a security hole in its Internet Explorer Web browser, saying it had detected attempts to exploit the flaw. The U.S. software giant said the coding problem affected versions 6 through 11 of its browser, noting it was aware ...

New Mexico dig uncovers 'E.T.' video games buried after 1980s flop

Apr 27, 2014

New Mexico dig uncovers 'E.T.' video games buried after 1980s flop

Documentary filmmakers digging in a New Mexico landfill on Saturday unearthed hundreds of “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” cartridges. The game was considered by some to be the worst video game ever made; it was blamed for contributing to the downfall of the video game industry ...