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  • Microsoft reveals Xbox One

    May 21, 2013 12:27 PM

    REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft thinks it has the one. The company revealed the Xbox One, its next-generation entertainment console, during a presentation Tuesday at its headquarters in Redmond, Wash. It's been eight years since the launch of the Xbox 360. The original Xbox debuted in 2001, and its high-definition successor... more »
  • Reports: Microsoft may invest in Dell buyout

    January 22, 2013 12:03 PM

    NEW YORK - CNBC and The Wall Street Journal are reporting that the discussions to buy struggling computer maker Dell now include Microsoft as a potential investor. If Microsoft joins in a Dell buyout, CNBC and the Journal say the software maker would contribute $1 billion to $3 billion. That... more »
  • FTC: Google to license patents, exclude snippets

    January 3, 2013 12:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. antitrust regulators say they have found no evidence to claims that Google unfairly favors its own services in search results. The Federal Trade Commission also says Google is agreeing to license patents deemed to be "essential" for rival mobile devices such as Apple Inc.'s iPhone and iPad.... more »
  • Microsoft reveals "Surface" tablet in Los Angeles

    June 18, 2012 6:43 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Microsoft has unveiled Surface, a tablet computer to compete with Apple's iPad. CEO Steve Ballmer was on hand to announce the tablet, calling it part of a "whole new family of devices" the company is developing. The 9.3 millimeter thick tablet comes with a kickstand to hold... more »
  • Microsoft unveils new streaming app at E3

    June 4, 2012 1:04 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The Xbox 360 is getting a little smarter. Microsoft Corp. unveiled new software called Xbox SmartGlass that will allow Xbox 360 users to share content across smartphones, tablets and TVs. It also announced it was bringing its Internet Explorer browser to the console. The app was demonstrated... more »
  • Gamer Blocked by Microsoft gets Apology

    September 8, 2010 7:48 PM

    In these days of political correctness, Microsoft went too far because executives don't know geography. Microsoft banned Josh Moore from its Xbox line service for listing his location as Fort Gay, a name the company considered offensive. Xbox Live provides multiplayer gaming over the web. Turns out Moore lives in... more »
  • Windows 7 boosts computer sales

    October 25, 2009 7:04 PM

    Microsoft's newest computer operating system, Windows 7, is creating major buzz among computer users. "It's increased sales by a drastic amount," said Jamal Crump an employee at a computer retailer, "everyone wants a new PC because of Windows 7 and it's also increasing questions about Macs too, because now... more »

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