January 12, 1998 |
In an effort to broaden its market share, the software giant has unveiled a system designed to run a new type of voice-activated computer for automobiles. Dubbed the Auto PC, the device is a microcomputer that runs on Microsoft's Windows CE operating system.
March 4, 1994 |
Microsoft Corp. won a major endorsement of its approach to interactive television Thursday when cable giant Tele-Communications Inc. announced that it has chosen the software firm's system for field tests beginning later this year. The two companies said they hope to have a fully functioning commercial system running by 1996. The announcement came just a week after the planned merger of TCI and Bell Atlantic Corp.
July 25, 2008 |
Microsoft Corp. executives ruled out an acquisition of Yahoo Inc. on Thursday, even as they acknowledged that the Internet company would have provided a needed boost in online search, where the software giant trails leader Google Inc. Chief Financial Officer Chris Liddell told Microsoft investors assembled for an annual day of presentations that the odds of a takeover were "so small as to be essentially negligible," because the two sides continue to disagree about how much Yahoo is worth.
May 18, 1994 |
Microsoft Corp. unveiled a computer program code-named Tiger on Tuesday, calling it the first major element in its strategic thrust into the emerging world of interactive television. Tiger, which relies on low-cost personal computer hardware to deliver audio and video information, will compete with more expensive offerings by companies such as IBM and Oracle, whose software depends on larger and costlier computers. Microsoft's goal is to become a dominant supplier of software for video servers.
December 25, 1996 |
After years of development, the federal government is finally prepared to approve standards for high-definition television to bring movie-quality images into Americans' living rooms by 1998. The Federal Communications Commission is expected to act this week so that TV stations can use the same set of high-tech specifications to deliver crisp, digital TV signals, CD-quality sound and even sharper pictures.
May 21, 1996 |
The $500 personal computer for surfing the Internet moved another step closer toward reality on Monday, but it did so without the blessing of the PC industry's two most influential companies: software powerhouse Microsoft Corp. and chip giant Intel Corp. International Business Machines Corp., Apple Computer Inc., database software maker Oracle Corp., Internet software designer Netscape Communications Corp. and workstation manufacturer Sun Microsystems Inc.