June 18, 2012 |
Microsoft has finally released the details of its much-hyped media event: The invitation-only news conference, where the tech company is expected to debut a tablet device, is scheduled to take place at Milk Studios in Hollywood on Monday afternoon. Milk Studios, at the corner of Cahuenga Boulevard and Willoughby Avenue, says on its website that it "stands at the crossroads of the fashion, music, photography and film worlds. " The company is based out of Los Angeles and New York and "is a hub for nurturing creativity and supporting partnerships with some of the industry's most visionary talent and innovative brands.
July 31, 2013 |
Say goodbye to SkyDrive. Microsoft has agreed to rename its cloud-storage service as the result of a trademark case in Britain. SkyDrive cloud service lets Microsoft users upload and store files in remote servers, which they can then access from anywhere with any device. It is one of the better names for a cloud service, especially compared to rivals Dropbox, Box and Google Drive, but Microsoft will have to give it up. PHOTOS: Six things rich tech execs splurge on The English High Court recently found that Microsoft had infringed on a trademark held by British Sky Broadcasting Group.
October 25, 2012 |
Microsoft today officially launched Windows 8 and the new Windows Store. The company said Windows 8, its latest operating system, will be available for purchase online and in stores today starting at $39.99. The operating system retains Windows' traditional desktop but also adds another view that is heavily geared toward touchscreen devices. Windows President Steven Sinofsky said that more than 1,000 computers have been certified for Windows 8 and that there will be some Windows 8 PCs that'll sell for less than $300.
May 23, 2013 |
Here's an aspiring musician whose major label debut won't have to struggle with the budget constraints most first-timers are faced with. “Everywhere at Once” is the introductory effort from Paul Allen and the Underthinkers. Allen, in case you're wondering, is the same Paul Allen who back in 1975 created a little venture called Microsoft with his pal Bill Gates. Allen, who also owns the Portland Trailblazers basketball team, has always been a music aficionado and an accomplished amateur guitarist who used a chunk of his Microsoft fortune to start the Experience Music Project museum in Seatte.
January 29, 2010 |
For Microsoft Corp.'s earnings, a new set of Windows made a huge difference. Boosted by the arrival of its Windows 7 operating system, Microsoft had a 14% rise in sales in its fiscal second quarter that ended Dec. 31, the software giant said Thursday. That helped make for a 60% jump in profit to $6.7 billion, or 74 cents a share, compared with a year earlier when the Redmond, Wash., company had net income of $4.17 billion, or 47 cents. Revenue increased to $19 billion from $16.6 billion.
September 6, 2012 |
Microsoft is taking a page out of Pepsi's book for its latest Bing marketing strategy with a blind comparison test it's calling the "Bing It On Challenge. " Just as Pepsi did against Coke in the 1970s, Microsoft is challenging Google and letting users decide which product they like better when branding is removed. In the test, which you can take here , users search five queries and get results that have been stripped of any formatting that might give away which search engine they're from.
May 22, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before waiting for Xbox One to change my world. The Skinny: I may be in the minority, but I'm not looking for more interaction with my TV. I spend my days interacting and it is mostly a frustrating experience. I don't want to be second-guessed when I get home at night too. Wednesday's headlines include stories Microsoft's latest version of the Xbox and layoffs at ESPN. Daily Dose: Once again there is talk that the National Football League is considering adding more games to its season.
April 19, 2008 |
Microsoft Corp. acquired travel website Farecast Inc., gaining technology that predicts whether airfares will rise or fall. Seattle-based Farecast analyzes airfare patterns to predict when prices might be cut and also searches for the cheapest fares. The company didn't disclose financial terms.
November 3, 2009 |
Microsoft Corp. and OpenX Technologies Inc., a Pasadena-based Web advertising start-up, have struck a deal that would enable both companies to expand the reach of their online ad businesses. OpenX, which operates one of the nation's largest independent online advertising networks, develops software that enables marketers to funnel ads to websites that are visited by the type of buyers they are targeting. Similarly, advertisers use Microsoft to create and distribute ads, be they for flowers, movies or Maseratis.
December 5, 2008 |
Yahoo Inc. investor Carl Icahn, who lobbied for a Microsoft Corp. takeover this year, held talks with the software company about a purchase of Yahoo's Internet search business without reaching an agreement. There is no understanding with Microsoft about a possible deal, the billionaire investor said in a regulatory filing. The filing didn't indicate when the talks with Microsoft were held.