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  • Syrian Electronic Army says it hacked Skype's social media accounts

    Syrian Electronic Army says it hacked Skype's social media accounts
    AMMAN, Jordan – The pro-Syrian government hacking group, the Syrian Electronic Army, has taken credit for an attack on the social media accounts of Internet calling service Skype. Messages accusing Microsoft, Skype's parent company, of passing...
  • Blair Westlake Resigns from Microsoft

    Blair Westlake has abruptly resigned from Microsoft, Variety has confirmed. The former Universal television chairman joined Microsoft in 2004, to head media partnerships and oversaw the licensing of TV shows and movies for the company's Xbox platforms....
  • Microsoft sales of Surface double as earnings beat expectations

    Microsoft sales of Surface double as earnings beat expectations
    As the tenure of Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer winds down, the company delivered a surprise of the pleasant kind on Thursday when its second quarter earnings came in stronger than expected.  Among the more notable items, the company said sales...
  • 'Patent trolls' live to sue -- but they only file 20% of patent suits

    'Patent trolls' live to sue -- but they only file 20% of patent suits
    One of Silicon Valley's favorite hobbies is complaining endlessly about the rise of "patent trolls" and how they're destroying innovation. And by patent troll, we mean a company that doesn't make anything but just owns a bunch of patents and uses them...
  • Time Warner Cable Launches Xbox Live App on Xbox 360

    Time Warner Cable has launched its first app on Microsoft's Xbox 360, making it the latest major cable provider to embrace the videogame console as another platform to offer up its lineup of channels to pay-TV subscribers. The cabler announced plans to...
  • Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to Step Down

    Microsoft announced Friday that CEO Steve Ballmer has decided to retire within the next 12 months. "There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time," Ballmer said in a statement. "We have embarked on a new strategy...
  • Amazon explores possible new fast, uncongested wireless service

    Amazon explores possible new fast, uncongested wireless service
    Creating some competition for AT&T, Kindle-maker Amazon.com Inc. tried out a proposed new wireless service earlier this year, Bloomberg reported. With companies such as Amazon, Netflix and Google providing a growing array of data-hogging video services,...
  • Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's top 9 flops, from Tablet PC to Xbox One

    Microsoft's tumultuous fall on the stock market during the last 13 years has largely been fueled by missteps in the consumer products market. Though Bill Gates had significant control until 2006, soon-departing Chief Executive Steve Ballmer ultimately...
  • Steve Ballmer's possible replacements: geeks, execs, sales gurus

    Steve Ballmer's possible replacements: geeks, execs, sales gurus
    To replace Chief Executive Steve Ballmer, a Microsoft search committee plans to sort through a thicket of internal and external candidates. Options include technology visionaries with engineering backgrounds, longtime executives at Microsoft and folks...
  • Nintendo Drops Price of the Wii U in Time for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Launches

    Nintendo will drop the price of its Wii U videogame console by $50 next month as Microsoft and Sony plan to launch the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in November. The Wii U will be priced at $299.99 starting Sept. 20. The company also announced it will...
  • Nokia Deal Can't Keep Microsoft From Embracing Its Entertainment Future

    The next CEO of Microsoft will have one tough question to answer: What is Microsoft these days? Under Steve Ballmer's leadership over the past 13 years, the company has evolved into a confusing collection of divisions that pump out everything from a...
  • Steve Ballmer exits final Microsoft company meeting in classic style

    Steve Ballmer exits final Microsoft company meeting in classic style
    Steve Ballmer is known for his outrageous keynote presentations, and at his final annual company meeting, the Microsoft chief executive made sure to deliver one more outrageous, teary-eyed speech.  Speaking to 13,000 Microsoft employees, Ballmer took...