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  • Microsoft closes $8.5-billion purchase of Skype

     
    Microsoft has completed its $8.5-billion purchase of Skype, officially making the deal Microsoft's largest takeover to date. The tech giant's biggest acquisition previously was its $6-billion deal for aQuantive, an online advertising firm, in 2007....
  • Windows Phone Mango review: Much improved, no 'killer app' yet [Video]

     
    Windows Phone 7.5, aka Mango, brings many much needed improvements to Microsoft's smartphone OS. But there still isn't a "killer app" that Apple's iOS and Google's Android can't match. Here's a thought -- Xbox Live....
  • Microsoft to pull out of Consumer Electronics Show, go own way

     
    Microsoft Corp., a 20-year stalwart of the annual Consumer Electonics Show, has decided to fold up its booth and move on. The company, which for years highlighted its own products and broader tech trends at the show's main keynote, said it felt that it...
  • Consumer Electronics Show is a big draw even without eye-popping gadgets

     
    At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it's something of a rebuilding year. There have been no jaw-droppingly new consumer technologies unveiled, or obvious must-have new devices like in years past. But that's not stopping near-record crowds...
  • News Corp. to add content to Microsoft's Xbox Live

     
    Microsoft announced that News Corp. will be offering a series of apps for the Xbox Live service, featuring content from Fox Broadcasting, Fox News Channel, the Wall Street Journal and IGN Entertainment....
  • Windows 8 Developer Preview available as free download

     
    Windows 8 Developer Preview available for download: Microsoft has released its Windows 8 "Developer Preview" operating system to the public as a free download online. This is the same software which Microsoft gave to developers on prototype Samsung...
  • BlackBerry maker RIM to cut about 2,000 jobs, shuffle executives

     
    Research In Motion, the maker of the BlackBerry smartphones and tablet, said Monday that it will cut its workforce by about 2,000 jobs and move some executives into new roles in an effort to battle the continued growth of Google's Android and Apple's...
  • Microsoft-branded Windows 8 tablet reportedly under consideration

     
    Microsoft is rumored to be considering selling a Microsoft-branded tablet running Windows 8, in a move to challenge Apple's iPad and the growing field of tablets using Google's Android operating system. The move would be a bit out of step for Microsoft,...
  • BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has disappointing earnings report, stock plummets

     
    Hurt by increased competition and a down economy, BlackBerry maker Research in Motion reported disappointing first-quarter earnings and lowered its outlook for the year, sending its shares plummeting Friday. The Canadian smartphone maker also plans to...
  • Skype reportedly fires some execs before Microsoft deal closes

     
    Skype has recently fired some of its tops execs in a move that will reduce the payout for those who've lost their jobs after Microsoft completes its takeover of the Internet calling service. "Skype, like any other pragmatic organization, constantly...
  • Microsoft's takeover of Skype approved by FTC

     
    Microsoft's purchase of the Internet calling service Skype has been cleared by the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust authority, according to a report. The clearance will allow the Redmond, Wash., company to go through with its $8.5 billion all-cash...
  • Microsoft's Office 365 to take on Google Apps in cloud software race

     
    Microsoft Corp., the 800-pound gorilla of the software world, is hoping it can lift itself into the cloud. In announcing the general release of Office 365, the online version of its ubiquitous Microsoft Office suite that includes Word, Excel and......