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China lets slip Microsoft's Android patent licensing details

Hundreds of patents which secure Microsoft lucrative Android licensing deals have been published by the Chinese government.

By June 16, 2014


As Surface surges, consumer PCs soften, Microsoft says

While the company was upbeat about Surface and Xbox One, it cited continued weakness in the consumer PC market.

By January 23, 2014


Microsoft tops Q2 earnings expectations, still no new CEO

Company's earnings beat Wall Street's expectations, but CEO guessing game about Steve Ballmer replacement continues.

By January 23, 2014


New Zynga CEO plans to take Candy Crush's sweet spot

Don Mattrick sets his agenda during the company's earnings call and talks about why he loves Candy Crush, why he took the job, and how the company will dominate social gaming again.

By July 25, 2013


Microsoft's Q3 profits up despite PC market slump

While Microsoft touted its Business unit as the division that carried the quarter, the company stayed mum on Windows sales.

By April 18, 2013


Microsoft: 68 percent of digerati use multiple devices at once

A survey, conducted for Microsoft's advertising group, encourages advertisers to better tailor their marketing to the devices consumers are using.

By March 14, 2013


Gaming consoles consume copious amounts of energy

A study shows that video game consoles eat up heaps of energy and cost consumers billions in electricity costs -- and the majority of this is while the consoles are idle.

By April 18, 2012


Microsoft sees strong Office and flat Windows in quarter

The software giant meets analyst expectations for its fiscal first quarter, seeing continued strength in its Office franchise, but only tiny growth in Windows sales.

By October 20, 2011


Buzz Out Loud 1369: If it Biebs, it leads (podcast)

Twitter's top trending topics of 2010 sadly didn't include #mollyontopgear, but it's kind of a plus that Justin Bieber was only around No. 8. Also today, the 4Chan kids go crazy on Gawker and you know what? Innocent people are being caught in this hacker-gang crossfire, and it's frankly just not all that funny anymore. (If, um, it ever was.) Also, could Verizon make my universal data plan dreams come true? --Molly

By December 13, 2010


Video game industry posts record November sales

Thanks to the Kinect motion controller and games like Call of Duty: Black Ops, the industry sees its best-ever November, besting the same month in 2008 by about $30 million. Overall, the industry posted sales of $2.99 billion.

By December 9, 2010