The software maker is struggling to make sure its online stores are clean, well-lighted places for apps, even as it readies the update to its Windows operating system.
The trend in the first quarter was upward for Apple and downward for Samsung. But the reality for all contenders is that overall shipments declined from a year ago -- a first in more than half a decade.
Some of our favorite TVs from last year were Vizio's M series, and now they're back with 4K resolution for inexpensive prices. The company also said its Reference series sets, first announced 15 months ago, would be released sometime in 2015.
The world's most valuable company joins Wall Street's pre-eminent stock index, a key metric of the nation's economic performance.
Phil Spencer says Kinect remains a "great part of the [Xbox] ecosystem."
According to the monthly NPD report, Microsoft's Xbox console beat out the PlayStation 4 and Wii U as the top selling console for the month of April.
"There is plenty for gamers to get excited about already, such as Tearaway and No Man's Sky," executive says.
The Korean giant is struggling to maintain its dominance in growth markets like India, where it slipped to number two, according to market research firm Canalys.
Originally released as DLC, the prequel story content will launch as a $10 standalone game later this month.
Shipments of Apple's iPhones, namely the 6 and 6 Plus, have outshined lower-priced rivals, says Canalys.