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When it comes to digital games, Microsoft's not playing around

Many on Wall Street thought Microsoft ought to exit the game business, but since taking over as CEO, Satya Nadella has taken the opposite tack. Here's why.

By September 15, 2014


Satya Nadella: Microsoft will 'reinvent productivity'

Microsoft's CEO gives employees new marching orders: the focus is productivity and platforms, not devices and services.

By July 10, 2014


Microsoft Cortana voice assistant appears headed for Windows

A Microsoft job ad is seeking a engineer to help build the next generation of Cortana and redefine the Windows experience.

By May 16, 2014


Microsoft readies Bing Fund angel investment incubator

Software giant is poised to launch a new startup/accelerator incubation effort designed to bring innovation to the company's Online Services Division.

By July 8, 2012


Friday Poll: Most compelling use for natural user interfaces?

The way we interact with computers is set to change over the next several decades. Which use for natural user interfaces excites you most?

By June 17, 2011


Royal Wedding smashes online records

The most-watched wedding of the century so far has broken online streaming records, reaching the largest ever online audience for a single event.

By May 4, 2011


Microsoft demos 3D photo avatars, display tech

In a series of demo videos from Microsoft's Research group, the company shows off its efforts in 3D face-mapping and display technology that's user-aware.

By February 22, 2011


Microsoft to acquire gesture control maker Canesta

Canesta, which a year ago took in a $16 million round of funding, makes technology that enables people to control devices using motions instead of hardware interfaces.

By October 29, 2010


Giving Google App Inventor a spin

Google has created a simple way for us to make our own Android apps. To prove even the dimmest of wits can produce something usable, we had a go.

By August 4, 2010


Ghost's operating system comes alive

Palestinian-Israeli team launches its Virtual Computer that uses "cloud computing" to let users access their desktop and data from any computer worldwide.

By July 13, 2009