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We'll miss Russell Shaw

Tech journalist and ZDNet blogger Russell Shaw passed away on Friday.

By Mar. 15, 2008


Microsoft's unXcellent math adventure in new Surface 2 ad

A new billboard for the Surface 2 features an Excel calculation that seems not to stand up when, for example, using one's fingers.

By Nov. 10, 2013


Microsoft exec slams Facebook Home

An exec at Microsoft has blasted Facebook Home as "remarkably similar" to Windows Phone, saying the Redmond company did it all first.

By Apr. 6, 2013


Microsoft: Apple's new iPad with free iWork is no big deal

As Apple treads into Microsoft Office territory, Redmond touts its Surface tablets while taking some verbal potshots at the iPad maker.

By Oct. 23, 2013


Microsoft: Google blames us for all its problems

In a highly entertaining Twitter attack by Microsoft's head of PR directed at a senior Google PR figure, Google is accused of being nasty, underhanded and, oh, many awful things.

By Dec. 17, 2012


Judge says Xbox doesn't infringe Google patent

In a ruling that reverses his earlier decision, a U.S. International Trade Commission judge says Microsoft did not infringe a patent owned by Google unit Motorola.

By Mar. 22, 2013


U.K. Ministry of Defense tries to play catch up with hackers

After hackers got into top secret military computer systems, British officials examine their approach to cybersecurity.

By May. 3, 2012


Microsoft takes 'a breath or two' after 'blistering' 2 months

The software giant pens a note, saying it will take it easy the rest of the summer following a particularly busy May, June, and July, but adds: "Then it's off the races again!"

By Aug. 3, 2012


Microsoft defends Windows 8 changes as reacting to feedback

Microsoft has gone on the defensive, saying the changes to Windows 8 aren't backtracking, but rather listening to customer feedback.

By May. 11, 2013


Windows Blue confirmed as Microsoft hints at yearly updates

Microsoft has come clean about Windows Blue, which it says is a codename for "a set of plans" across its devices and services.

By Mar. 27, 2013