The software giant asked the exec to deliver a new, quality operating system and do it on time. This week, we'll find out if his sharp elbows and turf fighting were worth it.
So Steve Ballmer announces a reorganization to bring more focus to Microsoft. It's almost an annual event.
The Hollywood Reporter details Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy's cajoling of the "Star Trek" director and drops a bomb: The next "Star Wars" may not be ready by 2015.
Steven J. Backman makes sculptures out of toothpicks, a long, painstaking process. If you're assembling something out of 30,000 little pieces, you need oceans of patience.
There was plenty of innovation in Microsoft's ill-fated Courier tablet. The project ultimately died when Microsoft decided to bet solely on Windows for tablet computing.
Microsoft's decision to cancel its innovative Courier tablet computer a year and a half ago reverberates today, as the software giant plots strategy to catch the market-leading iPad.
Steven J. Vaughan Nichols talks about five Linux companies who helped the industry, but couldn't help themselves. I, too, wish that (most of) these companies were still around, getting the credit that was/is their due.
Australia's Murchison Widefield Array was built to probe intergalactic gas, but it can also use FM radio waves to determine the orbits of space junk.
Windows 8 is the biggest software launch in the history of Microsoft, but that doesn't mean you should use it, at least not yet.
The great, irreplaceable Canadian singer will be promoting TOSY, a Vietnamese robotics company. What sort of robot will he be promoting?