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Google Ad Revenue Slide Hits Shares

Google Ad Revenue Slide Hits Shares

KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) – Google and Microsoft are out with disappointing second-quarter results.
Google shares dropped nearly 8 percent in pre-market trading after sales and profit missed Wall Street forecasts. Google reporte…

Facebook, Microsoft Release Data on Info Handed Over to Government

Facebook, Microsoft Release Data on Info Handed Over to Government

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — When reports of the National Security Agency’s alleged program to gain “direct access” to large amounts of Internet communications (code-named PRISM) was first reported last week, the techno…

Microsoft to Reveal Next Gen Xbox May 21

Microsoft to Reveal Next Gen Xbox May 21

Microsoft(NEW YORK) — The next Xbox is coming, or at least some information about it is. On May 21 at 1 p.m. ET — exactly three months to the day after the PlayStation 4 was detailed by Sony — Microsoft will hold a press event to reveal the “n…

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 Now Available for Windows 7

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 Now Available for Windows 7

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Microsoft is all about the upgrade this month.  After announcing last week that all Hotmail users will be upgraded to Outlook.com soon, the company is now upgrading its browser for all Windows 7 users.&nbs…

Google Tops List of Best Internships for Second Consecutive Year

Google Tops List of Best Internships for Second Consecutive Year

KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — This summer, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson star in a new movie in which they play Google interns. According to a new survey of current interns by job website Glassdoor, Google was rated the best company cur…

Microsoft Fuels Antitrust Battle with Google

Microsoft Fuels Antitrust Battle with Google

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Microsoft is making a last-ditch effort to get government regulators to crack down on Google.  The Windows company claims Google is abusing its dominance of online search, online video and the lucrative smartphone market. Mic…

Tech Firms Dominate 2012 List of Best Multinational Workplaces

Tech Firms Dominate 2012 List of Best Multinational Workplaces

KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Some of the best multinational workplaces are tech companies right here in the U.S., according to a new list compiled by Great Place to Work.The research and consulting firm, which is celebrating its 20th …

Less Than a Month After Launch, Windows 8 Head Steve Sinofsky Departs Microsoft

Less Than a Month After Launch, Windows 8 Head Steve Sinofsky Departs Microsoft

Microsoft(REDMOND, Wash.) — Less than a month after Microsoft launched its Windows 8 operating system, Steven Sinofsky, the president of Microsoft’s Windows division, is departing after 23 years with the company.“It is impossible to count …

Microsoft Windows Phone 8: New Features and Apps Announced

Microsoft Windows Phone 8: New Features and Apps Announced

Microsoft(SAN FRANCISCO) — Even as Hurricane Sandy pounded the Eastern Seaboard, drowning out a lot of other news, Microsoft took the stage Monday afternoon in San Francisco to show off its Windows Phone 8 operating system, which the company will rele…

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Microsoft’s Surface Tablet ‘Confusing’ and ‘Compromised’

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Microsoft’s Surface Tablet ‘Confusing’ and ‘Compromised’

Joanna Stern/ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Apple vs. Microsoft post-PC war is just getting started. Microsoft has argued why its new software and Surface tablet are better than the iPad, but Apple’s not staying quiet.“I haven’t played wit…

Microsoft Launches Surface Tablet for $499 with Ad Blitz

Microsoft Launches Surface Tablet for $499 with Ad Blitz

Microsoft’s own Surface tablet and its magnetic Touch Cover. (Microsoft)(REDMOND, Wash.) — While companies from HP to Acer to Lenovo have announced information about their forthcoming Windows 8 tablets and computers, Microsoft itself has stayed relat…

October Tech Bonanza: iPad Mini, Windows 8 and More Coming

October Tech Bonanza: iPad Mini, Windows 8 and More Coming

Microsoft(NEW YORK) — While President Obama and Mitt Romney may be racing against each other on the campaign trail and fighting it out behind podiums this month, the tech giants are up to something very similar.This month, the major technology compani…

Barnes & Noble, Microsoft to Bring Enhanced Reading Experiences to Windows 8

Barnes & Noble, Microsoft to Bring Enhanced Reading Experiences to Windows 8

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — On Wednesday, Barnes & Noble announced two new, affordable tablets — the Nook HD and HD+. The tablets are based on Google’s Android operating system, but the company is also planning to be front…

Apple v. Samsung: What the Verdict Means for You and the Tech Industry

Apple v. Samsung: What the Verdict Means for You and the Tech Industry

SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The verdict in the landmark Apple v. Samsung case was a major win for Apple — the jury finding that many of Samsung’s phones and tablets copied Apple’s iPhone and iPad, and recommended that Samsung…

Microsoft Uses New Logo for First Time in 25 Years

Microsoft Uses New Logo for First Time in 25 Years

Microsoft introduced this new logo in August 2012. (Microsoft)(REDMOND, Wash.) — Microsoft has spent the summer making announcements that represent a break from tradition, especially in terms of software design. (See Office 2013, Windows Phone 8, Outl…

Microsoft Outlook: New Webmail Service Takes Aim at Gmail

Microsoft Outlook: New Webmail Service Takes Aim at Gmail

A screenshot of Microsoft’s Outlook email service, launched on July 31, 2012. (Microsoft)(NEW YORK) — Microsoft has spent the summer showing off some major changes. An all-new Windows 8 … its first computing devices, the Microsoft Surface tablet ……

Earnings Push Stocks Higher; Microsoft Reports First Quarterly Loss

Earnings Push Stocks Higher; Microsoft Reports First Quarterly Loss

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Strong earnings reports from IBM and others helped tech shares lead the markets Thursday to a third straight winning session. The Dow closed up 34.66 points to close at 12,943 Thursday, while the Nasdaq added 23 poin…

Apple’s iPad Gets Competition, Readies Smaller Tablet

Apple’s iPad Gets Competition, Readies Smaller Tablet

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — For more than two years Apple has dominated the market for tablet computers. Now it’s feeling the heat from competitors and may be getting ready to introduce a smaller, cheaper version of …

Windows 8 Tablets and Computers Coming in Late October

Windows 8 Tablets and Computers Coming in Late October

Microsoft(TORONTO) — Windows 8 devices will hit store shelves “in late October,” Microsoft’s CFO of Windows and Windows Live, Tami Reller, said at the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference today. Windows 8 software will be rel…

Windows 8 Tablets and Computers Coming in Late October

Windows 8 Tablets and Computers Coming in Late October

Microsoft(TORONTO) — Windows 8 devices will hit store shelves “in late October,” Microsoft’s CFO of Windows and Windows Live, Tami Reller, said at the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference today. Windows 8 software will be rel…

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