Software giant Microsoft appears to have despatched an update which behaves like malware to its Windows 7 customers.
Microsoft has confirmed that a recent update, with the catchy title KB 3004394, is causing a range of serious problems and recommends removing it. more»
People eager to throw off the shackles of Windows 8.x look like they’ll have some time to wait before they’re free at last.
According to PC Advisor, a “consumer preview2 will be released in January so you’ll be able to see what you’re missing for quite a long time. more»
Software aging lothario Microsoft is mulling if it is worthwhile moving to a younger sexier subscription-based model.
At the recent Credit Suisse Technology Conference last week, Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner was speaking to investors about the fact that Microsoft is interested in exploring new monetisation methods for its Windows line of products. more»
Software giant Microsoft has accused the US government of operating a system of double standards when it comes to snooping on other countries.
Microsoft’s executive Vice President and General Counsel, Brad Smith said that by demanding companies hand over customer data stored overseas the US government was operating a double standard that it would not accept from other countries. more»
In a new move against software pirates, the software king of the world has unleashed its legal hounds on those offering subscription activating software.
Microsoft has filed a complaint at a federal court in Washington accusing a person behind an AT&T subscription of activating various pirated copies of Windows 7 and Office 10. more»
Reports said that Sony has come under a fresh cyber attack following the break in which crippled Sony Pictures two weeks ago.
The Financial Times reported that the PlayStation store was downed earlier today for a couple of hours.
A gang that dubs itself the Lizard Squad has claimed that it is responsible for the hack – and the attack may be nothing to do with the Sony Pictures incident – blamed by some on North Korean hackers. more»
The German outfit which makes expensive esoteric business software and no-one really knows what it does, has decided that it will not allow itself to become part of the glorious Microsoft Empire.
Rumours were flying that SAP was to merge with Microsoft as both of them try to corner the business software market. more»
If you believe the Tame Apple Press you would think that the Microsoft and Google App stores were a terrible place full of Apps poisoned with malware, while the Apple App store is so rigorously checked, that all is completely safe. more»
Former Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer and civil rights activist Jesse Jackson snatched the spotlight away from the current Voles in charge, at a recent Microsoft share meeting.
The shy and retired Ballmer is still the company’s biggest individual shareholder and he sat next to Jackson in the second row of the Meydenbauer Centre auditorium, packed with about 400 shareholders. more»
The accession to power by the “business friendly” BJP party in India has resulted in the software market starting to grow again.
That’s according to a report by market intelligence firm IDC, which said during the first half of this year, the market grew by 10.7 percent, compared to the first half of 2013. more»
Shipments of notebooks are only set to grow 0.6 percent in 2015, amounting to 174.6 million units, while sales of tablets will fall by 3.5 percent to 185.6 million units.
That’s according to Taiwanese market intelligence firm Trendforce, which said that this year notebook vendors struggled to gain market share this year by essentially engaging in a price war. more»
Chinese mandarins have the pip at Microsoft and fined the software giant more than $140 million in back taxes.
The case is being seen as the first major case concerning cross-border tax evasion in the country, as regulators ramp up pressure on US corporations doing business there. more»
Software giant Microsoft has sued the US taxman as part of a move to find out about a law firm hired by US tax authorities in a review of how the software company books sales between subsidiaries.
Vole claims the IRS entered into a contract this year with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, which specialises in litigation. more»
Football team Real Madrid has struck a rather unlikely partnership with software giant Microsoft.
Under the deal, Microsoft will be Real Madrid’s technological partner and provide digital services to the club across a number of devices including PCs, tablets, smartphones and so-called “smart shirts”. more»
A US judge has rejected Samsung bid to put Microsoft’s smartphone patent royalties case on hold while the South Korean company pursues arbitration in Hong Kong.
New York Judge Jed Rakoff said the lawsuit would proceed despite the arbitration.
Microsoft sued Samsung in August, claiming it broke a collaboration agreement by refusing to make royalty payments after the US company announced its intention to buy Nokia’s handset business in September 2013. more»