The dark satanic rumour mill is churning out a hell on earth yarns claiming that Microsoft is close to buying up a slice of the canadian telecommunications company BlackBerry.
A few other tech companies like Xiaomi, Lenovo and Huawei are also amongst those interested in buying the outfit but Microsoft has been wining and dining a few investment firms to assess their chances of taking over BlackBerry. more»
Microsoft is not trying to buy Salesforce and has sent its deep throats to leak messages to the press that it is not true.
Bloomberg News, citing people with knowledge of the matter, reported earlier this week that Microsoft was evaluating a bid for Salesforce after the it was approached by another unknown buyer. more»
Microsoft is looking at buying Salesforce.
The cloud software provider has been approached by another, unknown, buyer, and told Microsoft, which put in a bid of its own.
Salesforce, which has a market value of almost $50 billion, is working with two investment banks to determine a response to approaches, two of the people said. more»
Software king of the world Microsoft has been expanding its channel for its Surface tablets by adding more partners.
Six UK resellers into its authorised device reseller (ADR) programme including O2, Academia, XMA, PCS Business Systems, Storm and Total Computer Networks have signed up following a competitive tender process. more»
Software giant Microsoft has said that it aims to make more than $20 billion in annual revenue from its cloud computing businesses by the end of fiscal 2018.
Chief Executive Satya Nadella said this would mean tripling its cloud based revenue in three years. more»
The former maker of rubber wear for those cold Finnish nights, Nokia, has denied reports in Chinese media that it planned to return to manufacturing phones.
Nokia sold its mobile phone business to Microsoft and claimed it was quietly getting on with networking and other more lucrative things. more»
With Windows 10 coming to market sometime this summer, or possibly later, Microsoft is already starting to work on the next update for the OS and has been devoting brain time to what to call it.
The codename for the project, which will be ready in 2016, will be ‘Redstone’, a popular item in the recently acquired game, Minecraft. more»
We’ve already written how Microsoft is to give away Windows 10 to Chinese users but senior VP Terry Myers has revealed other elements that he hopes will give his company an edge on the operating systems front.
Speaking at a Windows technical conference in China, Myers said the firm will roll Windows 10 out this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages. more»
Cupertino based Apple Inc has decided to ditch HP and Dell to supply its servers and instead is looking to Taiwanese firms to supply its data centre needs.
That’s according to Taiwan wire Digitimes which said some of the local white box server manufacturers have already received orders from Apple for boxes. more»
Software king of the world Microsoft has decided that the best way to stop the Chinese pirating its Windows 10 operating system is to give it to them.
Microsoft has decided to push into the heavily pirated Chinese consumer computing market this summer by offering free upgrades to Windows 10 to all Windows users, regardless of whether they are running genuine copies of the software. more»
It’s fair to say that Microsoft’s browser – Internet Explorer – has not been the favourite browser in the world.
But Microsoft has now confirmed that it will put IE in the background when it releases Windows 10 – that’s not until autumn this year. more»
A law, China claimed was all about counter-terrorism but stopped US technology companies selling so much behind the bamboo curtain, has been put on hold.
A senior US official welcomed the move which he said was a good sign for Western businesses that saw the rule as a major impediment to working in the world’s second largest economy. more»
The artificial intelligence project called Einstein and used in its so called personal assistant Cortana is set to be ported to Android and to Apple’s iOS.
That’s according to a report from Reuters, which said in an exclusive interview that Cortana will eventually become a stand alone application. more»
A move that would allow the US government to share cyber information with private companies has been given the nod by a key committee.
The US Senate Intelligence Committee voted 14-1 on Thursday to approve a bill intended to enhance information sharing between private companies and intelligence agencies about cybersecurity threats. more»
There’s still no light at the end of tunnel for PC sales, market research company IDC has predicted.
It estimates that world wide shipments of PCs will drop by 4.9 percent this year, but it suggests things may be slightly better in 2016 and 2017. more»