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»
Microsoft ‘s Azure cloud-computing service, suffered a kick in the credibility on Tuesday after it suffered serious outages. Microsoft’s MSN web portal was taken offline.
According to Microsoft’s Azure status page, the problems started around 5pm Pacific time and have still not been fully solved. more»
Corporations, which are still having trouble getting rid of their Windows XP machines, are facing an even bigger challenge — the shutting down of Windows Server 2003.
The server software is about to be chopped and many companies still use it – after all it has provided more than a decade of loyal service. more»
Microsoft is now the second most valuable company in the world, behind Apple after edging past Exxon Mobil in terms of market capitalization.
Exxon Mobil was neck and neck with Jobs Mob when Apple stuffed up their Apple Maps software. But Microsoft coming up and replacing Exxon is a little surprising. more»
Lenovo and Asustek are expected to release Chromebooks next year that will cost $149.
The machines will be powered by Rockchip technology and that is in the embrace of Intel for design and distributing its SoFIA chips, according to Digitimes Research. more»
Microsoft is making huge gains into the hearts and minds of the Linux community, only a few years after describing it as software cancer.
Executive Director at Linux Foundation Jim Zemlin wrote in Linux.com that Microsoft moves to open sourcing the server side .NET stack and expanding it to run on Linux and Mac OS platforms were important. more»
Software giant Microsoft is losing ground to the likes of Apple and Google in the race to get its gear into schools.
According to consultant Pablo Valerio, the reason is nothing to do with marketing to kids and parents, but because it is falling short when it comes to providing teaching apps and its licencing arrangements. more»
A researcher with IBM said that a dangerous bug that existed in every version of Windows from Windows 95 onwards has finally been fixed.
Robert Freeman, manager of IBM X-Force, said that it told Microsoft about the bug in May this year and at last Microsoft is fixing it. more»
Software giant Microsoft released its Lumia 535 and 535 dual SIM smartphones yesterday, confirming news that it has decided to drop the Nokia brand name.
Both phones run Windows Phone 8.1.
The smartphones have a five megapixel front facing camera, a five inch display and will be released into the wild in “key markets” this month. more»
King of consumer toys, Apple is attempting its biggest push into the consumer market, according to Reuters.
Reuters claims that Apple is hiring a dedicated sales force just to talk with potential clients like Citigroup.
This is on top of its partnership with IBM to develop apps for corporate clients and sell them on devices, the iPhone maker plans to challenge sector leaders HP, Dell, Oracle and SAP. more»
Expect a slew of critical updates to Microsoft Windows and other Microsoft software this week.
The company last week warned that much of its software needed patches to be safe and sound. Many will need you to restart your machine or machines. more»
In either a sign of desperation or a sign of largesse, Microsoft said today it will let people using the Apple Pad make and edit documents for free instead of paying through the nose.
Microsoft wants its software to be pervasive across every gadget and gizmo as the world has opened up to applications that don’t need an expensive PC or a pricey Windows operating system to work. more»