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  • BlackBerry maker RIM to cut about 2,000 jobs, shuffle executives

     
    Research In Motion, the maker of the BlackBerry smartphones and tablet, said Monday that it will cut its workforce by about 2,000 jobs and move some executives into new roles in an effort to battle the continued growth of Google's Android and Apple's...
  • Microsoft-branded Windows 8 tablet reportedly under consideration

     
    Microsoft is rumored to be considering selling a Microsoft-branded tablet running Windows 8, in a move to challenge Apple's iPad and the growing field of tablets using Google's Android operating system. The move would be a bit out of step for Microsoft,...
  • BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has disappointing earnings report, stock plummets

     
    Hurt by increased competition and a down economy, BlackBerry maker Research in Motion reported disappointing first-quarter earnings and lowered its outlook for the year, sending its shares plummeting Friday. The Canadian smartphone maker also plans to...
  • Skype reportedly fires some execs before Microsoft deal closes

     
    Skype has recently fired some of its tops execs in a move that will reduce the payout for those who've lost their jobs after Microsoft completes its takeover of the Internet calling service. "Skype, like any other pragmatic organization, constantly...
  • Microsoft's takeover of Skype approved by FTC

     
    Microsoft's purchase of the Internet calling service Skype has been cleared by the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust authority, according to a report. The clearance will allow the Redmond, Wash., company to go through with its $8.5 billion all-cash...
  • Microsoft's Office 365 to take on Google Apps in cloud software race

     
    Microsoft Corp., the 800-pound gorilla of the software world, is hoping it can lift itself into the cloud. In announcing the general release of Office 365, the online version of its ubiquitous Microsoft Office suite that includes Word, Excel and......
  • Microsoft talks cloud, mobile and Windows 8 at big conference in L.A.

     
    Microsoft Corp. is doing a little show business in L.A. The Redmond, Wash., software giant is firing up the spotlight downtown this week for its annual conference of business partners. The event, held at the convention center, has attracted about......
  • Paul Allen's memoir, 'Idea Man,' shows Bill Gates in a mixed light

     
    Paul Allen's forthcoming memoir, Idea Man, shows his Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in mixed light....
  • Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says Bill Gates schemed to dilute his share

     
    Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen says Bill Gates, his onetime business partner, was a "mercenary" opportunist who schemed to lessen Allen's stake in the software company. Allen, now a venture capitalist in Seattle, says in his book "Idea Man: A...
  • Microsoft and Toyota building new cloud-based telematics system for 2012 release

     
    Microsoft and Toyota announced on Wednesday that they're teaming to build a cloud-based telematics system that would handle GPS, energy management and multimedia applications in Toyota cars. The system will be build on Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud-...
  • Nokia and Microsoft sign Windows Phone deal worth 'billions of dollars'

     
    Nokia and Microsoft said on Thursday that the two companies have signed an agreement worth "billions of dollars" to put the Windows Phone OS on Nokia handsets along with other collaboration ahead of schedule. "In recognition of the unique nature of Nokia'...