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American tech giants under EU cosh
American tech giants under EU cosh

US technology giants Google, Amazon, Apple, Intel and Microsoft have all come under the often costly scrutiny of European Union.

American tech giants under EU cosh
Gates Foundation sues Petrobras, PwC over scandal
Gates Foundation sues Petrobras, PwC over scandal

The charity foundation of multi-billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates has sued Petrobras and accounting giant PwC's Brazil arm over investment losses due to corruption at the Brazilian oil giant.

Gates Foundation sues Petrobras, PwC over scandal
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Microsoft buys cloud computing security startup

Microsoft said it bought an Israel-based cybersecurity startup specializing in defending programs and content in the cloud, as it expands offerings for the enterprise.

Microsoft buys cloud computing security startup
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Windows 10 spreads to more than 75 million devices

Microsoft said that Windows 10 has spread to more than 75 million devices since the new operating system was released less than a month ago.

Windows 10 spreads to more than 75 million devices
New facets sparkle in Windows 10
New facets sparkle in Windows 10

Microsoft's new Windows 10 computer operating system is out to win the love its predecessor never got.

New facets sparkle in Windows 10
Microsoft cuts 7,800 jobs, reorganizes phone unit
Microsoft cuts 7,800 jobs, reorganizes phone unit

Microsoft announced plans to cut 7,800 jobs and write down the value of its struggling mobile phone division acquired last year from Nokia by some $7.6 billion.

Microsoft cuts 7,800 jobs, reorganizes phone unit
Microsoft tweaks streaming music plan for Windows 10
Microsoft tweaks streaming music plan for Windows 10

Microsoft has rebranded its subscription-based music services as part of a ramped-up effort to compete with the likes of Apple, Google Spotify and others.

Microsoft tweaks streaming music plan for Windows 10
Skype opens door to real-time translation feature
Skype opens door to real-time translation feature

Microsoft-owned Skype cleared the way for anyone to use a new feature that translates video chats or instant messages in real time.

Skype opens door to real-time translation feature
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Microsoft courts app makers with dive into Windows 10

Microsoft made a new pitch to app makers, promising an audience of more than a billion people if they develop services for the upcoming Windows 10 operating system.

Microsoft courts app makers with dive into Windows 10
Microsoft buys Office collaborator app LiveLoop
Microsoft buys Office collaborator app LiveLoop

Microsoft said it has purchased the office mobile app LiveLoop, which allows multiple users to collaborate on PowerPoint presentations simultaneously.

Microsoft buys Office collaborator app LiveLoop
Microsoft buys smartphone calendar app Sunrise
Microsoft buys smartphone calendar app Sunrise

Microsoft announced that it has acquired hit mobile calendar application Sunrise in a deal reported to be valued about $100 million.

Microsoft buys smartphone calendar app Sunrise
Samsung and Microsoft end patent dispute
Samsung and Microsoft end patent dispute

Samsung and Microsoft said they had ended a patent dispute that had seen the US software giant sue the South Korean conglomerate for breaching a 2011 licensing contract.

Samsung and Microsoft end patent dispute
Microsoft profit dips as revenue rises
Microsoft profit dips as revenue rises

Microsoft reported that its quarterly profit dipped but revenue increased in a sign that it is adapting to lifestyles centered on mobile devices and cloud services.

Microsoft profit dips as revenue rises
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Google and Microsoft stand with Sony against hackers

Google and Microsoft joined forces with Sony, using their online might to release "The Interview" film to online audiences despite threats from hackers.

Google and Microsoft stand with Sony against hackers
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Microsoft lets US shoppers pay with Bitcoin

Microsoft began Thursday letting US shoppers at its online Windows Store pay with digital currency Bitcoin.

Microsoft lets US shoppers pay with Bitcoin
Microsoft says private data 'at risk' in court case
Microsoft says private data 'at risk' in court case

Microsoft argued in a court brief that an order requiring it to give US prosecutors data stored in Ireland could "put all of our private digital information at risk."

Microsoft says private data 'at risk' in court case
Microsoft buys email mobile app Accompli
Microsoft buys email mobile app Accompli

Microsoft said it was buying the mobile email management application Accompli, in a deal reported to be worth more than $200 million.

Microsoft buys email mobile app Accompli
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Microsoft rolls out Skype for web browsers

Microsoft released a test version of Skype that lets people make Internet calls from web browsers, eliminating the need to install special applications.

Microsoft rolls out Skype for web browsers
US stocks push higher despite big Amazon drop
US stocks push higher despite big Amazon drop

US stocks capped a strong week on a high note as good earnings from Microsoft and others overshadowed a poor report from Amazon

US stocks push higher despite big Amazon drop
'Cloud' lifts Microsoft earnings above expectations
'Cloud' lifts Microsoft earnings above expectations

Microsof reported quarterly profits ahead of most expectations, as revenues got a boost from its Xbox consoles and Internet "cloud" services for enterprises.

'Cloud' lifts Microsoft earnings above expectations