Microsoft Corp - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Microsoft Corp Half-billion Windows 10 devices, but PC slump stunts growth SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft's latest version of Windows is faring better than its maligned predecessor, but the software's growth is still stunted by a shift away from personal computers. Windows 10 is now running on a half-billion devices nearly two years after its release, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella disclosed Wednesday during the software maker's annual conference for ... Wed, 10 May 2017 20:48:00 GMT 2017-05-10T20:48:00Z Microsoft takes aim at Google with laptop, slim Windows NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is taking aim at Google as it introduced a Surface device for students and slimmed down Windows for the classroom. The new Surface Laptop is the first Surface device without a detachable keyboard. Microsoft says the new laptop will have up to 14.5 hours of battery life, compared with 12 hours for the MacBook Air. The Surface Laptop will come out on ... Tue, 02 May 2017 22:14:00 GMT 2017-05-02T22:14:00Z Windows update will bring 3-D, game tools and doodling NEW YORK (AP) — A major update to Microsoft's Windows 10 system will start reaching consumers and businesses on April 11, offering 3-D drawing tools, game-broadcasting capabilities and better ways to manage your web browsing. This "Creators Update" also aims to make future updates less disruptive. Microsoft said Wednesday that it will roll out the Creator... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:49:00 GMT 2017-03-29T17:49:00Z Will WikiLeaks work with tech firms to defeat CIA hacking? WASHINGTON (AP) — The anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks raised the prospect Wednesday of sharing sensitive details it uncovered about CIA hacking tools with leading technology companies whose flagship products and services were targeted by the government's hacker-spies. If that sharing should take place, the unusual cooperation would give companies like Apple,... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:08:00 GMT 2017-03-09T00:08:00Z WikiLeaks reveals CIA files describing hacking tools WASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks published thousands of documents Tuesday described as secret files about CIA hacking tools the government employs to break into users' computers, mobile phones and even smart TVs from companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung. The documents describe clandestine methods for bypassing or defeating encryption, antivirus ... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 02:30:00 GMT 2017-03-08T02:30:00Z Microsoft beats 2Q forecasts as focus shifts from Windows NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft Corp. reported yet another quarter of stronger-than-expected results on Thursday, thanks to its focus on online services and business software rather than its legacy Windows operating system. Microsoft says it earned $5.2 billion, or 66 cents per share, in the final three months of the year, up from $5.02 billion a year earlier. ... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 22:24:00 GMT 2017-01-26T22:24:00Z Appeals court denies full hearing in data surveillance case NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court said Tuesday it won't rehear a panel's decision letting companies like Microsoft refuse to turn over to the government customer emails stored overseas. The judges of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals split their votes 4-4, meaning the full court will not take the rare step of rehearing a case that resulted in a victory for Microsof... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 23:02:00 GMT 2017-01-24T23:02:00Z Baidu hires Microsoft expert in artificial intelligence push BEIJING (AP) — Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular Internet search engine, said Tuesday it has hired a former Microsoft executive and artificial intelligence specialist to improve its competitiveness in the field. The Beijing-based company said Qi Lu was named group president and chief operating officer in charge of products, technology and sa... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:21:00 GMT 2017-01-17T10:21:00Z Microsoft workers say reviewing graphic content caused PTSD SEATTLE (AP) — Two former Microsoft workers are claiming their work reviewing abuse, child pornography and other graphic material flagged for removal caused them post-traumatic stress disorder. The Seattle Times says ( ) Henry Soto and Greg Blauert have sued Microsoft Corp. claiming the technology company was negligent and violated prohibitions of discri... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:20:00 GMT 2017-01-12T21:20:00Z The Latest: Trump praises Speaker Ryan at Wisconsin rally WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump's transition to the White House (all times EST): 8:30 p.m. President-elect Donald Trump is singing House Speaker Paul Ryan's praises in Wisconsin. At a rally Tuesday in West Allis, Trump praised the Wisconsin politicians in the room. When Ryan drew boos, Tru... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 01:49:00 GMT 2016-12-14T01:49:00Z Titans of new industry spring $1 billion clean energy fund DALLAS (AP) — Some big names with big money say they plan to put more than $1 billion into developing technologies that will reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and lower the price of energy. Bill Gates said the fund plans to make its first investments next year and run for 20 years. A year ago, the co-founder of Microsoft Corp. started the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, whose m... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 22:03:00 GMT 2016-12-12T22:03:00Z