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- Microsoft expanding Windows on Devices program
- Skype version for broadcasters released to manufacturers
- Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion
- Microsoft bringing more mobile, cloud products to China with new subsidiary
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Microsoft today announced it would pay $2.5 billion for Mojang, the developer of the very popular Minecraft game, a move that some analysts saw as a purchase of the massive community that's evolved around the game as much as an acquisition of the game itself.
By Gregg Keizer | 16 September, 2014 06:17
Microsoft is eying China with plans to develop more mobile and cloud-based technologies for the country at a new subsidiary in Shanghai, despite the regulatory hurdles the U.S. company has been facing in the country.
By Michael Kan | 16 September, 2014 00:33
Microsoft has agreed to buy Mojang, the Swedish developer of the Minecraft PC and console game, for US$2.5 billion, the companies announced Monday.
By Peter Sayer | 15 September, 2014 23:21
A special version of Skype designed for professional TV broadcasts reached another milestone with its release to manufacturers and the signing of three hardware partners.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 13 September, 2014 03:36
Today is the final Microsoft Patch Tuesday for 2010. It has been a busy year for Microsoft when it comes to security bulletins, and December is no exception as Microsoft closes out the year with a record 17 security bulletins. With only a week or so until many IT admins plan to kiss 2010 goodbye and break for the holidays, it is important to understand and prioritize the latest patches for quick implementation.
By Tony Bradley | 15 December, 2010 07:13
By making Windows 9, aka "Threshold," free, Microsoft will be able to push more than half of all Windows 8 users to the upgrade within a matter of months, an analysis of user share data shows.
By Gregg Keizer | 05 September, 2014 03:42
Windows 8's uptake came unstuck last month and shoved into a forward gear for the first time since May, but the OS trailed Windows Vista's tempo of six years ago, according to data published Monday.
By Gregg Keizer | 02 September, 2014 22:05
Microsoft has finally begun cleaning out the Windows Store by killing 1,500 scams and copycat apps. But by turning the other way when bad apps were uploaded, and maybe even paying for them, Microsoft was part of the problem.
By Preston Gralla | 30 August, 2014 01:24
Microsoft's decision to stop patching older versions of Internet Explorer in 17 months may not be as big a show-stopper as many assume.
By Gregg Keizer | 15 August, 2014 06:28
Even as enterprises try to get rid of their last Windows XP machines, Gartner analysts are urging them to start planning for the end of Windows 7.
By Gregg Keizer | 15 August, 2014 03:02
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