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Microsoft, Yahoo In Talks Over Private Equity Deal: Sources

Microsoft executives are in early talks with potential Yahoo investors about contributing to financing to buy the troubled internet company, if sources are to be believed. The talks are preliminary and Microsoft is focused on preserving the relationship between the two companies. Microsoft and Yahoo have longstanding search and advertising agreements. Microsoft, however, declined to

Microsoft Hiring People With Autism

In a fresh development, Microsoft has launched a pilot program to hire autistic workers at its headquarters in Washington state. Mary Ellen Smith, a corporate vice president wrote in a company blog that people with autism bring strengths that they need in the company. Smith, who has a son with autism who is now 19,

Yahoo, Microsoft Extend Talks For 30 Days

In a latest development, Yahoo Inc and Microsoft Corp have agreed to extend by 30 days the deadline to re-negotiate a ten year search deal. The development comes as the two internet companies attempt to revamp a thorny partnership crafted by former chief executives. It may be mentioned, that the search partnership, which took effect

Internet Explorer Will Stay Alive

The netizens have heaved a sigh of relief as Microsoft made it official that the standard web browser to ship with Windows 10 will not be Internet Explorer. The details emerge that it will not only have a new name, but will also be a completely different browser, designed from scratch. To add: It will

Hololens: Microsoft’s New Wearable

In a new invention by Microsoft Corp, it has surprised the tech world with a prototype hologram visor that can bring the Minecraft video game, Skype calls and even the landscape of Mars to three-dimensional life. The move is considered a bold play to regain that title in the face of stiff competition from Google

Is Microsoft Testing Work Assistant?

If sources are to be believed, Microsoft is secretly testing a new Windows Phone app called Work Assistant. The news after the debut of Cortana for Windows 10, Though not much is known about Work Assistant, sources say, that it could be related to a project that Bill Gates is working on for Microsoft called

Microsoft Reveals Next Version Of Office

Microsoft has released the next version of Office, and it’s touch-tastic. Office has been at the realm of traditional keyboard and mouse PC users. But Microsoft wants Office to be a part of phone and tablet customers’ lives as well. The company has been in a constant process of evolution over the past and a

Microsoft Slashes Another 3,000 Jobs

A bad new year for the Microsoft employees: The Company has said that it would cut about 3,000 jobs, as part of its already devised plan to reduce its workforce by 18,000, or 14% of total staff, announced in July. The worse hit is likely to be 18,000 employees who were in the phone handset

Microsoft Register Rise In Sales

Microsoft sales raised 25% in the last three months on the back of cloud, Xbox and, yes, even the Surface tablet and Nokia smartphones. This is a development for a company that doesn’t need to rely on its operating system to support it. Windows sales were just satisfactory in the last quarter: Sales to businesses

Microsoft Expands Video Game Business, Buys Minecraft

With an aim to expand its video game empire, microsoft is buying the wildly popular minecraft and the tiny production studio that designed it for $2.5 billion. This would help microsoft to acquire one of the most popular games ever. Minecraft has been downloaded more than 100 million times since it launched in 2009. minecraft

China Develops Its Own Version Of Windows And Android

With an aim to reduce China’s reliance on U.S. Software companies, it is once again taking a nationalist stance on technology with its own PC and mobile operating system. Chinese engineers are developing their own operating system for desktop computers and mobile devices, according to reports that appeared in a section of the media. The