Apple released a whole slew of new, highly-polished laptops and tablets. But once again, the changes were iterative, not innovative — and, like with the iPhone, more competition is starting to emerge.
For consumers, at least. Apple’s new Mac operating system, Mavericks, will be a free upgrade.
Steve Ballmer and company are holding an analyst meeting today. It’s the first in several years, and comes at a time where the future of Microsoft is basically up in the air.
Including Nokia, Samsung, Microsoft, and others. This is what the new monetized internet looks like.
Like it or not, Microsoft is going to be a consumer-oriented company with its enterprise services funding the rest of the company. Yesterday’s announcement basically confirms the former Microsoft CEO’s vision.
The impending retirement of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer within the next 12 months comes during a difficult time for the software giant.Microsoft is in the midst of charting a new strategic direction after losing ground to rivals and credibility with consumers. Ballmer’s departure, along with a number of other senior executives over the last year, leaves Microsoft with more questions than answers.
Ballmer announced Friday that he would retire from Microsoft in the next 12 months. Here’s a by-the-numbers look at his decade-plus run as the software giant’s leader.
Steve Ballmer is stepping down. But who is replacing him?
“When you’re dying of malaria, I suppose you’ll look up and see that balloon, and I’m not sure how it’ll help you.”
Shares of Microsoft, led by Chief Executive Steve Ballmer, ended the week on a dour note, down about 10%, after the software giant reported weak second quarter earnings that were impacted by the declining PC market and a nearly $1 billion charge for unsold Surface tablets.
Its fourth quarter was impacted by the decline in the PC industry.
Microsoft’s current business problems, which prompted a major corporate reorganization last week, were foreshadowed in a farewell letter in 2003.
Microsoft finally announced a massive reorganization of the company. Here are the software giant’s new power players.
Zynga founder Mark Pincus bowed to investor pressure Monday and relinquished his CEO role, bringing in Microsoft’s Don Mattrick to replace him. For the move to work, Pincus has to also give up management control, something he has had trouble doing in the past.
A top Microsoft gaming executive is headed to Zynga. He could even be taking over as CEO of the company, according to AllThingsD.
The man who invented Mario holds forth on the disappointing sales of Nintendo’s new console and why he almost showed off some of the new Zelda game at E3.
At least, according to the gamers.
Behind the scenes of the most powerful maps in the history of the Earth. And how Google, Microsoft, DigitalGlobe, and the world’s governments decide what does — and doesn’t — belong on its surface.
This is what happened when Jen and Matthew starred in the “world’s first cyber sitcom.”
They’ve mined all the stuff from your ’90s past: snap bracelets, Tamagotchis, Hungry Hungry Hippos, pogs, floppy discs. Tear? Or trashy?
It’s a concept from Microsoft called the Illumiroom. And it’s real. Ish.
Internet Explorer wants you to know that it sucks less now. But sucking less is way different than being good.
Google’s Project Glass might have some competition.
It’s perhaps a look at the shape of things to come.
You shouldn’t necessarily rush out and buy one anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean Surface can’t be pretty awesome.
It’s here. The first tablet that’s supposed to be better than the iPad. It’s called Surface, and it’s made by Microsoft.
Microsoft’s launching Windows 8 on Friday. This is how it tried to launch its last major operating system: RAGING HOUSE PARTIES. Seriously.
Microsoft’s about to release Surface, the most important product it’s made since the Xbox. So why is it freaking out right now? Because it can’t afford to lose another decade.
Surface may be the most important product Microsoft’s launched in a decade. And it’s $500. Sort of.
The WorldWideInterweb created an all too familiar experience of using the web browser in a parody of Microsoft’s new ad.