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Laura DiDio
Windows 7's First Birthday, Microsoft's Midlife Crisis
10/20/10 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1740 Words

Since it was released October 22, 2009, Microsoft has sold more than 200 million copies of the operating system -- approximately seven copies per second. That makes it the fastest-selling operating system in Microsoft's -- or any vendor's -- history. Windows 7 sales...

Jack M. Germain
What Does Microsoft Have to Do to Earn FOSSers' Respect?
06/05/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1336 Words

... Microsoft may not have fully endeared itself into the FOSS rank and file with its recent attempt to hold hands with the open source community. Feelings are not unanimous regarding the commercial software giant's decision in April to front a company-owned subsidiary...

Jeff Kagan
How Microsoft's Surface Can Win the Tablet War
06/21/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1459 Words

... Microsoft has introduced another new product. This one is a tablet called the "Surface." If Microsoft is not careful, it could actually be successful with this one -- if it plays its cards right, anyway. The Surface will let Microsoft compete head-to-head...

Laura DiDio
Is Microsoft Bottoming Out? - Part 1
08/04/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1386 Words

... been a busy summer for Microsoft and chief executive Steve Ballmer. In recent weeks, the software giant released customer previews and ship dates for the newest versions of its flagship Windows and Office products; purchased Yammer, a cloud-based enterprise social networking company;...

Laura DiDio
Is Microsoft Bottoming Out? - Part 2
08/11/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1578 Words

Is Microsoft Bottoming Out? - Part 1 You'd think that Microsoft was all but dead, judging by some of the industry scuttlebutt. Microsoft's tactical and strategic technology and business missteps are well publicized and dissected ad infinitum.

Less well documented are Microsoft's...

Chris Maxcer
Appletizing Microsoft: All You Need Is Love
10/19/15 10:25 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 2271 Words

... question that's been bugging me lately is this: Why hasn't Microsoft managed to break through with mobile consumer devices? While Apple has been breaking into the enterprise through consumer demand, Microsoft's enterprise tradition hasn't been helping with consumers. Case in point? Windows...

James Hollander
The New Microsoft E-Commerce Crusade
03/04/99 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 823 Words

Department of Justice and preparations for the much anticipated release of Windows 2000, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) shifted its focus on Thursday to announce a broad e-commerce strategy . At a press briefing held in San Francisco with chairman and CEO Bill Gates, the...

Joshua Wilner
Microsoft Declared A Monopoly
11/05/99 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 798 Words

... judge Thomas Penfield Jackson released late Friday afternoon a much-anticipated decision in which Microsoft was determined to be operating as a monopoly. This ruling is expected to have a tremendous impact on the future of Microsoft, as well as on the direction...

Lori Enos
Insurer Sues Microsoft over Antitrust Liability
04/21/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 625 Words

... to published reports, primary Microsoft insurer Zurich American Insurance Co. has filed a lawsuit asking a federal court in the state of Washington to rule that the coverage it wrote for Microsoft does not apply to antitrust claims. Zurich, a subsidiary of...

Paul A. Greenberg & Lori Enos
Report: Government Seeks Microsoft Split
04/24/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 758 Words

... weeks of behind-the-scenes wrangling over remedies in the Microsoft antitrust case, published reports Monday indicate that the U.S. government and 19 states are inclined to seek a breakup of the company. Reportedly, the government will propose a radical alteration in the structure...

Los Angeles Newsroom
Microsoft Blasts DOJ in Final Brief
06/01/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 809 Words

... for Microsoft Corp. railed against the U.S. government in a Wednesday court hearing, labeling its proposal to split the company in two as "vague" and "ambiguous." Microsoft told U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson that the company needs more time to revamp...

Teri Robinson
Blueprint: E-Commerce Without Microsoft
06/20/02 5:00 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1148 Words

... cannot swing an optical mouse these days without hitting a Microsoft product. But despite the software giant's aggressive posturing, enterprise is hardly at its mercy when developing a blueprint for e-commerce . In fact, it is easy to avoid Microsoft altogether, Andrew...

Brad Hill
Microsoft Hits Back in Java Case
02/24/03 12:25 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 743 Words

... the latest round of a corporate boxing match that has persisted for more than five years, Microsoft has filed a court brief accusing Sun Microsystems of unfair competition and violation of a previous settlement agreement. The brief is part of an ongoing...

Brad Hill
Microsoft To Debut Office Beta; Sun Bows New StarOffice
03/10/03 10:35 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 843 Words

... a massive upgrade and testing initiative, Microsoft is set to release 500,000 "beta 2" copies of Microsoft Office System, an enlarged and modernized version of the company's office productivity suite. The beta release marks one of Microsoft's most extensive testing programs ever,...

Jack M. Germain
Microsoft's Advanced-Research Division Comes of Age
08/19/03 4:11 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1088 Words

... month Microsoft Research hosted a summit of some of the best minds in academia to discuss major computing problems and find areas for mutually beneficial collaboration . Held during the last week in July, the gathering brought together 340 academic researchers representing...

Jack M. Germain
Microsoft Passport and the Future of Authentication
09/25/03 4:13 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1013 Words

... Microsoft's .NET Passport, one of the largest online authentication services in operation, has more than 200 million active accounts and handles more than 4 billion authentications per month, Adam Sohn, product manager for the Platform Strategy Group at Microsoft, told TechNewsWorld.

Rob Enderle
Zen and the Art of Being Happy with Microsoft
10/14/03 11:58 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1168 Words

... might surprise you to know that, by survey, Microsoft has about 120 million happy customers. I'm guessing that, if you are reading this column, you probably aren't one of them. You might also be surprised to know that Microsoft surveys as one...

Jack M. Germain
Microsoft, Security and the Road Ahead
10/29/03 4:21 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1362 Words

... Microsoft officials are promising computer users more help in solving security threats that have plagued users of the company's best-known products. But Microsoft will rely on third-party vendors to provide at least some of the solutions. Microsoft announced its new strategies for...

Rob Enderle
Microsoft's Developer Conference: Measuring the Impact of Windows Longhorn
11/03/03 1:20 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1134 Words

... Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is a relatively unique event in the industry. Unlike other conferences of its type, this one is largely staffed by Microsoft programmers -- the same kind of people who generally attend these things. People tend to...

Keith Regan
RealNetworks Sues Microsoft for $1 Billion
12/19/03 8:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 795 Words

... its business would be much larger today if Microsoft had not pushed to create a "new monopoly" in the media player market, RealNetworks said it has filed a civil suit against the software giant seeking US$1 billion in lost revenue and damages.

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