Stories tagged: microsoft
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 11:21 a.m.
Microsoft adds new chat-based service for workers
Taking a cue from competing online services like Slack, which let workers chat and share information on the job, Microsoft is adding a new program called “Teams” to its Office …
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 5:56 p.m.
Windows 10 to bring 3-D to two-dimensional experiences
Microsoft wants to bring life to common computing experiences by adding a third dimension to widely used software such as Windows and Office.
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 5:16 p.m.
Judge allows gender-bias case against Microsoft to proceed
A federal judge has allowed a class-action lawsuit alleging gender discrimination by Microsoft to proceed.
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 1:21 p.m.
Microsoft retools sales operation as Azure takes central role
When Microsoft, chasing the success of Amazon.com’s Amazon Web Services business, started pushing its own package of rented processing power and web-based business tools, the company’s salespeople treated them as …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 2:25 p.m.
Microsoft says 400 million devices using Windows 10
Microsoft says there are 400 million devices running Windows 10, the operating system the company released in July 2015. That’s up from 350 million in June.
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 4:35 p.m.
Microsoft offers tool to report abusive content in its online services
Microsoft is making it easier to call out racist, sexist, or other abusive content on Xbox Live and the company’s other online services.
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, midnight
Looking Back: Opinions from past add perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. FDR and war, Aug. 26, 1936
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
Microsoft buys Seattle video-game streaming startup for Xbox Live
Microsoft said Thursday it has acquired Beam, a Seattle startup that builds video-game streaming tools.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
Feds find clues of gender bias at Microsoft, court filing says
U.S. Labor Department investigators told Microsoft this year they had found preliminary evidence of gender-based discrimination at the company, according to court papers filed this week in a gender-discrimination lawsuit.
Thu., July 14, 2016, 9:54 a.m.
Court: U.S. government can’t make Microsoft reveal cloud data
NEW YORK – A federal appeals court has ruled that the government cannot force Microsoft to reveal content from a customer’s email account stored in Ireland. The 2nd U.S. Circuit …
Sat., July 9, 2016, 7:47 p.m.
Parents say fallen hiker loved mountains, life
Qi He, of central China, who died glissading in Aasgard Pass, was remembered for his love of the mountains. His parents chose to have him buried Saturday in Leavenworth’s Mountain …
Thu., June 16, 2016, 3:58 p.m.
Microsoft to work with cannabis compliance tech firm Kind
Microsoft is partnering with a startup that makes software for the booming legal cannabis industry.
Mon., June 13, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
Shooter games hyped at trade show after Orlando attack
The flags outside the Electronic Entertainment Expo are flying at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack on a Florida gay nightclub that left 49 dead. But it …
Mon., June 13, 2016, 7:41 a.m.
Microsoft to buy networking site LinkedIn for $26.2 billion
Microsoft Corp. said Monday it will acquire professional networking site LinkedIn Corp. in a transaction valued at $26.2 billion.
Tue., May 31, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
EU partners with Twitter, tech firms to combat hate speech
The European Union reached an agreement Tuesday with some of the world’s biggest social media firms, including Facebook and Twitter, on ways to combat the spread of hate speech online.
Thu., May 26, 2016, 2:52 p.m.
Microsoft, Facebook team up to build undersea Internet cable
Microsoft and Facebook are building a new underwater Internet cable that will cross the Atlantic Ocean, carrying customers’ data between North America and Southern Europe.
Thu., May 26, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Paul Allen gives $500,000 toward Seattle station’s new home
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has donated $500,000 toward Seattle public radio station KEXP to help it pay for its new home at Seattle Center. The money pushes the station’s fundraising …
Wed., May 25, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
Microsoft denies forcing Windows 10 upgrade
Microsoft says Windows users still can opt out of upgrading to the latest version of the software despite claims the company has made it exceedingly difficult to do so.
Tue., May 24, 2016, 10:34 a.m.
Microsoft opens wallet to extend Internet in remote areas
Microsoft has joined other tech giants working to deliver the Internet in remote parts of the world, although it’s taking a smaller-scale approach than some of its rivals.
Sat., May 21, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
Microsoft’s Minecraft is heading to China
“Minecraft,” the popular Microsoft -owned world-building video game, is heading to China. Microsoft on Friday announced a deal with NetEase, a Chinese online-services company, to develop and sell mobile and …
Sat., May 21, 2016, 9:08 a.m.
Microsoft adds terrorist activity to list of banned content on its services
Microsoft will prohibit the advocacy of terrorism on its Internet services, joining companies like Google and Facebook in explicitly banning terrorist-related activity.
Tue., May 17, 2016, 10:24 a.m.
Internet Explorer falls to third place, trails Firefox for the first time
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, long the world’s primary gateway to the Web, has slipped to third place.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 2:15 p.m.
Microsoft says 300 million devices use Windows 10
Microsoft says 300 million devices are running Windows 10, keeping the company on track to meet its goal of 1 billion users of the new operating system by 2018.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 1:11 p.m.
Microsoft report details drop in virus attacks worldwide
About 18 percent of computers worldwide encountered a virus or malware last year, down from 19 percent the previous year, Microsoft said in a report outlining the state of cybersecurity …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 1:21 p.m.
Microsoft, Google call truce
Microsoft and Google have buried the legal hatchet. The technology giants, competitors in everything from search to smartphones, have agreed to withdraw complaints against each other filed with regulators worldwide.
Thu., April 21, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
Microsoft reports weak results despite turnaround effort
Microsoft reported a surprise drop in sales and profit for the first three months of the year, a sign the tech giant is still trying to find its way in …
Wed., April 20, 2016, 4:24 p.m.
Microsoft axes production of Xbox 360 consoles
Microsoft will stop producing the Xbox 360, the decade-old video-game console that cemented the company’s place in the living room.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 8:59 a.m.
Seattle-area tech firms make list of highest-paying companies
Three Seattle-area companies are among the 25 highest-paying firms in the U.S., according to a list released Wednesday by employer-review site Glassdoor.
Tue., April 19, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
Microsoft reaffirms software as key to Internet-connected life
Microsoft’s internal news staff published a 6,500-word treatise on Monday arguing that software services are becoming more important to people’s lives than the physical gadgets they’re accessed from.
Thu., April 14, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
Microsoft sues federal government over secret demands for customer data
Microsoft is suing the U.S. government over a federal law that allows authorities to examine customer emails or online files without the individual’s knowledge.