STEVE BALLMER

Nokia’s Challenge: Can It Wait for Windows 8?

Investors are betting that Finland’s Nokia (NYSE: NOK) can survive the smartphone wars, now that it’s gambled on Windows from Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), the world's biggest software company.

Microsoft Debuts Upgrade Of Office Line

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), the world's biggest software company, announced a revamp of its Office application, which is designed to operate with the company’s Windows 8 OS.

Microsoft Buys Yammer To Battle Facebook, Google

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), the world's biggest software company, said it will acquire Yammer, a social network specialist, for $1.2 billion, to battle Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) and Google (Nasdaq: GOOG).

Microsoft Surface Tablet Unveiled: Everything To Know About The New Windows 8 Device, From Price To Features

After long-winded predictions and speculations from critics and fans alike, Microsoft has announced its new line of Surface tablets that will be running Windows 8. As the company began to unveil more information about its upcoming operating system, it?s no surprise that a tablet device is in the works. Microsoft made the announcement at its press event on June 18, giving audiences a taste of just what a Microsoft-made tablet can do.

Microsoft Tablet? Buzz Says iPad Rival Due

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), the world's biggest software company, is expected to make a new consumer push by announcing its own Windows Tablet for shipment next quarter, industry analysts said.

Will Samsung Buy Nokia?

Speculation swirls that the current smartphone leader may be buying onetime mobile phones king.

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More from Kinect than just gaming?

Kinect for Windows 1.5 Features 10-Joint Skeletal Tracking: What Else?

In an announcement this week, Microsoft said the next version of the Kinect for Windows will be available at the end of May, with a 1.5 version of the software that works with it. The new Kinect for Windows 1.5 will come with a few new features, such as Kinect Studio, which will allow developers to record, playback and debug users' clips.
Windows 8 Release Date 2012: Microsoft's New Direction And Why It Could Rival Apple

Windows 8: Microsoft's New Direction And Why It Could Rival Apple

Microsoft’s upcoming software release, Windows 8, is more than just an updated version of company’s operating system. The newest edition to the PC-based saga represents a turning point in our culture’s media consumption—the inevitable switch from desktops and laptops to tablets and mobiles.
A web-user views the global networking site called Xing in Stockholm, November 20, 2008

Former Top Microsoft Exec Says World Is over the PC

Ray Ozzie, the man who succeeded Bill Gates as Microsoft Corp's tech visionary, believes the world has moved past the personal computer, potentially leaving behind the world's largest software company.
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