The European Union Commission fines Microsoft €561 million ($733 million) for breaking the terms of an earlier agreement to offer users a choice of internet browser.
Microsoft is so confident it has the Internet’s best email service that it’s about spend at least $30 million to send its message across the U.S.
Seattle police have arrested a man accused of shooting at the windows of two businesses in the city’s University District. No one was injured Monday.
Microsoft Corp. said Monday that Steven Sinofsky (pictured), the president of its Windows and Windows Live operations, is leaving the company.
While Microsoft is touting next week’s launch of Windows 8 as the savior of the computer industry, PC makers and analysts are increasingly skeptical that the new operating system will lure consumers away from tablets and smartphones.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Thursday called the new Windows 8 operating system scheduled for release next month “a very exciting new product” and “a very big deal” for the world’s largest software maker.
Attention is turning to Apple this week amid expectations that it’s announcing a new iPhone. Plus, Seattle’s Amazon announced four new Kindle Fire models and a new line of stand-alone e-readers, while Nokia and Motorola unveiled five new smartphones between them. Makers of consumer electronics, including Seattle’s Microsoft, are refreshing their products for the holiday shopping season.
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