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Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Today in Tech: Xbox Live, Carrier IQ, Facebook to acquire Gowalla

Also: Carrier IQ draws scrutiny; Facebook to acquire Gowalla

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:53 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Microsoft, Mobile

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Microsoft's Ballmer: Windows 8 has seen 500,000 downloads

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made a surprise appearance at the BUILD developer conference on Wednesday.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:59 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  microsoft, tablets, mobile

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Windows 8 boot time will be much faster, Microsoft says

Microsoft showed off a super-fast boot time for Windows 8

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:24 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 09/02/2011

Google’s Schmidt misquoted, said he couldn’t ‘stay’ on Apple’s board

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt had been falsely quoted as saying he couldn’t stand Apple’s board of directors.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:50 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Google, Microsoft

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Windows 8 adding ribbon to Explorer

For easier navigation, Microsoft is giving Windows Explorer the Office treatment.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:22 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, Computers

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Microsoft starts Windows 8 blog with a dose of humility

Microsoft is humble as its starts its blog about the development of its next operating system.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:04 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, Computers

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Microsoft: We welcome all device partners

Microsoft says it now has the only equal opportunity platform

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:25 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Google, Microsoft

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Google, Microsoft continue patent slapfight

Microsoft’s Frank Shaw sends another volley in the verbal patent spat with Google.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:05 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Microsoft, IP

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Google trading more blows in patent fight

Google hits back at Microsoft’s taunting over patents.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:40 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Microsoft, IP

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Google: Microsoft, Apple in an ‘organized campaign’ against Android

Google is speaking out against its competitors’ patent tactics

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:56 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gioogle, Microsoft, IP

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Microsoft reports earnings, sees boost from Xbox

Microsoft reported $17.37 billion in fourth-quarter revenue.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:52 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Microsoft

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Bing’s Stefan Weitz talks social search, what’s next

Bing is looking to make search social and more active.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:47 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, Google

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Microsoft ‘accidentally leaked’ its own social search tool

Microsoft says it let a social tool it’s been developing slip on to the open Web.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:54 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, Social networking

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Gates, Zuckerberg: The world’s most awkward conversation?

Bill Gates will interview Mark Zuckerberg this weekend at a meeting of moguls

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:01 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Microsoft

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Facebook announces video calling

Facebook announced a partnership with Skype to bring video calling to the social network

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:10 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Skype, Microsoft, Social networking

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 07/06/2011

What will Facebook’s ‘awesome’ news be?

Facebook will make an announcement today, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has promised it’s “awesome.”

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:38 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Apple, Tablets, Online Music, Skype, Microsoft, Google

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Apple, Microsoft snap up Nortel patents, Google doesn’t

Apple, RIM and Microsoft all won Nortel patents, but Google was shut out

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:41 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Apple, Microsoft, RIM

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Report: Google in early talks for Hulu

Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have all been mentioned as potential buyers for the Internet streaming video service.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:24 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Online video

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Google Plus takes aim at Facebook

Google’s social network, Google +, has many of Facebook’s features.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:49 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Social networking

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Microsoft Office 365 debuts, gets slammed by Google

Microsoft launched Office 365, a cloud-based suite of online (and offline) applications. It was immediately slammed by Google.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:54 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, Google

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Skype headed to your television

The video-calling service has struck a deal with Comcast to bring video calls to the living room.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:04 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, Digital Culture

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Will Microsoft make a tablet?

A report from Taiwanese tech site Digitimes says Microsoft is mulling its own tablet.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:32 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, tablets

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 05/27/2011

Tablets running Microsoft OS to preview next week?

Microsoft may preview a tablet operating system set to launch next year

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:34 AM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, Tablets, Gadgets

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 05/26/2011

Skype down for some; Company offers fix

Skype suffered an outage Thursday morning.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:32 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Skype, Microsoft

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Microsoft shows off new ‘Mango’ Windows Phone update

The new platform has better multi-tasking, threaded messaging and integration with Facebook, Bing and Skype

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:21 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, Windows, Mobile

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Bing, Facebook want you to ‘like’ your search results

Bing and Facebook announced that the social media site’s “like” button can be integrated into search results.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:32 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, Social Media, Google, Facebook

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Popular alternatives to Skype

Microsoft bought Skype this morning; what other services are out there?

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:55 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, Skype

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Microsoft buys Skype for $8.5 billion

The companies said Skype will support Microsoft devices such as the Xbox, Kinect and Windows Phone.

By Cecilia Kang  |  01:18 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, Skype

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 05/10/2011

Microsoft buys Skype for $8.5 billion

The companies said Skype will support Microsoft devices such as the Xbox, Kinect and Windows Phone.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:27 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, Skype

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 05/03/2011

RIM, Microsoft team up for Bing on BlackBerry

RIM and Microsoft team up to take on Google with Bing for BlackBerry

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:01 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, Mobile, Gadgets

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Windows 7 has sold over 350 million licenses

A year and a half after launching Windows 7, Microsoft announced that it has sold over 350 million licenses for the operating system.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:22 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Windows, Microsoft, Computers

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Microsoft starts sign-up for Kinect developers kit

Kinect hackers, rejoice! Your favorite hobby is about to get a bit easier.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:00 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Microsoft, Windows, Digital Culture

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Internet Explorer 10 gets a preview at MIX 2011

The new version concentrates on offering native HTML5 and CSS3 support.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:21 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 04/04/2011

Gmail Motion a reality, thanks to USC Kinect hackers

Gmail Motion a reality, thanks to USC Kinect hackers

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:15 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, Gaming, Digital Culture, Google

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Microsoft co-founder Allen’s memoir reveals rocky relationship with Bill Gates

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, has written a new memoir that reveals a surprisingly antagonistic relationship between him and Bill Gates.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:30 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Report: Windows Phone 7 to get NFC mobile payments

Microsoft may be joining the NFC party, according to a report from Bloomberg.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:32 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, Windows, Mobile, Gadgets, Google, Apple

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Analyst predicts Windows Phone will overtake iPhone by 2015

A recent report from a market analysis firm predicts that the Windows Phone 7 will overtake the iPhone by 2015.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:35 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Microsoft, Apple, Mobile, Gadgets

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Xbox calls for volunteers to test new disc format

Xbox gamers are being asked to help Microsoft test a new disc format for the Xbox 360.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:33 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, Gaming

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Report: Microsoft shipping Windows 8 to key partners

WinRumors reports that Microsoft is shipping Windows 8 to original equipment manufacturing partners such as HP through its Microsoft Connect server.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:09 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, Windows

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 03/23/2011

Firefox tops 7 million downloads

Rather than release a first day download figure, the company decides to post an interactive map of worldwide download stats.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:54 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mozilla, Browsers, Microsoft

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Microsoft confirms “NoDo” delay

The next update will include tweaks to the system such as a copy and paste feature for Windows phones.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:12 PM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mobile, microsoft, gadgets

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Kinect breaks sales record

The Kinect has broken the Guinness World Record for the fastest-selling consumer electronics device.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:38 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gaming, gadgets, microsoft

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 03/09/2011

Microsoft confirms IE9 launch set for March 14

n a blog post that went up on Wednesday, Microsoft confirmed rumors that it is releasing the next version of its Internet Explorer browser on March 14.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:25 PM ET, 03/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 03/07/2011

Reports conflict over Windows Mango update

There are questions about the next major update, “Mango,” which had been expected by the end of 2011. Mango, the first big update from the original Windows Phone 7 software, will enable multitasking.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:24 AM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, mobile