A former California technology analyst pleaded guilty Friday to insider trading charges in a cooperation deal with the government, admitting that he told secrets to an SAC Capital portfolio manager and others in 2009 about a blockbuster deal between Microsoft and Yahoo.
As part of an effort to become carbon neutral, Microsoft Corp. has entered a 20-year deal to buy power from a new wind farm in Texas, the first time the tech giant is directly purchasing electricity from a specific source.
Microsoft posted quarterly revenue and earnings Thursday that easily topped Wall Street forecasts, marking a healthy start to a companywide overhaul it announced in July that should help the software giant transform into a devices and services company.
Ford CEO Alan Mulally wouldn't say Thursday if he has talked to Microsoft about taking the CEO job at the software giant.
Microsoft introduced a new strategy in the war against online criminals with the launch of its Cybercrime Center.
Billionaire Warren Buffett says there's no chance his friend Bill Gates will return to lead Microsoft Corp. as CEO.
Microsoft has sold 62 acres of land near Issaquah it had purchased a decade ago for a new office campus on Seattle's east side.
Microsoft is releasing its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download starting Thursday. It addresses some of the gripes people have had with Windows 8, the dramatically different operating system that attempts to bridge the divide between tablets and PCs.
Back when Microsoft was the biggest name in technology, CEO Bill Gates leveled an attack on the auto industry. Today, PC sales are falling as consumers show a preference for mobile devices, and Microsoft is struggling. Meanwhile, U.S. car companies are resurgent.
Microsoft says its board has approved a 22 percent increase in the company's quarterly dividend to 28 cents along with a new $40 billion stock buyback program.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who took over the world's largest software company from founder Bill Gates 13 years ago, said Friday that he will retire within the next year.
The airplane that struck two Connecticut homes earlier this month, killing four people, was traveling upside-down as it sped nose-first toward the ground, according to a preliminary investigation report released Tuesday.
Four bodies have been recovered from the site of a plane crash in a residential Connecticut neighborhood, a fire official said Saturday.
Microsoft is bringing a pared-down version of its Office software to Android phones, but it won't work on Android tablets just as it doesn't on iPads.
Microsoft stock took a big hit on Friday, after the software giant behind Windows, the Xbox and Surface tablets reported disappointing results for the latest quarter.