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.
Microsoft on Wednesday released a preview version of an update to Windows 8, aiming to address some of the gripes people have with the company's flagship operating system.
Microsoft will add its popular Outlook email program to more tablets running on a lightweight version of its Windows operating system as part of a free software update this year.
Software giant Microsoft has unveiled the updated version of its Windows 8 operating system at the world's second-largest computer show in Taipei.
Microsoft is trying to fix what it got wrong with its radical makeover of Windows. It's making the operating system easier to navigate and enabling users to set up the software so it starts in a more familiar format designed for personal computers.
Microsoft revealed the Xbox One, its next-generation entertainment console, during a presentation Tuesday at its headquarters in Redmond, Wash.