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Why Microsoft's market cap advantage over Apple doesn't matter  Axios

Enterprise value is the most comprehensive measure of market value — and Apple still has the edge.

Microsoft Is Moving To A Chrome Browser...And Other Small Business Tech News This Week  Forbes

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 — Microsoft is building its own Chrome ...

Microsoft's cloud business could be bigger than Windows by 2021, KeyBanc says  CNBC

Analysts at KeyBanc see Microsoft's public cloud eclipsing Windows in terms of revenue for the first time in the 2021 fiscal year.

Microsoft-funded U.S.-China tech institute GIX graduates first class, reveals student projects  GeekWire

The latest milestone for the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) came Sunday as the U.S.-China tech institute celebrated the graduation of its first cohort of 37 ...

Microsoft’s designers are now working together on the future of Windows, Office, and Surface  The Verge

Microsoft is taking a different approach to design internally. Windows, Office, and Surface designers are now working closely together in what's described as an ...

Microsoft is making its first web browser for the Mac in 15 years  CNBC

Microsoft's web browsing technology is coming back to the Mac. On Thursday Microsoft said that its Edge browser, which was introduced in 2015 as part of ...

Microsoft is right. The iPad is a kid's toy  ZDNet

In its latest ad, Microsoft doesn't pull its punches when it comes to criticizing the iPad, slamming it for not being a "real computer." And Microsoft is right.

Indeed says Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud skills are rising in demand  Business Insider

Interest in cloud skills and positions has increased for employers and job seekers. Here's why it's the next skill to bet your career on.

PS4 News: Great news for Sony as huge PlayStation milestone surpasses Microsoft’s Xbox  Express

PS4 news this week includes a massive update for Sony that sees PlayStation pass a massive Microsoft Xbox milestone.

How Microsoft bounced back  CNBC

While Microsoft stock faltered under Steve Ballmer in the wake of its antitrust case and the departure of Bill Gates, it has come roaring back under Satya Nadella.

Microsoft sounds an alarm over facial recognition technology  The Verge

A new paper calls for the government to regulate facial recognition. If it doesn't, Chinese-style monitoring could come to the United States.

Microsoft's Embrace of Chromium is Historic (Premium)

On December 7, 1995, Microsoft announced a new strategy in which it would "embrace and extend" the Internet in all of its products. Almost exactly 23 years ...

If you invested $1,000 in Microsoft and Apple at IPO, this one would have made you 4 times as rich  CNBC

If you had invested in either Apple or Microsoft at the time of its initial public offering, or IPO, your gamble would have paid off big time. But one of these tech ...

Microsoft's CFO is keeping an eye on gaming now that it does $10 billion in annual revenue  CNBC

Microsoft's head of gaming, Phil Spencer, says that the company's chief financial officer, Amy Hood, is keeping track of the company's gaming business now that ...

The Outer Worlds isn’t a Microsoft game, even though it’s buying Obsidian  Polygon

Microsoft is buying Obsidian, but it doesn't get to publish The Outer Wilds. That means Take-Two's Private Division may have snatched the jewel from the crown.

Burger chain beats Microsoft, Amazon on new 'best places to work' list | Produced by Advertising Publications  The Seattle Times

In-N-Out Burger sizzles at No. 3 on Glassdoor's list, which was tabulated from employee reviews on its site. (Microsoft was No. 34; Amazon failed to make the ...

Microsoft and Upwork Debut New Tools For Freelancers  Fortune

Microsoft and Upwork have debuted new tools to help companies manage freelancers working on Microsoft-related projects.

Microsoft PowerPoint is getting real-time captions and subtitles for presentations  The Verge

Microsoft is adding real-time captions and subtitles to PowerPoint for Windows, Mac, and online in early 2019. The new features will allow speakers to translate ...

Apple falls to third place behind Microsoft, Amazon in market cap  MarketWatch

Apple Inc. AAPL, -3.57% once again lost its position as the most valuable U.S. company to Microsoft Corp. MSFT, -4.00% after its shares fell 1.1% in Thursday's ...

Xbox One news: Shock Xbox One X reveal means great news for Microsoft  Express

SHOCK news regarding the Xbox One X gives Microsoft and Xbox gamers around the world a massive boost.

Microsoft Claims the iPad "Isn't a Real Computer"  MakeUseOf

Microsoft has released an ad for the holidays. And while it's intended to sell the Surface Go, the Apple iPad also gets a mention.

Microsoft Details Five New Xbox Game Pass Titles Coming This Month

Maybe it's the holiday spirit, but Microsoft just can't seem to stop adding new titles to Xbox Game Pass this month. Last night, the software giant announced that ...

Microsoft releases new firmware update for Surface 3 with battery and security improvements  MSPoweruser

Microsoft pleasantly surprised everyone today by releasing a new firmware update for Surface 3 device which was released more than 3 years back. There's a ...

Microsoft Puts The Hurt On Windows Tech Support Scammers  Forbes

Have you ever seen an alert telling you to call for Windows tech support? Or gotten a phone call out of the blue from someone claiming to work for Microsoft?

Microsoft is building its own Chrome browser to replace Edge  The Verge

Microsoft is building its own Chromium browser to replace the default on Windows 10. The software giant first introduced its Edge browser three years ago, with ...

Vergecast: 5G phones, Juul, and Microsoft’s move to Chromium  The Verge

This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter are joined by Verge science reporter Rachel Becker to discuss what's going on in the world of Juul — why ...

Microsoft makeover: How Satya Nadella turned around the fortunes of software giant  The Financial Express

Under Nadella's leadership, Microsoft's stock price tripled and it also surpassed Apple to become the world's most valuable company in terms of market ...

Two 9-year-olds from Kyle star in national Microsoft commercial

It's all better when we play together. That's the message two Kyle families said brings them together -- and it also put them in the national spotlight.

Microsoft has fixed almost all Windows 10 October 2018 Update problems  WindowsLatest

Microsoft recently released a new build of Windows 10 October 2018 Update with tons of bug fixes and improvements. Windows 10 Build 17763.168 has fixed ...

5 Lessons Apple Can Learn From Microsoft's Comeback  Forbes

In this post, I explore five ways Apple can revitalize itself by learning from Microsoft.

Microsoft Took an Entire Year to Design the New Office Icons. Here's What They Learned (You Decide How Much You Like Them)  Inc.

At first glance, they looked like color swatches for paint. Yet, the new Microsoft Office icons actually communicate what to expect from a well-known brand: This is ...

Windows 10: Microsoft pulls patch that gives Surface Book 2 Blue Screen of Death  ZDNet

Having first blocked it for Surface Book 2 users, Microsoft now removes buggy patch completely.

‘Incredible in less than 22 seconds’: Microsoft Outlook gets an iOS refresh, with simplicity in mind  GeekWire

Microsoft's Outlook mobile app for iOS is the latest product from the tech giant to get a new look. The company unveiled some new design features and functions ...

Microsoft Enhances Azure For Running Container, IoT And Machine Learning Workloads  Forbes

In a bid to close the gap with competition, Microsoft is moving fast in adding new capabilities to Azure. Its investments in compute, data, AI, IoT, and edge are ...

Microsoft and Google working on Chrome for Windows on ARM  The Verge

Microsoft and Google engineers appear to be working together on Chrome support for Windows 10 on ARM devices. This isn't the first time engineers from both ...

Apple, Amazon, Microsoft And Google Can Reduce Your Grocery Bill: Here's How  Forbes

The primary model of grocery retailing has changed very little over the last 100 years. A new business model has the potential to usher in a new era in grocery ...

Microsoft's Big Stance on Facial Recognition—Data Sheet for 12/6  Fortune

Last summer the president of Microsoft, Brad Smith, published a nearly 4,000-word manifesto on a seemingly narrow topic, the need for the U.S. government to ...

Microsoft: Regulate facial-recognition technology  Bend Bulletin

Microsoft President Brad Smith paints an Orwellian picture of the future in his latest call for government regulation of facial-recognition technology. Smart camera ...

The Microsoft 365 Insider test program is open for business  ZDNet

Microsoft is evolving its IT-pro-focused Windows Insider for Business program with its new Microsoft 365 Insider test program.

Hitting a 'brick wall' was good for this Microsoft exec  CNN

London (CNN Business) Jenny Lay-Flurrie has spent years making Microsoft products more accessible for others. One day, she could work on a project that will ...

Seattle tech scene takes center stage as Microsoft and Amazon become most-valuable companies  GeekWire

Silicon Valley is thought of as the technology capital of the U.S., but it is the Seattle area that now boasts the two most-valuable companies. Microsoft and ...

Microsoft Is Worth as Much as Apple. How Did That Happen?  The Indian Express

Just a few years ago, Microsoft was seen as a lumbering has-been. Now it's a contender for the title of the world's most valuable company.

Okta rises 10% after blockbuster earnings, takes on Microsoft  Business Insider

Okta's stock rose 10% the day after it announced earnings. A Wall Street analyst explains why Okta can take on Microsoft's cloud security business.

Microsoft open sources key Windows UX Frameworks, launches first Visual Studio 2019 preview  ZDNet

Microsoft is open sourcing WPF, Windows Forms and Win UI via GitHub and making available the first public preview of Visual Studio 2019.

Microsoft's Chief Technology Officer of AI Joseph Sirosh leaves for real-estate brokerage  ZDNet

Microsoft's former AI CTO Joseph Sirosh has left Microsoft for luxury real-estate brokerage Compass where he will be working on AI-powered products for the ...

Microsoft open sources the inference engine at the heart of its Windows machine-learning platform  ZDNet

Following its alliance with Facebook around the Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX), Microsoft is open-sourcing the ONNX runtime engine for machine ...

Microsoft briefly overtakes Apple to become the world’s most valuable company  The Verge

Microsoft has passed Apple as the world's most valuable company. It's the first time Microsoft has overtaken Apple for eight years, just as investors are wary of ...

Microsoft Puts More Brain-Power Into Machine Learning For Azure Cloud  Forbes

The discussion has been open for a while now. We know we want Machine Learning (ML) to be able to drive the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and smart automation ...

Apple vs. Microsoft - The Battle For World's Largest Market Cap  The Motley Fool

The Apple-Microsoft rivalry is getting a gritty modern reboot as both companies battle for that $1 trillion market cap.

How a ‘driveway moment’ with Microsoft’s Brad Smith led to the creation of nonprofit  GeekWire

As 2018's Computer Science Education Week comes to a close, a key detail has been revealed about the origins of the organizer, Seattle-based nonprofit ...

AI2 joins forces with Microsoft Research to upgrade search tools for scientific studies  GeekWire

The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence is partnering with Microsoft Research to widen the sphere of scientific search tools.

Microsoft allies with Facebook on A.I. software  CNBC

Microsoft still updates its own open-source software for artificial intelligence. But it's focusing more on improving.

Learning, Empathy And Diversity Have Put Microsoft On A Path Of Unstoppable Growth  Forbes

Developing a growth mindset creates capacity for empathy.

This Microsoft Office 365 Home deal is actually pretty decent: $55  CNET

Cheapskates don't use Microsoft Office. Or, at least, they don't pay for it: Microsoft offers pretty decent freebie versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint that live in ...

It's the wobbly Microsoft service sweepstake! If you have 'Teams', you've won a lifetime Slack sub  The Register

Microsoft's Slack-alike, Teams, has taken a beating from the stick of instability, and was still wobbling at the time of publication. Users around Europe and ...

Microsoft doesn’t think the iPad is a real computer  The Verge

Microsoft's latest Surface commercial subtly claims the iPad isn't a real computer. It marks the return to Microsoft comparing its Surface tablets to the iPad.

Microsoft and Docker team up to make packaging and running cloud-native applications easier  TechCrunch

Microsoft and Docker today announced a new joint open-source project, the Cloud Native Application Bundle (CNAB), that aims to make the lifecycle ...

Microsoft lifts upgrade block after Windows 10 October 2018 Update known issue is fixed  MSPoweruser

After the disastrous initial October roll-out of the Windows 10 October 2018 update Microsoft has been slowly trickling our the new version of the operating ...

Microsoft’s new Office icons are part of a bigger design overhaul  The Verge

Microsoft is overhauling its Office app design with simplified features and new icons. It's the first time the icons have changed in five years, and they're designed ...

Virtual Nodes and Cluster Autoscaling arrive at Microsoft's Azure Kubernetes Party  The Register

Microsoft Connect(); Azure Containers and Serverless processes were given some attention at this week's Microsoft Connect(); 2018 event, with the Kubernetes ...

Microsoft Working On Foldable Surface Codenamed Centaurus  Tom's Guide

The mythical Microsoft Courier — the dual-screen device that captured everyone's imagination when it first leaked in 2009 — is not dead. It lives in the new ...

Microsoft's top lawyer says it'll never shy away from providing AI-powered weapons to the US military: 'We at Microsoft have their back'  Business Insider

Microsoft President and chief lawyer Brad Smith, promised the company will always supply the US military with "our best technology" in an interview on Fox ...

Microsoft adds a digital health feature to its Android launcher  The Verge

Microsoft keeps improving its Android launcher, and today it's getting a digital health feature. This means all Android users can access the ability to track screen ...

Save up to $260 on the Latest Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Type Cover Bundle  Wccftech

The latest Microsoft Surface Pro 6 2-in-1 gives you the chance to purchase a Type Cover keyboard accessory while also saving money in the process.

Microsoft May Actually Release Its Foldable Andromeda in 2019  Tom's Guide

It seems that we should add Andromeda — Microsoft's rumored foldable phone — to the list of rumored incoming foldable phones for 2019. According to a new ...

Microsoft and MasterCard working on universal online identification standard  AppleInsider

Microsoft and MasterCard announced that they are teaming up to create a digital identity solution to help protect consumers across the shopping, investment and ...

Why Microsoft is a better bet than Apple  CNN

New York (CNN Business) Over the last couple days, Microsoft and Apple have been taking turns as the world's most valuable publicly traded company.

Microsoft is aiming to bring broadband internet to 3 million Americans with its Airband Initiative  Quartz

Microsoft is upping the stakes on its commitment from last year to bring broadband to 2 million Americans.

Microsoft has better fundamentals, but buy Apple, says tech investor  CNBC

Microsoft may have replaced Apple as the most valuable U.S. company, but don't count Apple out, investor Nancy Tengler told CNBC on Friday. "Clearly the ...

Microsoft To-Do now works with multiple accounts on Android  Android Central

Microsoft To-Do now supports multiple accounts on Android, making it easy to keep your work and personal lists separate.

Microsoft makes a dip in the Azure Cosmos DB pool just a bit more tempting with another price drop  The Register

Sandwiched between the open source excitement of Microsoft's Connect(); 2018 event was news to set the hearts of database fans a-quiver. As well as a slew of ...

Review: Google Pixel Slate vs. the iPad Pro and Microsoft Surface  Fast Company

With an optional keyboard and pen, this device wants to split the difference between tablet and laptop. But the meshing of Chrome OS and Android needs work.

Microsoft's .NET Core 3 is almost here, which means time to move on from .NET Framework  The Register

Connect(); With weeks to spare, Microsoft has emitted preview versions of Visual Studio 2019 for Mac and PC as well as its open-sourced .NET Core 3.0.

Apple and Microsoft are going head to head for world's largest company  CNBC

If Microsoft continues to gain against Apple, it will surpass its market cap for the first time since mid-2010.

Microsoft trash talks Windows 10 LTSC – again  Computerworld

LTSC, which was once called LTSB, is a specialized edition of Windows 10 Enterprise that promises the longest intervals between OS feature upgrades.

Global leaders from Twitter, Microsoft and Initiative revealed for Mumbrella360, along with pilot who saved an A380  mUmBRELLA*

Initiative global CEO Mat Baxter will return to the stage at Mumbrella360 in Sydney for the first time since taking a global role at IPG Mediabrands.

Microsoft says the rural broadband divide is worse than you think  Engadget

Politicians and regulators like to say they're increasing access to broadband in rural areas, but the reality might be far less rosy. Microsoft has conducted a study ...

Microsoft’s Xbox exclusives push continues with new studio acquisitions  The Verge

Microsoft is continuing to focus on first-party Xbox exclusive games with new developer acquisitions. Microsoft is acquiring inXile Entertainment and Obsidian ...

Here's the first thing Bill Gates did with his money after making over $350 million from Microsoft's IPO  CNBC

When Microsoft went public in 1986, co-founder Bill Gates instantly became one of the richest people in the U.S. With his newfound wealth, he decided to pay off ...

Why, in 2018, is Microsoft adding security questions to Windows 10?  Ars Technica

Attackers with admin control can abuse the feature to create a persistent backdoor.

The Morning After: Microsoft's Chromed-out browser?  Engadget

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. This morning, the big news is what you won't see on Tumblr soon, and the latest major data breach. Also, a new ...

Microsoft's Brad Smith on Facial Recognition AI, Huawei CFO Arrest  Bloomberg

Microsoft President Brad Smith speaks to Bloomberg's Emily Chang about why he's calling for new legislation to govern artificial intelligence software for ...

Wall Street says Amazon and VMware are teaming up to take down Microsoft in the cloud wars  Business Insider

Amazon's cloud business, Amazon Web Services, has to keep an eye on Microsoft in the cloud wars, analysts say. This is apparent from AWS's recent ...

Get a Microsoft Surface Pro 6 tablet with keyboard for $799  CNET

That's a savings of $260. Plus, a pair of Klipsch wireless Bluetooth neckband headphones for just $39.

How Microsoft became the world's most valuable company - again

Microsoft's shareholders had little to grumble about on Wednesday as they shuffled into its annual meeting, held in the outskirts of Seattle.

Parallel Advisors LLC Grows Position in Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT)  Fairfield Current

Parallel Advisors LLC lifted its position in shares of Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 14.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with ...

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer wants Xbox Game Pass “on every device”  VG247

Xbox boss Phil Spencer said during the San Francisco's Barclays conference this week Microsoft wants to bring Xbox Game Pass to "every device."

Digital Divide Is Wider Than We Think, Study Says  The New York Times

New research from Microsoft says that far fewer people have broadband internet access than government statistics have shown.

FANG Tumbles But Microsoft Stands Strong  Seeking Alpha

FANG has crashed - literally. MSFT remarkably has not experienced such volatility. I attribute this due to its dividend and share repurchase program. Shares are.

Microsoft is planning a complete visual overhaul of its Windows 10 icons  TechRadar

Last week, Microsoft revealed its new-look Office 365 icons to the world, and now it appears the Redmond company is planning to continue its icon refresh ...

Invest in growing the mainland's tech space if you want to succeed, Microsoft's China head says  CNBC

U.S. tech companies that want to succeed in China need to take a long term view on the world's second-largest economy, Alain Crozier, the chairman and chief ...

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's final passion project comes true: a restaurant near Zion National Park  Salt Lake Tribune

It was Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's final passion project: a restaurant near Zion National Park that features Southwestern cuisine. Allen — who also owned ...

Microsoft to focus on Windows 10 quality after a buggy year  The Verge

Microsoft is committing to focusing on quality for Windows 10. The commitment comes after a number of serious issues with Windows 10 this year have forced ...

Microsoft's multi-factor authentication service goes down for second week in a row  ZDNet

Another Microsoft's Azure Active Directory multi-factor authentication *service* outage is causing problems for a number of Office 365 users.

Microsoft Wins $480 Million Army Battlefield Contract  Bloomberg

Microsoft Corp. has won a $480 million contract to supply prototypes for augmented reality systems to the Army for use on combat missions and in training, the ...

Slack's Cal Henderson on Microsoft becoming its biggest competitor  Business Insider

Slack has grown to $7 billion. Now, Microsoft is worried about it. Here's what the Slack cofounder Cal Henderson has to say about the competition.

OneDrive is broken: Microsoft's cloudy storage drops from the sky for EU users  The Register

It is OneDrive's turn to get a beating with the stick of fail as the *service* took a tumble this morning. Issues first began appearing at around 08:00 GMT as users ...

​CNAB: Docker and Microsoft's Cloud Native Application Bundle  ZDNet

Wouldn't it be nice if there was a packaging system for cloud native applications? Docker and Microsoft thought so, as they've created one: Cloud Native ...

Why is my Windows 10 preview build ticking? Microsoft reminds users that previews have timebombs  The Register

While getting a release of a wobble-free Windows 10 is proving an impossible mission for Microsoft, the Windows Insider team are at pains to warn its army of ...

Microsoft could release a disc-less Xbox One  TechCrunch

According to a new report from Thurott, Microsoft has been working on a new console in the Xbox One family. This cheaper model could play regular Xbox One ...