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Google has very cleverly got its way as far as the news media code is concerned, leading Australian politicians on and ensnaring them in a very neat trap. And the company has ensured that nobody will lose face as a result of all the threats.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 10:22

Budget generally gets a tick from IT industry

A mix of large, medium-sized and small IT businesses have generally welcomed the measures in the Federal Budget that affect their industry, though the government's meddling in encryption — as evidenced in the passage of the encryption law last December — did not exactly earn many cheers.

Published in Strategy

Microsoft has announced it is joining the Open Invention Network, a group that aims to protect Linux and open source programs from patent risk.

Published in Open Source

Microsoft has used regional sales units in Ireland, Singapore and Puerto Rico to build up a cash stash of US$108 billion outside the US, according to court papers that have emerged during a case between the software giant and the US Internal Revenue Service.

Published in Strategy
Friday, 25 November 2016 13:40

There is much more beneath the Surface

OPINION: A few years ago, the face of personal computing started to change from boring black and beige notebook and desktop PCs and Macs to new form factors. Surface, iPad Pro, hybrid, two-in-one — whatever you want to call them — have become the next great hope of personal computing.

Published in Strategy
Friday, 21 October 2016 12:55

Nadella's trust talk is just so much hot air

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella appears to have an incredibly short memory. Else he would be the last person who talks about trust being the most pressing issue in tech in our times.

Published in Open Sauce

Nearly nine years ago, then Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer laughed out loud when he was asked about the iPhone which had just been launched.

Published in Open Sauce

Microsoft has been around for 41 years and has more cash lying around than most, but it still retains the mean-spiritedness that has been a part of its corporate culture from the start.

Published in Open Sauce

Microsoft is forcing Windows users to upgrade to Windows 10 by quietly slipping in code through its regular updates. This has been confirmed by multiple sources.

Published in Open Sauce

What would you do? Your shares in the company you ran for 14 years are worth $22 billion. That’s billion with a B.

Published in People Moves

Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia, one of the biggest deals in technology history, will finally close on Friday after Microsoft announced it had gained all the required regulatory approvals.

Published in Deals

Get used to the name Satya Nadella. You going to be hearing it an awful lot over the next few years.

Published in People Moves
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 05:03

Gates out as Microsoft chairman, remains on board

The announcement of Satya Nadella as Microsoft’s CEO has also led to a shuffling of Microsoft’s board.

Published in People Moves
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 18:03

Microsoft down to five CEO candidates

Tech giant Microsoft has reportedly narrowed down its list of potential CEO candidates to just five, including former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and Ford's Alan Mulally.

Published in Recruitment
Friday, 25 October 2013 11:00

Microsoft smashes investor expectations

Microsoft has defied expectations from both Wall Street and the general tech public, posting very healthy earnings of $5.2bn last quarter amid some tough competition.

Published in Listed Tech
Monday, 21 October 2013 23:07

Microsoft pulls Windows 8.1 RT

Microsoft has removed its Windows 8.1 RT update from the Windows Store after a spate of reported problems, bringing the RT platform itself into further question.

Published in Home Tech
Friday, 04 October 2013 12:35

Gates and Ballmer seeking re-election

While some investors are baying for blood Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and retiring Chief Executive Steve Ballmer are standing firm, announcing their attempt at re-election to the company's board of directors.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 02 October 2013 12:41

Microsoft investors try to remove Gates

The world's second richest person Bill Gates is facing strong investor calls to stand aside as Chairman of Microsoft, the company he founded 38 years ago.

Published in Market
Friday, 19 July 2013 14:40

Microsoft's earnings a big disappointment

Analysts' worst fears were realised today, with Microsoft admitting it was US$900 million short on sales projections for its Surface RT tablets.

Published in Market
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 11:31

Ballmer worst CEO of US public company: Forbes

Microsoft's Steve Ballmer is the worst chief executive of any public company in the US, the Forbes website claims.

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