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  • newswrap
    July 17, 2014  

    In our news wrap Thursday, President Obama advised Russian President Vladimir Putin to avoid further sanctions, a day after new measures to punish Moscow’s support of Ukrainian rebels. Putin said the sanctions will push U.S.-Russia relations to a “dead end,” and harm U.S. interests. Also, Microsoft announced its biggest plans for layoffs ever. Continue reading

  • clippers
    May 30, 2014  

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has agreed to pay a record $2 billion to buy the Los Angeles Clippers from Shelly Sterling, wife of disgraced owner Donald Sterling, who was banned from the league for making racist comments. The deal now awaits approval by the rest of the NBA owners. Hari Sreenivasan takes a closer look at the numbers with Rob Gloster of Bloomberg Businessweek. Continue reading

  • Image by NOAA
    March 19, 2014   BY Seth Borenstein, Associated Press 

    The Obama administration hopes to fight global warming with the geeky power of numbers, maps and even gaming-type simulations. The White House on Wednesday announced an initiative to provide private companies and local governments better access to already public climate data. The idea is that with that localized data they can help the public understand the risks they face, especially in coastal areas where flooding is a big issue. Continue reading

  • Satya Nadella headed Microsoft's enterprise and cloud divisions before being named CEO. Photo by Flickr user LeWeb13
    February 4, 2014   BY Joshua Barajas 

    Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday named 47-year-old Satya Nadella, the company’s enterprise and cloud chief, as the new chief executive, ending a five-month search to replace Steve Ballmer, who has been serving as CEO since 2000. The company’s first CEO, Bill Gates, will also step down as chairman, a position he’s held since 1981, to assist Nadella as a “technology advisor.” Board member John Thompson will take over as chairman. Continue reading

  • surveillance
    December 9, 2013  

    Eight prominent American tech companies, including Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter, sent an open letter to President Obama and Congress expressing concern about the way the U.S. government collects personal data online. Judy Woodruff talks to Brad Smith of Microsoft about their call to limit the scope of government spying. Continue reading

  • September 3, 2013  

    Two big deals are shaking up the tech and telecommunications industry. Microsoft has bought Nokia’s smartphone business for $7.2 billion and Verizon announced it was buying out Vodafone’s stake in Verizon Wireless for $130 billion. Judy Woodruff talks to Cecilia Kang of The Washington Post about the long-term impact. Continue reading

  • August 31, 2013   BY Vivek Wadhwa  

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks at the launch event of Windows 8 in 2012. Photo courtesy of Lucas Jackson/REUTERS. Is Microsoft going the way of the Soviet Union? Vivek Wadhwa, vice president for academics and innovation at Singularity University, director … Continue reading

  • August 31, 2013   BY Vivek Wadhwa  

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks at the launch event of Windows 8 in 2012. Photo courtesy of Lucas Jackson/REUTERS. Is Microsoft going the way of the Soviet Union? Vivek Wadhwa, vice president for academics and innovation at Singularity University, director … Continue reading

  • October 26, 2012  

    Microsoft has revealed its biggest makeover so far to the operating system found on nine out of every 10 computers in the world. Ray Suarez talks to Forrester Research’s Charles Golvin about how Microsoft’s decision to focus on tablet-style computers will impact consumers and the greater tech industry. Continue reading

  • July 16, 2012  

    The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism released a study Monday showing that news consumers are increasingly trading traditional media for YouTube. Jeffrey Brown discusses the challenges and opportunities traditional media sources now face with Pew’s Tom Rosenstiel and The New York Times’ Brian Stelter. Continue reading

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