• May 15, 2017  

    A global ransomware attack has hit more than 200,000 victims, such as hospitals and schools, in more than 150 countries since Friday. The virus takes advantage of a security flaw in Microsoft’s Windows operating system, which the company patched in March, though many users ignored the fix or refused to pay for it. William Brangham reports and Judy Woodruff talks to Microsoft President Brad Smith. Continue reading

  • May 15, 2017  

    If the government can detect that there is a hole in a company’s software that makes it vulnerable to attack, do they have an obligation to tell that company, even if it gives away the government’s tool for conducting surveillance? William Brangham speaks with Eric Geller of POLITICO about that tension and what consumers need to know when it comes to cybersecurity and how to protect themselves. Continue reading

  • April 25, 2017  

    When we pay taxes, where does the money go? Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer not only wondered; he decided to make a new research tool to make that information available to the public. USAFacts is an interactive website that lists revenues and expenditures at all levels of government. Judy Woodruff interviews Ballmer about his public service project. Continue reading

  • July 9, 2016  

    Donald Trump has promised to liven up this year’s Republican National Convention. But some of America’s biggest corporations are bailing on the party. Continue reading

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    Microsoft Corp. said Monday it was buying professional networking website LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, sending LinkedIn stock market shares soaring. Continue reading

  • April 15, 2016  

    In the wake of the FBI’s showdown with Apple last month, a new tech giant is taking up arms against government oversight. Microsoft sued the Department of Justice Thursday, arguing that it is unconstitutional for the government to request access to a customer’s data while banning Microsoft from informing the individual in question. Microsoft president Brad Smith joins Judy Woodruff for more. Continue reading

  • March 3, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, a dozen major tech companies, including Facebook, Google and Microsoft, filed briefs supporting Apple’s refusal to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone despite federal court order. Also, Florida lawmakers approved a bill that could reinstate the death penalty after capital punishment in the state was previously struck down by the Supreme Court in January. Continue reading

  • July 8, 2015  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Microsoft announced it is cutting an additional 7,800 jobs in the company’s struggling phone business, after cutting 18,000 jobs in that sector as part of restructuring. Also, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addressed the European Parliament in France, offering a new financial bailout proposal. Continue reading

  • September 15, 2014   BY  

    Microsoft Corp. confirmed Monday that it has agreed to purchase Mojang, the company behind the popular video game “Minecraft”, for $2.5 billion. The acquisition, which is due to close later this year, could help strengthen Microsoft’s Xbox and mobile businesses. Continue reading

  • September 10, 2014  

    U.S. game sales topped $21 billion in 2013, double the amount earned at North American movie theaters. As the influence of the gaming industry grows, Microsoft is making moves to purchase a gaming company that makes Minecraft, a popular, retro-inspired exploration game. Stephen Totilo of Kotaku joins Hari Sreenivasan for a look into the possible deal. Continue reading

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