Microsoft announced a drop in earnings and unprecedented job cuts, and the Intel Corporation revealed plans to shutter five plants and lay off thousands of workers Thursday. Lee Hochberg examines how the technology industry is weathering the economic crisis. Continue reading
In another sign of how bad the economy is getting for even the biggest companies, Microsoft Corp. announced Thursday that it is cutting 5,000 jobs over the next 18 months. Continue reading
Powerful cell phones with Web and multimedia capabilities – dubbed “smart phones” – are part of a new generation of mobile phones earning a loyal following. Spencer Michels reports on smart phones and how top industry contenders plan to offer the technology. Continue reading
Steve Ballmer is the Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Corp. He discussed the company’s smart phone technology plans with Spencer Michels. Continue reading
Bill and Melinda Gates, whose foundation seeks to address worldwide needs in areas including health and education, describe their initiatives and decision-making process.
Microsoft has helped build a high-tech high school in a Philadelphia community that serves low-income families. Students at this state-of-the art facility incorporate the latest technologies throughout their curriculum. Continue reading
The NewsHour’s Economics Correspondent Paul Solman reports on Apple Computer’s appointment of Google’s CEO to its board of directors. A technology expert then discusses the new ties between the computer giants. Continue reading
Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates announced Thursday he would give up his day-to-day role in the company to focus on philanthropy. David Kirkpatrick, senior editor of Fortune magazine and Stacy Palmer, editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy discuss Bill Gate’s move to philanthropy.