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By PBS NewsHour
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?…
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…
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…
By Brandon Bailey, Associated Press
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.
By News Desk
Microsoft Corp. said Monday it was buying professional networking website LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, sending LinkedIn stock market shares soaring.
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…
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…
By Sarah Corapi
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.
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…
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