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March 29, 2018 5:47 PM Microsoft's Windows head to leave company amid reorganization

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Thursday said Terry Myerson, executive vice president of its Windows and devices business, will be leaving the company amid a major management reshuffle that increases the company’s focus on its cloud products. The latest transition builds on earlier efforts to unite engineers who work on software with those that oversee 57

March 21, 2018 6:23 AM Team backed by Microsoft co-founder Allen finds WWII wreck

JUNEAU, Alaska – When an expedition team backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen finished work early in searching for the USS Lexington off the coast of Australia, it turned its sights to other possible naval shipwrecks in the region. It found the USS Juneau, a ship that had been blown apart during World War II, killing hundreds of men, including the five Sullivan 49

March 17, 2018 5:04 PM Why ‘Fortnite’ Gamers on Xbox Can’t Join Their Friends on PlayStation

Major console makers like Microsoft and Sony support ‘cross-play’ with PCs and smartphones—but not always with each other For a short while on a Thursday in September, fans of the videogame “Fortnite” got something that had seemed hopelessly out of reach—a chance to play together on competing consoles. Epic Games Inc., creator of the popular combat game, had accidentally 58

March 11, 2018 9:25 PM Trump considers ex-Microsoft exec as top economic adviser: official

(Reuters) - Chris Liddell, a former executive at Microsoft Corp and General Motors Co, is under consideration to become U.S. President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, a White House official said on Sunday, confirming media reports. Trump is searching for a new director for the White House National Economic Council after Gary Cohn, a former Goldman 109

March 11, 2018 5:22 AM Chris Liddell Under Consideration to Succeed Gary Cohn at White House

Former Microsoft and GM executive has backing of Jared Kushner to become next National Economic Council head WASHINGTON—Former Microsoft Corp. and General Motors Co. executive Chris Liddell is under consideration to become President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, and has the support of Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser 56

March 7, 2018 3:14 PM Amazon CEO's wealth soars to new heights while Trump's sinks

File photo: CEO of Amazon.com Jeff Bezos arrives for the world premiere of "Star Trek Beyond" at Comic Con in San Diego, California U.S., July 20, 2016. (REUTERS/Mike Blake) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has become the first $100 billion mogul to top Forbes' annual rankings of the world's richest people. But President Donald Trump's fortune 157

March 6, 2018 5:06 PM USS Lexington, Sunken World War II Aircraft Carrier, Found Off Australia

Ship discovered in deep ocean waters by billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen CANBERRA, Australia—The wreck of an American aircraft carrier sunk during World War II and which President Donald Trump paid tribute to last year has been discovered in deep ocean off Australia’s coast. The USS Lexington, one of the first American carriers and nicknamed 74

March 5, 2018 2:31 PM Microsoft to offer governments local version of Azure cloud service

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Monday said it will soon make it possible for government clients to run its cloud technology on their own servers as part of a concerted effort to make Azure more appealing to local and federal agencies. The pairing of Azure Stack, Microsoft’s localized cloud product, and Azure Government, the government-tailored 80

February 28, 2018 7:23 PM Google's shopping rivals call for action from EU antitrust watchdog

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google competitors have called for further action by European Union antitrust regulators to ensure the Alphabet-owned (GOOGL.O) firm treats rivals offering shopping services equally. Last year, Google said it would allow competitors to bid for ads at the top of a search page, giving them the chance to compete on equal terms, after 85

February 28, 2018 5:09 PM High Court Grapples With Case of Emails Stored Abroad

Justices raise concerns that Microsoft’s resistance to court orders for data stored overseas would hurt U.S. law enforcement WASHINGTON—Supreme Court justices voiced concern Tuesday that Microsoft Corp.’s resistance to U.S. search warrants for customer emails stored overseas would hamper criminal investigations, in a case that pits leading tech companies 63