Chinese white-box vendors will start churning out Windows 8 tablets in May and the ex-factory prices for 11.6-inch units are estimated at about $300.
Google, forced into compromise with the European Commission, has released a list of proposals to satisfy worries about it breaking antitrust laws - but these are likely to be rejected by rivals.
A Seattle judge has ruled in favour of Microsoft in one of two patent trials putting Redmond up against Google and its Motorola Mobility unit, leaving it with a substantially smaller royalties bill to pay.
Intel is working on $200 notebook designs, powered by cheap chips and Google’s free Android operating system.
According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global tablet shipments hit 40.6 million units in Q1 2013. Apple still dominates the market, but Android is gaining ground. In addition, the first Windows 8 tablets went on sale in Q1, but they haven’t been a runaway success, to say the least.
In a blast from the past, software giant Microsoft has had to replace a security update that had crashed customers' PCs and crippled the machines with endless reboots.
Google hit the market led by a bunch of kids fresh out of school who were more than eager to prove why their way was better.
Microsoft has sent out official invitations for an event on May 21 in Redmond where the industry heavyweight is slated to debut its long-awaited Xbox 720 (Next).
Redmond is expanding Surface RT and Surface Pro availability to a number of new markets, including major emerging economies.
China's ZTE is paying Microsoft a royalty for devices it makes using Google Android and Chrome operating systems to make sure that it is not patent trolled out of business.
ValueAct Capital Management said that it had invested $2 billion in software giant Microsoft and that boosted its share price by 3.6 percent yesterday.
A report from IDC said the market for enterprise software worldwide showed conservative growth during 2012.
Microsoft's CFO Peter Klein is the latest top executive to flee Redmond's Vole Hill in what some analysts think is a by-product of Steve Ballmer sticking to power.
Microsoft is apparently taking its rumored smart watch quite seriously, as former members of Redmond's flagship Xbox and Kinect team are reportedly working on the device.
The lengthy last-gen console cycle and underperforming titles have created a perfect storm of uncertainty, promoting numerous game devs to abandon the once stalwart platform for mobile devices.
Despite Windows XP and Office 2003 support ending in April 8 2014, more than 15 percent of midsize and large businesses are still, and will continue using the OS Gartner has said.
Hon Hai, parent company of electronics maker Foxconn, has signed a deal with Microsoft that will allow it to legally produce devices with Android and Chrome OS patents - the cash going to Redmond for each device.
It is starting to look like Microsoft might have realised that the reason people are not moving to Windows 8 is because of its idiotic interface.
Although official hardware specs have yet to be published by Microsoft, the Xbox 720 (Next) and Sony Playstation 4 (PS4) are likely to be somewhat evenly matched in terms of hardware. As such, the battle for supremacy will likely center on other aspects besides raw horsepower.
Google has released its policies for its "internet for four eyes" project – Google Glass.