If Europe is any indication about the latest technology (we wanted to insert a joke about Europe being behind the times here, but didn't), then Microsoft may have a bona fide hit on its hands. The first handsets to use the new operating system are selling out around the continent.
Microsoft's "revolutionary" new motion controller, the Kinect camera, will be released at stores around the country as the clock strikes midnight tonight. Thanks to a huge marketing campaign, the launch will be a huge event all over, and Microsoft will get big first-day sales and great PR shots, but will this hype be sustained?
Even though Microsoft would have you believe Windows Phone 7 is the most powerful video game platform on a mobile phone, leading PC game developer id Software and lead designer John Carmack disagrees.
Google is suing the US Department of the Interior, saying it shouldn't have made up its mind in advance that it wanted a messaging solution based on Microsoft's Business Productivity Online Suite.
If you own an Xbox 360, take it online today and you'll be prompted for the Fall 2010 Dashboard update, which adds a whole bunch of new features, a refreshed interface, and full support for the next Kinect motion controls.
Microsoft is signaling its determination to maintain a wide (technological) lead in the "controller-free" space by acquiring Canesta.
Running third-party apps on a smartphone with the screen turned off may seem like a no-brainer to those using an iPhone, BlackBerry or Android device. But as usual, Microsoft is quite (unfashionably) late to the party.
Microsoft may have a hit on its hands with its latest Xbox 360 peripheral, as two of the leading online retailers are already posting unavailability of their pre-order stock for the November 2 launch of Kinect.
Steve "Balmy" Ballmer apparently believes that Windows Phone 7 will make the unfulfilled masses tremble with pleasure and utter a soft "ooooh."
Microsoft wants Windows Phone 7 to be THE platform when it comes to mobile gaming. It wants you to throw away any notion you have that iPhone gaming is cool. That'll be tough, but at least Gameloft is helping it realize that ambition.
A former high-ranking Microsoft exec recently warned that the tech industry is poised to adopt a brave new "post PC" paradigm.
Not to be outdone by the iTunes App Store, Android Market, or the upcoming Mac App Store, Microsoft has unveiled plans to update its Games For Windows Marketplace to centralize how PC gamers buy games.
Memo to Steve "Balmy" Ballmer and Microsoft: Do not piss off the US Marine Corp.
Melinda Gates is the co-leader of the highest-capital non-profit organization in the world, but she's doing an even better service for her household in not allowing any bloated Apple products.
It looks like the next-generation Windows operating system is less than two years away.
Microsoft's planning to relaunch Games for Windows Marketplace next month, adding non-Live games and allowing gamers to download products directly from their browser.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has acknowledged that Redmond faces an uphill (if not Sisyphean) battle to promote its Windows Phone 7 platform in the crowded mobile marketplace.
A study looking at the measuring of online advertising systems has thrown up the interesting fact that a feature in Facebook could be revealing users' sexuality to advertisers without their knowledge.
A high-ranking Microsoft exec recently described the 3D gaming experience as little more than a "science experiment."
Microsoft has announced its Office 365 platform, which integrates SharePoint, Exchange, Lync and Office into a single dynamic cloud service.