Microsoft thinks it has the one.
The company unveiled the Xbox One, an entertainment console that wants to be the one system households will need for games, television, movies, sports and other entertainment. It will go on sale later this year, for an undisclosed price. Read More
Microsoft says its new chief financial officer is Amy Hood, previously CFO of the Office division.
She replaces Peter Klein, who announced his departure three weeks ago. He has been CFO for four years.
Hood, 41, joined Microsoft Corp. in 2002. Before that, she worked at Goldman Sachs. She has a master's degree in business administration from Harvard University. Read More
Microsoft is preparing an update to Windows 8 for release later this year. It says the changes are designed to address complaints and confusion with the new operating system. Read More
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is leaving Microsoft's board of directors next month, giving him more time to focus on the myriad of challenges facing Netflix's video subscription service.
The departure announced Tuesday comes 5 1/2 years after Hastings joined Microsoft's board.
Hastings' connection with the world's largest software maker proved fruitful for Netflix Inc. Read More
There was a time when London-based artist Alex Clare fielded mainly one uncomfortable question from the inquisitive media: What was it like dating Amy Winehouse for a year? “Now I’ve spoken about it so much, I just don’t see how it’s relevant anymore,” he says. Read More
About 200 San Francisco city workers briefly lost their email access late last week, a Department of Technology spokesman confirmed Wednesday.The department was beginning the process of converting city email from an IBM program to a Microsoft program, when the glitch occurred, according to spokesman Ron Vinson.“We did have a problem with some of our users that were migrating over to Microsoft,” Vinson said. “We were able to mitigate that.” Read More
President Obama's latest recess appointment is a corporate lawyer, hailing from a leading Democratic lobbying firm where he represented defense contractors and health care companies.
The nomination of James M. Cole, now deputy attorney general, never made it to the Senate floor thanks to questions about his time as a compliance monitor at AIG, and his views on fighting terrorism. Read More