Satya-Nadella-is-Microsoft's-new-CEO Microsoft’s search for a new CEO is over. Following recent speculation, the software giant is indeed appointing Satya Nadella as its new CEO to replace Steve Ballmer. The 46-year-old Nadella will take over immediately, allowing Ballmer to retire early. Nadella had been one of a number of candidates that Microsoft is believed to have interviewed for the role;... Read more »

February 5, 2014 at IST / Tech News.

Outlook_via_Skype_03_610x342 The publicity-minded Syrian Electronic Army on Wednesday targeted the public faces of Skype, posting antisurveillance messages to the video-chat service’s blog and to its Twitter and Facebook accounts. On Skype’s Twitter account, for instance, this message appeared: “Stop spying on people! via Syrian Electronic Army.” That tweet, noted quickly by The Next Web, was removed... Read more »

January 2, 2014 at IST / Tech News.

Microsoft has released a version of its office programme Office 365 designed to be used on smartphones with the Google operating system Android. The app was initially available only for US users through the le Play Store but is being gradually activated in more countries. The app allows documents from Excel, Word and PowerPoint to... Read more »

October 13, 2013 at IST / Tech News.

Minecraft creator tells Microsoft to ‘stop trying to ruin the PC’ The creator of the popular game Minecraft, Markus Persson, took to Twitter on Thursday to slam Microsoft over Windows 8. Persson’s critique is the latest to emerge from the gaming world, which is bad news for Microsoft, as the company seeks the support of... Read more »

September 30, 2012 at IST / Science & Technology.

In 1975, Gates and Allen co-founded Microsoft Corporation to market their version of BASIC, called Microsoft BASIC. It was the primary interpreted computer language of the MS-DOS operating system, and was key to Microsoft’s early commercial success. In February 1976, Gates wrote the Open Letter to Hobbyists, which shocked the computer hobbyist community by asserting... Read more »

September 29, 2012 at IST / Story.