Microsoft's reorganization is the biggest shot yet fired against the company's core partners, the computer makers who have made the software developer a technology giant, analysts said today.
Starting today, Microsoft will give resellers up to $10 for each device they sell from a list of 21 Windows 8 touch-enabled PCs and tablets, company executives said.
Microsoft today said it had received "a few submissions" so far for its Internet Explorer 11 bug bounty program, the first for the company.
Microsoft has released its Windows 8.1 beta as a disk image, making it more convenient to upgrade multiple devices within an organization or enterprise.
Christie's said Friday it hopes to sell a working Apple-1 computer for as much as half a million dollars in a special online-only auction that starts next week.
Mozilla has effectively postponed Firefox's controversial third-party cookie-blocking policy for several months.
The shift toward smaller tablets will accelerate in the second half of the year when a slew of tablet makers, including Apple, introduce new models with screens 8-in. or smaller, said Richard Shim, an analyst with DisplaySearch.
Feedly said Monday that it has started migrating its users to its own back-end RSS infrastructure two weeks before Google is to pull the plug on its Reader service.
An analyst estimates Microsoft will price an 8-inch Surface tablet running Windows RT at $349, just 6 percent higher than Apple's iPad Mini but nowhere near the basement $199 of Android rivals.
Google Thursday announced the retirement of a four-year-old plug-in designed to let users of older version of Internet Explorer run Chrome's browser engine, declaring mission accomplished.
Apple announced Monday it was working on browser-based versions of its iWork productivity applications, a move one analyst said challenged Microsoft's Office behemoth.
Microsoft announced Wednesday that the Surface Pro tablets it will start selling in Japan on June 7 will come with a fully-functional copy of Office, a bundle one analyst said hints at a change in Microsoft's sales strategy for its homegrown hardware.
Companies' bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies are affecting how many traditional PCs enterprises purchase and contributing to a global sales slump, IDC analysts said.