Microsoft must be ready to accept, as has Apple, that it's better to cannibalize its own sales than to let competitors do it.
Microsoft slashed prices on its Surface RT tablets by as much as 30 percent, with the entry-level 32GB model selling for $349.
Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) jumped into second place among Microsoft's browsers last month, pushing past IE9 through an enforced upgrade.
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.