Microsoft Corp., the largest software maker, will hire several thousand workers in China to support new cloud computing services and smartphones using its Windows operating system, Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said.
EMC Corp., the world’s biggest maker of storage computers, is introducing software that makes it easier to manage and automate its own data-storage devices and those made by competitors such as NetApp Inc.
Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility unit isn’t entitled to the potentially billions of dollars it sought for its patents on technology used throughout the electronics community, a federal judge ruled in a victory for Microsoft Corp.
Efforts by Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. to be excluded from U.S. cybersecurity rules may become moot under a European Commission proposal that could force them to report attacks and make their products more secure.
Microsoft Corp., the world’s largest software maker, reported fourth-quarter profit and sales that exceeded analysts’ predictions as it benefited from robust demand from corporations and a lower-than-expected tax rate.
Microsoft Corp. reported lower profit on higher revenue, after the world’s largest software maker spent more money to market its Windows operating system and lure consumers flocking to tablets and smartphones.