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.
Samsung Electronics Co. plans to start selling touch-screen computers using the latest Windows operating system in the second half of next year as it seeks to tap demand for portable, yet powerful devices.
Microsoft Corp. will keep its Windows operating system at the heart of its strategy as the company revamps the software to work with new types of computing devices, Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said.
In her black robe and strand of white pearls, Lucy Koh projects the serious, deliberate demeanor befitting a U.S. District Court judge. The Harvard-educated former federal prosecutor has served on the California state bench and as a partner in a Silicon Valley law firm, where she litigated technology patent lawsuits.