MICROSOFT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MICROSOFT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Microsoft to buy ‘Minecraft’ maker for $2.5 billion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415705-79/microsoft-game-minecraft-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415705-79/microsoft-game-minecraft-billion.html.csp">Microsoft to buy ‘Minecraft’ maker for $2.5 billion</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T09:13:01.74-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 09:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Microsoft will acquire the maker of the long-running hit game Minecraft for $2.5 billion as the company continues to invest in its Xbox gaming platform and looks to grab attention on mobile phones. The technology company said it will buy Stockholm-based game maker Mojang in a deal expected to close in late 2014. Minecraft, which lets users build in and explore a Lego-like virtual multiplayer world, has been downloaded 100 million times on PC alone since its launch in 2009. It is the m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584157052014-09-15T09:13:01.74-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T09:13:01.74-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58415705@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:13:01 MDT Remember Netscape browser? Dolly the sheep? Class of ‘18 doesn’t http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338853-68/became-browser-dolly-microsoft.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338853-68/became-browser-dolly-microsoft.html.csp">Remember Netscape browser? Dolly the sheep? Class of ‘18 doesn’t</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DINESH RAMDE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T11:19:33.873-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Milwaukee • If you want to feel old, this might do it: Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes Ciccone Leon, has enrolled as a freshman at the University of Michigan. Leon’s choice of the same university her mother once attended is one of the milestones marked this year by the Beloit College Mindset List, a nonscientific compilation meant to remind teachers that college freshmen, born mostly in 1996, see the world in a much different way. They’ve grown up with Facebook, selfies and web-based TV. And to them...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583388532014-08-26T11:19:33.873-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T11:19:33.873-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338853@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:19:33 MDT HTC makes Windows version of flagship One phone http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312786-79/windows-htc-phone-version.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312786-79/windows-htc-phone-version.html.csp">HTC makes Windows version of flagship One phone</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANICK JESDANUN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T12:12:01.674-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 12:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • HTC will start making a version of its flagship HTC One phone with Microsoft’s Windows software inside. HTC says it developed the new model at the request of Microsoft, which has been trying to boost its Windows Phone system. The company will continue to make an Android version of the One, as well as other Android phones. The Android version of HTC One is called M8, while the Windows version will be called M8 for Windows. The two look identical on the outside, except for a Windows Pho...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583127862014-08-19T12:12:01.674-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T12:12:01.674-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312786@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:12:01 MDT Microsoft’s cloud-computing service has five-hour outage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312741-79/microsoft-azure-cloud-computing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58312741-79/microsoft-azure-cloud-computing.html.csp">Microsoft’s cloud-computing service has five-hour outage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jack Clark</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T09:20:01.764-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Microsoft’s Azure cloud-computing service, a critical part of Chief Executive Satya Nadella’s plan to remake the software company, experienced a major global outage Monday that lasted for around five hours. Azure, which lets businesses access computing resources and run programs via the Internet, was restored after a disruption that affected at least six major components in multiple data centers, the world’s biggest software maker said on its website. Microsoft’s cloud-computing ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312741@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:20:01 MDT Microsoft spreading Cortana to U.K., China http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241578-79/microsoft-update-users-windows.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241578-79/microsoft-update-users-windows.html.csp">Microsoft spreading Cortana to U.K., China</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T11:13:02.407-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 11:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K. The company’s corporate vice president of operating systems, Joe Belfiore, said Wednesday in Beijing that Chinese and British users of Windows Phones will get the voice-recognizing app in an update to Windows Phone 8.1 that will begin rolling out to developers next week and to users in the coming months. In China, the app nicknamed “Xiao Na,” will speak Mandarin and include locally relevan...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582415782014-07-30T11:13:02.407-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T11:13:02.407-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The State Administration for Industry and Commerce said it opened a case in June after complaints Microsoft improperly failed to publish all documentation for its Windows operating system and Office software. It said investigators visited Microsoft’s China headquarters in Beijing and branches in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu in southwest...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582368282014-07-29T09:27:01.444-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T09:27:01.444-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236828@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:27:01 MDT Microsoft CEO sees ‘bold’ plan as vision of future http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58212413-79/company-billion-microsoft-cents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58212413-79/company-billion-microsoft-cents.html.csp">Microsoft CEO sees ‘bold’ plan as vision of future</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T18:13:01.862-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 06:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Redmond, Wash. • Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella painted an upbeat vision of the future Tuesday, saying the next version of Windows will be unified across screens of all sizes and that two money-losing units — Nokia phones and Bing search — would become profitable in 2016. The agenda, announced Tuesday as Microsoft reported fourth-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street expectations, helped boost the company’s shares, which added 52 cents, or 1.2 percent, to $45.35 in after-hours trading. Five ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582124132014-07-22T18:13:01.862-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T18:13:01.862-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58212413@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:13:01 MDT Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58197784-79/nokia-microsoft-windows-phones.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58197784-79/nokia-microsoft-windows-phones.html.csp">Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANICK JESDANUN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T16:17:01.928-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 04:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each. As a result, the devices didn’t become a runaway hit as Nokia’s low-cost answer to serving emerging markets. Nokia X phones were devised to be a gateway to the company’s pricier Lumia phones. The operating system that runs the phones was to blend the core technology found in Google’s Android system with services and designs found in Microsoft’s own Windows Phone ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581977842014-07-21T16:17:01.928-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T16:17:01.928-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Among them: dried noodles that come wrapped around a pair of chopsticks; a tubular meal that can be pulled with two fingers from a car cup holder base; and a fork that squeezes out sauce. Though none of these ideas made it into production, the principles behind them can be applied to computing devices that fit into busy lives, sa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582072652014-07-21T14:06:02.175-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T14:06:02.175-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207265@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:06:02 MDT Sanctions lessen Russian use of Microsoft, IBM http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206455-79/russian-companies-russia-sanctions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206455-79/russian-companies-russia-sanctions.html.csp">Sanctions lessen Russian use of Microsoft, IBM</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ilya Khrennikov</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T12:47:23.031-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 12:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • Russia’s parliament is preparing new rules in a bid to cut its reliance on foreign technology suppliers after U.S. sanctions against some of the country’s largest companies, a move that could hurt sales at vendors such as Microsoft and IBM Corp. The State Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, is drafting a bill to require government agencies and state-run enterprises to give preference to local providers of software and hardware, according to a document from the commission for strat...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206455@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:47:23 MDT