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  • Microsoft to merge different Windows operating systems into one July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft has confirmed that it intends to merge different versions of its Windows operating systems into one. This was announced by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella during the company's quarterly earnings call. Nadella told analysts that the company would "streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into...
  • Memo from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announcing the largest job cuts in the company's history July 18, 2014

    Microsoft announced on Thursday that it will cut up to 18,000 jobs, or about 14 per cent of its staff. CEO Satya Nadella, who took the job in February, delivered the news to staff in a memo that Microsoft released publicly. Here's the text of that memo: From: Satya Nadella To: All...
  • Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs, to half the size of its recent Nokia acquisition July 17, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it would cut up to 18,000 jobs, or about 14 per cent of its workforce, as it halves the size of its recent Nokia acquisition and trims down other operations. The company said it will take pre-tax charges of $1.1 billion to $1.6 billion for...
  • Microsoft expected to announce thousands of job cuts on Thursday July 17, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp is set to cut more than 6,000 jobs in an announcement expected early Thursday, according to sources familiar with the matter, as it trims its newly acquired Nokia phone business and reshapes itself as a cloud-computing and mobile-friendly software company. What could be the deepest job cuts in...
  • Microsoft expected to announce its biggest ever job cuts July 15, 2014

    Microsoft is planning its biggest round of job cuts in five years as the software maker looks to integrate Nokia Oyj's handset unit, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the company's plans. The reductions, expected to be announced as soon as this week, could be in the Nokia unit and...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella commits to develop Xbox platform July 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Satya Nadella committed to develop its Xbox gaming platform in a letter to company employees, quashing rumours that the unit might be spun off. "Microsoft will continue to vigorously innovate and delight gamers with Xbox," said Nadella in an email released by the company on its...
  • Four India-born Americans honoured in US July 5, 2014

    New York: Four India-born Americans were recognised for their contributions to the US along with 36 other people in the annual Great Immigrants tribute in New York on the American independence day. The July 4 event was sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation, a foundation started by Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish immigrant...
  • Workers fear uncertain future as UP Stock Exchange fails to comply with Sebi guidelines June 23, 2014

    As the UP Stock Exchange faces the risk of de-recognition for not being able to comply with Sebi guidelines, workers at the 30-year-old bourse say they are looking at an uncertain future. According to Sebi regulations a bourse not having a minimum turnover of Rs 1,000 crore and a networth of...
  • Ex-Andhra player Satya Prasad appointed Team India manager for Bangladesh tour May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Andhra Pradesh Ranji Trophy player and member of the Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) Satya Prasad Yachendra was on Friday appointed as the manager of the Indian team touring Bangladesh in mid-June. ACA president Subba Rao, honorary general secretary Ganga Raju and memebers of the state association congratulated Satya...
  • Microsoft shows off real-time Skype translator May 28, 2014

    Rancho Palso Verdes: Microsoft Corp showed off a test version of a real-time, spoken-word translation service for Skype calls on Tuesday, the first time the world's largest software company has demonstrated the breakthrough technology publicly in the United States. Skype Translator, as it is currently called, allows speakers in different languages...
  • Can Microsoft Surface Pro 3 give Apple's iPad and MacBook Air a run for their money? May 21, 2014

    New York: Microsoft bills its new Surface tablet computer as a laptop replacement - and it means it this time. The Surface Pro 3 will have a screen measuring 12 inches diagonally, up from 10.6 inches in the previous model. The Pro 3 is 32 percent thinner and 12 percent lighter...
  • Surface Pro 3: Microsoft unveils new lighter, larger Surface Pro with a 12-inch display at $799 onwards May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled a larger but lighter version of its Surface Pro tablet, Surface Pro 3, as it ramps up efforts to make an impact on the mobile computing market and counter the popularity of Apple's iPad and MacBook Air laptop. The Surface Pro 3, which has a...
  • Satya Nadella risks a rough patch with new Surface tablets May 16, 2014

    New York: Satya Nadella has enjoyed a fairly smooth ride in his first 100 days as Microsoft chief executive, but he risks hitting a rough patch next week when he unveils the latest models of the tepidly received Surface tablet. Investors have lapped up Nadella's "mobile first, cloud first" strategy to...
  • Masaba Gupta roped in by women's cricket league for a fashionable makeover for their apparel April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Young designer Masaba Gupta has been roped in by Women's International Cricket League (WICL) to bring a twist of fashion and design into women's cricket apparel. Her design label Masaba will be associated with WICL as the official sporting apparel design partner. "Bringing Masaba in to design women's playing...
  • Congress Indore candidate Satya Narayan Patel richest contender in MP April 18, 2014

    Congress nominee from Indore constituency in Madhya Pradesh, Satya Narayan Patel with assets totalling over Rs 69 crore is the richest candidate in the fray for the third phase of Lok Sabha polls to be held in the state on April 24. An analysis of affidavits filed by various candidates done...
  • New CEO Satya Nadella seeks to push Microsoft toward mobile, cloud computing April 16, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp needs a "data culture" to thrive in the new computing environment, according to Chief Executive Satya Nadella, in his third public appearance in three weeks putting his imprint on the software company. Nadella, who took the helm in February, is seeking to push Microsoft further toward mobile...
  • How Microsoft is changing April 7, 2014

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's calming, collegial style stands in stark contrast to the blustery, passionate, rally-the-troops approach employed by Microsoft's previous CEO, Steve Ballmer. The difference between the two is also quite evident from what they wear. ...
  • To challenge Android, Microsoft offers Windows for free on phones, tablets April 3, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft is to give away its Windows operating system to makers of smartphones and small tablets for consumers as it seeks to make more of an impact on those fast-growing markets and counter the massive success of Google Inc's free Android platform. Microsoft's move, announced at its annual developers...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella reshuffles senior ranks April 2, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp named three executives to its cloud, devices and Xbox gaming divisions in one of new Chief Executive Satya Nadella's first management shakeups. In a public email, the world's largest software maker promoted Scott Guthrie to head of the cloud and enterprise group, the $20 billion division that...
  • Taps, scissors and safety pins: Masaba Gupta opts for quirky motifs at WIFW March 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Queen of prints Masaba Gupta took quirk to a new high with her latest autumn-winter line for Satya Paul with motifs ranging from tap, safety pins to pair of scissors. Based on the idea of deception, the collection didn't consist of the usual neons which is typical of the...
  • Mobile devices uninteresting without cloud: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella March 29, 2014

    New York: Microsoft's India-born CEO Satya Nadella, while signalling a new course for the firm, said mobile and cloud are "two facets" of the same thing, a belief that found place in his maiden speech as chief executive of the software giant. Nadella, who was appointed Microsoft's third CEO last...
  • Microsoft finally unveils Office software suite for Apple iPad March 28, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft has released an iPad version of its popular Office software suite, a breakthrough heralding a new era under a CEO who promises to focus more on the devices that people are using instead of trying to protect the company's lucrative Windows franchise. Thursday's unveiling of the much-anticipated iPad...
  • Live blog: Satya Nadella's public debut as Microsoft CEO; Office for iPad announcement March 27, 2014

    When Satya Nadella hosts his first major press conference as Microsoft CEO, he's likely to describe - if not officially launch - versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint designed for Apple's iPad, looking to cash in on a market worth up to $7 billion a year.The technology behind the software...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to make his public debut on Thursday, may talk about Office suite for Apple's iPad March 26, 2014

    Seattle: Satya Nadella, the Indian-born self-described cricket fanatic who took over as Microsoft Corp's chief executive last month, makes his public debut on Thursday and is expected to go on the offensive right away with some bold strokes. When Nadella hosts his first major press conference this week, he's likely to...
  • Satya Nadella may unveil Microsoft Office for iPad at March 27 event March 18, 2014

    Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella may unveil an iPad version of the company's Office software suite on March 27, a source familiar with the event told Reuters, and use his first big press appearance to launch the company's most profitable product in a version compatible with Apple's popular tablet. Nadella, who...
  • Microsoft's Tony Bates, Tami Reller to leave the company: Report March 3, 2014

    Two Microsoft Corp executives, Tony Bates and Tami Reller, are preparing to leave the company as Satya Nadella takes over as chief executive, according to a media report. Bates, the former Skype CEO in charge of Microsoft's business development, will leave immediately, technology news site Re/code reported on Sunday citing unnamed...
  • How Satya Nadella got an early leadership lesson on the cricket field February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In his first media interview after taking over as Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella said that he received one of his early leadership lessons when playing for his school cricket team. In the interview with the New York Times, Nadella says that he was having an ordinary day with the...
  • Collegial Satya Nadella a stark contrast to blustery Steve Ballmer February 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: It was a fleeting moment once the camera had gone off, but some say it's indicative of the leadership style Satya Nadella brings to his new job as CEO of Microsoft. Nadella's impromptu town hall webcast had interrupted business meetings between Microsoft employees and outside partners at the company's...
  • Create an Apple, Google in India: Modi tells students in Chennai February 9, 2014

    Chennai: Exhorting students to set up their own enterprises in India through innovation to be in line with global giants like Apple, Microsoft and Google, Narendra Modi on Sunday said focus should be on imparting education and skill development. "Do whatever you can to make India innovative and to be competitive....