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  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's $84 million pay package approved December 4, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft shareholders gave a lukewarm vote of approval Wednesday for CEO Satya Nadella's $84 million pay package, after an investor advisory group said the company was paying him too much. Nadella's pay package puts him among the highest paid CEOs in the country for last year, although his pay...
  • PM Modi makes debut in Forbes list of most powerful people, ranked 15th November 5, 2014

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday made his debut among the world's most powerful people, ranked 15th on the Forbes list topped by Russian President Vladimir Putin who pipped his US counterpart Barack Obama for a second year in a row. The list of 72 most powerful people...
  • Microsoft rides the cloud, reports higher than expected revenue October 24, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 per cent. Revenue from cloud services, including software delivered over the Internet, more than doubled last quarter at a time when...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella launches diversity training effort October 18, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has again apologised to employees and announced in a company-wide memo that all workers will receive expanded training on how to foster an inclusive culture as he works to repair damage caused by his gaffe about women seeking pay raises. Microsoft's female employees in...
  • Satya Nadella gaffe: Research shows wide gender pay gap in Indian IT sector October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid Microsoft's Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella's gaffe on linking pay hike for women to 'good karma', research shows that a considerable pay gap emerges between men and women staff in Indian IT sector over time, despite they normally starting at similar levels. Speaking at a conference on women in...
  • Satya Nadella's theory of 'good karma': The facts and the figures October 11, 2014

    New York: Don't ask for a raise. Keeping quiet will give you "superpowers" that will translate into employer trust and other "good karma" that will eventually come back around to your purse. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was widely derided Thursday for his foot-in-mouth statement at an event celebrating women in computing....
  • Satya Nadella's gaffe brings Microsoft's gender pay gap, male culture into focus October 11, 2014

    A well-known picture in tech circles, taken in 1978, shows the first 11 employees at Microsoft. Two are women. One of them left two years later after a pay dispute. Almost four decades later, the ratio has improved: About a third of Microsoft's 110,000 or so employees are women. But the...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella apologises for comments on women October 10, 2014

    New York: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella apologised Thursday night and said he was wrong for saying that women don't need to ask for a raise and should just trust the system to pay them well. Nadella was blasted on Twitter and in blog posts for his comments, which were made earlier...
  • Microsoft chief Satya Nadella faces criticism for saying women should not ask for raises October 10, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft's chief executive officer suggested on Thursday that women in technology should not ask for raises but have faith in the system, bringing a torrent of criticism and causing the executive to backtrack after the statement. Satya Nadella, who became CEO in February, was asked how women should get ahead...
  • Windows 10: Seeks to offer the familiarity of Windows 7 with the benefits of Windows 8 October 1, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft is trying to soften an unpopular redesign of Windows by reviving features from older versions while still attempting to nudge desktop users into a world of touch screens and mobile devices. The company on Tuesday gave an early preview of the new Windows 10 software, which it aims...
  • Learn as if you were going to live forever: Satya Nadella to students September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Live as if it's your last day, but learn as if you have to live forever, said Satya Nadella, the India-born Chief Executive of global software giant Microsoft while interacting with students on Tuesday. At an interactive event with students, Nadella, who is...
  • Microsoft to set up 3 data centres in India by the end of 2015 September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft said it will offer commercial cloud services from local data centres in India by 2015 as the tech giant gears for competition for the estimated $2 trillion domestic market opportunity from rival firms like Google and IBM. The US-headquartered firm said it will set up 3 data centres...
  • Live as if its your last day: Microsoft's Satya Nadella September 30, 2014

    Microsoft chief Satya Nadella was in Delhi on Tuesday where he said, "Live every day as its your last day. Learn every thing as it lives forever". ...
  • Windows 9: Microsoft expected to give an early look at next Windows on September 30 September 30, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system. Although the new software won't be formally released until next year, analysts already consider its success crucial for...
  • Windows 9: Microsoft to offer first look at new Windows on September 30 September 27, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft will unveil a new name for its best-known product on Tuesday when it offers the first official glimpse of its latest Windows operating system. The project, known for the past few years as "Threshold" inside the software company and "Windows 9" outside it, will likely get an entirely new...
  • Four Anurag Kashyap films that have changed the Indian cinemascape forever September 10, 2014

    He is moody, whimsical and erratic. And yet you can never have enough of filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. His films are often marred by controversies and not always accepted by the audience at large, but they have always played an important part in bringing positive change to Hindi films. From realistic, hard...
  • Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board August 20, 2014

    San Francisco: Former Microsoft chief Steven Ballmer said he is stepping down as a member of the software giant's board of directors. Ballmer made his decision public a month after his successor, Satya Nadella, announced unprecedented job cuts at the US technology firm as it worked to adapt to a "mobile...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella doused with a bucket of ice water August 14, 2014

    New York: Microsoft's Indiaborn CEO Satya Nadella was doused with a bucket of ice water on his head as part of a challenge he took to raise awareness about a neurodegenerative disease and in turn challenged Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Google cofounder Larry Page to do the same. Nadella...
  • 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 pretax 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 cloudcomputing and mobilefriendly 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 Indiaborn Americans honoured in US July 5, 2014

    New York: Four Indiaborn 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 derecognition for not being able to comply with Sebi guidelines, workers at the 30yearold 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...
  • ExAndhra 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 midJune. ACA president Subba Rao, honorary general secretary Ganga Raju and memebers of the state association congratulated Satya...
  • Microsoft shows off realtime Skype translator May 28, 2014

    Rancho Palso Verdes: Microsoft Corp showed off a test version of a realtime, spokenword 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...