Microsoft is reportedly planning a new $400 tablet to compete with the iPad (AAPL, MSFT)

Melia Robinson/Business Insider Microsoft is reportedly working on a new, lower-cost Surface tablet, according to a report from Bloomberg.  The new tablet would start at $ 400 and have a 10-inch screen, about nine hours of battery life, and USB-C charging.  Microsoft has dabbled in more consumer-friendly tablets in the past, but has shifted focus […]

Microsoft Ventures gives itself a new name as it reintroduces itself to enterprise startups — here’s how it landed on ‘M12’ (MSFT)

Microsoft Ventures Microsoft Ventures, the venture capital arm of Microsoft, will be called “M12” moving forward.  The “M” is for Microsoft, and the “12” comes from the dozen letters in the word “entrepreneur.” Otherwise, nothing is changing: M12 has invested in 50 startups in two years, with no plans to slow down. The reason for […]

This Microsoft app can add somebody on LinkedIn just by taking a photo of their business card — here’s how it works (MSFT)

Michael Loccisano/Getty Microsoft’s iPhone camera app Pix can automatically find someone on LinkedIn from a business card. The app uses artificial intelligence and integration with LinkedIn, which is owned by Microsoft, to do it. Pix is only available for iOS, so Android users are out of luck. Your next networking event just got a little […]

A top Microsoft exec confirms that it’s killing the newest version of Windows 10 — but that’s not the whole story (MSFT)

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson Microsoft Corporate VP of Windows Joe Belfiore confirms that Windows 10 S, the latest version of the operating system, will be discontinued sooner rather than later. Instead, all versions of Windows 10 will get “S Mode,” which enables the same features: Higher performance and better battery life, with the tradeoff that you […]

2 days after raising $502 million, Magic Leap called the cops to say an employee had stolen $1 million (GOOG, MSFT)

Asa Mathat for Vox Media Magic Leap, the secretive Florida startup developing futuristic augmented reality glasses, raised a whopping $ 502 million in October. Two days later, it called the cops and told them an employee had stolen over $ 1 million over a period of 23 months.See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW […]

Bill Gates weighs in on one of the oldest, biggest battles in programming (MSFT)

    Jeff Vinnick / Stringer / Getty ImagesSee the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: How Bill Gates makes and spends his billions See Also: The 50 best places to live in America Mueller just made a move indicating Rick Gates has something of significant value to offer him How 29-year-old […]

THE TECH COMPANIES IN PAYMENTS REPORT: How technology giants are using their reach and digital prowess to take on traditional banks (GOOG, GOOGL, AAPL, FB, MSFT, AMZN)

BII As headlines like “Amazon Is Secretly Becoming a Bank” and “Google Wants to Be a Bank Now” increasingly crop up in the news, tech giants are coming into the spotlight as the next potential payments disruptors. And with these firms’ broad reach and hefty resources, the possibility that they’ll descend on financial services is a hard narrative to […]

Amazon is bigger than Microsoft for the first time (AMZN, MSFT)

Reuters/Lindsey Wasson Amazon’s market value passed that of Microsoft for the first time Wednesday. Amazon is now the third-largest company in the United States. Shares of Amazon rose 2.57% Wednesday, sending its market value higher than Microsoft for the first time. The e-commerce behemoth is now the third-largest company in the US, behind only Apple ($ 849.24 […]

Microsoft slides after earnings fail to impress Wall Street (MSFT)

Getty Images/Stephen Brashear Microsoft‘s stock fell on Thursday morning after the company reported modest quarterly earnings. Investors were concerned they did not see enough accelerated growth, and that profits would not be returned in the form of increased buybacks or dividends. Watch Microsoft’s stock move in real time here. Shares of Microsoft slipped after the […]

Microsoft is issuing software updates to fix the damage caused by Intel’s Spectre and Meltdown patches (MSFT, INTC)

Getty Images/Drew Angerer Microsoft is releasing a series of software updates to all Windows 10 machines that previously received patches from Intel that were supposed to fix the security flaws brought by Spectre and Meltdown, The Verge first reported. If it doesn’t sound clear, it’s because it is indeed a mess. Here’s what happened: When […]