Microsoft has purchased Equivio, maker of a machine-learning platform for the legal industry, for an undisclosed amount.
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Microsoft is no longer legally required to remind Windows users in the European Union that they have a choice of browsers beyond IE, as has been the case for the past five years.
New rules will stop apps from interfering with user control of extensions and settings in all browsers. Other products do this, but Microsoft now makes it a baseline protection.
Microsoft is beginning to beta test a version of Skype that will work from a variety of browsers, and which ultimately will alleviate the need for Skype app or plug-in downloads.
UPDATED. I ran the numbers and vulnerabilities in browsers are up this year, as is their severity. We know more about this for Internet Explorer because Microsoft provides the most data.
Samsung now claims there's another reason it stopped paying Android patent licensing fees to Microsoft: antitrust issues.
A newly unsealed legal document indicates that Samsung paid Microsoft $1 billion in Android patent-licensing royalties in 2013 alone.
Opponents to Google's EU search proposal have stepped up calls to reject the deal as the EC's competition chief prepares to step down.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella plans to visit China at a time when the company is under investigation by the Chinese government over alleged antitrust behavior.
Microsoft allegedly showed "unwillingness" to co-operate with China's investigation, at a time when the country moves towards building its own operating system.
Chinese regulator visits Accenture's Dalian office to access Microsoft-related documents as part of an ongoing anti-monolopy investigation on the software vendor. The NYSE-listed consulting firm insists it's "not part of the antitrust probe".
Chinese media believe Microsoft was raided as a result of withdrawing support for Windows XP.
[UPDATED] A vulnerability in Flash Player for Windows, Mac and Linux is being exploited in the wild. An update is available from Adobe (and Google and Microsoft for their browsers).
The cost of buying non-pirate software can be prohibitive for many Africans. Can the likes of Microsoft persuade consumers that a legal copy is worth paying all those extra dollars for?
A U.S. antitrust chief says that the DoJ would find it difficult to justify allowing mergers to take place between the top four U.S. carriers.
EU authorities have hit Microsoft with yet another fine, after falling foul of previous antitrust commitments, showing that if you're operating in Europe, you must abide by its rules.
Microsoft and Google have both just released new browsers for Windows 7. So which is the best now?
UPDATED: Oracle v. Google is far from over -- especially if Microsoft is really getting involved with the legal battle over intellectual property.
A coalition of technology companies, which includes Microsoft, has submitted a further complaint against the search giant to European antitrust authorities.
[UPDATE] Regulator alleged Qihoo had made its free security software difficult to uninstall, falsely claimed other browsers were incompatible or unsafe in warning messages, and faked a Microsoft patch to force downloads.
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