Microsoft has poured billions into its Bing search engine, and today Bing's index is the only alternative to Google. The company continues to tie Bing and its Edge browser together with new consumer-focused features, but the efforts are barely paying off.
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A trio of Office 365 business customers have filed suit in Northern California accusing Microsoft of outrageous privacy violations. Their case doesn't stand up to even the most casual scrutiny.
Slack filed a competition complaint with the European Union, alleging that Microsoft was "reverting to past behavior" in its aggressive promotion of Microsoft Teams. For anyone who remembers Microsoft's antitrust history, the accusations are absurd.
The new Edge browser, built on the same open source code as Google Chrome, contains a new Tracking Prevention feature that blocks third-party trackers and, at the Strict setting, many ads. My tests show that one in four items blocked are from Google.
For more than a decade, Microsoft’s browser developers have been wandering in the wilderness. Will the move to an open-source engine and a renewed focus on privacy finally bring Edge into the mainstream?
The first public preview of Microsoft's replacement for its Edge browser is now available. Should you try it out?
By just about any measure, Microsoft had a pretty good 2018. I have five suggestions on how CEO Satya Nadella and his teams can keep customers happy and make money in 2019.
In a new test build for an upcoming Windows 10 feature update, Microsoft appears to be testing a warning dialog box that will discourage users from installing third-party browsers. The feedback has been less than kind.
In its quarterly financial reports, Microsoft goes out of its way to avoid reporting detailed results for its Surface division. Fortunately, there are enough indirect results to figure out those numbers. Here's how to do the math for yourself.
In the past year, regulators and privacy advocates have taken potshots at Microsoft over its data collection policies. Today, Microsoft announced some new privacy-related initiatives, including a significant change to the way Windows 10 collects telemetry data.