Microsoft will acquire the maker of the hit game “Minecraft” for $2.5 billion as the company invests in its Xbox gaming platform and looks to grab attention on mobile phones.
The company says the revamped site fits in with Microsoft’s overall strategy of making mobile phones and Internet-based services priorities as its traditional businesses slow down.
The overseers of the popular “Halo” franchise announced Saturday that the upcoming live action series would take place on an intergalactic locale from the original video game.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company’s board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has accepted the ice bucket challenge from Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Watch his elaborate solution and see who he nominates next.
Microsoft is cutting up to 18,000 jobs, about 14 percent of its staff, over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April and cut down on management layers.
E3 is traditionally the place where video game publishers reveal their biggest and boldest creations. That has changed in recent years. But the event still offers plenty of surprises.
Microsoft focused on hyping titles coming to its Xbox One console during its presentation Monday ahead of the E3, the video game industry’s annual trade show.
The volume of email cloaked in encryption technology is rapidly rising as companies try to shield online communications from government spies and other snoops.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has agreed to buy the Clippers for a record-breaking $2 billion. Now, it’s up to others whether or not the deal goes through.
Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it will begin producing a larger version of its Surface tablet to make the device more compelling as a laptop computer replacement.
Microsoft announced plans Friday to release the video game sequel “Halo 5: Guardians” for the Xbox One and a “Halo” television series to be produced by Steven Spielberg in fall 2015.