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Emanuel Jumatate hugs his new Xbox One after he purchased it at a Best Buy on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Evanston, Ill.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

To spin or not to spin: Does Microsoft need Xbox?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates donned a cool leather jacket when he first introduced the Xbox onstage in 2000. More than a decade later, the video game console is still the hippest […]

11/22/2013

Standing together are from left to right, Nokia's new CEO Timo Ihamuotila, Chairman of the Board Risto Siilasmaa and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, during the press conference of the Finnish mobile manufacturer Nokia in Espoo, Finland on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.  (AP Photo / LEHTIKUVA, Markku Ulander)

Nokia stock surges on Microsoft takeover

HELSINKI (AP) — Microsoft Corp. is buying Nokia Corp.’s line-up of smartphones and a portfolio of patents and services in an attempt to strengthen its fight with Apple Inc. and Google Inc. to capture a […]

09/03/2013

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks at a Microsoft event in San Francisco, June 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Microsoft buying Nokia’s devices and services unit

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft Corp. is buying Nokia Corp.’s devices and services business, and getting access to the company’s patents, for a total of 5.44 billion euros ($7.2 billion) in an effort to expand […]

09/02/2013

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks at a Microsoft event in San Francisco, June 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Microsoft says CEO Ballmer to retire within 12 months

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who took over the helm of the world’s largest software company from founder Bill Gates, will retire within the next year. Microsoft Corp. did not name a […]

08/23/2013

Microsoft founder Bill Gates

Microsoft reshuffles company structure

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft Corp. is reshuffling its business in an attempt to promote faster innovation and a sharper focus on devices and services. The move by the world’s largest software maker comes amid […]

07/11/2013

Microsoft Windows 8 screenshot

Microsoft tweaks Windows 8, blamed for PC slump

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is trying to reverse slumping PC sales and quiet growing criticism of its flagship operating system with the release of a revised version of Windows 8. On Wednesday, Microsoft made […]

06/26/2013