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  • Microsoft: Is it time for Bill Gates to go?

    October 2, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on Microsoft: Is it time for Bill Gates to go?

    It has come to light that three of the top 20 investors in technology giant Microsoft are actively trying to persuade the company’s Board of Directors to get co-founder and chairman Bill Gates to step down from his position. Gates co-founded the company...

  • CEO Steve Ballmer to quit Microsoft

    August 23, 2013 • Company NewsComments Off on CEO Steve Ballmer to quit Microsoft

    Microsoft announced that long-serving Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer will be leaving the employment of the technology giant. While no exact date for his retirement has been given, the company stated that he will be leaving within the next 12 months....

  • Microsoft unveils Windows 8.1 Preview

    June 26, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Microsoft unveils Windows 8.1 Preview

    Microsoft Corp. today announced the immediate availability of the Windows 8.1 Preview, the next update of the Windows operating system, at the company’s developer-focused Build conference. As part of the conference’s keynote speech, the company...

  • Office 2013 available in West, East and Central Africa

    March 19, 2013 • Enterprise ITComments Off on Office 2013 available in West, East and Central Africa

    Microsoft has announced the availability of Office 2013 in West, East, Central Africa and Indian Ocean Islands – the next iteration of the company’s flagship Office product line for consumers. Office 2013 has been designed to work with both touch and a...

  • Microsoft Surface sales are “modest”

    November 12, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments (1)

    Microsoft released their Surface tablet a couple of weeks ago, together with their Windows 8 operating system, and while it is only available in certain countries, CEO Steve Ballmer said that the current sales are “modest” – without giving specific...

  • Is Microsoft developing their own smartphone?

    November 2, 2012 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Is Microsoft developing their own smartphone?

    Technology giant Microsoft only recently released their Windows 8 operating system, and while the company is known for its software, there are rumours that Microsoft is exploring the possibilities of developing their own Windows-based smartphone. The...

  • Microsoft delivers record quarter and annual revenue

    July 20, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft delivers record quarter and annual revenue

    Microsoft announced quarterly revenue of $18.06 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, while operating income and loss per share for the quarter were $192 million and $0.06 per share. “We delivered record fourth quarter and annual revenue, and we’re...

  • Microsoft announces new Microsoft Office

    July 16, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Microsoft announces new Microsoft Office

    Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled the customer preview of the new Microsoft Office. The next release features an intuitive design that works with touch, stylus, mouse or keyboard across new Windows devices, including tablets. The new Office is social...

  • Windows 8 release date confirmed – but is it doomed?

    July 10, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments (1)

    Technology and software giant Microsoft has confirmed that the first devices to be launched with their new Windows 8 operating system will be released in October. The operating system will be made available to computer, tablet or smartphone makers in August,...

  • Global Xbox sales on the decline

    April 20, 2012 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (2)

    Electronics and software maker Microsoft has revealed that sales for its hugely popular gaming console have been on a steady decline for the last financial quarter. Global sales of Xbox360 consoles were down from 2.7 million units between 1 January and 31...

  • Saturday Edition 14 May 2011

    May 14, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    Welcome to the inaugural edition of the ITNewsAfrica.com Saturday Edition. This is your weekly round-up of the most important ICT news over the past week, as well as a few fun items to get your weekend off to a good start. So, grab a hot cup of coffee and...

  • Has Ballmer lost the plot?

    May 11, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (4)

    As news of Microsoft’s $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype launches waves of astonished looks from investors and IT analysts around the world, Microsoft defiantly proclaims that “this will work out well for us, or sumfing.” This acquisition...

  • Nokia and Microsoft sign definitive agreement ahead of schedule

    April 21, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia and Microsoft sign definitive agreement ahead of schedule

    Nokia and Microsoft today announced the signing of a definitive agreement in the partnership which was announced on February 11. The definitive agreement sets out how the assets of both companies will be utilized, and setting out payments which will be made...

  • Video: Steve Ballmer introduces the Windows phone

    October 11, 2010 • VideoComments Off on Video: Steve Ballmer introduces the Windows phone

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