Malicious software disguised as an e-mailed White House Christmas greeting and sent to federal and state government officials netted its authors a huge haul of potentially sensitive data, including passwords and documents, according to computer security analysts.
One year ago, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage at the tech industry's premier gadget show to showcase a Windows tablet computer to an audience that had yet to meet the iPad.
Microsoft Corp. confirmed Wednesday that it is developing a version of its main Windows operating system that will run on cell phone chips, providing an alternative for the first time in many years to the chips based on Intel technology.
Some users of Microsoft Hotmail are starting off the new year scrambling to get back e-mails of old. A chorus of frantic users has posted complaints on Microsoft's online forum that all of their messages have disappeared.
A company owned by billionaire Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen has refiled a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook, Google Inc. and nine other companies.
A software glitch caused Skype's major outage last week, the Internet calling and messaging service said Wednesday.
This week the List looks at Time magazine Person of the Year choices who helped pioneer the computer and digital age.
The Associated Press said Monday that it is partnering with a new technology vendor for its online video network in a move that will help websites broaden their video news offerings.
Competition among smart phone makers is heating up at retail, in advertising and, increasingly, in the courtroom as handset and software makers wield patent lawsuits to protect their turf and slow down their rivals.