Microsoft pulls a 180, reverses Xbox One always-on DRM and used games policy
In a blog post, Xbox chief Don Mattrick says Microsoft heard the outcry from gamers, and changed the much-derided policy.
Microsoft flirted with buying Nokia, WSJ says
The two companies had advanced discussions about a deal, but the talks have faltered, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Microsoft offers up a bounty for finding bugs in beta
The software giant's bug bounty program aims to fix security flaws, bugs, and vulnerabilities even before products are released.
What's the 'Internet of Everything' worth? $613 billion, Cisco reckons
In 2013, Cisco calculates that companies could produce $613 billion of mostly incremental profit by harnessing the growing networked world of people and things.
Vevo tunes up app for Windows 8
The music service finally lands in Windows 8, letting you watch music videos and live concerts from a wide collection of artists.
Microsoft, Qualcomm to team up on next round of Surface RTs -- report
The Nvidia Tegra processors will still be available in some versions, according to Bloomberg.
Designer product site Fab now worth $1 billion
The site, which sells designer clothes, furniture, and other items, has just received an investment of $150 million from Chinese Internet company Tencent Holdings.
PS4's lead architect disses Xbox One on Fallon show
Popping up on the late-night talk show, video-game industry vet Mike Cerny plays up the fact that the PS4 won't require an Internet connection and that Sony won't impose restrictions on trading or selling used games.
Adobe CEO: We're off to a good start with subscriptions (Q&A)
Creative Cloud subscriptions jumped by 221,000 to reach 700,000 in Adobe's most recent quarter. In an exclusive interview, Adobe Chief Shantanu Narayen says that is evidence Adobe is "well on our way to a very successful transition."
Redesigned iPad Mini may arrive before Retina: DisplaySearch
The next iPad Mini may not be the Retina version, says NPD DisplaySearch. It could be a version with a faster chip -- and possibly thinner too.
Dish steps down from Sprint merger to clear way for Clearwire
After a months-long battle between Dish and SoftBank over Sprint, the satellite company abandons its $25.5 billion bid for the wireless carrier to focus on "completing the Clearwire tender offer."
Dell special committee slams new Icahn plan as incomplete
Committee says activist investor's latest proposal lacks adequate financing and a remedy for the company and its shareholders if his proposal were to fail.
Nvidia to license its graphics technology to device makers
The chipmaker says its GPU technology could show up in other companies' processors for everything from smartphones to supercomputers in a couple years.
Adobe beats profit expectations, mulls subscription changes
The company's Creative Cloud subscriber base grew to 700,000 in the second quarter, but Adobe is considering other options to woo those who don't like the monthly payment plan.
HP shifts PC chief to China, global focus
Todd Bradley steps down from HP's PC and printer unit to be replaced by Dion Weisler, a former Lenovo and Acer executive. HP is hoping the two can form an executive tag team to tackle China and Lenovo.
Microsoft targets schools with Surface RT discount
Company is reaching out directly to schools and universities with a Surface RT discount offer during the summer buying season.
AMD to launch its first ARM chip
The chipmaker will roll out a 64-bit ARM processor in the second half of 2014.
Sony under pressure to spin off entertainment unit
Hedge fund Third Point, a major Sony stockholder, is pushing the company to separate its entertainment arm into its own company.
Yahoo reportedly eyeing two more acquisitions
The company has contact app provider Xobni and video app maker Qwiki in its sights, according to AllThings D.
Jimmy Fallon test-drives the Xbox One
The Late Night host kicked off video game week on his show by inviting aboard Microsoft VP Phil Spencer and taking the Xbox One for a spin.