A screenshot of the game “Minecraft.” The game, which Microsoft likes enough to buy its parent company for $2.5 billion, has succeeded partly by demolishing generational and gender boundaries that usually carve the games business into separate categories.

Microsoft, maker of the Xbox video-game console, agreed to acquire Mojang AB, the software company behind the popular game Minecraft, for $2.5 billion(...)

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company’s board of directors to focus on his new ownership of the LA Clippers of the NBA. (Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Steve Ballmer has resigned from Microsoft’s board, eight months after his departure as chief executive officer, ending more than three decades of dire(...)

Rather than dish out the bad news directly, the executive vice-president takes refuge behind a curious subjunctive: “We plan that this would result in an estimated reduction of 12,500 . . . employees.”

Barely 10 days old, Stephen Elop’s “Hello there” memo has already become a classic example of how not to fire people. It is a 1,110-word document s(...)

Microsoft chief executive  Satya Nadella. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Microsoft, which just announced the biggest job cuts in company history, reported profit that fell short of estimates in the fiscal fourth quarter, we(...)

Microsoft is set to cut more than 6,000 jobs in an announcement expected today.

Microsoft said it will eliminate as many as 18,000 jobs, the largest round of cuts in its history, as chief executive officer Satya Nadella integrates(...)

Google has named former Ford Motor chief executive Alan Mulally to its board, gaining auto expertise in its quest to develop self-driving cars.

Google has named former Ford Motor chief executive Alan Mulally to its board, gaining auto expertise in its quest to develop self-driving cars. Mulal(...)

The restructuring may end up being the biggest in Microsoft history, topping the 5,800 jobs cut in 2009

Microsoft is planning its biggest round of job cuts in five years as the software maker looks to integrate Nokia’s handset unit, Bloomberg reported, c(...)

Satya Nadella, Microsoft Corp chief executive: his 3,100-word essay appears to lay the groundwork for significant changes, to be announced this month. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Files/Reuters

Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s chief executive, has written a company manifesto of sorts. His 3,100-word essay, distributed by email to Microsoft employee(...)

Microsoft has unveiled a test version of a real-time, spoken-word translation service for Skype calls. Photo: Bloomberg

Microsoft has unveiled a test version of a real-time, spoken-word translation service for Skype calls, the first time the world’s largest software co(...)

Microsoft’s Panos Panay unveils the latest models of the Surface tablet. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

  Microsoft has unveiled a thinner, faster version of its Surface Pro tablet, as the tech giant tries to take on Apple and Google in the p(...)